ASCII charts in R

Jun 5, 2015 00:00 · 96 words · 1 minute read R Stata

In Stata it is possible to use function plot in order to get a simple scatter plot in Stata console. As of Stata eight, plot is no longer supported but remains a useful tool for quickly exploring relationships between variables. Using plot on the auto data provides the following results:

Stata textual plot

Stata textual plot

Now the question is: can we achieve the same level of convenience in R? Of course. The txtplot package authored by Bjoern Bornkamp provides similar functionality. Executing the code below will generate nice text plot straight in the R console:

R textual plot

R textual plot