[R] acf() plots of a data.frame: what meaning?
d.scott at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Oct 28 21:42:36 CET 2008
On Tue, 28 Oct 2008, Oliver Bandel wrote:
> what is the meaning of the plots of an acf()-plot,
> when using a data frame as argument?
> The result is NOT obvious for me.
> There are combinations of the columns of a dataframe in the reulting
> But an acf() is just defined for onyl one time-sreies.
> So what do the plots mean? I did not found a description in the
Well if you insist on supplying a dataframe to a function which accepts
only a time series or numeric vector or matrix you are on your own. The
x, y a univariate or multivariate (not ccf) numeric time series object or
a numeric vector or matrix, or an "acf" object.
If you supply a multivariate object the help example:
shows that you get the individual acf plot and cross-correlation plots
(for which you should be aware that order matters).
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