Title:  Support Functions and Datasets for Venables and Ripley's MASS 

Description:  Functions and datasets to support Venables and Ripley, "Modern Applied Statistics with S" (4th edition, 2002). 
Authors:  Brian Ripley [aut, cre, cph], Bill Venables [ctb], Douglas M. Bates [ctb], Kurt Hornik [trl] (partial port ca 1998), Albrecht Gebhardt [trl] (partial port ca 1998), David Firth [ctb] 
Maintainer:  Brian Ripley <[email protected]> 
License:  GPL2  GPL3 
Version:  7.360 
Built:  20231101 20:53:33 UTC 
Source:  CRAN 
A numeric vector of 31 determinations of nickel content (ppm) in a Canadian syenite rock.
abbey
S. Abbey (1988) Geostandards Newsletter 12, 241.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
A regular time series giving the monthly totals of accidental deaths in the USA.
accdeaths
The values for first six months of 1979 (p. 326) were
7798 7406 8363 8460 9217 9316
.
P. J. Brockwell and R. A. Davis (1991) Time Series: Theory and Methods. Springer, New York.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
Try fitting all models that differ from the current model by adding a single term from those supplied, maintaining marginality.
This function is generic; there exist methods for classes lm
and
glm
and the default method will work for many other classes.
addterm(object, ...)
## Default S3 method:
addterm(object, scope, scale = 0, test = c("none", "Chisq"),
k = 2, sorted = FALSE, trace = FALSE, ...)
## S3 method for class 'lm'
addterm(object, scope, scale = 0, test = c("none", "Chisq", "F"),
k = 2, sorted = FALSE, ...)
## S3 method for class 'glm'
addterm(object, scope, scale = 0, test = c("none", "Chisq", "F"),
k = 2, sorted = FALSE, trace = FALSE, ...)
object 
An object fitted by some modelfitting function. 
scope 
a formula specifying a maximal model which should include the current one. All additional terms in the maximal model with all marginal terms in the original model are tried. 
scale 
used in the definition of the AIC statistic for selecting the models,
currently only for 
test 
should the results include a test statistic relative to the original
model? The F test is only appropriate for 
k 
the multiple of the number of degrees of freedom used for the penalty.
Only 
sorted 
should the results be sorted on the value of AIC? 
trace 
if 
... 
arguments passed to or from other methods. 
The definition of AIC is only up to an additive constant: when
appropriate (lm
models with specified scale) the constant is taken
to be that used in Mallows' Cp statistic and the results are labelled
accordingly.
A table of class "anova"
containing at least columns for the change
in degrees of freedom and AIC (or Cp) for the models. Some methods
will give further information, for example sums of squares, deviances,
loglikelihoods and test statistics.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
quine.hi < aov(log(Days + 2.5) ~ .^4, quine)
quine.lo < aov(log(Days+2.5) ~ 1, quine)
addterm(quine.lo, quine.hi, test="F")
house.glm0 < glm(Freq ~ Infl*Type*Cont + Sat, family=poisson,
data=housing)
addterm(house.glm0, ~. + Sat:(Infl+Type+Cont), test="Chisq")
house.glm1 < update(house.glm0, . ~ . + Sat*(Infl+Type+Cont))
addterm(house.glm1, ~. + Sat:(Infl+Type+Cont)^2, test = "Chisq")
Data on patients diagnosed with AIDS in Australia before 1 July 1991.
Aids2
This data frame contains 2843 rows and the following columns:
state
Grouped state of origin: "NSW "
includes ACT and
"other"
is WA, SA, NT and TAS.
sex
Sex of patient.
diag
(Julian) date of diagnosis.
death
(Julian) date of death or end of observation.
status
"A"
(alive) or "D"
(dead) at end of observation.
T.categ
Reported transmission category.
age
Age (years) at diagnosis.
This data set has been slightly jittered as a condition of its release, to ensure patient confidentiality.
Dr P. J. Solomon and the Australian National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Average brain and body weights for 28 species of land animals.
Animals
body
body weight in kg.
brain
brain weight in g.
The name Animals
avoided conflicts with a system dataset
animals
in SPLUS 4.5 and later.
P. J. Rousseeuw and A. M. Leroy (1987) Robust Regression and Outlier Detection. Wiley, p. 57.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
The anorexia
data frame has 72 rows and 3 columns.
Weight change data for young female anorexia patients.
anorexia
This data frame contains the following columns:
Treat
Factor of three levels: "Cont"
(control), "CBT"
(Cognitive Behavioural treatment) and "FT"
(family
treatment).
Prewt
Weight of patient before study period, in lbs.
Postwt
Weight of patient after study period, in lbs.
Hand, D. J., Daly, F., McConway, K., Lunn, D. and Ostrowski, E. eds (1993) A Handbook of Small Data Sets. Chapman & Hall, Data set 285 (p. 229)
(Note that the original source mistakenly says that weights are in kg.)
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Method function to perform sequential likelihood ratio tests for Negative Binomial generalized linear models.
## S3 method for class 'negbin'
anova(object, ..., test = "Chisq")
object 
Fitted model object of class 
... 
Zero or more additional fitted model objects of class 
test 
Argument to match the 
This function is a method for the generic function
anova()
for class "negbin"
.
It can be invoked by calling anova(x)
for an
object x
of the appropriate class, or directly by
calling anova.negbin(x)
regardless of the
class of the object.
If only one fitted model object is specified, a sequential analysis of
deviance table is given for the fitted model. The theta
parameter is kept
fixed. If more than one fitted model object is specified they must all be
of class "negbin"
and likelihood ratio tests are done of each model within
the next. In this case theta
is assumed to have been reestimated for each
model.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
glm.nb
, negative.binomial
, summary.negbin
m1 < glm.nb(Days ~ Eth*Age*Lrn*Sex, quine, link = log)
m2 < update(m1, . ~ .  Eth:Age:Lrn:Sex)
anova(m2, m1)
anova(m2)
Integrate a function of one variable over a finite range using a recursive adaptive method. This function is mainly for demonstration purposes.
area(f, a, b, ..., fa = f(a, ...), fb = f(b, ...),
limit = 10, eps = 1e05)
f 
The integrand as an 
a 
Lower limit of integration. 
b 
Upper limit of integration. 
... 
Additional arguments needed by the integrand. 
fa 
Function value at the lower limit. 
fb 
Function value at the upper limit. 
limit 
Limit on the depth to which recursion is allowed to go. 
eps 
Error tolerance to control the process. 
The method divides the interval in two and compares the values given by Simpson's rule and the trapezium rule. If these are within eps of each other the Simpson's rule result is given, otherwise the process is applied separately to each half of the interval and the results added together.
The integral from a
to b
of f(x)
.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (1994) Modern Applied Statistics with SPlus. Springer. pp. 105–110.
area(sin, 0, pi) # integrate the sin function from 0 to pi.
Tests of the presence of the bacteria H. influenzae in children with otitis media in the Northern Territory of Australia.
bacteria
This data frame has 220 rows and the following columns:
presence or absence: a factor with levels
n
and y
.
active/placebo: a factor with levels a
and p
.
hi/low compliance: a factor with levels hi
amd
lo
.
numeric: week of test.
subject ID: a factor.
a factor with levels placebo
, drug
and
drug+
, a recoding of ap
and hilo
.
Dr A. Leach tested the effects of a drug on 50 children with a history of otitis media in the Northern Territory of Australia. The children were randomized to the drug or the a placebo, and also to receive active encouragement to comply with taking the drug.
The presence of H. influenzae was checked at weeks 0, 2, 4, 6 and 11: 30 of the checks were missing and are not included in this data frame.
Dr Amanda Leach via Mr James McBroom.
Menzies School of Health Research 1999–2000 Annual Report. p.20. https://www.menzies.edu.au/icms_docs/172302_2000_Annual_report.pdf.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
contrasts(bacteria$trt) < structure(contr.sdif(3),
dimnames = list(NULL, c("drug", "encourage")))
## fixed effects analyses
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
summary(glm(y ~ trt * week, binomial, data = bacteria))
summary(glm(y ~ trt + week, binomial, data = bacteria))
summary(glm(y ~ trt + I(week > 2), binomial, data = bacteria))
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
# conditional randomeffects analysis
library(survival)
bacteria$Time < rep(1, nrow(bacteria))
coxph(Surv(Time, unclass(y)) ~ week + strata(ID),
data = bacteria, method = "exact")
coxph(Surv(Time, unclass(y)) ~ factor(week) + strata(ID),
data = bacteria, method = "exact")
coxph(Surv(Time, unclass(y)) ~ I(week > 2) + strata(ID),
data = bacteria, method = "exact")
# PQL glmm analysis
library(nlme)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
summary(glmmPQL(y ~ trt + I(week > 2), random = ~ 1  ID,
family = binomial, data = bacteria))
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
A wellsupported ruleofthumb for choosing the bandwidth of a Gaussian kernel density estimator.
bandwidth.nrd(x)
x 
A data vector. 
A bandwidth on a scale suitable for the width
argument of
density
.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Springer, equation (5.5) on page 130.
# The function is currently defined as
function(x)
{
r < quantile(x, c(0.25, 0.75))
h < (r[2]  r[1])/1.34
4 * 1.06 * min(sqrt(var(x)), h) * length(x)^(1/5)
}
Uses biased crossvalidation to select the bandwidth of a Gaussian kernel density estimator.
bcv(x, nb = 1000, lower, upper)
x 
a numeric vector 
nb 
number of bins to use. 
lower , upper

Range over which to minimize. The default is almost always satisfactory. 
a bandwidth
Scott, D. W. (1992) Multivariate Density Estimation: Theory, Practice, and Visualization. Wiley.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
bcv(geyser$duration)
Reynolds (1994) describes a small part of a study of the longterm temperature dynamics of beaver Castor canadensis in northcentral Wisconsin. Body temperature was measured by telemetry every 10 minutes for four females, but data from a one period of less than a day for each of two animals is used there.
beav1
The beav1
data frame has 114 rows and 4 columns.
This data frame contains the following columns:
day
Day of observation (in days since the beginning of 1990), December 12–13.
time
Time of observation, in the form 0330
for 3.30am.
temp
Measured body temperature in degrees Celsius.
activ
Indicator of activity outside the retreat.
The observation at 22:20 is missing.
P. S. Reynolds (1994) Timeseries analyses of beaver body temperatures. Chapter 11 of Lange, N., Ryan, L., Billard, L., Brillinger, D., Conquest, L. and Greenhouse, J. eds (1994) Case Studies in Biometry. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
beav1 < within(beav1,
hours < 24*(day346) + trunc(time/100) + (time%%100)/60)
plot(beav1$hours, beav1$temp, type="l", xlab="time",
ylab="temperature", main="Beaver 1")
usr < par("usr"); usr[3:4] < c(0.2, 8); par(usr=usr)
lines(beav1$hours, beav1$activ, type="s", lty=2)
temp < ts(c(beav1$temp[1:82], NA, beav1$temp[83:114]),
start = 9.5, frequency = 6)
activ < ts(c(beav1$activ[1:82], NA, beav1$activ[83:114]),
start = 9.5, frequency = 6)
acf(temp[1:53])
acf(temp[1:53], type = "partial")
ar(temp[1:53])
act < c(rep(0, 10), activ)
X < cbind(1, act = act[11:125], act1 = act[10:124],
act2 = act[9:123], act3 = act[8:122])
alpha < 0.80
stemp < as.vector(temp  alpha*lag(temp, 1))
sX < X[1, ]  alpha * X[115,]
beav1.ls < lm(stemp ~ 1 + sX, na.action = na.omit)
summary(beav1.ls, correlation = FALSE)
rm(temp, activ)
Reynolds (1994) describes a small part of a study of the longterm temperature dynamics of beaver Castor canadensis in northcentral Wisconsin. Body temperature was measured by telemetry every 10 minutes for four females, but data from a one period of less than a day for each of two animals is used there.
beav2
The beav2
data frame has 100 rows and 4 columns.
This data frame contains the following columns:
day
Day of observation (in days since the beginning of 1990), November 3–4.
time
Time of observation, in the form 0330
for 3.30am.
temp
Measured body temperature in degrees Celsius.
activ
Indicator of activity outside the retreat.
P. S. Reynolds (1994) Timeseries analyses of beaver body temperatures. Chapter 11 of Lange, N., Ryan, L., Billard, L., Brillinger, D., Conquest, L. and Greenhouse, J. eds (1994) Case Studies in Biometry. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
attach(beav2)
beav2$hours < 24*(day307) + trunc(time/100) + (time%%100)/60
plot(beav2$hours, beav2$temp, type = "l", xlab = "time",
ylab = "temperature", main = "Beaver 2")
usr < par("usr"); usr[3:4] < c(0.2, 8); par(usr = usr)
lines(beav2$hours, beav2$activ, type = "s", lty = 2)
temp < ts(temp, start = 8+2/3, frequency = 6)
activ < ts(activ, start = 8+2/3, frequency = 6)
acf(temp[activ == 0]); acf(temp[activ == 1]) # also look at PACFs
ar(temp[activ == 0]); ar(temp[activ == 1])
arima(temp, order = c(1,0,0), xreg = activ)
dreg < cbind(sin = sin(2*pi*beav2$hours/24), cos = cos(2*pi*beav2$hours/24))
arima(temp, order = c(1,0,0), xreg = cbind(active=activ, dreg))
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
library(nlme) # for gls and corAR1
beav2.gls < gls(temp ~ activ, data = beav2, correlation = corAR1(0.8),
method = "ML")
summary(beav2.gls)
summary(update(beav2.gls, subset = 6:100))
detach("beav2"); rm(temp, activ)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
A list object with the annual numbers of telephone calls, in Belgium. The components are:
year
last two digits of the year.
calls
number of telephone calls made (in millions of calls).
phones
P. J. Rousseeuw and A. M. Leroy (1987) Robust Regression & Outlier Detection. Wiley.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
This breast cancer database was obtained from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison from Dr. William H. Wolberg. He assessed biopsies of breast tumours for 699 patients up to 15 July 1992; each of nine attributes has been scored on a scale of 1 to 10, and the outcome is also known. There are 699 rows and 11 columns.
biopsy
This data frame contains the following columns:
ID
sample code number (not unique).
V1
clump thickness.
V2
uniformity of cell size.
V3
uniformity of cell shape.
V4
marginal adhesion.
V5
single epithelial cell size.
V6
bare nuclei (16 values are missing).
V7
bland chromatin.
V8
normal nucleoli.
V9
mitoses.
class
"benign"
or "malignant"
.
P. M. Murphy and D. W. Aha (1992). UCI Repository of machine learning databases. [Machinereadable data repository]. Irvine, CA: University of California, Department of Information and Computer Science.
O. L. Mangasarian and W. H. Wolberg (1990) Cancer diagnosis via linear programming. SIAM News 23, pp 1 & 18.
William H. Wolberg and O.L. Mangasarian (1990) Multisurface method of pattern separation for medical diagnosis applied to breast cytology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 87, pp. 9193–9196.
O. L. Mangasarian, R. Setiono and W.H. Wolberg (1990) Pattern recognition via linear programming: Theory and application to medical diagnosis. In Largescale Numerical Optimization eds Thomas F. Coleman and Yuying Li, SIAM Publications, Philadelphia, pp 22–30.
K. P. Bennett and O. L. Mangasarian (1992) Robust linear programming discrimination of two linearly inseparable sets. Optimization Methods and Software 1, pp. 23–34 (Gordon & Breach Science Publishers).
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
The birthwt
data frame has 189 rows and 10 columns.
The data were collected at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass
during 1986.
birthwt
This data frame contains the following columns:
low
indicator of birth weight less than 2.5 kg.
age
mother's age in years.
lwt
mother's weight in pounds at last menstrual period.
race
mother's race (1
= white, 2
= black,
3
= other).
smoke
smoking status during pregnancy.
ptl
number of previous premature labours.
ht
history of hypertension.
ui
presence of uterine irritability.
ftv
number of physician visits during the first trimester.
bwt
birth weight in grams.
Hosmer, D.W. and Lemeshow, S. (1989) Applied Logistic Regression. New York: Wiley
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
bwt < with(birthwt, {
race < factor(race, labels = c("white", "black", "other"))
ptd < factor(ptl > 0)
ftv < factor(ftv)
levels(ftv)[(1:2)] < "2+"
data.frame(low = factor(low), age, lwt, race, smoke = (smoke > 0),
ptd, ht = (ht > 0), ui = (ui > 0), ftv)
})
options(contrasts = c("contr.treatment", "contr.poly"))
glm(low ~ ., binomial, bwt)
The Boston
data frame has 506 rows and 14 columns.
Boston
This data frame contains the following columns:
crim
per capita crime rate by town.
zn
proportion of residential land zoned for lots over 25,000 sq.ft.
indus
proportion of nonretail business acres per town.
chas
Charles River dummy variable (= 1 if tract bounds river; 0 otherwise).
nox
nitrogen oxides concentration (parts per 10 million).
rm
average number of rooms per dwelling.
age
proportion of owneroccupied units built prior to 1940.
dis
weighted mean of distances to five Boston employment centres.
rad
index of accessibility to radial highways.
tax
fullvalue propertytax rate per $10,000.
ptratio
pupilteacher ratio by town.
black
$1000(Bk  0.63)^2$
where $Bk$
is the proportion of blacks
by town.
lstat
lower status of the population (percent).
medv
median value of owneroccupied homes in $1000s.
Harrison, D. and Rubinfeld, D.L. (1978) Hedonic prices and the demand for clean air. J. Environ. Economics and Management 5, 81–102.
Belsley D.A., Kuh, E. and Welsch, R.E. (1980) Regression Diagnostics. Identifying Influential Data and Sources of Collinearity. New York: Wiley.
Computes and optionally plots profile loglikelihoods for the parameter of the BoxCox power transformation.
boxcox(object, ...)
## Default S3 method:
boxcox(object, lambda = seq(2, 2, 1/10), plotit = TRUE,
interp, eps = 1/50, xlab = expression(lambda),
ylab = "logLikelihood", ...)
## S3 method for class 'formula'
boxcox(object, lambda = seq(2, 2, 1/10), plotit = TRUE,
interp, eps = 1/50, xlab = expression(lambda),
ylab = "logLikelihood", ...)
## S3 method for class 'lm'
boxcox(object, lambda = seq(2, 2, 1/10), plotit = TRUE,
interp, eps = 1/50, xlab = expression(lambda),
ylab = "logLikelihood", ...)
object 
a formula or fitted model object. Currently only 
lambda 
vector of values of 
plotit 
logical which controls whether the result should be plotted. 
interp 
logical which controls whether spline interpolation is
used. Default to 
eps 
Tolerance for 
xlab 
defaults to 
ylab 
defaults to 
... 
additional parameters to be used in the model fitting. 
A list of the lambda
vector and the computed profile
loglikelihood vector, invisibly if the result is plotted.
If plotit = TRUE
plots loglikelihood vs lambda
and
indicates a 95% confidence interval about the maximum observed value
of lambda
. If interp = TRUE
, spline interpolation is
used to give a smoother plot.
Box, G. E. P. and Cox, D. R. (1964) An analysis of transformations (with discussion). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B, 26, 211–252.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
boxcox(Volume ~ log(Height) + log(Girth), data = trees,
lambda = seq(0.25, 0.25, length.out = 10))
boxcox(Days+1 ~ Eth*Sex*Age*Lrn, data = quine,
lambda = seq(0.05, 0.45, length.out = 20))
The cabbages
data set has 60 observations and 4 variables
cabbages
This data frame contains the following columns:
Cult
Factor giving the cultivar of the cabbage, two levels: c39
and c52
.
Date
Factor specifying one of three planting dates: d16
,
d20
or d21
.
HeadWt
Weight of the cabbage head, presumably in kg.
VitC
Ascorbic acid content, in undefined units.
Rawlings, J. O. (1988) Applied Regression Analysis: A Research Tool. Wadsworth and Brooks/Cole. Example 8.4, page 219. (Rawlings cites the original source as the files of the late Dr Gertrude M Cox.)
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
Data on the crossclassification of people in Caithness, Scotland, by eye and hair colour. The region of the UK is particularly interesting as there is a mixture of people of Nordic, Celtic and AngloSaxon origin.
caith
A 4 by 5 table with rows the eye colours (blue, light, medium, dark) and columns the hair colours (fair, red, medium, dark, black).
Fisher, R.A. (1940) The precision of discriminant functions. Annals of Eugenics (London) 10, 422–429.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
## The signs can vary by platform
corresp(caith)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
dimnames(caith)[[2]] < c("F", "R", "M", "D", "B")
par(mfcol=c(1,3))
plot(corresp(caith, nf=2)); title("symmetric")
plot(corresp(caith, nf=2), type="rows"); title("rows")
plot(corresp(caith, nf=2), type="col"); title("columns")
par(mfrow=c(1,1))
The Cars93
data frame has 93 rows and 27 columns.
Cars93
This data frame contains the following columns:
Manufacturer
Manufacturer.
Model
Model.
Type
Type: a factor with levels "Small"
, "Sporty"
,
"Compact"
, "Midsize"
, "Large"
and "Van"
.
Min.Price
Minimum Price (in $1,000): price for a basic version.
Price
Midrange Price (in $1,000): average of Min.Price
and
Max.Price
.
Max.Price
Maximum Price (in $1,000): price for “a premium version”.
MPG.city
City MPG (miles per US gallon by EPA rating).
MPG.highway
Highway MPG.
AirBags
Air Bags standard. Factor: none, driver only, or driver & passenger.
DriveTrain
Drive train type: rear wheel, front wheel or 4WD; (factor).
Cylinders
Number of cylinders (missing for Mazda RX7, which has a rotary engine).
EngineSize
Engine size (litres).
Horsepower
Horsepower (maximum).
RPM
RPM (revs per minute at maximum horsepower).
Rev.per.mile
Engine revolutions per mile (in highest gear).
Man.trans.avail
Is a manual transmission version available? (yes or no, Factor).
Fuel.tank.capacity
Fuel tank capacity (US gallons).
Passengers
Passenger capacity (persons)
Length
Length (inches).
Wheelbase
Wheelbase (inches).
Width
Width (inches).
Turn.circle
Uturn space (feet).
Rear.seat.room
Rear seat room (inches) (missing for 2seater vehicles).
Luggage.room
Luggage capacity (cubic feet) (missing for vans).
Weight
Weight (pounds).
Origin
Of nonUSA or USA company origins? (factor).
Make
Combination of Manufacturer and Model (character).
Cars were selected at random from among 1993 passenger car models that were listed in both the Consumer Reports issue and the PACE Buying Guide. Pickup trucks and Sport/Utility vehicles were eliminated due to incomplete information in the Consumer Reports source. Duplicate models (e.g., Dodge Shadow and Plymouth Sundance) were listed at most once.
Further description can be found in Lock (1993).
Lock, R. H. (1993) 1993 New Car Data. Journal of Statistics Education 1(1). doi:10.1080/10691898.1993.11910459
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
The heart and body weights of samples of male and female cats used for digitalis experiments. The cats were all adult, over 2 kg body weight.
cats
This data frame contains the following columns:
Sex
sex: Factor with levels "F"
and "M"
.
Bwt
body weight in kg.
Hwt
heart weight in g.
R. A. Fisher (1947) The analysis of covariance method for the relation between a part and the whole, Biometrics 3, 65–68.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Experiment on the heat evolved in the setting of each of 13 cements.
cement
x1, x2, x3, x4
Proportions (%) of active ingredients.
y
heat evolved in cals/gm.
Thirteen samples of Portland cement were set. For each sample, the percentages of the four main chemical ingredients was accurately measured. While the cement was setting the amount of heat evolved was also measured.
Woods, H., Steinour, H.H. and Starke, H.R. (1932) Effect of composition of Portland cement on heat evolved during hardening. Industrial Engineering and Chemistry, 24, 1207–1214.
Hald, A. (1957) Statistical Theory with Engineering Applications. Wiley, New York.
lm(y ~ x1 + x2 + x3 + x4, cement)
A numeric vector of 24 determinations of copper in wholemeal flour, in parts per million.
chem
Analytical Methods Committee (1989) Robust statistics – how not to reject outliers. The Analyst 114, 1693–1702.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Convert lists to data frames for use by lattice.
con2tr(obj)
obj 
A list of components 
con2tr
repeats the x
and y
components suitably to
match the vector z
.
A data frame suitable for passing to lattice (formerly trellis) functions.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Computes confidence intervals for one or more parameters in a fitted
model. Package MASS adds methods for glm
and nls
fits.
## S3 method for class 'glm'
confint(object, parm, level = 0.95, trace = FALSE, ...)
## S3 method for class 'nls'
confint(object, parm, level = 0.95, ...)
object 
a fitted model object. Methods currently exist for the classes

