MATLAB style stem plot with R

November 9, 2009
By

[This article was first published on mpastell.com » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here)
Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

Recently I wanted to plot an impulse response function with R and missed the MATLAB style stem plot for doing it. I couldn’t find an R function for it with a quick Google search so I made my own. So here is the function and a small example :

#The function
stem <- function(x,y,pch=16,linecol=1,clinecol=1,...){
if (missing(y)){
    y = x
    x = 1:length(x) }
    plot(x,y,pch=pch,...)
    for (i in 1:length(x)){
       lines(c(x[i],x[i]), c(0,y[i]),col=linecol)
    }
    lines(c(x[1]-2,x[length(x)]+2), c(0,0),col=clinecol)
}

#An example
x <- seq(0, 2*pi, by = 0.2)
par(mfrow=c(2,1))
stem(x,sin(x), main = 'Default style')
stem(x,sin(x),main='With MATLAB colors', col=4,linecol=4,clinecol=2)

stem

To leave a comment for the author, please follow the link and comment on their blog: mpastell.com » R.

R-bloggers.com offers daily e-mail updates about R news and tutorials about learning R and many other topics. Click here if you're looking to post or find an R/data-science job.
Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.



If you got this far, why not subscribe for updates from the site? Choose your flavor: e-mail, twitter, RSS, or facebook...

Tags:

Comments are closed.

Search R-bloggers

Sponsors

Never miss an update!
Subscribe to R-bloggers to receive
e-mails with the latest R posts.
(You will not see this message again.)

Click here to close (This popup will not appear again)