[R] Creating multiple graphs based on one variable

Tim Clark mudiver1200 at yahoo.com
Tue May 26 11:34:55 CEST 2009

Dear List,

I would like to create several graphs of similar data.  I have x and y values for several different individuals (in this case fish).  I would like to plot the x and y values for each fish separately.  I can do it using a for loop, but I think I should be using "apply".  Please let me know what I am doing wrong, or if there is a "better" way to do this.  What I have is:

#Test data

#Create function to plot x and y
myplot<-function() plot(dat$x,dat$y)

#Apply the function to each of the names
apply(dat,2,myplot,by=dat$Name) #Does not work - tried various versions

I would like separate plots for Tony, Mike, and Vicky.  What is the best way to do this?  



Tim Clark
Department of Zoology 
University of Hawaii

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