parm 
a specification of which parameters are to be given confidence intervals, either a vector of numbers or a vector of names. If missing, all parameters are considered. 
level 
the confidence level required. 
trace 
logical. Should profiling be traced? 
... 
additional argument(s) for methods. 
confint
is a generic function in package stats
.
These confint
methods call the appropriate profile method,
then find the confidence intervals by interpolation in the profile
traces. If the profile object is already available it should be used
as the main argument rather than the fitted model object itself.
A matrix (or vector) with columns giving lower and upper confidence limits for each parameter. These will be labelled as (1  level)/2 and 1  (1  level)/2 in % (by default 2.5% and 97.5%).
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
confint
(the generic and "lm"
method),
profile
expn1 < deriv(y ~ b0 + b1 * 2^(x/th), c("b0", "b1", "th"),
function(b0, b1, th, x) {})
wtloss.gr < nls(Weight ~ expn1(b0, b1, th, Days),
data = wtloss, start = c(b0=90, b1=95, th=120))
expn2 < deriv(~b0 + b1*((w0  b0)/b1)^(x/d0),
c("b0","b1","d0"), function(b0, b1, d0, x, w0) {})
wtloss.init < function(obj, w0) {
p < coef(obj)
d0 <  log((w0  p["b0"])/p["b1"])/log(2) * p["th"]
c(p[c("b0", "b1")], d0 = as.vector(d0))
}
out < NULL
w0s < c(110, 100, 90)
for(w0 in w0s) {
fm < nls(Weight ~ expn2(b0, b1, d0, Days, w0),
wtloss, start = wtloss.init(wtloss.gr, w0))
out < rbind(out, c(coef(fm)["d0"], confint(fm, "d0")))
}
dimnames(out) < list(paste(w0s, "kg:"), c("d0", "low", "high"))
out
ldose < rep(0:5, 2)
numdead < c(1, 4, 9, 13, 18, 20, 0, 2, 6, 10, 12, 16)
sex < factor(rep(c("M", "F"), c(6, 6)))
SF < cbind(numdead, numalive = 20  numdead)
budworm.lg0 < glm(SF ~ sex + ldose  1, family = binomial)
confint(budworm.lg0)
confint(budworm.lg0, "ldose")
A coding for factors based on successive differences.
contr.sdif(n, contrasts = TRUE, sparse = FALSE)
n 
The number of levels required. 
contrasts 
logical: Should there be 
sparse 
logical. If true and the result would be sparse (only
true for 
The contrast coefficients are chosen so that the coded coefficients in a oneway layout are the differences between the means of the second and first levels, the third and second levels, and so on. This makes most sense for ordered factors, but does not assume that the levels are equally spaced.
If contrasts
is TRUE
, a matrix with n
rows and
n  1
columns, and the n
by n
identity matrix if
contrasts
is FALSE
.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth Edition, Springer.
contr.treatment
, contr.sum
,
contr.helmert
.
(A < contr.sdif(6))
zapsmall(ginv(A))
Seven specimens were sent to 6 laboratories in 3 separate batches and each analysed for Analyte. Each analysis was duplicated.
coop
This data frame contains the following columns:
Lab
Laboratory, L1
, L2
, ..., L6
.
Spc
Specimen, S1
, S2
, ..., S7
.
Bat
Batch, B1
, B2
, B3
(nested within Spc/Lab
),
Conc
Concentration of Analyte in $g/kg$
.
Analytical Methods Committee (1987) Recommendations for the conduct and interpretation of cooperative trials, The Analyst 112, 679–686.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Find the principal canonical correlation and corresponding row and columnscores from a correspondence analysis of a twoway contingency table.
corresp(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'matrix'
corresp(x, nf = 1, ...)
## S3 method for class 'factor'
corresp(x, y, ...)
## S3 method for class 'data.frame'
corresp(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'xtabs'
corresp(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'formula'
corresp(formula, data, ...)
x , formula

The function is generic, accepting various forms of the principal
argument for specifying a twoway frequency table. Currently accepted
forms are matrices, data frames (coerced to frequency tables), objects
of class 
nf 
The number of factors to be computed. Note that although 1 is the most usual, one school of thought takes the first two singular vectors for a sort of biplot. 
y 
a second factor for a crossclassification. 
data 
an optional data frame, list or environment against which to preferentially resolve variables in the formula. 
... 
If the principal argument is a formula, a data frame may be specified as well from which variables in the formula are preferentially satisfied. 
See Venables & Ripley (2002). The plot
method produces a graphical
representation of the table if nf=1
, with the areas of circles
representing the numbers of points. If nf
is two or more the
biplot
method is called, which plots the second and third columns of
the matrices A = Dr^(1/2) U L
and B = Dc^(1/2) V L
where the
singular value decomposition is U L V
. Thus the xaxis is the
canonical correlation times the row and column scores. Although this
is called a biplot, it does not have any useful inner product
relationship between the row and column scores. Think of this as an
equallyscaled plot with two unrelated sets of labels. The origin is
marked on the plot with a cross. (For other versions of this plot see
the book.)
An list object of class "correspondence"
for which
print
, plot
and biplot
methods are supplied.
The main components are the canonical correlation(s) and the row
and column scores.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Gower, J. C. and Hand, D. J. (1996) Biplots. Chapman & Hall.
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
## The signs can vary by platform
(ct < corresp(~ Age + Eth, data = quine))
plot(ct)
corresp(caith)
biplot(corresp(caith, nf = 2))
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
Compute a multivariate location and scale estimate with a high
breakdown point – this can be thought of as estimating the mean and
covariance of the good
part of the data. cov.mve
and
cov.mcd
are compatibility wrappers.
cov.rob(x, cor = FALSE, quantile.used = floor((n + p + 1)/2),
method = c("mve", "mcd", "classical"),
nsamp = "best", seed)
cov.mve(...)
cov.mcd(...)
x 
a matrix or data frame. 
cor 
should the returned result include a correlation matrix? 
quantile.used 
the minimum number of the data points regarded as 
method 
the method to be used – minimum volume ellipsoid, minimum
covariance determinant or classical productmoment. Using

