"automagic" layout construction and axis alignmentsmart argument recyclingpanel function abilitiesmore attractive candle and bar plots for OHLC objectsscatterplots to view the co-evolution of multiple seriesevent markersregime highlightingtime-oriented barplots via barplot.xts [based on code by Peter Carl]interoperability with all known R time series classes using the xts try/reclass paradigm
As mentioned in FOSS Trading post A New plot.xts yesterday
“The Google Summer of Code (2012) project to extend xts has produced a very promising new plot.xts function. Michael Weylandt, the project's student, wrote R-SIG-Finance to request impressions, feedback, and bug reports. The function is housed in the xtsExtrapackage of the xts project on R-Forge.
Please try xtsExtra::plot.xts and let us know what you think. A sample of the eye-candy produced by the code in Michael's email is below. Granted, this isn't a one-liner, but it's certainly impressive! Great work Michael!”
and as announced by author Michael Weylandt in https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-sig-finance/2012q3/010652.html
“As the community which makes the most heavy use of xts, I would like to draw your attention to a new set of plotting functions for xts objects available as part of Google Summer of Code 2012. This work represents a major overhaul of previously existing plot.xts and should provide you with the most comprehensive and flexible time series plotting available in R. Features include: