Error: Evaluation error: no applicable method

Shanghai_zoo %>%
  mutate(Week = ceiling(day / 7),
         Day_str = factor(weekdays(day, abbreviate = TRUE),
                          levels = c('1', '2', '3', '4', '5', '6', '7'))) %>%
  group_by(year, season, month, Day_str) %>%
  summarize(DayMax = max(Value)) %>%
  ggplot(aes(Week, Day_str, fill = DayMax)) + 
  geom_tile(colour = "white") + 
  facet_grid(Year ~ Month) + 
  scale_fill_gradient2(high = "black", mid ="red", low = "blue") +
  labs(x="Week of Month",
       title = "Time-Series Calendar Heatmap", 
       subtitle="Chengdu - PM2.5 level", 
       fill = "PM2.5 level")

It appears error following:

Error: Evaluation error: no applicable method for 'weekdays' applied to an object of class "c('integer', 'numeric')".

So should i paste my dataset here?

From the weekdays() documentation, it sounds like the first argument (in your case, day, needs to be "inheriting from class POSIXt or Date."


x an object inheriting from class "POSIXt" or "Date" .

abbreviate logical vector (possibly recycled). Should the names be abbreviated?

origin an length-one object inheriting from class "POSIXt" or "Date" .

arguments for other methods

Could you turn this into a self-contained reprex (short for reproducible example)? It will help us help you if we can be sure we're all working with/looking at the same stuff.


If you've never heard of a reprex before, you might want to start by reading the help page. The reprex dos and don'ts are also useful.

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