[Rd] user error described in the FAQ (was [BUG?] xyplot in loop does not work)

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Mon Nov 22 17:01:50 CET 2004

On Mon, 22 Nov 2004, Valery Khamenya wrote:

> Do you mean, Dr.Ripley, one has to carefully read this
> 100-pages-FAQ-manual  one time per year or even more often?

I assume he means you should read it *before asking questions*, or at 
least before suggesting that something is a [BUG?]. It does 
have an index, one entry of which is
   7.22 Why do lattice/trellis graphics not work?

Reading the FAQ index is no more work than you are asking other people to 
do, and it will get you an answer even faster.  Of course, you *did* get 
an answer to your question, very quickly, so reading the FAQ may seem 

> I guess this FAQ-entry about fully intuitive behaviour of xyplot came
> last year, right?

Well, the behaviour predates the R implementation and is described in 
help(xyplot).  Obviously no-one except you thinks it it fully intuititve, 
or it wouldn't be in the FAQ.


Thomas Lumley			Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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