# Horizon Plots in Base Graphics

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*for background please see prior posts More on Horizon Charts, Application of Horizon Plots, **Horizon Plot Already Available*,* and **Cubism Horizon Charts in R*

There are three primary graphics routes in R (base graphics, lattice, and ggplot2), and each have their zealots. Last time in More on Horizon Charts, I used lattice and latticeExtra. This time we will build horizon plots in base graphics, and I was pleased with the result. Unfortunately, there is one small issue in that the points of change from positive to negative overlap. Please let me know if you have a solution.

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Now, let’s implement a for loop and mirror the negative values.

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With horizon chart functionality in base graphics, hopefully we can add this type now to other packages. Here is a potential example using quantmod.

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R code in GIST (do raw for copy/paste)

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