# barplot

##### Bar Plots

Creates a bar plot with vertical or horizontal bars.

- Keywords
- hplot

##### Usage

`barplot(height, …)`# S3 method for default
barplot(height, width = 1, space = NULL,
names.arg = NULL, legend.text = NULL, beside = FALSE,
horiz = FALSE, density = NULL, angle = 45,
col = NULL, border = par("fg"),
main = NULL, sub = NULL, xlab = NULL, ylab = NULL,
xlim = NULL, ylim = NULL, xpd = TRUE, log = "",
axes = TRUE, axisnames = TRUE,
cex.axis = par("cex.axis"), cex.names = par("cex.axis"),
inside = TRUE, plot = TRUE, axis.lty = 0, offset = 0,
add = FALSE, args.legend = NULL, …)

##### Arguments

- height
either a vector or matrix of values describing the bars which make up the plot. If

`height`

is a vector, the plot consists of a sequence of rectangular bars with heights given by the values in the vector. If`height`

is a matrix and`beside`

is`FALSE`

then each bar of the plot corresponds to a column of`height`

, with the values in the column giving the heights of stacked sub-bars making up the bar. If`height`

is a matrix and`beside`

is`TRUE`

, then the values in each column are juxtaposed rather than stacked.- width
optional vector of bar widths. Re-cycled to length the number of bars drawn. Specifying a single value will have no visible effect unless

`xlim`

is specified.- space
the amount of space (as a fraction of the average bar width) left before each bar. May be given as a single number or one number per bar. If

`height`

is a matrix and`beside`

is`TRUE`

,`space`

may be specified by two numbers, where the first is the space between bars in the same group, and the second the space between the groups. If not given explicitly, it defaults to`c(0,1)`

if`height`

is a matrix and`beside`

is`TRUE`

, and to 0.2 otherwise.- names.arg
a vector of names to be plotted below each bar or group of bars. If this argument is omitted, then the names are taken from the

`names`

attribute of`height`

if this is a vector, or the column names if it is a matrix.- legend.text
a vector of text used to construct a legend for the plot, or a logical indicating whether a legend should be included. This is only useful when

`height`

is a matrix. In that case given legend labels should correspond to the rows of`height`

; if`legend.text`

is true, the row names of`height`

will be used as labels if they are non-null.- beside
a logical value. If

`FALSE`

, the columns of`height`

are portrayed as stacked bars, and if`TRUE`

the columns are portrayed as juxtaposed bars.- horiz
a logical value. If

`FALSE`

, the bars are drawn vertically with the first bar to the left. If`TRUE`

, the bars are drawn horizontally with the first at the bottom.- density
a vector giving the density of shading lines, in lines per inch, for the bars or bar components. The default value of

`NULL`

means that no shading lines are drawn. Non-positive values of`density`

also inhibit the drawing of shading lines.- angle
the slope of shading lines, given as an angle in degrees (counter-clockwise), for the bars or bar components.

- col
a vector of colors for the bars or bar components. By default, grey is used if

`height`

is a vector, and a gamma-corrected grey palette if`height`

is a matrix.- border
the color to be used for the border of the bars. Use

`border = NA`

to omit borders. If there are shading lines,`border = TRUE`

means use the same colour for the border as for the shading lines.- main,sub
overall and sub title for the plot.

- xlab
a label for the x axis.

- ylab
a label for the y axis.

- xlim
limits for the x axis.

- ylim
limits for the y axis.

- xpd
logical. Should bars be allowed to go outside region?

- log
string specifying if axis scales should be logarithmic; see

`plot.default`

.- axes
logical. If

`TRUE`

, a vertical (or horizontal, if`horiz`

is true) axis is drawn.- axisnames
logical. If

`TRUE`

, and if there are`names.arg`

(see above), the other axis is drawn (with`lty = 0`

) and labeled.- cex.axis
expansion factor for numeric axis labels.

- cex.names
expansion factor for axis names (bar labels).

