plot.Lc

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Plot Lorenz Curve

plotting method for objects of class "Lc" (Lorenz curves)

Keywords
hplot
Usage
"plot"(x, general=FALSE, lwd=2, xlab="p", ylab="L(p)", main="Lorenz curve", las=1, ...)
Arguments
x
an object of class "Lc"
general
logical. If TRUE the generalized Lorenz curve will be plotted
lwd, xlab, ylab, main, las, ...
high-level plot function parameters.
References

B C Arnold: Majorization and the Lorenz Order: A Brief Introduction, 1987, Springer,

F A Cowell: Measurement of Inequality, 2000, in A B Atkinson / F Bourguignon (Eds): Handbook of Income Distribution, Amsterdam,

F A Cowell: Measuring Inequality, 1995 Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatshef.

See Also

Lc, Lc.mehran, plot.theorLc

Aliases
  • plot.Lc
  • lines.Lc
Examples
## Load and attach income (and metadata) set from Ilocos, Philippines
data(Ilocos)
attach(Ilocos)
## extract and rescale income for the provinces "Pangasinan" und "La Union"
income.p <- income[province=="Pangasinan"]/10000
income.u <- income[province=="La Union"]/10000
## compute the Lorenz curves
Lc.p <- Lc(income.p)
Lc.u <- Lc(income.u)
## plot both Lorenz curves
plot(Lc.p)
lines(Lc.u, col=2)
Documentation reproduced from package ineq, version 0.2-13, License: GPL-2 | GPL-3

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