plot_Ages: Create Age Plot

View source: R/plot_Ages.R

plot_AgesR Documentation

Create Age Plot


Create Age Plot


plot_Ages(object, sample_names = NULL, sample_order = NULL, ...)



list or data.frame (required): Output as created by functions like AgeC14_Computation, which is a list of class BayLum.list. Alternativley the function supports a data.frame as input, however, in such a case the data.frame must resemble the ages data.frame created by the computation functions otherwise the input will be silently ignored.


character (optional): alternative sample names used for the plotting. If the length of the provided character vector is shorter than the real number of samples, the names are recycled.


numeric (optional): argument to rearrange the sample order, e.g., sample_order = c(4:1) plots the last sample first.


further arguments to control the plot output, standard arguments are: cex, xlim, main, xlab, col further (non-standard) arguments are: grid (TRUE/FALSE), legend (TRUE/FALSE), legend.text (character input needed), legend.pos graphics::legend


This function creates an age plot showing the mean ages along with the credible intervals. The function provides various arguments to modify the plot output, however, for an ultimate control the function returns the data.frame extracted from the input object for own plots.


The function returns a plot and the data.frame used to display the data

Function version


How to cite

Kreutzer, S., Christophe, C., 2022. plot_Ages(): Create Age Plot. Function version 0.1.4. In: Christophe, C., Philippe, A., Kreutzer, S., Guerin, G., 2022. BayLum: Chronological Bayesian Models Integrating Optically Stimulated. R package version 0.2.1.


Sebastian Kreutzer, IRAMAT-CRP2A, UMR 5060, CNRS-Université Bordeaux Montaigne (France), based on code written by Claire Christophe

See Also

AgeC14_Computation, AgeS_Computation


## load data
data(DATA_C14,envir = environment())
C14Cal <- DATA_C14$C14[,1]
SigmaC14Cal <- DATA_C14$C14[,2]
Names <- DATA_C14$Names
nb_sample <- length(Names)

## Age computation
Age <- AgeC14_Computation(
   Data_C14Cal = C14Cal,
   Data_SigmaC14Cal = SigmaC14Cal,
   SampleNames = Names,
   Nb_sample = nb_sample,
   PriorAge = rep(c(20,60),nb_sample),
   Iter = 500,
   quiet = TRUE)

## plot output

BayLum documentation built on March 18, 2022, 5:50 p.m.