- inside
logical. If

`TRUE`

, the lines which divide adjacent (non-stacked!) bars will be drawn. Only applies when`space = 0`

(which it partly is when`beside = TRUE`

).- plot
logical. If

`FALSE`

, nothing is plotted.- axis.lty
the graphics parameter

`lty`

applied to the axis and tick marks of the categorical (default horizontal) axis. Note that by default the axis is suppressed.- offset
a vector indicating how much the bars should be shifted relative to the x axis.

- add
logical specifying if bars should be added to an already existing plot; defaults to

`FALSE`

.- args.legend
list of additional arguments to pass to

`legend()`

; names of the list are used as argument names. Only used if`legend.text`

is supplied.- …
arguments to be passed to/from other methods. For the default method these can include further arguments (such as

`axes`

,`asp`

and`main`

) and graphical parameters (see`par`

) which are passed to`plot.window()`

,`title()`

and`axis`

.

##### Details

This is a generic function, it currently only has a default method. A formula interface may be added eventually.

##### Value

A numeric vector (or matrix, when `beside = TRUE`

), say
`mp`

, giving the coordinates of *all* the bar midpoints
drawn, useful for adding to the graph.

If `beside`

is true, use `colMeans(mp)`

for the
midpoints of each *group* of bars, see example.

##### References

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

Murrell, P. (2005) *R Graphics*. Chapman & Hall/CRC Press.

##### See Also

##### Examples

`library(graphics)`

```
# NOT RUN {
require(grDevices) # for colours
tN <- table(Ni <- stats::rpois(100, lambda = 5))
r <- barplot(tN, col = rainbow(20))
#- type = "h" plotting *is* 'bar'plot
lines(r, tN, type = "h", col = "red", lwd = 2)
barplot(tN, space = 1.5, axisnames = FALSE,
sub = "barplot(..., space= 1.5, axisnames = FALSE)")
barplot(VADeaths, plot = FALSE)
barplot(VADeaths, plot = FALSE, beside = TRUE)
mp <- barplot(VADeaths) # default
tot <- colMeans(VADeaths)
text(mp, tot + 3, format(tot), xpd = TRUE, col = "blue")
barplot(VADeaths, beside = TRUE,
col = c("lightblue", "mistyrose", "lightcyan",
"lavender", "cornsilk"),
legend = rownames(VADeaths), ylim = c(0, 100))
title(main = "Death Rates in Virginia", font.main = 4)
hh <- t(VADeaths)[, 5:1]
mybarcol <- "gray20"
mp <- barplot(hh, beside = TRUE,
col = c("lightblue", "mistyrose",
"lightcyan", "lavender"),
legend = colnames(VADeaths), ylim = c(0,100),
main = "Death Rates in Virginia", font.main = 4,
sub = "Faked upper 2*sigma error bars", col.sub = mybarcol,
cex.names = 1.5)
segments(mp, hh, mp, hh + 2*sqrt(1000*hh/100), col = mybarcol, lwd = 1.5)
stopifnot(dim(mp) == dim(hh)) # corresponding matrices
mtext(side = 1, at = colMeans(mp), line = -2,
text = paste("Mean", formatC(colMeans(hh))), col = "red")
# Bar shading example
barplot(VADeaths, angle = 15+10*1:5, density = 20, col = "black",
legend = rownames(VADeaths))
title(main = list("Death Rates in Virginia", font = 4))
# border :
barplot(VADeaths, border = "dark blue")
# }
# NOT RUN {
<!-- % lwd = 2 << not passed -->
# }
# NOT RUN {
<!-- %notyet barplot(VADeaths, inside = FALSE, main = "barplot(*, inside = FALSE)") -->
# }
# NOT RUN {
# log scales (not much sense here):
barplot(tN, col = heat.colors(12), log = "y")
barplot(tN, col = gray.colors(20), log = "xy")
# args.legend
barplot(height = cbind(x = c(465, 91) / 465 * 100,
y = c(840, 200) / 840 * 100,
z = c(37, 17) / 37 * 100),
beside = FALSE,
width = c(465, 840, 37),
col = c(1, 2),
legend.text = c("A", "B"),
args.legend = list(x = "topleft"))
# }
```

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