# scatterplotMatrix

##### Scatterplot Matrices

Enhanced scatterplot matrices with univariate displays down the diagonal;
`spm`

is an abbreviation for `scatterplotMatrix`

.
This function just sets up a call to `pairs`

with custom panel functions.

- Keywords
- hplot

##### Usage

```
scatterplotMatrix(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'formula':
scatterplotMatrix(x, data=NULL, subset, labels, ...)
## S3 method for class 'default':
scatterplotMatrix(x, var.labels = colnames(x), diagonal = c("density",
"boxplot", "histogram", "oned", "qqplot", "none"), adjust = 1,
nclass, plot.points = TRUE, smooth = TRUE,
spread = smooth && !by.groups, span = 0.5,
loess.threshold = 5, reg.line = lm,
transform = FALSE, family = c("bcPower", "yjPower"), ellipse = FALSE,
levels = c(0.5, 0.95), robust = TRUE, groups = NULL, by.groups = FALSE,
labels, id.method="mahal", id.n=0, id.cex=1, id.col=palette()[1],
col = if (n.groups == 1) palette()[3:1] else rep(palette(),
length = n.groups),
pch = 1:n.groups, lwd = 1, lwd.smooth = lwd,
lwd.spread = lwd, lty = 1, lty.smooth = lty, lty.spread = 2,
cex = par("cex"), cex.axis = par("cex.axis"), cex.labels = NULL,
cex.main = par("cex.main"), legend.plot = length(levels(groups)) >
1, row1attop = TRUE, ...)
spm(x, ...)
```

##### Arguments

- x
- a data matrix, numeric data frame, or a one-sided
model formula, of the form`~ x1 + x2 + ... + xk`

or`~ x1 + x2 + ... + xk | z`

where`z`

evaluates to a factor or other variable to divide the - data
- for
`scatterplotMatrix.formula`

, a data frame within which to evaluate the formula. - subset
- expression defining a subset of observations.
- labels,id.method,id.n,id.cex,id.col
- Arguments for the labelling of
points. The default is
`id.n=0`

for labeling no points. See`showLabels`

for details of these arguments. If the plot uses different colors for gr - var.labels
- variable labels (for the diagonal of the plot).
- diagonal
- contents of the diagonal panels of the plot.
- adjust
- relative bandwidth for density estimate, passed to
`density`

function. - nclass
- number of bins for histogram, passed to
`hist`

function. - plot.points
- if
`TRUE`

the points are plotted in each off-diagonal panel. - smooth
- if
`TRUE`

a loess smooth is plotted in each off-diagonal panel. - spread
- if
`TRUE`

(the default when not smoothing by groups), a smoother is applied to the root-mean-square positive and negative residuals from the loess line to display conditional spread and asymmetry. - span
- span for loess smoother.
- loess.threshold
- suppress the loess smoother if there are fewer than
`loess.threshold`

unique values (default, 5) of the variable on the vertical axis. - reg.line
- if not
`FALSE`

a line is plotted using the function given by this argument; e.g., using`rlm`

in package`MASS`

plots a robust-regression line. - transform
- if
`TRUE`

, multivariate normalizing power transformations are computed with`powerTransform`

, rounding the estimated powers to `nice' values for plotting; if a vector of powers, o - family
- family of transformations to estimate:
`"bcPower"`

for the Box-Cox family or`"yjPower"`

for the Yeo-Johnson family (see`powerTransform`

). - ellipse
- if
`TRUE`

data-concentration ellipses are plotted in the off-diagonal panels. - levels
- levels or levels at which concentration ellipses are plotted;
the default is
`c(.5, .9)`

. - robust
- if
`TRUE`

use the`cov.trob`

function in the`MASS`

package to calculate the center and covariance matrix for the data ellipses. - groups
- a factor or other variable dividing the data into groups; groups are plotted with different colors and plotting characters.
- by.groups
- if
`TRUE`

, regression lines are fit by groups. - pch
- plotting characters for points; default is the plotting characters in
order (see
`par`

). - col
- colors for lines and points; the default is taken from the color palette,
with
`palette()[3]`

for linear regression lines,`palette()[2]`

for nonparametric regression lines, and`palette()[1]`

for points if there - lwd
- width of linear-regression lines (default
`1`

). - lwd.smooth
- width for smooth regression lines (default is the same as
`lwd`

). - lwd.spread
- width for lines showing spread (default is the same as
`lwd`

). - lty
- type of linear-regression lines (default
`1`

, solid line). - lty.smooth
- type of smooth regression lines (default is the same as
`lty`

). - lty.spread
- width for lines showing spread (default is
`2`

, broken line). - cex, cex.axis, cex.labels, cex.main
- set sizes of various graphical elements
(see
`par`

). - legend.plot
- if
`TRUE`

then a legend for the groups is plotted in the first diagonal cell. - row1attop
- If
`TRUE`

(the default) the first row is at the top, as in a matrix, as opposed to at the bottom, as in graph (argument suggested by Richard Heiberger). - ...
- arguments to pass down.

##### Value

`NULL`

. This function is used for its side effect: producing a plot.

##### References

Fox, J. and Weisberg, S. (2011)
*An R Companion to Applied Regression*, Second Edition, Sage.

##### See Also

`pairs`

, `scatterplot`

,
`dataEllipse`

, `powerTransform`

,
`bcPower`

, `yjPower`

, `cov.trob`

,
`showLabels`

.

##### Examples

```
scatterplotMatrix(~ income + education + prestige | type, data=Duncan)
scatterplotMatrix(~ income + education + prestige,
transform=TRUE, data=Duncan)
scatterplotMatrix(~ income + education + prestige | type, smooth=FALSE,
by.group=TRUE, transform=TRUE, data=Duncan)
```

*Documentation reproduced from package car, version 2.0-11, License: GPL (>= 2)*

### Community examples

**mkjiskrz@gmail.com**at Jun 30, 2017 car v2.1-4

## There is no definition of the plot that is produced - e.g. what are exactly the green and red lines. This should be written as the most important thing in the documentation. Documentation should focus on telling what the function exactly does - it is completely missing. library(car) print('There is no definition of the plot that is produced - e.g. what are exactly the green and red lines. This should be written as the most important thing in the documentation. Documentation should focus on telling what the function exactly does - it is completely missing.') scatterplotMatrix(~ income + education)