[R] warning message while plotting taylor diagram

Henrik Singmann henrik.singmann at psychologie.uni-freiburg.de
Fri Jul 27 15:31:34 CEST 2012

Dear Jim,

indeed, you are right. As the OP did not include the package name I was to lazy to check where taylor.diagram actually is from. Would I have known that it is from plotrix I would have seen
that it actually is not a problem of the author but of handing over the wrong object.

As I know, functions in plotrix are very well-kept and those errors (i.e., using mean on a data.frame) would not occur, thanks to your work.

Better call ??taylor.diagram next time before prematurely posting.


Am 27.07.2012 11:59, schrieb Jim Lemon:
> On 07/26/2012 10:27 PM, Henrik Singmann wrote:
>> Dear Waheed,
>> As you correctly inferred, these are just warnings and dont need to
>> bother you now. The maintainer/author of the taylor.diagram function
>> should be more worried.
>> These warnings just say that in upcoming versions of R the functions
>> within taylor.diagram() will not work anymore. However, when this will
>> happen is unclear.
>> Currently, everything is okay.
> Hi Waheed and Henrik,
> The problem is that either "obs" or "M3" is a data frame. The first two arguments to the function are supposed to be vectors, so perhaps you have extracted one element of a data frame using something like this:
> M3<-my.data.frame[1]
> OR
> M3<-my.data.frame["M3"]
> which produces a one column data frame. I'll stick a conditional "unlist" into the function to prevent this from causing trouble in future. Thanks for letting me know.
> Jim

Dipl. Psych. Henrik Singmann
PhD Student
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

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