[R] aggregate example : where is the state.region variable?
jrkrideau at yahoo.ca
Tue Aug 22 13:52:03 CEST 2006
--- MARK LEEDS <markleeds at verizon.net> wrote:
> these people/experts provide all these packages and
> documentation as a FAVOR
> and for the fact that they enjoy spreading
> knowledge/statistical computing
> abilities etc. It's not their job so I think
> criticism of the docs and the
> fact that they use a variable from another place is
> kind of harsh.
I am very appeciative of the time, expertise and great
helpfulness that I have seen in the R community.
If there is no criticism of R then how do we find out
about problems that may exist?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Kane" <jrkrideau at yahoo.ca>
> To: "Gabor Grothendieck" <ggrothendieck at gmail.com>
> Cc: "R R-help" <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 6:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [R] aggregate example : where is the
> state.region variable?
> > --- Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> Its not part of state.x77. Its a completely
> >> separate variable.
> >> Try ls("package:datasets") and notice its in the
> >> list
> >> or try ?state.region and note that its a variable
> >> datasets.
> > Thanks. I was wondering if it was going something
> > that.
> > However, it is a bloody stupid example, at least
> to a
> > newbie. A call to another data.set in what is
> > supposed to be a simple example is very confusing.
> > When someone is apparently illustrating a function
> > with a simple one line command I don't expect them
> > call another data set, apparently create a new
> > variable (Region), and use that new variable as
> > grouping variable without a word of explanation of
> > what the example is doing.
> > If I sound a bit annoyed it is because I am. It
> > be nice to have an example illlustate the
> > do a couple of other undocumented things as well.
> >> On 8/21/06, John Kane <jrkrideau at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> >> > I was looking ?aggregate and ran the first
> >> >
> >> > aggregate(state.x77, list(Region =
> >> > mean)
> >> >
> >> > The variables in state.x77 appear to be :
> >> > > state.x77
> >> > Population Income Illiteracy Life Exp Murder HS
> >> Grad
> >> > Frost Area
> >> >
> >> > Where is the "state.region" variable coming
> >> >
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