datasets (version 3.6.2)

CO2: Carbon Dioxide Uptake in Grass Plants

Description

The CO2 data frame has 84 rows and 5 columns of data from an experiment on the cold tolerance of the grass species Echinochloa crus-galli.

Usage

CO2

Arguments

Format

An object of class c("nfnGroupedData", "nfGroupedData", "groupedData", "data.frame") containing the following columns:

Plant

an ordered factor with levels Qn1 < Qn2 < Qn3 < … < Mc1 giving a unique identifier for each plant.

Type

a factor with levels Quebec Mississippi giving the origin of the plant

Treatment

a factor with levels nonchilled chilled

conc

a numeric vector of ambient carbon dioxide concentrations (mL/L).

uptake

a numeric vector of carbon dioxide uptake rates (\(\mu\mbox{mol}/m^2\) sec).

Details

The \(CO_2\) uptake of six plants from Quebec and six plants from Mississippi was measured at several levels of ambient \(CO_2\) concentration. Half the plants of each type were chilled overnight before the experiment was conducted.

This dataset was originally part of package nlme, and that has methods (including for [, as.data.frame, plot and print) for its grouped-data classes.

Examples

# NOT RUN {
require(stats); require(graphics)
# }
# NOT RUN {
coplot(uptake ~ conc | Plant, data = CO2, show.given = FALSE, type = "b")
## fit the data for the first plant
fm1 <- nls(uptake ~ SSasymp(conc, Asym, lrc, c0),
   data = CO2, subset = Plant == "Qn1")
summary(fm1)
## fit each plant separately
fmlist <- list()
for (pp in levels(CO2$Plant)) {
  fmlist[[pp]] <- nls(uptake ~ SSasymp(conc, Asym, lrc, c0),
      data = CO2, subset = Plant == pp)
}
## check the coefficients by plant
print(sapply(fmlist, coef), digits = 3)
# }