nsamp 
the number of samples or 
seed 
the seed to be used for random sampling: see 
... 
arguments to 
For method "mve"
, an approximate search is made of a subset of
size quantile.used
with an enclosing ellipsoid of smallest volume; in
method "mcd"
it is the volume of the Gaussian confidence
ellipsoid, equivalently the determinant of the classical covariance
matrix, that is minimized. The mean of the subset provides a first
estimate of the location, and the rescaled covariance matrix a first
estimate of scatter. The Mahalanobis distances of all the points from
the location estimate for this covariance matrix are calculated, and
those points within the 97.5% point under Gaussian assumptions are
declared to be good
. The final estimates are the mean and rescaled
covariance of the good
points.
The rescaling is by the appropriate percentile under Gaussian data; in addition the first covariance matrix has an ad hoc finitesample correction given by Marazzi.
For method "mve"
the search is made over ellipsoids determined
by the covariance matrix of p
of the data points. For method
"mcd"
an additional improvement step suggested by Rousseeuw and
van Driessen (1999) is used, in which once a subset of size
quantile.used
is selected, an ellipsoid based on its covariance
is tested (as this will have no larger a determinant, and may be smaller).
There is a hard limit on the allowed number of samples, $2^{31} 
1$
. However, practical limits are likely to be much lower
and one might check the number of samples used for exhaustive
enumeration, combn(NROW(x), NCOL(x) + 1)
, before attempting it.
A list with components
center 
the final estimate of location. 
cov 
the final estimate of scatter. 
cor 
(only is 
sing 
message giving number of singular samples out of total 
crit 
the value of the criterion on log scale. For MCD this is the determinant, and for MVE it is proportional to the volume. 
best 
the subset used. For MVE the best sample, for MCD the best
set of size 
n.obs 
total number of observations. 
P. J. Rousseeuw and A. M. Leroy (1987) Robust Regression and Outlier Detection. Wiley.
A. Marazzi (1993) Algorithms, Routines and S Functions for Robust Statistics. Wadsworth and Brooks/Cole.
P. J. Rousseeuw and B. C. van Zomeren (1990) Unmasking multivariate outliers and leverage points, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 85, 633–639.
P. J. Rousseeuw and K. van Driessen (1999) A fast algorithm for the minimum covariance determinant estimator. Technometrics 41, 212–223.
P. Rousseeuw and M. Hubert (1997) Recent developments in PROGRESS. In L1Statistical Procedures and Related Topics ed Y. Dodge, IMS Lecture Notes volume 31, pp. 201–214.
set.seed(123)
cov.rob(stackloss)
cov.rob(stack.x, method = "mcd", nsamp = "exact")
Estimates a covariance or correlation matrix assuming the data came from a multivariate t distribution: this provides some degree of robustness to outlier without giving a high breakdown point.
cov.trob(x, wt = rep(1, n), cor = FALSE, center = TRUE, nu = 5,
maxit = 25, tol = 0.01)
x 
data matrix. Missing values (NAs) are not allowed. 
wt 
A vector of weights for each case: these are treated as if the case 
cor 
Flag to choose between returning the correlation ( 
center 
a logical value or a numeric vector providing the location about which
the covariance is to be taken. If 
nu 
‘degrees of freedom’ for the multivariate t distribution. Must exceed 2 (so that the covariance matrix is finite). 
maxit 
Maximum number of iterations in fitting. 
tol 
Convergence tolerance for fitting. 
A list with the following components
cov 
the fitted covariance matrix. 
center 
the estimated or specified location vector. 
wt 
the specified weights: only returned if the 
n.obs 
the number of cases used in the fitting. 
cor 
the fitted correlation matrix: only returned if 
call 
The matched call. 
iter 
The number of iterations used. 
J. T. Kent, D. E. Tyler and Y. Vardi (1994) A curious likelihood identity for the multivariate tdistribution. Communications in Statistics—Simulation and Computation 23, 441–453.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
cov.trob(stackloss)
A relative performance measure and characteristics of 209 CPUs.
cpus
The components are:
name
manufacturer and model.
syct
cycle time in nanoseconds.
mmin
minimum main memory in kilobytes.
mmax
maximum main memory in kilobytes.
cach
cache size in kilobytes.
chmin
minimum number of channels.
chmax
maximum number of channels.
perf
published performance on a benchmark mix relative to an IBM 370/1583.
estperf
estimated performance (by EinDor & Feldmesser).
P. EinDor and J. Feldmesser (1987) Attributes of the performance of central processing units: a relative performance prediction model. Comm. ACM. 30, 308–317.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
The crabs
data frame has 200 rows and 8 columns, describing 5
morphological measurements on 50 crabs each of two colour forms and
both sexes, of the species Leptograpsus variegatus collected at
Fremantle, W. Australia.
crabs
This data frame contains the following columns:
sp
species
 "B"
or "O"
for blue or orange.
sex
as it says.
index
index 1:50
within each of the four groups.
FL
frontal lobe size (mm).
RW
rear width (mm).
CL
carapace length (mm).
CW
carapace width (mm).
BD
body depth (mm).
Campbell, N.A. and Mahon, R.J. (1974) A multivariate study of variation in two species of rock crab of genus Leptograpsus. Australian Journal of Zoology 22, 417–425.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Cushing's syndrome is a hypertensive disorder associated with oversecretion of cortisol by the adrenal gland. The observations are urinary excretion rates of two steroid metabolites.
Cushings
The Cushings
data frame has 27 rows and 3 columns:
Tetrahydrocortisone
urinary excretion rate (mg/24hr) of Tetrahydrocortisone.
Pregnanetriol
urinary excretion rate (mg/24hr) of Pregnanetriol.
Type
underlying type of syndrome, coded a
(adenoma) , b
(bilateral hyperplasia), c
(carcinoma) or u
for unknown.
J. Aitchison and I. R. Dunsmore (1975) Statistical Prediction Analysis. Cambridge University Press, Tables 11.1–3.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
A numeric vector of 15 measurements by different laboratories of the pesticide DDT in kale, in ppm (parts per million) using the multiple pesticide residue measurement.
DDT
C. E. Finsterwalder (1976) Collaborative study of an extension of the Mills et al method for the determination of pesticide residues in food. J. Off. Anal. Chem. 59, 169–171
R. G. Staudte and S. J. Sheather (1990) Robust Estimation and Testing. Wiley
A time series giving the monthly deaths from bronchitis,
emphysema and asthma in the UK, 19741979, both sexes (deaths
),
deaths
P. J. Diggle (1990) Time Series: A Biostatistical Introduction. Oxford, table A.3
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
This the same as dataset ldeaths
in R's datasets package.
loglm
allows dimension numbers to be used in place of names in
the formula. denumerate
modifies such a formula into one that
terms
can process.
denumerate(x)
x 
A formula conforming to the conventions of 
The model fitting function loglm
fits loglinear models to
frequency data using iterative proportional scaling. To specify
the model the user must nominate the margins in the data that
remain fixed under the loglinear model. It is convenient to
allow the user to use dimension numbers, 1, 2, 3, ... for the
first, second, third, ..., margins in a similar way to variable
names. As the model formula has to be parsed by terms
, which
treats 1
in a special way and requires parseable variable names,
these formulae have to be modified by giving genuine names for
these margin, or dimension numbers. denumerate
replaces these
numbers with names of a special form, namely n
is replaced by
.vn
. This allows terms
to parse the formula in the usual way.
A linear model formula like that presented, except that where
dimension numbers, say n
, have been used to specify fixed
margins these are replaced by names of the form .vn
which may
be processed by terms
.
denumerate(~(1+2+3)^3 + a/b)
## which gives ~ (.v1 + .v2 + .v3)^3 + a/b
Calibrate binomial assays, generalizing the calculation of LD50.
dose.p(obj, cf = 1:2, p = 0.5)
obj 
A fitted model object of class inheriting from 
cf 
The terms in the coefficient vector giving the intercept and coefficient of (log)dose 
p 
Probabilities at which to predict the dose needed. 
An object of class "glm.dose"
giving the prediction (attribute
"p"
and standard error (attribute "SE"
) at each response
probability.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Springer.
ldose < rep(0:5, 2)
numdead < c(1, 4, 9, 13, 18, 20, 0, 2, 6, 10, 12, 16)
sex < factor(rep(c("M", "F"), c(6, 6)))
SF < cbind(numdead, numalive = 20  numdead)
budworm.lg0 < glm(SF ~ sex + ldose  1, family = binomial)
dose.p(budworm.lg0, cf = c(1,3), p = 1:3/4)
dose.p(update(budworm.lg0, family = binomial(link=probit)),
cf = c(1,3), p = 1:3/4)
A regular time series giving the monthly totals of car drivers in Great Britain killed or seriously injured Jan 1969 to Dec 1984. Compulsory wearing of seat belts was introduced on 31 Jan 1983
drivers
Harvey, A.C. (1989) Forecasting, Structural Time Series Models and the Kalman Filter. Cambridge University Press, pp. 519–523.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
Try fitting all models that differ from the current model by dropping a single term, maintaining marginality.
This function is generic; there exist methods for classes lm
and
glm
and the default method will work for many other classes.
dropterm (object, ...)
## Default S3 method:
dropterm(object, scope, scale = 0, test = c("none", "Chisq"),
k = 2, sorted = FALSE, trace = FALSE, ...)
## S3 method for class 'lm'
dropterm(object, scope, scale = 0, test = c("none", "Chisq", "F"),
k = 2, sorted = FALSE, ...)
## S3 method for class 'glm'
dropterm(object, scope, scale = 0, test = c("none", "Chisq", "F"),
k = 2, sorted = FALSE, trace = FALSE, ...)
object 
A object fitted by some modelfitting function. 
scope 
a formula giving terms which might be dropped. By default, the model formula. Only terms that can be dropped and maintain marginality are actually tried. 
scale 
used in the definition of the AIC statistic for selecting the models,
currently only for 
test 
should the results include a test statistic relative to the original
model? The F test is only appropriate for 
k 
the multiple of the number of degrees of freedom used for the penalty.
Only 
sorted 
should the results be sorted on the value of AIC? 
trace 
if 
... 
arguments passed to or from other methods. 
The definition of AIC is only up to an additive constant: when
appropriate (lm
models with specified scale) the constant is taken
to be that used in Mallows' Cp statistic and the results are labelled
accordingly.
A table of class "anova"
containing at least columns for the change
in degrees of freedom and AIC (or Cp) for the models. Some methods
will give further information, for example sums of squares, deviances,
loglikelihoods and test statistics.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
quine.hi < aov(log(Days + 2.5) ~ .^4, quine)
quine.nxt < update(quine.hi, . ~ .  Eth:Sex:Age:Lrn)
dropterm(quine.nxt, test= "F")
quine.stp < stepAIC(quine.nxt,
scope = list(upper = ~Eth*Sex*Age*Lrn, lower = ~1),
trace = FALSE)
dropterm(quine.stp, test = "F")
quine.3 < update(quine.stp, . ~ .  Eth:Age:Lrn)
dropterm(quine.3, test = "F")
quine.4 < update(quine.3, . ~ .  Eth:Age)
dropterm(quine.4, test = "F")
quine.5 < update(quine.4, . ~ .  Age:Lrn)
dropterm(quine.5, test = "F")
house.glm0 < glm(Freq ~ Infl*Type*Cont + Sat, family=poisson,
data = housing)
house.glm1 < update(house.glm0, . ~ . + Sat*(Infl+Type+Cont))
dropterm(house.glm1, test = "Chisq")
Knight and Skagen collected during a field study on the foraging behaviour of wintering Bald Eagles in Washington State, USA data concerning 160 attempts by one (pirating) Bald Eagle to steal a chum salmon from another (feeding) Bald Eagle.
eagles
The eagles
data frame has 8 rows and 5 columns.
y
Number of successful attempts.
n
Total number of attempts.
P
Size of pirating eagle (L
= large, S
= small).
A
Age of pirating eagle (I
= immature, A
= adult).
V
Size of victim eagle (L
= large, S
= small).
Knight, R. L. and Skagen, S. K. (1988) Agonistic asymmetries and the foraging ecology of Bald Eagles. Ecology 69, 1188–1194.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
eagles.glm < glm(cbind(y, n  y) ~ P*A + V, data = eagles,
family = binomial)
dropterm(eagles.glm)
prof < profile(eagles.glm)
plot(prof)
pairs(prof)
Thall and Vail (1990) give a data set on twoweek seizure counts for 59 epileptics. The number of seizures was recorded for a baseline period of 8 weeks, and then patients were randomly assigned to a treatment group or a control group. Counts were then recorded for four successive twoweek periods. The subject's age is the only covariate.
epil
This data frame has 236 rows and the following 9 columns:
y
the count for the 2week period.
trt
treatment, "placebo"
or "progabide"
.
base
the counts in the baseline 8week period.
age
subject's age, in years.
V4
0/1
indicator variable of period 4.
subject
subject number, 1 to 59.
period
period, 1 to 4.
lbase
logcounts for the baseline period, centred to have zero mean.
lage
logages, centred to have zero mean.
Thall, P. F. and Vail, S. C. (1990) Some covariance models for longitudinal count data with overdispersion. Biometrics 46, 657–671.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth Edition. Springer.
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
summary(glm(y ~ lbase*trt + lage + V4, family = poisson,
data = epil), correlation = FALSE)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
epil2 < epil[epil$period == 1, ]
epil2["period"] < rep(0, 59); epil2["y"] < epil2["base"]
epil["time"] < 1; epil2["time"] < 4
epil2 < rbind(epil, epil2)
epil2$pred < unclass(epil2$trt) * (epil2$period > 0)
epil2$subject < factor(epil2$subject)
epil3 < aggregate(epil2, list(epil2$subject, epil2$period > 0),
function(x) if(is.numeric(x)) sum(x) else x[1])
epil3$pred < factor(epil3$pred,
labels = c("base", "placebo", "drug"))
contrasts(epil3$pred) < structure(contr.sdif(3),
dimnames = list(NULL, c("placebobase", "drugplacebo")))
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
summary(glm(y ~ pred + factor(subject) + offset(log(time)),
family = poisson, data = epil3), correlation = FALSE)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
summary(glmmPQL(y ~ lbase*trt + lage + V4,
random = ~ 1  subject,
family = poisson, data = epil))
summary(glmmPQL(y ~ pred, random = ~1  subject,
family = poisson, data = epil3))
Version of a scatterplot with scales chosen to be equal on both axes, that is 1cm represents the same units on each
eqscplot(x, y, ratio = 1, tol = 0.04, uin, ...)
x 
vector of x values, or a 2column matrix, or a list with components

