[R] Plot problems: xlim

Ronnie Babigumira rb.glists at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 14:02:59 CET 2005

Your point is valid and well taken. However, the break still shows how far off the value is from the distribution (I 
intend to add a note to draw a readers attention to this). Anyhow, like I said, I will try the two ideas shared on the 
list and make a note of what works best for me.

Many thanks

hadley wickham wrote:
>> Without any options, plot.density spreads out nicely, however, naturally, the line I want to add is not plotted since it
>> is well outside the range automatically determined by plot.density hence the need to add xlim however this produces
>> something I dont find aesthetically appealing. The plot is squeezed out into a very lean "bell" shape.
> Using a broken axis is not a good solution to this problem (and there
> are very few times that using a broken axis is a good idea)
> It sounds like you are trying to compare a reference value to a
> distribution.  To do this visually they both need to be on the same
> scale, so that you can see the distance between the reference value
> and the distribution.
> Although it may not be aesthetically pleasing, it is true to the data.
> Hadley

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