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hist.POSIXt {graphics}

Histogram of a Date or Date-Time Object
Package: 
graphics
Version: 
R 3.0.2

Description

Method for hist applied to date or date-time objects.

Usage

 
## S3 method for class 'POSIXt':
hist((x, breaks, ...,
     xlab = deparse(substitute(x)),
     plot = TRUE, freq = FALSE,
     start.on.monday = TRUE, format))

## S3 method for class 'Date':
hist((x, breaks, ...,
     xlab = deparse(substitute(x)),
     plot = TRUE, freq = FALSE,
     start.on.monday = TRUE, format))

Arguments

x
an object inheriting from class "POSIXt" or "Date".
breaks
a vector of cut points or number giving the number of intervals which x is to be cut into or an interval specification, one of "days", "weeks", "months", "quarters" or "years", plus "secs", "mins", "hours" for date-time objects.
...
graphical parameters, or arguments to hist.default such as include.lowest, right and labels.
xlab
a character string giving the label for the x axis, if plotted.
plot
logical. If TRUE (default), a histogram is plotted, otherwise a list of breaks and counts is returned.
freq
logical; if TRUE, the histogram graphic is a representation of frequencies, i.e, the counts component of the result; if FALSE, relative frequencies (probabilities) are plotted.
start.on.monday
logical. If breaks = "weeks", should the week start on Mondays or Sundays?
format
for the x-axis labels. See strptime.

Details

Note that unlike the default method, breaks is a required argument.

Using breaks = "quarters" will create intervals of 3 calendar months, with the intervals beginning on January 1, April 1, July 1 or October 1, based upon min(x) as appropriate.

Values

An object of class "histogram": see hist.

See Also

seq.POSIXt, axis.POSIXct, hist

Examples

hist(.leap.seconds, "years", freq = TRUE)
hist(.leap.seconds,
     seq(ISOdate(1970, 1, 1), ISOdate(2015, 1, 1), "5 years"))
 
## 100 random dates in a 10-week period
random.dates <- as.Date("2001/1/1") + 70*stats::runif(100)
hist(random.dates, "weeks", format = "%d %b")

Documentation reproduced from R 3.0.2. License: GPL-2.