y 
vector of y values 
ratio 
desired ratio of units on the axes. Units on the y axis are drawn at

tol 
proportion of white space at the margins of plot 
uin 
desired values for the unitsperinch parameter. If of length 1, the desired units per inch on the x axis. 
... 
further arguments for 
Limits for the x and y axes are chosen so that they include the
data. One of the sets of limits is then stretched from the midpoint to
make the units in the ratio given by ratio
. Finally both are
stretched by 1 + tol
to move points away from the axes, and the
points plotted.
invisibly, the values of uin
used for the plot.
performs the plot.
Arguments ratio
and uin
were suggested by Bill Dunlap.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
The farms
data frame has 20 rows and 4 columns. The rows are farms
on the Dutch island of Terschelling and the columns are factors
describing the management of grassland.
farms
This data frame contains the following columns:
Mois
Five levels of soil moisture – level 3 does not occur at these 20 farms.
Manag
Grassland management type (SF
= standard,
BF
= biological, HF
= hobby farming,
NM
= nature conservation).
Use
Grassland use (U1
= hay production, U2
=
intermediate, U3
= grazing).
Manure
Manure usage – classes C0
to C4
.
J.C. Gower and D.J. Hand (1996) Biplots. Chapman & Hall, Table 4.6.
Quoted as from:
R.H.G. Jongman, C.J.F. ter Braak and O.F.R. van Tongeren (1987)
Data Analysis in Community and Landscape Ecology.
PUDOC, Wageningen.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
farms.mca < mca(farms, abbrev = TRUE) # Use levels as names
eqscplot(farms.mca$cs, type = "n")
text(farms.mca$rs, cex = 0.7)
text(farms.mca$cs, labels = dimnames(farms.mca$cs)[[1]], cex = 0.7)
The fgl
data frame has 214 rows and 10 columns.
It was collected by B. German on fragments of glass
collected in forensic work.
fgl
This data frame contains the following columns:
RI
refractive index; more precisely the refractive index is 1.518xxxx.
The next 8 measurements are percentages by weight of oxides.
Na
sodium.
Mg
manganese.
Al
aluminium.
Si
silicon.
K
potassium.
Ca
calcium.
Ba
barium.
Fe
iron.
type
The fragments were originally classed into seven types, one of which
was absent in this dataset. The categories which occur are
window float glass (WinF
: 70),
window nonfloat glass (WinNF
: 76),
vehicle window glass (Veh
: 17),
containers (Con
: 13),
tableware (Tabl
: 9) and
vehicle headlamps (Head
: 29).
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Maximumlikelihood fitting of univariate distributions, allowing parameters to be held fixed if desired.
fitdistr(x, densfun, start, ...)
x 
A numeric vector of length at least one containing only finite values. 
densfun 
Either a character string or a function returning a density evaluated at its first argument. Distributions 
start 
A named list giving the parameters to be optimized with initial values. This can be omitted for some of the named distributions and must be for others (see Details). 
... 
Additional parameters, either for 
For the Normal, logNormal, geometric, exponential and Poisson
distributions the closedform MLEs (and exact standard errors) are
used, and start
should not be supplied.
For all other distributions, direct optimization of the loglikelihood
is performed using optim
. The estimated standard
errors are taken from the observed information matrix, calculated by a
numerical approximation. For onedimensional problems the NelderMead
method is used and for multidimensional problems the BFGS method,
unless arguments named lower
or upper
are supplied (when
LBFGSB
is used) or method
is supplied explicitly.
For the "t"
named distribution the density is taken to be the
locationscale family with location m
and scale s
.
For the following named distributions, reasonable starting values will
be computed if start
is omitted or only partially specified:
"cauchy"
, "gamma"
, "logistic"
,
"negative binomial"
(parametrized by mu
and
size
), "t"
and "weibull"
. Note that these
starting values may not be good enough if the fit is poor: in
particular they are not resistant to outliers unless the fitted
distribution is longtailed.
There are print
, coef
, vcov
and logLik
methods for class "fitdistr"
.
An object of class "fitdistr"
, a list with four components,
estimate 
the parameter estimates, 
sd 
the estimated standard errors, 
vcov 
the estimated variancecovariance matrix, and 
loglik 
the loglikelihood. 
Numerical optimization cannot work miracles: please note the comments
in optim
on scaling data. If the fitted parameters are
far away from one, consider refitting specifying the control
parameter parscale
.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
## avoid spurious accuracy
op < options(digits = 3)
set.seed(123)
x < rgamma(100, shape = 5, rate = 0.1)
fitdistr(x, "gamma")
## now do this directly with more control.
fitdistr(x, dgamma, list(shape = 1, rate = 0.1), lower = 0.001)
set.seed(123)
x2 < rt(250, df = 9)
fitdistr(x2, "t", df = 9)
## allow df to vary: not a very good idea!
fitdistr(x2, "t")
## now do fixeddf fit directly with more control.
mydt < function(x, m, s, df) dt((xm)/s, df)/s
fitdistr(x2, mydt, list(m = 0, s = 1), df = 9, lower = c(Inf, 0))
set.seed(123)
x3 < rweibull(100, shape = 4, scale = 100)
fitdistr(x3, "weibull")
set.seed(123)
x4 < rnegbin(500, mu = 5, theta = 4)
fitdistr(x4, "Negative Binomial")
options(op)
A data frame with 17 observations on boiling point of water and barometric pressure in inches of mercury.
forbes
bp
boiling point (degrees Farenheit).
pres
barometric pressure in inches of mercury.
A. C. Atkinson (1985) Plots, Transformations and Regression. Oxford.
S. Weisberg (1980) Applied Linear Regression. Wiley.
Find rational approximations to the components of a real numeric object using a standard continued fraction method.
fractions(x, cycles = 10, max.denominator = 2000, ...)
as.fractions(x)
is.fractions(f)
x 
Any object of mode numeric. Missing values are now allowed. 
cycles 
The maximum number of steps to be used in the continued fraction approximation process. 
max.denominator 
An early termination criterion. If any partial denominator
exceeds 
... 
arguments passed to or from other methods. 
f 
an R object. 
Each component is first expanded in a continued fraction of the form
x = floor(x) + 1/(p1 + 1/(p2 + ...)))
where p1
, p2
, ... are positive integers, terminating either
at cycles
terms or when a pj > max.denominator
. The
continued fraction is then rearranged to retrieve the numerator
and denominator as integers.
The numerators and denominators are then combined into a
character vector that becomes the "fracs"
attribute and used in
printed representations.
Arithmetic operations on "fractions"
objects have full floating
point accuracy, but the character representation printed out may
not.
An object of class "fractions"
. A structure with .Data
component
the same as the input numeric x
, but with the rational
approximations held as a character vector attribute, "fracs"
.
Arithmetic operations on "fractions"
objects are possible.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth Edition. Springer.
X < matrix(runif(25), 5, 5)
zapsmall(solve(X, X/5)) # print nearzeroes as zero
fractions(solve(X, X/5))
fractions(solve(X, X/5)) + 1
Data were collected on the concentration of a chemical GAG in the urine of 314 children aged from zero to seventeen years. The aim of the study was to produce a chart to help a paediatrican to assess if a child's GAG concentration is ‘normal’.
GAGurine
This data frame contains the following columns:
Age
age of child in years.
GAG
concentration of GAG (the units have been lost).
Mrs Susan Prosser, Paediatrics Department, University of Oxford, via Department of Statistics Consulting Service.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
A numeric vector of velocities in km/sec of 82 galaxies from 6
wellseparated conic sections of an unfilled
survey of the Corona
Borealis region. Multimodality in such surveys is evidence for voids
and superclusters in the far universe.
galaxies
There is an 83rd measurement of 5607 km/sec in the Postman et al. paper which is omitted in Roeder (1990) and from the dataset here.
There is also a typo: this dataset has 78th observation 26690 which should be 26960.
Roeder, K. (1990) Density estimation with confidence sets exemplified by superclusters and voids in galaxies. Journal of the American Statistical Association 85, 617–624.
Postman, M., Huchra, J. P. and Geller, M. J. (1986) Probes of largescale structures in the Corona Borealis region. Astronomical Journal 92, 1238–1247.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
gal < galaxies/1000
c(width.SJ(gal, method = "dpi"), width.SJ(gal))
plot(x = c(0, 40), y = c(0, 0.3), type = "n", bty = "l",
xlab = "velocity of galaxy (1000km/s)", ylab = "density")
rug(gal)
lines(density(gal, width = 3.25, n = 200), lty = 1)
lines(density(gal, width = 2.56, n = 200), lty = 3)
A front end to gamma.shape
for convenience. Finds the
reciprocal of the estimate of the shape parameter only.
gamma.dispersion(object, ...)
object 
Fitted model object giving the gamma fit. 
... 
Additional arguments passed on to 
The MLE of the dispersion parameter of the gamma distribution.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
gamma.shape.glm
, including the example on its help page.
Find the maximum likelihood estimate of the shape parameter of
the gamma distribution after fitting a Gamma
generalized
linear model.
gamma.shape(object, ...)
## S3 method for class 'glm'
gamma.shape(object, it.lim = 10,
eps.max = .Machine$double.eps^0.25, verbose = FALSE, ...)
object 
Fitted model object from a 
it.lim 
Upper limit on the number of iterations. 
eps.max 
Maximum discrepancy between approximations for the iteration process to continue. 
verbose 
If 
... 
further arguments passed to or from other methods. 
A glm fit for a Gamma family correctly calculates the maximum likelihood estimate of the mean parameters but provides only a crude estimate of the dispersion parameter. This function takes the results of the glm fit and solves the maximum likelihood equation for the reciprocal of the dispersion parameter, which is usually called the shape (or exponent) parameter.
List of two components
alpha 
the maximum likelihood estimate 
SE 
the approximate standard error, the squareroot of the reciprocal of the observed information. 
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
clotting < data.frame(
u = c(5,10,15,20,30,40,60,80,100),
lot1 = c(118,58,42,35,27,25,21,19,18),
lot2 = c(69,35,26,21,18,16,13,12,12))
clot1 < glm(lot1 ~ log(u), data = clotting, family = Gamma)
gamma.shape(clot1)
gm < glm(Days + 0.1 ~ Age*Eth*Sex*Lrn,
quasi(link=log, variance="mu^2"), quine,
start = c(3, rep(0,31)))
gamma.shape(gm, verbose = TRUE)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
summary(gm, dispersion = gamma.dispersion(gm)) # better summary
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
A data frame from a trial of 42 leukaemia patients. Some were treated with the drug 6mercaptopurine and the rest are controls. The trial was designed as matched pairs, both withdrawn from the trial when either came out of remission.
gehan
This data frame contains the following columns:
pair
label for pair.
time
remission time in weeks.
cens
censoring, 0/1.
treat
treatment, control or 6MP.
Cox, D. R. and Oakes, D. (1984) Analysis of Survival Data. Chapman & Hall, p. 7. Taken from
Gehan, E.A. (1965) A generalized Wilcoxon test for comparing arbitrarily singlecensored samples. Biometrika 52, 203–233.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
library(survival)
gehan.surv < survfit(Surv(time, cens) ~ treat, data = gehan,
conf.type = "loglog")
summary(gehan.surv)
survreg(Surv(time, cens) ~ factor(pair) + treat, gehan, dist = "exponential")
summary(survreg(Surv(time, cens) ~ treat, gehan, dist = "exponential"))
summary(survreg(Surv(time, cens) ~ treat, gehan))
gehan.cox < coxph(Surv(time, cens) ~ treat, gehan)
summary(gehan.cox)
Data from a foster feeding experiment with rat mothers and litters of
four different genotypes: A
, B
, I
and J
.
Rat litters were separated from their natural mothers at birth and
given to foster mothers to rear.
genotype
The data frame has the following components:
Litter
genotype of the litter.
Mother
genotype of the foster mother.
Wt
Litter average weight gain of the litter, in grams at age 28 days. (The source states that the withinlitter variability is negligible.)
Scheffe, H. (1959) The Analysis of Variance Wiley p. 140.
Bailey, D. W. (1953) The Inheritance of Maternal Influences on the Growth of the Rat. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of California. Table B of the Appendix.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
A version of the eruptions data from the ‘Old Faithful’ geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. This version comes from Azzalini and Bowman (1990) and is of continuous measurement from August 1 to August 15, 1985.
Some nocturnal duration measurements were coded as 2, 3 or 4 minutes, having originally been described as ‘short’, ‘medium’ or ‘long’.
geyser
A data frame with 299 observations on 2 variables.
duration 
numeric  Eruption time in mins 
waiting 
numeric  Waiting time for this eruption 
The waiting
time was incorrectly described as the time to the
next eruption in the original files, and corrected for MASS
version 7.330.
Azzalini, A. and Bowman, A. W. (1990) A look at some data on the Old Faithful geyser. Applied Statistics 39, 357–365.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
CRAN package sm.
This dataset was collected on a line transect survey in gilgai territory in New South Wales, Australia. Gilgais are natural gentle depressions in otherwise flat land, and sometimes seem to be regularly distributed. The data collection was stimulated by the question: are these patterns reflected in soil properties? At each of 365 sampling locations on a linear grid of 4 meters spacing, samples were taken at depths 010 cm, 3040 cm and 8090 cm below the surface. pH, electrical conductivity and chloride content were measured on a 1:5 soil:water extract from each sample.
gilgais
This data frame contains the following columns:
pH00
pH at depth 0–10 cm.
pH30
pH at depth 30–40 cm.
pH80
pH at depth 80–90 cm.
e00
electrical conductivity in mS/cm (0–10 cm).
e30
electrical conductivity in mS/cm (30–40 cm).
e80
electrical conductivity in mS/cm (80–90 cm).
c00
chloride content in ppm (0–10 cm).
c30
chloride content in ppm (30–40 cm).
c80
chloride content in ppm (80–90 cm).
Webster, R. (1977) Spectral analysis of gilgai soil. Australian Journal of Soil Research 15, 191–204.
Laslett, G. M. (1989) Kriging and splines: An empirical comparison of their predictive performance in some applications (with discussion). Journal of the American Statistical Association 89, 319–409
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Calculates the MoorePenrose generalized inverse of a matrix
X
.
ginv(X, tol = sqrt(.Machine$double.eps))
X 
Matrix for which the MoorePenrose inverse is required. 
tol 
A relative tolerance to detect zero singular values. 
A MP generalized inverse matrix for X
.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
This function modifies an output object from glm.nb()
to one
that looks like the output from glm()
with a negative binomial
family. This allows it to be updated keeping the theta parameter
fixed.
glm.convert(object)
object 
An object of class 
Convenience function needed to effect some low level changes to the structure of the fitted model object.
An object of class "glm"
with negative binomial family. The theta
parameter is then fixed at its present estimate.
glm.nb
, negative.binomial
, glm
quine.nb1 < glm.nb(Days ~ Sex/(Age + Eth*Lrn), data = quine)
quine.nbA < glm.convert(quine.nb1)
quine.nbB < update(quine.nb1, . ~ . + Sex:Age:Lrn)
anova(quine.nbA, quine.nbB)
A modification of the system function glm()
to include
estimation of the additional parameter, theta
, for a
Negative Binomial generalized linear model.
glm.nb(formula, data, weights, subset, na.action,
start = NULL, etastart, mustart,
control = glm.control(...), method = "glm.fit",
model = TRUE, x = FALSE, y = TRUE, contrasts = NULL, ...,
init.theta, link = log)
formula , data , weights , subset , na.action , start , etastart , mustart , control , method , model , x , y , contrasts , ...

