[R] extracting colnames to label plots in a function

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 18:36:06 CEST 2008

See ?paste and the collapse argument, in particular:

   plot(d, main = paste(paste(colnames(x), collapse = " "),
	paste(colnames(y), collapse = " "), sep = " - "))

Also your function sets na.method but never uses it and leaves the par settings
changed afterwards.  See ?par.  It could also benefit from the use of ?match.arg

Also please include drivers that call the posted function so one can
run them in
a reproducible manner.

On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 12:04 PM, stephen sefick <ssefick at gmail.com> wrote:
> #this is my little function that I would like to use the column names of the
> x and y arguments in the function.  I would like it to read
> #            site1-site2 how would I do this
> diff.temp <- function(x, y ,use="pairwise.complete.obs")
> {
>    na.method <- pmatch(use, c("all.obs", "complete.obs",
>    "pairwise.complete.obs"))
>    par(mfrow=c(2,1))
>    d <- (x-y)
>    plot(d, main="paste(colnames(x))-paste(colnames(y))")
>    plot(density(na.omit(coredata(d))))
> }
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