Re: [Rd] user error described in the FAQ (was [BUG?] xyplot in loop does not work)

From: Thomas Lumley <tlumley_at_u.washington.edu>
Date: Tue 23 Nov 2004 - 03:01:50 EST

On Mon, 22 Nov 2004, Valery Khamenya wrote:

> Do you mean, Dr.Ripley, one has to carefully read this
> 100-pages-FAQ-manual one time per year or even more often?

I assume he means you should read it *before asking questions*, or at least before suggesting that something is a [BUG?]. It does have an index, one entry of which is

   7.22 Why do lattice/trellis graphics not work?

Reading the FAQ index is no more work than you are asking other people to do, and it will get you an answer even faster. Of course, you *did* get an answer to your question, very quickly, so reading the FAQ may seem inefficient.

> I guess this FAQ-entry about fully intuitive behaviour of xyplot came
> last year, right?

Well, the behaviour predates the R implementation and is described in help(xyplot). Obviously no-one except you thinks it it fully intuititve, or it wouldn't be in the FAQ.

         -thomas

Thomas Lumley			Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley@u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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