[R] Vegemite Function is Cowardly refusing

Jari Oksanen jari.oksanen at oulu.fi
Tue Apr 26 10:24:08 CEST 2016

Ansley Silva <daily.puja <at> gmail.com> writes:

> R version 3.2.2.
> library(vegan)
> I was to look at community tables from my dendrograms and am trying out the
> vegemite command.  This is the error I get:
> Error in vegemite(apst, apst.clusters) :
>   Cowardly refusing to use longer than 1 char symbols:
> Use scale
> I thought the problem was that I was using the log transformed data, but I
> tried it on the raw (which is single digit numbers), and still no luck.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I imagined that the error message is clear: vegemite only uses one-character
symbols (because the result is so compact). The example data you had with
this message had numbers up to 55 -- and that is a two-digit number. The
message also suggest that you use 'scale' which is an argument of 
vegemite() to transform numbers to one-charactar symbols. You can also
transform your data to to one-digit width yourself, and vegemite() will be 

cheers, Jari Oksanen

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