[R] How to superimpose a histogram and density plot

Peter B. Mandeville mandevip at uaslp.mx
Mon Jun 7 11:24:22 CEST 1999

NCSS has a nice plot of the histogram and density plot superimposed. The
S-PLUS 4 Guide to Statistics on page 45 suggests the following code for a
general purpose density plot for a vector named data

iqd <- summary(data)[5]-summary(data)[2]

Is it possible to superimpose the density plot on a histogram produced with
hist()? I tried lines(density(data,width=2*iqd),type="l") but the results
weren't satisfactory.

Thank you,

Peter B.

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