arguments for the 
init.theta 
Optional initial value for the theta parameter. If omitted a moment estimator after an initial fit using a Poisson GLM is used. 
link 
The link function. Currently must be one of 
An alternating iteration process is used. For given theta
the GLM
is fitted using the same process as used by glm()
. For fixed means
the theta
parameter is estimated using score and information
iterations. The two are alternated until convergence of both. (The
number of alternations and the number of iterations when estimating
theta
are controlled by the maxit
parameter of
glm.control
.)
Setting trace > 0
traces the alternating iteration
process. Setting trace > 1
traces the glm
fit, and
setting trace > 2
traces the estimation of theta
.
A fitted model object of class negbin
inheriting from glm
and lm
. The object is like the output of glm
but contains
three additional components, namely theta
for the ML estimate of
theta, SE.theta
for its approximate standard error (using
observed rather than expected information), and twologlik
for
twice the loglikelihood function.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
glm
, negative.binomial
,
anova.negbin
, summary.negbin
,
theta.md
There is a simulate
method.
quine.nb1 < glm.nb(Days ~ Sex/(Age + Eth*Lrn), data = quine)
quine.nb2 < update(quine.nb1, . ~ . + Sex:Age:Lrn)
quine.nb3 < update(quine.nb2, Days ~ .^4)
anova(quine.nb1, quine.nb2, quine.nb3)
Fit a GLMM model with multivariate normal random effects, using Penalized QuasiLikelihood.
glmmPQL(fixed, random, family, data, correlation, weights,
control, niter = 10, verbose = TRUE, ...)
fixed 
a twosided linear formula giving fixedeffects part of the model. 
random 
a formula or list of formulae describing the random effects. 
family 
a GLM family. 
data 
an optional data frame, list or environment used as the first place to find
variables in the formulae, 
correlation 
an optional correlation structure. 
weights 
optional case weights as in 
control 
an optional argument to be passed to 
niter 
maximum number of iterations. 
verbose 
logical: print out record of iterations? 
... 
Further arguments for 
glmmPQL
works by repeated calls to lme
, so
namespace nlme will be loaded at first use. (Before 2015 it
used to attach nlme
but nowadays only loads the namespace.)
Unlike lme
, offset
terms are allowed in
fixed
– this is done by pre and postprocessing the calls to
lme
.
Note that the returned object inherits from class "lme"
and
that most generics will use the method for that class. As from
version 3.1158, the fitted values have any offset included, as do
the results of calling predict
.
A object of class c("glmmPQL", "lme")
: see lmeObject
.
Schall, R. (1991) Estimation in generalized linear models with random effects. Biometrika 78, 719–727.
Breslow, N. E. and Clayton, D. G. (1993) Approximate inference in generalized linear mixed models. Journal of the American Statistical Association 88, 9–25.
Wolfinger, R. and O'Connell, M. (1993) Generalized linear mixed models: a pseudolikelihood approach. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 48, 233–243.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
summary(glmmPQL(y ~ trt + I(week > 2), random = ~ 1  ID,
family = binomial, data = bacteria))
## an example of an offset: the coefficient of 'week' changes by one.
summary(glmmPQL(y ~ trt + week, random = ~ 1  ID,
family = binomial, data = bacteria))
summary(glmmPQL(y ~ trt + week + offset(week), random = ~ 1  ID,
family = binomial, data = bacteria))
The record times in 1984 for 35 Scottish hill races.
hills
The components are:
dist
distance in miles (on the map).
climb
total height gained during the route, in feet.
time
record time in minutes.
A.C. Atkinson (1986) Comment: Aspects of diagnostic regression analysis. Statistical Science 1, 397–402.
[A.C. Atkinson (1988) Transformations unmasked. Technometrics 30, 311–318 “corrects” the time for Knock Hill from 78.65 to 18.65. It is unclear if this based on the original records.]
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Plot a histogram with automatic bin width selection, using the Scott or Freedman–Diaconis formulae.
hist.scott(x, prob = TRUE, xlab = deparse(substitute(x)), ...)
hist.FD(x, prob = TRUE, xlab = deparse(substitute(x)), ...)
x 
A data vector 
prob 
Should the plot have unit area, so be a density estimate? 
xlab , ...

