How can one plot the percentages as opposed to raw frequencies using the hist() function in R?
Simply using the
freq=FALSE argument does not give a histogram with percentages, it normalizes the histogram so the total area equals 1.
To get a histogram of percentages of some data set, say x, do:
h = hist(x) h$density = h$counts/sum(h$counts)*100 plot(h,freq=FALSE)
Basically what you are doing is creating a histogram object, changing the density property to be percentages, and then re-plotting.