Re: [R] Getting error message using R: Please help (it's coursework due in on Friday)

From: Peter Dalgaard <P.Dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 11:14:33 +0100

ethanhaas wrote:
> I've been trying for the past 3 weeks to use R (much better than Matlab but I
> am very bad with computers so I am very new to all of this) and know how to
> input the data (hey, it's a start!) but every time I type in the following:
>
> dcm <- decompose(information)
>
> I get the following error message:
>
> Error in decompose(information) : time series has no or less than 3 periods
>
> Could you please aid me so that I can progress to the next step. What I am
> in fact trying to do at the moment is plot a graph of the information so I
> had assumed it would be:
>
> dcm <- decompose(information)
> Plot(dcm$trend)
>
> but obviously it does not appear to be the case.
>
> By the way the code I have right now in case it helps is:
>
> information <- scan("everything.txt")
> timeseries <- ts(information, frequency = 11, start = c(1970, 1994))
> using <- window(timeseries, end = c(1990, 11))
> dcm <- decompose(information)
> Plot(dcm$trend)
>
>
Er, are you sure it is "information" that you want to decompose()? (If so, what are the computations of "timeseries" and "using" supposed to be good for?)

> Thank you very much in advance, I really appreciate the help.
>

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