Further arguments to 
For the nclass.*
functions, the suggested number of classes.
Plot a histogram.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Springer.
The housing
data frame has 72 rows and 5 variables.
housing
Sat
Satisfaction of householders with their present housing circumstances, (High, Medium or Low, ordered factor).
Infl
Perceived degree of influence householders have on the management of the property (High, Medium, Low).
Type
Type of rental accommodation, (Tower, Atrium, Apartment, Terrace).
Cont
Contact residents are afforded with other residents, (Low, High).
Freq
Frequencies: the numbers of residents in each class.
Madsen, M. (1976) Statistical analysis of multiple contingency tables. Two examples. Scand. J. Statist. 3, 97–106.
Cox, D. R. and Snell, E. J. (1984) Applied Statistics, Principles and Examples. Chapman & Hall.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
options(contrasts = c("contr.treatment", "contr.poly"))
# Surrogate Poisson models
house.glm0 < glm(Freq ~ Infl*Type*Cont + Sat, family = poisson,
data = housing)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
summary(house.glm0, correlation = FALSE)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
addterm(house.glm0, ~. + Sat:(Infl+Type+Cont), test = "Chisq")
house.glm1 < update(house.glm0, . ~ . + Sat*(Infl+Type+Cont))
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
summary(house.glm1, correlation = FALSE)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
1  pchisq(deviance(house.glm1), house.glm1$df.residual)
dropterm(house.glm1, test = "Chisq")
addterm(house.glm1, ~. + Sat:(Infl+Type+Cont)^2, test = "Chisq")
hnames < lapply(housing[, 5], levels) # omit Freq
newData < expand.grid(hnames)
newData$Sat < ordered(newData$Sat)
house.pm < predict(house.glm1, newData,
type = "response") # poisson means
house.pm < matrix(house.pm, ncol = 3, byrow = TRUE,
dimnames = list(NULL, hnames[[1]]))
house.pr < house.pm/drop(house.pm %*% rep(1, 3))
cbind(expand.grid(hnames[1]), round(house.pr, 2))
# Iterative proportional scaling
loglm(Freq ~ Infl*Type*Cont + Sat*(Infl+Type+Cont), data = housing)
# multinomial model
library(nnet)
(house.mult< multinom(Sat ~ Infl + Type + Cont, weights = Freq,
data = housing))
house.mult2 < multinom(Sat ~ Infl*Type*Cont, weights = Freq,
data = housing)
anova(house.mult, house.mult2)
house.pm < predict(house.mult, expand.grid(hnames[1]), type = "probs")
cbind(expand.grid(hnames[1]), round(house.pm, 2))
# proportional odds model
house.cpr < apply(house.pr, 1, cumsum)
logit < function(x) log(x/(1x))
house.ld < logit(house.cpr[2, ])  logit(house.cpr[1, ])
(ratio < sort(drop(house.ld)))
mean(ratio)
(house.plr < polr(Sat ~ Infl + Type + Cont,
data = housing, weights = Freq))
house.pr1 < predict(house.plr, expand.grid(hnames[1]), type = "probs")
cbind(expand.grid(hnames[1]), round(house.pr1, 2))
Fr < matrix(housing$Freq, ncol = 3, byrow = TRUE)
2*sum(Fr*log(house.pr/house.pr1))
house.plr2 < stepAIC(house.plr, ~.^2)
house.plr2$anova
Finds the Huber Mestimator of location with MAD scale.
huber(y, k = 1.5, tol = 1e06)
y 
vector of data values 
k 
Winsorizes at 
tol 
convergence tolerance 
list of location and scale parameters
mu 
location estimate 
s 
MAD scale estimate 
Huber, P. J. (1981) Robust Statistics. Wiley.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
huber(chem)
Finds the Huber Mestimator for location with scale specified, scale with location specified, or both if neither is specified.
hubers(y, k = 1.5, mu, s, initmu = median(y), tol = 1e06)
y 
vector y of data values 
k 
Winsorizes at 
mu 
specified location 
s 
specified scale 
initmu 
initial value of 
tol 
convergence tolerance 
list of location and scale estimates
mu 
location estimate 
s 
scale estimate 
Huber, P. J. (1981) Robust Statistics. Wiley.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
hubers(chem)
hubers(chem, mu=3.68)
The immer
data frame has 30 rows and 4 columns. Five varieties of
barley were grown in six locations in each of 1931 and 1932.
immer
This data frame contains the following columns:
Loc
The location.
Var
The variety of barley ("manchuria"
, "svansota"
,
"velvet"
, "trebi"
and "peatland"
).
Y1
Yield in 1931.
Y2
Yield in 1932.
Immer, F.R., Hayes, H.D. and LeRoy Powers (1934) Statistical determination of barley varietal adaptation. Journal of the American Society for Agronomy 26, 403–419.
Fisher, R.A. (1947) The Design of Experiments. 4th edition. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
immer.aov < aov(cbind(Y1,Y2) ~ Loc + Var, data = immer)
summary(immer.aov)
immer.aov < aov((Y1+Y2)/2 ~ Var + Loc, data = immer)
summary(immer.aov)
model.tables(immer.aov, type = "means", se = TRUE, cterms = "Var")
The data given in data frame Insurance
consist of the
numbers of policyholders of an insurance company who were
exposed to risk, and the numbers of car insurance claims made by
those policyholders in the third quarter of 1973.
Insurance
This data frame contains the following columns:
District
factor: district of residence of policyholder (1 to 4): 4 is major cities.
Group
an ordered factor: group of car with levels <1 litre, 1–1.5 litre, 1.5–2 litre, >2 litre.
Age
an ordered factor: the age of the insured in 4 groups labelled <25, 25–29, 30–35, >35.
Holders
numbers of policyholders.
Claims
numbers of claims
L. A. Baxter, S. M. Coutts and G. A. F. Ross (1980) Applications of linear models in motor insurance. Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Actuaries, Zurich pp. 11–29.
M. Aitkin, D. Anderson, B. Francis and J. Hinde (1989) Statistical Modelling in GLIM. Oxford University Press.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
## maineffects fit as Poisson GLM with offset
glm(Claims ~ District + Group + Age + offset(log(Holders)),
data = Insurance, family = poisson)
# same via loglm
loglm(Claims ~ District + Group + Age + offset(log(Holders)),
data = Insurance)
One form of nonmetric multidimensional scaling
isoMDS(d, y = cmdscale(d, k), k = 2, maxit = 50, trace = TRUE,
tol = 1e3, p = 2)
Shepard(d, x, p = 2)
d 
distance structure of the form returned by 
y 
An initial configuration. If none is supplied, 
k 
The desired dimension for the solution, passed to 
maxit 
The maximum number of iterations. 
trace 
Logical for tracing optimization. Default 
tol 
convergence tolerance. 
p 
Power for Minkowski distance in the configuration space. 
x 
A final configuration. 
This chooses a kdimensional (default k = 2) configuration to minimize the stress, the square root of the ratio of the sum of squared differences between the input distances and those of the configuration to the sum of configuration distances squared. However, the input distances are allowed a monotonic transformation.
An iterative algorithm is used, which will usually converge in around
10 iterations. As this is necessarily an $O(n^2)$
calculation,
it is slow for large datasets. Further, since for the default $p = 2$
the configuration is only determined up to rotations and reflections
(by convention the centroid is at the origin), the result can vary
considerably from machine to machine.
Two components:
points 
A kcolumn vector of the fitted configuration. 
stress 
The final stress achieved (in percent). 
If trace
is true, the initial stress and the current stress
are printed out every 5 iterations.
T. F. Cox and M. A. A. Cox (1994, 2001) Multidimensional Scaling. Chapman & Hall.
Ripley, B. D. (1996) Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks. Cambridge University Press.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
swiss.x < as.matrix(swiss[, 1])
swiss.dist < dist(swiss.x)
swiss.mds < isoMDS(swiss.dist)
plot(swiss.mds$points, type = "n")
text(swiss.mds$points, labels = as.character(1:nrow(swiss.x)))
swiss.sh < Shepard(swiss.dist, swiss.mds$points)
plot(swiss.sh, pch = ".")
lines(swiss.sh$x, swiss.sh$yf, type = "S")
Twodimensional kernel density estimation with an axisaligned bivariate normal kernel, evaluated on a square grid.
kde2d(x, y, h, n = 25, lims = c(range(x), range(y)))
x 
x coordinate of data 
y 
y coordinate of data 
h 
vector of bandwidths for x and y directions. Defaults to
normal reference bandwidth (see 
n 
Number of grid points in each direction. Can be scalar or a length2 integer vector. 
lims 
The limits of the rectangle covered by the grid as 
A list of three components.
x , y

The x and y coordinates of the grid points, vectors of length 
z 
An 
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
attach(geyser)
plot(duration, waiting, xlim = c(0.5,6), ylim = c(40,100))
f1 < kde2d(duration, waiting, n = 50, lims = c(0.5, 6, 40, 100))
image(f1, zlim = c(0, 0.05))
f2 < kde2d(duration, waiting, n = 50, lims = c(0.5, 6, 40, 100),
h = c(width.SJ(duration), width.SJ(waiting)) )
image(f2, zlim = c(0, 0.05))
persp(f2, phi = 30, theta = 20, d = 5)
plot(duration[272], duration[1], xlim = c(0.5, 6),
ylim = c(1, 6),xlab = "previous duration", ylab = "duration")
f1 < kde2d(duration[272], duration[1],
h = rep(1.5, 2), n = 50, lims = c(0.5, 6, 0.5, 6))
contour(f1, xlab = "previous duration",
ylab = "duration", levels = c(0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.4) )
f1 < kde2d(duration[272], duration[1],
h = rep(0.6, 2), n = 50, lims = c(0.5, 6, 0.5, 6))
contour(f1, xlab = "previous duration",
ylab = "duration", levels = c(0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.4) )
f1 < kde2d(duration[272], duration[1],
h = rep(0.4, 2), n = 50, lims = c(0.5, 6, 0.5, 6))
contour(f1, xlab = "previous duration",
ylab = "duration", levels = c(0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.4) )
detach("geyser")
Linear discriminant analysis.
lda(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'formula'
lda(formula, data, ..., subset, na.action)
## Default S3 method:
lda(x, grouping, prior = proportions, tol = 1.0e4,
method, CV = FALSE, nu, ...)
## S3 method for class 'data.frame'
lda(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'matrix'
lda(x, grouping, ..., subset, na.action)
formula 
A formula of the form 
data 
An optional data frame, list or environment from which variables
specified in 
x 
(required if no formula is given as the principal argument.) a matrix or data frame or Matrix containing the explanatory variables. 
grouping 
(required if no formula principal argument is given.) a factor specifying the class for each observation. 
prior 
the prior probabilities of class membership. If unspecified, the class proportions for the training set are used. If present, the probabilities should be specified in the order of the factor levels. 
tol 
A tolerance to decide if a matrix is singular; it will reject variables
and linear combinations of unitvariance variables whose variance is
less than 
subset 
An index vector specifying the cases to be used in the training sample. (NOTE: If given, this argument must be named.) 
na.action 
A function to specify the action to be taken if 
method 

CV 
If true, returns results (classes and posterior probabilities) for leaveoneout crossvalidation. Note that if the prior is estimated, the proportions in the whole dataset are used. 
nu 
degrees of freedom for 
... 
arguments passed to or from other methods. 
The function
tries hard to detect if the withinclass covariance matrix is
singular. If any variable has withingroup variance less than
tol^2
it will stop and report the variable as constant. This
could result from poor scaling of the problem, but is more
likely to result from constant variables.
Specifying the prior
will affect the classification unless
overridden in predict.lda
. Unlike in most statistical packages, it
will also affect the rotation of the linear discriminants within their
space, as a weighted betweengroups covariance matrix is used. Thus
the first few linear discriminants emphasize the differences between
groups with the weights given by the prior, which may differ from
their prevalence in the dataset.
If one or more groups is missing in the supplied data, they are dropped with a warning, but the classifications produced are with respect to the original set of levels.
If CV = TRUE
the return value is a list with components
class
, the MAP classification (a factor), and posterior
,
posterior probabilities for the classes.
Otherwise it is an object of class "lda"
containing the
following components:
prior 
the prior probabilities used. 
means 
the group means. 
scaling 
a matrix which transforms observations to discriminant functions, normalized so that within groups covariance matrix is spherical. 
svd 
the singular values, which give the ratio of the between and withingroup standard deviations on the linear discriminant variables. Their squares are the canonical Fstatistics. 
N 
The number of observations used. 
call 
The (matched) function call. 
This function may be called giving either a formula and
optional data frame, or a matrix and grouping factor as the first
two arguments. All other arguments are optional, but subset=
and
na.action=
, if required, must be fully named.
If a formula is given as the principal argument the object may be
modified using update()
in the usual way.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Ripley, B. D. (1996) Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks. Cambridge University Press.
Iris < data.frame(rbind(iris3[,,1], iris3[,,2], iris3[,,3]),
Sp = rep(c("s","c","v"), rep(50,3)))
train < sample(1:150, 75)
table(Iris$Sp[train])
## your answer may differ
## c s v
## 22 23 30
z < lda(Sp ~ ., Iris, prior = c(1,1,1)/3, subset = train)
predict(z, Iris[train, ])$class
## [1] s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s c c c
## [31] c c c c c c c v c c c c v c c c c c c c c c c c c v v v v v
## [61] v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v
(z1 < update(z, . ~ .  Petal.W.))
Plot histograms or density plots of data on a single Fisher linear discriminant.
ldahist(data, g, nbins = 25, h, x0 =  h/1000, breaks,
xlim = range(breaks), ymax = 0, width,
type = c("histogram", "density", "both"),
sep = (type != "density"),
col = 5, xlab = deparse(substitute(data)), bty = "n", ...)
data 
vector of data. Missing values ( 
g 
factor or vector giving groups, of the same length as 
nbins 
Suggested number of bins to cover the whole range of the data. 
h 
The bin width (takes precedence over 
x0 
Shift for the bins  the breaks are at 
breaks 
The set of breakpoints to be used. (Usually omitted, takes precedence
over 
xlim 
The limits for the xaxis. 
ymax 
The upper limit for the yaxis. 
width 
Bandwidth for density estimates. If missing, the SheatherJones selector is used for each group separately. 
type 
Type of plot. 
sep 
Whether there is a separate plot for each group, or one combined plot. 
col 
The colour number for the bar fill. 
xlab 
label for the plot xaxis. By default, this will be the name of 
bty 
The box type for the plot  defaults to none. 
... 
additional arguments to 
Histogram and/or density plots are plotted on the current device.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
A data frame of data from 33 leukaemia patients.
leuk
A data frame with columns:
wbc
white blood count.
ag
a test result, "present"
or "absent"
.
time
survival time in weeks.
Survival times are given for 33 patients who died from acute myelogenous leukaemia. Also measured was the patient's white blood cell count at the time of diagnosis. The patients were also factored into 2 groups according to the presence or absence of a morphologic characteristic of white blood cells. Patients termed AG positive were identified by the presence of Auer rods and/or significant granulation of the leukaemic cells in the bone marrow at the time of diagnosis.
Cox, D. R. and Oakes, D. (1984) Analysis of Survival Data. Chapman & Hall, p. 9.
Taken from
Feigl, P. & Zelen, M. (1965) Estimation of exponential survival probabilities with concomitant information. Biometrics 21, 826–838.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
library(survival)
plot(survfit(Surv(time) ~ ag, data = leuk), lty = 2:3, col = 2:3)
# now Cox models
leuk.cox < coxph(Surv(time) ~ ag + log(wbc), leuk)
summary(leuk.cox)
Fit linear models by Generalized Least Squares
lm.gls(formula, data, W, subset, na.action, inverse = FALSE,
method = "qr", model = FALSE, x = FALSE, y = FALSE,
contrasts = NULL, ...)
formula 
a formula expression as for regression models, of the form

