# stem

##### Stem-and-Leaf Plots

`stem`

produces a stem-and-leaf plot of the values in `x`

.
The parameter `scale`

can be used to expand the scale of the
plot. A value of `scale = 2`

will cause the plot to be roughly
twice as long as the default.

- Keywords
- distribution, univar

##### Usage

`stem(x, scale = 1, width = 80, atom = 1e-08)`

##### Arguments

- x
- a numeric vector.
- scale
- This controls the plot length.
- width
- The desired width of plot.
- atom
- a tolerance.

##### Details

Infinite and missing values in `x`

are discarded.

##### References

Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988)
*The New S Language*.
Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.

##### Examples

`library(graphics)`

```
stem(islands)
stem(log10(islands))
```

*Documentation reproduced from package graphics, version 3.0.3, License: Part of R 3.0.3*

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