[R] How to use curve() function without using x as the variable name inside expression?
C W
tmrsg11 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 09:10:04 CET 2015
Hi Bill,
One quick question. What if I wanted to use curve() for a uniform
distribution?
Say, unif(0.5, 1.3), 0 elsewhere.
My R code:
func <- function(min, max){
1 / (max - min)
}
curve(func(min = 0.5, max = 1.3), from = 0, to = 2)
curve() wants an expression, but I have a constant. And I want zero
everywhere else.
Thanks,
Mike
On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:34 PM, C W <tmrsg11 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Bill,
>
> You solved by problem. For some reason, I thought xname was only
> referring to name of the x-axis.
>
> I remember last time I fixed it, it was something about xname, couldn't
> get it right this time.
>
> Thanks! Saved me hours from frustration.
>
> Mike
>
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:04 PM, William Dunlap <wdunlap at tibco.com> wrote:
>
>> Does
>> help(curve)
>> talk about its 'xname' argument?
>>
>> Try
>> curve(10*foofoo, from=0, to=17, xname="foofoo")
>>
>> You will have to modify your function, since curve() will
>> call it once with a long vector for the independent variable
>> and func(rnorm(10), rnorm(10), mu=seq(0,5,len=501)) won't
>> work right.
>>
>>
>> Bill Dunlap
>> TIBCO Software
>> wdunlap tibco.com
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 5:43 PM, C W <tmrsg11 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Rui,
>>>
>>> Thank you for your help. That works for now, but eventually, I need to
>>> be
>>> pass in x and y.
>>>
>>> Is there a way to tell the curve() function, x is a fix vector, mu is a
>>> variable!
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Mike
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 5:25 PM, Rui Barradas <ruipbarradas at sapo.pt>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Hello,
>>> >
>>> > The following will work, but I don't know if it's what you want. func2
>>> > will get x and y from the global environment.
>>> >
>>> > func2 <- function(mu){
>>> > x + y + mu ^ 2
>>> > }
>>> >
>>> > curve(func2, from = 0, to = 10)
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Hope this helps,
>>> >
>>> > Rui Barradas
>>> >
>>> > Em 29-01-2015 21:02, C W escreveu:
>>> >
>>> >> Hi all,
>>> >>
>>> >> I want to graph a curve as a function of mu, not x.
>>> >>
>>> >> Here's the R code:
>>> >>
>>> >> x <- rnorm(10)
>>> >> y <- rnorm(10)
>>> >>
>>> >> func <- function(x, y, mu){
>>> >> x + y + mu ^ 2
>>> >> }
>>> >>
>>> >> curve(f = func(x = x, y = y, mu), from = 0, to = 10)
>>> >> I know I can change variable mu to x, but is there a way to tell R
>>> that mu
>>> >> is the variable of interest, not x.
>>> >>
>>> >> Thanks in advance,
>>> >>
>>> >> Mike
>>> >>
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