[R] 2d color coded line plot

ONKELINX, Thierry Thierry.ONKELINX at inbo.be
Fri Aug 21 13:06:42 CEST 2009

Have a look at the ggplot2 package. You will find a lot of examples at http://had.co.nz/ggplot2/

dataset <- data.frame(x = seq(-1, 1, length = 101))
dataset$y <- dataset$x + dataset$x^2
dataset$z <- 10 * dataset$x + 1

ggplot(dataset, aes(x = x, y = y, colour = z)) + geom_point()
ggplot(dataset, aes(x = x, y = y, colour = z)) + geom_line()
ggplot(dataset, aes(x = x, y = y, colour = z)) + geom_line(size = 2) + scale_colour_gradient2(low = "blue", mid = "yellow", high = "red", breaks = seq(-9, 11, by = 1)) 



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Van: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] Namens Gonçalo Graça
Verzonden: vrijdag 21 augustus 2009 11:31
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Onderwerp: [R] 2d color coded line plot

Hi! I'm not experienced very experienced with R and i'm looking for a way doing plots like in this example http://www.mathworks.de/matlabcentral/fx_files/23566/2/color_line3.png,
which basically it is a 2d plot in which the 3rd dimension (variable) is color coded. I have only seen elsewhere that it is possible to color code dots in a scatter plot and I tried it with success although I  I didn't find a way of including the color bar has legend to the plot.

I wonder if any one can give me some hint on this.

Thank you!


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