First annual R plot replication prize

May 3, 2010
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(This article was first published on Statistics Blog » r, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

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$100 to the first person who can figure out how I created this plot and replicate it. Some hints:

  • It was done in R.
  • There is only one underlying probability distribution involved (one “rdist()“).
  • Including the “plot” statement, I created this with 3 short lines of code.

This is based on a random sampling of unstated size, so I don’t expect that your graph will be an absolute, exact match.

I’ll add $1 to the prize for every day that goes by without a winner until the end of the year. After that I’ll consider it an unsolved mystery and reveal the code I used.

Post your guesses for the code as a comment to this post. First correct answer wins. Good luck to all!

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