Re: [R] plot POSIXct format data

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 00:36:09 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 15 Jan 2008, Jingru Dai wrote:

> Hi, everyone
>
> I've been trying to make a scatter plot of POSIXct format data to see
> the difference between two start time.
> Like X:
> [1] "1995-05-26 19:00:00" "1995-05-27 01:00:00" "1995-05-27 07:00:00"
> [4] "1995-06-29 01:00:00" "1995-06-29 07:00:00" "1995-06-30 13:00:00"
> [7] "1995-06-30 19:00:00" "1995-07-01 01:00:00" "1995-07-01 07:00:00"
> ......
> Y:
> [1] "1995-05-26 19:00:00" "1995-05-27 01:00:00" "1995-05-27 07:00:00"
> [4] "1995-06-29 01:00:00" "1995-06-29 07:00:00" "1995-06-30 13:00:00"
> [7] "1995-06-30 19:00:00" "1995-07-01 01:00:00" "1995-07-01 07:00:00"
> .......
>
> But it seems plot(x,y) doesn't work, y have to be numeric format. Is
> there any special command for that or I should change the format of the
> data?

It's possible, but there is not a canned solution. You could look at the code of graphics:::plot.POSIXct and modify to treat x the same way as y. Or simply use

plot(x,y, xaxt="n", yaxt="n")
axis.POSIXct(1, x)
axis.POSIXct(2, y)

> Thanks
>
> Jingru Dai
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