abline {graphics} R Documentation

## Add a Straight Line to a Plot

### Description

This function adds one or more straight lines through the current plot.

### Usage

```abline(a, b, untf = FALSE, ...)
abline(h=, untf = FALSE, ...)
abline(v=, untf = FALSE, ...)
abline(coef=, untf = FALSE, ...)
abline(reg=, untf = FALSE, ...)
```

### Arguments

 `a,b` the intercept and slope. `untf` logical asking to untransform. See Details. `h` the y-value for a horizontal line. `v` the x-value for a vertical line. `coef` a vector of length two giving the intercept and slope. `reg` an object with a `coef` component. See Details. `...` graphical parameters.

### Details

The first form specifies the line in intercept/slope form (alternatively `a` can be specified on its own and is taken to contain the slope and intercept in vector form).

The `h=` and `v=` forms draw horizontal and vertical lines at the specified coordinates.

The `coef` form specifies the line by a vector containing the slope and intercept.

`reg` is a regression object which contains `reg\$coef`. If it is of length 1 then the value is taken to be the slope of a line through the origin, otherwise, the first 2 values are taken to be the intercept and slope.

If `untf` is true, and one or both axes are log-transformed, then a curve is drawn corresponding to a line in original coordinates, otherwise a line is drawn in the transformed coordinate system. The `h` and `v` parameters always refer to original coordinates.

The graphical parameters `col` and `lty` can be specified as arguments to `abline`; see `par` for details.

### References

Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988) The New S Language. Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.

`lines` and `segments` for connected and arbitrary lines given by their endpoints. `par`.
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