[R] Help on how to use cosinor analysis

William Revelle lists at revelle.net
Sat Dec 26 16:41:43 CET 2015

Dear Friday,

You need to specify what package you are using.

There is a package (cosinor) that is meant for doing this.

In addition, the psych package has a cosinor function, as do the CircStats and circular packages.

For your data, you need to use the c() function 


Time=c(1,2,3,4,24)     #add more times 
Rectal=c(33.8,37.6,37.1,35.5,38.2)  #add more temperatures

Then, to plot these, you will need to form a data frame

timeTemp <- data.frame(Time,Rectal)

> On Dec 23, 2015, at 7:45 AM, friday zakari <fridayzakari at gmail.com> wrote:
> l am a beginner in the use of R for statistical analysis. I am finding it
> difficult to use cosinor to analyze the circadian rhythm in rectal
> temperature in broiler chicken.
> Time=(1,2,3,4.........24)
> Rectal temp=(33.8,37.6,37.1,35.5,......38.2)
> l will be very please if you can guide me on how to do the analysis using
> the sets of variables above as example and if you can also assist me with
> the R functions required for the analysis. thank you very much
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