panelplot(x,y,...) draw a plot in a pane of a panel graph panelhist(x,...) draw a histogram in a pane of a panel graph plotmatrix(x [,y], ...) draw a panel graph containing a scatter plot matrix plotpanes(x, y, ...) draw a panel graph containing plots of columns of y against the corresponding column of x. |

A panel graph is a rectagular array of "panes", each of which may contain a small graph. The small graphs lack tick marks and any information as to the actual values plotted other than axes (x = 0 and/or y = 0 lines). A panel graph consists of h horizontal strips (rows) and v vertical strips (columns). A panel graph is scaled so the left edge is the line x = 0, the bottom edge is the line y = 0, the right edge is the line x = v and the top edge is the line y = h. x and y values for each plot are transformed by x -> (x - (max(x)+min(x))/2)/(1.05*(max(x)-min(x))) and y -> (y - (max(y)+min(y))/2)/(1.05*(max(y)-min(y))) and then centered in a pane. This leaves a little space between the plotted points and the edges of the pane. There are several macros that draw panel graphs. panelplot(x,y,...) draw a plot in a pane of a panel graph panelhist(x,...) draw a histogram in a pane of a panel graph plotmatrix(x [,y], ...) draw a panel graph containing a scatter plot matrix plotpanes(x, y, ...) draw a panel graph containing plots of each column of y against the corresponding column of x. Each has its own help entry. Keyword phrase 'hstrips:h,vstrips:v' are required on panelhist() and panelplot() and are optional on plotmatrix() and plotpanes(). These macros recognize most of the usual graphics keywords such as 'title', 'xlab', 'show' and 'window'. Exceptions include 'logx', 'logy' and any keywords having to do with tickmarks. When using panelplot() or panelhist() to add a plot to an existing panel graph, you must use 'add:T'. When graphics keywords 'xmin', 'ymin', 'xmin' or 'xmax' are used as arguments to macros drawing panel graphs, their values replace the extremes of x and/or y in scaling data and values outside the limits are omitted. See also plotmatrix(), plotpanes(), panelhist() and panelplot().

Gary Oehlert 2003-01-15