[R] barplot with more than 1 variable

Francesco Sarracino f.sarracino at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 13:31:23 CET 2012

Dear R listers,
I am trying to produce a simple (for a stata user) barplot with 4
countries on the x axis, each country observed in 2 subsequent years
and 3 variables.
Basically, I should have three bars for each year for each country. I
am attaching the chart I made in Stata, but I am not sure you'll
manage to see it!

I did the following:
#here I create the data-set TUSE2. The vectors mw, st and all are the
three variables I'd like to plot in each of the two years of the
variable year3 for each country.

country <- c("United States","United
year3 <- c(1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2,1 , 2)
mw <- c( 245.8, 255.9,  248.5, 207.4,263.9, 197.7, 174.2, 189.5)
st <- c( 200.5, 218.0,  236.1, 237.3, 220.5, 242.7, 221.0, 206.0)
all <- c( 446.3, 473.9,  484.6, 444.7,484.5, 440.4, 395.2, 395.5)
TUSE2 <- data.frame(country, year3, mw, st, all)

#I load the library ggplot (But if you know of alternative techniques,
I'll be happy to try them out)

#I start producing the chart:
p <- ggplot(TUSE2, aes(country, all, group=year3))
p <- p + layer(
#so far I manage to get what I want for just one variable: all. Let's
try to add another variable, let's say: mw

f <- p + layer(
  aes(x=country, y = mw),
#and here my adventure crashes. I get the following message and I
can't figure out how to get my chart. The error message is:
Error in pmin(y, 0) : object 'y' not found
In addition: Warning message:
In min(diff(sort(x))) : no non-missing arguments to min; returning Inf

Can you please help me understanding how to make my chart? I am trying
to switch from Stata to R, but so far life is really hard!
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