[R] R-help: beginner question

Patrick Burns pburns at pburns.seanet.com
Thu Aug 28 19:45:31 CEST 2003

"A Guide for the Unwilling S User" would help orient you
to how R works. It is meant to do that as quickly and painlessly
as possible.

Patrick Burns

Burns Statistics
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(home of S Poetry and "A Guide for the Unwilling S User")

Monica Palaseanu-Lovejoy wrote:

>I am a beginner user of R. I have a trivial question  I am almost 
>ashamed I cannot figure it out does not matter how many times I 
>am reading the help.
>I have a table in .txt format, tab delimited. I can read it with 
>read.delim() with no problems.
>Afterwards I would like to use boxplot function to see if there 
>are any outliers in the column 5 of my data called TPAH16.ppm
>In the boxplot help I saw that I have to declare my data with 
>data(). I am getting errors does not matter how I am calling 
>data(), only with the name of the table, with 
>data(read.delim()), or in any other way. So in the end I was not 
>able to use boxplot at all.
>I will appreciate any help 
for dummies
 you can give me. Also, 
>if you know any other way to identify outliers, or to use Cook 
>dimension to identify them, I will really appreciate.
>Monica Palaseanu-Lovejoy
>University of Manchester
>School of Geography
>Mansfield Cooper Building 
>Oxford Road, Manchester
>M13 9PL, UK. 
>email: monica.palaseanu-lovejoy at stud.man.ac.uk
>R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list

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