[R] Invalid 'yscale' in viewport
jonaitis at wisc.edu
Wed Nov 9 16:20:38 CET 2011
I tried Googling for help on this problem, but what I saw only increased my
I found a lovely bit of code called esplot() that makes scatterplots with
associated histograms and rug plots. I have been trying to use it on my own
data, but the viewport routine on which it depends (I think) is choking on the
data I'm trying to plot.
$ Error in valid.viewport(...) : Invalid 'yscale' in viewport
When I Google this error, I see that others get this message when trying to plot
dates. However, my data are two numeric vectors. The strange part is that
these vectors are in fact date differences -- they started life as dates -- but
I've already converted them to numeric, like so:
$ cogdiff <- as.numeric(cogdate - scandate)/365.24
$ labdiff <- as.numeric(labdate - scandate)/365.24
When I check is(cogdiff) and is(labdiff) it tells me that both are numeric
vectors. And if I put these variables into other plotting routines (e.g.
plot(), qplot()), I get the expected output. So on some level the conversion to
numeric has "worked."
However: as a sanity check I also tried the esplot() routine on two random
vectors I generated, and it DID work on those -- no error message. So I don't
think I'm missing any other key dependencies. Something else must be funny
about my cogdiff and labdiff variables, but I'm at a loss about what it could be
and am looking for suggestions.
Thanks in advance...
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