[R] plot and factors

Tue Dec 6 13:08:57 CET 2005

```Your first question seems relatively simple:

data.fall<-subset(data,semester=='fall')
data.spring<-subset(data,semester=='spring')
data.summer<-subset(data,semester=='summer')

plot(x=year,y=value1,data=data.fall)
lines(x=year,y=value1,data=data.spring)
lines(x=year,y=value1,data=data.summer)

As for the second question perhaps the paste command is the way to go

datayearsem<-paste(data\$year,data\$semester,sep='.')

On Fri, 2005-02-12 at 06:40 -0600, Jason Miller wrote:
>
> I'm relatively new to R and trying to jump in feet first.  I've been
> able to learn a lot from on-line and printed documentation, but
> here's one question to which I can't find an answer.  Well, it's a
> question with a couple parts.  Thanks in advance for any direction
> (partial or complete) that anyone can provide.
>
> I have a data frame with three columns: Year, Semester, value1.  I
> want to treat Year and Semester as factors; there are many years, and
> there are three semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer).
>
> First, I would like to be able to plot the data in this frame as Year
> v. value with one curve for each factor.  I have been unable to do
> this.  Is there any built-in R functionality that makes this easy, or
> do I need to build this by hand (e.g., using the techniques in FAQ
> 5.11 or 5.29)?
>
> Second, I would like to be able to plot the values against a doubly
> labeled axis that uses Year and Semester (three Semester ticks per
> Year).  Is there a relatively straightforward way to do this?
> (What's happening, of course, is that I'd like to treat Year+Semester
> as a single factor for the purpose of marking the axis, but I'm not
> sure how to do that, either.)
>
> Again, thanks for whatever pointers people can share.
>
> Jason
>
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