[R] plotting in the same figure

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Wed Sep 17 18:42:03 CEST 2003

Look at the argument "new" under ?par.

Probably better way is to use the following sequence:

plot(...)   # whatever your first plot is.
lines(...)  # add line to the existing plot.
points(...) # add points to the existing plot.

There are many other functions that add to the existing plot.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Josep Perarnau [mailto:josep.perarnau at upc.es] 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 12:37 PM
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] plotting in the same figure
> Hello,
> Do you know if it's possible to create a plot as in matlab 
> with the options hold on and hold off? 
> For example I want to plot in the same figure the theoric cdf 
> of the normal distribution and the empiric cdf from the raw data.
> Thank you,
> Josep.
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