[R] Panel plots for means of cyclical observations

Duncan Mackay dulcalma at bigpond.com
Sun Jan 17 02:09:30 CET 2016


Continuing on from the data.frame code for z that you supplied
Using the data without summarizing first

z$mth = format(date "%m")
z$mth = format(date, "%m")

xyplot(rainfall ~ as.numeric(mth), z,
       groups = yr,
       type = "l",
       auto.key = T,
       scales = list(x = list(at = 1:12,
                              labels = month.abb,
                              rot = 60)),
       panel = panel.superpose,
       panel.groups = function(x,y, ...){
                        panel.average(x,y, fun = mean, horizontal = FALSE,
) ## xyplot

You may want to look into the zoo package as it has several date grouping

z.tom <- aggregate(rainfall ~ year +month, z, mean, na.rm = T)

xyplot(rainfall ~ month, z.tom, groups = year, 
              scales = ... ,
             panel = panel.superpose)



Duncan Mackay
Department of Agronomy and Soil Science
University of New England
Armidale NSW 2351
Email: home: mackay at northnet.com.au

-----Original Message-----
From: R-help [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Kieran
Sent: Friday, 15 January 2016 22:16
To: R-help at r-project.org
Subject: [R] Panel plots for means of cyclical observations

I want to create a panel plot using xyplot of a line graph whose
x-axis is months of the year and y-axis is the average rainfall in a
given month over the 6 years the data spans.

There should be two levels in this panel plot: odd and even months.

Creating this plot without splitting it into levels is quite
straightforward (creating a for loop to compute a vector of averages)
but the approach is not useful if you want to split the plots into
different levels.

Here is the code:

dfmt <- "%d/%m/%Y"
date <- seq(as.Date("01/01/2010", dfmt), as.Date("31/12/2015", dfmt),
month <- months(date)
rainfall <- runif(2191, 0, 150)
monthsOfYear <- c("January", "February", "March", "April",
    "May", "June", "July", "August", "September", "October",
    "November", "December")

parity <- match(month, monthsOfYear) %% 2
# even parity = 0, odd parity = 1

z <- data.frame(rainfall, date, month, parity)

The problem with using xyplot( y ~ x | f, data=z .. ) is the x and y I
want to plot are not columns in z but rather some kind of statistical
summary of columns.

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