[R] sourcing a file with the plot.lme() function

Deepayan Sarkar deepayansarkar at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 28 19:05:14 CEST 2002

--- Roger Peng <rpeng at stat.ucla.edu> wrote:
> I ran into a problem trying to make a plot from a file that's read using
> source.  Basically, I have the following code in a file "plot.R" :
> library(nlme)
> data(Loblolly)
> fm1 <- nlme(height ~ SSasymp(age, Asym, R0, lrc),
>             data = Loblolly,
>             fixed = Asym + R0 + lrc ~ 1,
>             random = Asym ~ 1,
>             start = c(Asym = 103, R0 = -8.5, lrc = -3.3))
> windows(6,6)
> plot(fm1)
> This code is taken from the help page for 'nlme'.  If I cut an paste this
> code into the console, everything works as expected.  However, if I try to
> execute the code by calling source("plot.R") the plot is never made.  Has
> anyone seen this?

This is caused by not using an explicit print() around the "trellis" object
returned by plot(). Unlike conventional graphics, trellis/lattice functions
don't actually draw anything; the actual plotting is done by the default print
method for the object returned.


should work.



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