plot.nfnGroupedData {nlme}R Documentation

Plot an nfnGroupedData Object

Description

A Trellis plot of the response versus the primary covariate is generated. If outer variables are specified, the combination of their levels are used to determine the panels of the Trellis display. Otherwise, the levels of the grouping variable determine the panels. A scatter plot of the response versus the primary covariate is displayed in each panel, with observations corresponding to same inner group joined by line segments. The Trellis function xyplot is used.

Usage

## S3 method for class 'nfnGroupedData':
plot(x, outer, inner, innerGroups, xlab, ylab, strip, aspect, panel,
     key, grid, ...)

Arguments

x an object inheriting from class nfnGroupedData, representing a groupedData object with a numeric primary covariate and a single grouping level.
outer an optional logical value or one-sided formula, indicating covariates that are outer to the grouping factor, which are used to determine the panels of the Trellis plot. If equal to TRUE, attr(object, "outer") is used to indicate the outer covariates. An outer covariate is invariant within the sets of rows defined by the grouping factor. Ordering of the groups is done in such a way as to preserve adjacency of groups with the same value of the outer variables. Defaults to NULL, meaning that no outer covariates are to be used.
inner an optional logical value or one-sided formula, indicating a covariate that is inner to the grouping factor, which is used to associate points within each panel of the Trellis plot. If equal to TRUE, attr(object, "inner") is used to indicate the inner covariate. An inner covariate can change within the sets of rows defined by the grouping factor. Defaults to NULL, meaning that no inner covariate is present.
innerGroups an optional one-sided formula specifying a factor to be used for grouping the levels of the inner covariate. Different colors, or line types, are used for each level of the innerGroups factor. Default is NULL, meaning that no innerGroups covariate is present.
xlab, ylab optional character strings with the labels for the plot. Default is the corresponding elements of attr(object, "labels") and attr(object, "units") pasted together.
strip an optional function passed as the strip argument to the xyplot function. Default is strip.default(..., style = 1) (see trellis.args).
aspect an optional character string indicating the aspect ratio for the plot passed as the aspect argument to the xyplot function. Default is "xy" (see trellis.args).
panel an optional function used to generate the individual panels in the Trellis display, passed as the panel argument to the xyplot function.
key an optional logical function or function. If TRUE and innerGroups is non-NULL, a legend for the different innerGroups levels is included at the top of the plot. If given as a function, it is passed as the key argument to the xyplot function. Default is TRUE if innerGroups is non-NULL and FALSE otherwise.
grid an optional logical value indicating whether a grid should be added to plot. Default is TRUE.
... optional arguments passed to the xyplot function.

Value

a Trellis plot of the response versus the primary covariate.

Author(s)

Jose Pinheiro Jose.Pinheiro@pharma.novartis.com and Douglas Bates bates@stat.wisc.edu

References

Bates, D.M. and Pinheiro, J.C. (1997), "Software Design for Longitudinal Data", in "Modelling Longitudinal and Spatially Correlated Data: Methods, Applications and Future Directions", T.G. Gregoire (ed.), Springer-Verlag, New York.

Pinheiro, J.C. and Bates, D.M. (1997) "Future Directions in Mixed-Effects Software: Design of NLME 3.0" available at http://franz.stat.wisc.edu/pub/NLME.

See Also

groupedData, xyplot

Examples

# different panels per Subject
plot(Orthodont)
# different panels per gender
plot(Orthodont, outer = TRUE)

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