plot.lda {MASS}R Documentation

Plot Method for Class 'lda'


Plots a set of data on one, two or more linear discriminants.


## S3 method for class 'lda':
plot(x, panel = panel.lda, ..., cex = 0.7, dimen,
     abbrev = FALSE, xlab = "LD1", ylab = "LD2")


x An object of class "lda".
panel the panel function used to plot the data.
... additional arguments to pairs, ldahist or eqscplot.
cex graphics parameter cex for labels on plots.
dimen The number of linear discriminants to be used for the plot; if this exceeds the number determined by x the smaller value is used.
abbrev whether the group labels are abbreviated on the plots. If abbrev > 0 this gives minlength in the call to abbreviate.
xlab label for the x axis
ylab label for the y axis


This function is a method for the generic function plot() for class "lda". It can be invoked by calling plot(x) for an object x of the appropriate class, or directly by calling plot.lda(x) regardless of the class of the object.

The behaviour is determined by the value of dimen. For dimen > 2, a pairs plot is used. For dimen = 2, an equiscaled scatter plot is drawn. For dimen = 1, a set of histograms or density plots are drawn. Use argument type to match "histogram" or "density" or "both".


Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.

See Also

pairs.lda, ldahist, lda, predict.lda

[Package MASS version 7.2-23 Index]