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

From: ethanhaas <ethanhaaswaswrong_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 03:20:32 -0800 (PST)

I simply called it information but I can also call it data if you wish, it doesn't make a difference.
The timeseries is simply the time series of this data between the two dates and using is the data up to 1990 as opposed to 1994.

P.Dalgaard wrote:

> 
> 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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