[R] data.frame, ggplot vs matplot

Ben Bolker bolker at ufl.edu
Tue Oct 30 22:55:50 CET 2007

baptiste Auguié-2 wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been trying to use ggplot, but I cannot seem to get my data in  
> the correct form. I usually have a vector x, and a matrix y and I  
> would usually use matplot(x,y) to plot the columns of y against x.
> Now, if i understand correctly, I should cast x and y into a  
> data.frame and do something like ggplot(x,y,data=data). I think I'm  
> missing something here: do I really need to reshape y into a single  
> vector, replicate x accordingly, and put both vectors in a data frame?
> I've tried it, but the reshape function is still very obscure to me.  
> Any help appreciated!
> Small example:
> x<-seq(from=1,by=1,length=10)
> y<-sin(x)%*%t(x)
> columns<-c(1:10)
> matplot(x,y)
> legend("topleft", "(x,y)",  columns)

dataL = melt(dataS,id="x")


   Ben Bolker
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