# plot.data.frame

##### Plot Method for Data Frames

`plot.data.frame`

, a method for the `plot`

generic.
It is designed for a quick look at numeric data frames.

##### Usage

```
# S3 method for data.frame
plot(x, …)
```

##### Arguments

- x
object of class

`data.frame`

.- …
further arguments to

`stripchart`

,`plot.default`

or`pairs`

.

##### Details

This is intended for data frames with *numeric* columns. For more
than two columns it first calls `data.matrix`

to convert
the data frame to a numeric matrix and then calls `pairs`

to produce a scatterplot matrix). This can fail and may well be
inappropriate: for example numerical conversion of dates will lose
their special meaning and a warning will be given.

For a two-column data frame it plots the second column against the first by the most appropriate method for the first column.

For a single numeric column it uses `stripchart`

, and for
other single-column data frames tries to find a plot method for the
single column.

##### See Also

##### Examples

`library(graphics)`

```
plot(OrchardSprays[1], method = "jitter")
plot(OrchardSprays[c(4,1)])
plot(OrchardSprays)
plot(iris)
plot(iris[5:4])
plot(women)
```

*Documentation reproduced from package graphics, version 3.4.0, License: Part of R 3.4.0*