data 
an optional data frame, list or environment in which to interpret the
variables occurring in 
W 
a weight matrix. 
subset 
expression saying which subset of the rows of the data should be used in the fit. All observations are included by default. 
na.action 
a function to filter missing data. 
inverse 
logical: if true 
method 
method to be used by 
model 
should the model frame be returned? 
x 
should the design matrix be returned? 
y 
should the response be returned? 
contrasts 
a list of contrasts to be used for some or all of 
... 
additional arguments to 
The problem is transformed to uncorrelated form and passed to
lm.fit
.
An object of class "lm.gls"
, which is similar to an "lm"
object. There is no "weights"
component, and only a few "lm"
methods will work correctly. As from version 7.122 the residuals and
fitted values refer to the untransformed problem.
Fit a linear model by ridge regression.
lm.ridge(formula, data, subset, na.action, lambda = 0, model = FALSE,
x = FALSE, y = FALSE, contrasts = NULL, ...)
select(obj)
formula 
a formula expression as for regression models, of the form

data 
an optional data frame, list or environment in which to interpret the
variables occurring in 
subset 
expression saying which subset of the rows of the data should be used in the fit. All observations are included by default. 
na.action 
a function to filter missing data. 
lambda 
A scalar or vector of ridge constants. 
model 
should the model frame be returned? Not implemented. 
x 
should the design matrix be returned? Not implemented. 
y 
should the response be returned? Not implemented. 
contrasts 
a list of contrasts to be used for some or all of factor terms in the
formula. See the 
... 
additional arguments to 
obj 
an R object, such as an 
If an intercept is present in the model, its coefficient is not penalized. (If you want to penalize an intercept, put in your own constant term and remove the intercept.)
A list with components
coef 
matrix of coefficients, one row for each value of 
scales 
scalings used on the X matrix. 
Inter 
was intercept included? 
lambda 
vector of lambda values 
ym 
mean of 
xm 
column means of 
GCV 
vector of GCV values 
kHKB 
HKB estimate of the ridge constant. 
kLW 
LW estimate of the ridge constant. 
Brown, P. J. (1994) Measurement, Regression and Calibration Oxford.
longley # not the same as the SPLUS dataset
names(longley)[1] < "y"
lm.ridge(y ~ ., longley)
plot(lm.ridge(y ~ ., longley,
lambda = seq(0,0.1,0.001)))
select(lm.ridge(y ~ ., longley,
lambda = seq(0,0.1,0.0001)))
This function provides a frontend to the standard function,
loglin
, to allow loglinear models to be specified and fitted
in a manner similar to that of other fitting functions, such as
glm
.
loglm(formula, data, subset, na.action, ...)
formula 
A linear model formula specifying the loglinear model. If the lefthand side is empty, the 
data 
Numeric array or data frame (or list or environment). In the first case it specifies the array of frequencies; in the second it provides the data frame from which the variables occurring in the formula are preferentially obtained in the usual way. This argument may be the result of a call to 
subset 
Specifies a subset of the rows in the data frame to be used. The default is to take all rows. 
na.action 
Specifies a method for handling missing observations. The default is to fail if missing values are present. 
... 
May supply other arguments to the function 
If the lefthand side of the formula is empty the data
argument
supplies the frequency array and the righthand side of the
formula is used to construct the list of fixed faces as required
by loglin
. Structural zeros may be specified by giving a
start
argument with those entries set to zero, as described in
the help information for loglin
.
If the lefthand side is not empty, all variables on the
righthand side are regarded as classifying factors and an array
of frequencies is constructed. If some cells in the complete
array are not specified they are treated as structural zeros.
The righthand side of the formula is again used to construct the
list of faces on which the observed and fitted totals must agree,
as required by loglin
. Hence terms such as
a:b
, a*b
and a/b
are all equivalent.
An object of class "loglm"
conveying the results of the fitted
loglinear model. Methods exist for the generic functions print
,
summary
, deviance
, fitted
, coef
,
resid
, anova
and update
, which perform the expected
tasks. Only loglikelihood ratio tests are allowed using anova
.
The deviance is simply an alternative name for the loglikelihood ratio statistic for testing the current model within a saturated model, in accordance with standard usage in generalized linear models.
If structural zeros are present, the calculation of degrees of
freedom may not be correct. loglin
itself takes no action to
allow for structural zeros. loglm
deducts one degree of
freedom for each structural zero, but cannot make allowance for
gains in error degrees of freedom due to loss of dimension in the
model space. (This would require checking the rank of the
model matrix, but since iterative proportional scaling methods
are developed largely to avoid constructing the model matrix
explicitly, the computation is at least difficult.)
When structural zeros (or zero fitted values) are present the estimated coefficients will not be available due to infinite estimates. The deviances will normally continue to be correct, though.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
# The data frames Cars93, minn38 and quine are available
# in the MASS package.
# Case 1: frequencies specified as an array.
sapply(minn38, function(x) length(levels(x)))
## hs phs fol sex f
## 3 4 7 2 0
##minn38a < array(0, c(3,4,7,2), lapply(minn38[, 5], levels))
##minn38a[data.matrix(minn38[,5])] < minn38$f
## or more simply
minn38a < xtabs(f ~ ., minn38)
fm < loglm(~ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4, minn38a) # numerals as names.
deviance(fm)
## [1] 3711.9
fm1 < update(fm, .~.^2)
fm2 < update(fm, .~.^3, print = TRUE)
## 5 iterations: deviation 0.075
anova(fm, fm1, fm2)
# Case 1. An array generated with xtabs.
loglm(~ Type + Origin, xtabs(~ Type + Origin, Cars93))
# Case 2. Frequencies given as a vector in a data frame
names(quine)
## [1] "Eth" "Sex" "Age" "Lrn" "Days"
fm < loglm(Days ~ .^2, quine)
gm < glm(Days ~ .^2, poisson, quine) # check glm.
c(deviance(fm), deviance(gm)) # deviances agree
## [1] 1368.7 1368.7
c(fm$df, gm$df) # resid df do not!
c(fm$df, gm$df.residual) # resid df do not!
## [1] 127 128
# The loglm residual degrees of freedom is wrong because of
# a nondetectable redundancy in the model matrix.
Find and optionally plot the marginal (profile) likelihood for alpha
for a transformation model of the form log(y + alpha) ~ x1 + x2 + ...
.
logtrans(object, ...)
## Default S3 method:
logtrans(object, ..., alpha = seq(0.5, 6, by = 0.25)  min(y),
plotit = TRUE, interp =, xlab = "alpha",
ylab = "log Likelihood")
## S3 method for class 'formula'
logtrans(object, data, ...)
## S3 method for class 'lm'
logtrans(object, ...)
object 
Fitted linear model object, or formula defining the untransformed
model that is 
... 
If 
alpha 
Set of values for the transformation parameter, alpha. 
plotit 
Should plotting be done? 
interp 
Should the marginal loglikelihood be interpolated with a spline
approximation? (Default is 
xlab 
as for 
ylab 
as for 
data 
optional 
List with components x
(for alpha) and y
(for the marginal
loglikelihood values).
A plot of the marginal loglikelihood is produced, if requested, together with an approximate mle and 95% confidence interval.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
logtrans(Days ~ Age*Sex*Eth*Lrn, data = quine,
alpha = seq(0.75, 6.5, length.out = 20))
Fit a regression to the good points in the dataset, thereby
achieving a regression estimator with a high breakdown point.
lmsreg
and ltsreg
are compatibility wrappers.
lqs(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'formula'
lqs(formula, data, ...,
method = c("lts", "lqs", "lms", "S", "model.frame"),
subset, na.action, model = TRUE,
x.ret = FALSE, y.ret = FALSE, contrasts = NULL)
## Default S3 method:
lqs(x, y, intercept = TRUE, method = c("lts", "lqs", "lms", "S"),
quantile, control = lqs.control(...), k0 = 1.548, seed, ...)
lmsreg(...)
ltsreg(...)
formula 
a formula of the form 
data 
an optional data frame, list or environemnt from which
variables specified in 
subset 
an index vector specifying the cases to be used in fitting. (NOTE: If given, this argument must be named exactly.) 
na.action 
function to specify the action to be taken if

model , x.ret , y.ret

logical. If 
contrasts 
an optional list. See the 
x 
a matrix or data frame containing the explanatory variables. 
y 
the response: a vector of length the number of rows of 
intercept 
should the model include an intercept? 
method 
the method to be used. 
quantile 
the quantile to be used: see 
control 
additional control items: see 
k0 
the cutoff / tuning constant used for 
seed 
the seed to be used for random sampling: see 
... 
arguments to be passed to 
Suppose there are n
data points and p
regressors,
including any intercept.
The first three methods minimize some function of the sorted squared
residuals. For methods "lqs"
and "lms"
is the
quantile
squared residual, and for "lts"
it is the sum
of the quantile
smallest squared residuals. "lqs"
and
"lms"
differ in the defaults for quantile
, which are
floor((n+p+1)/2)
and floor((n+1)/2)
respectively.
For "lts"
the default is floor(n/2) + floor((p+1)/2)
.
The "S"
estimation method solves for the scale s
such that the average of a function chi of the residuals divided
by s
is equal to a given constant.
The control
argument is a list with components
psamp
:the size of each sample. Defaults to p
.
nsamp
:the number of samples or "best"
(the
default) or "exact"
or "sample"
.
If "sample"
the number chosen is min(5*p, 3000)
,
taken from Rousseeuw and Hubert (1997).
If "best"
exhaustive enumeration is done up to 5000 samples;
if "exact"
exhaustive enumeration will be attempted however
many samples are needed.
adjust
:should the intercept be optimized for each
sample? Defaults to TRUE
.
An object of class "lqs"
. This is a list with components
crit 
the value of the criterion for the best solution found, in
the case of 
sing 
character. A message about the number of samples which resulted in singular fits. 
coefficients 
of the fitted linear model 
bestone 
the indices of those points fitted by the best sample found (prior to adjustment of the intercept, if requested). 
fitted.values 
the fitted values. 
residuals 
the residuals. 
scale 
estimate(s) of the scale of the error. The first is based
on the fit criterion. The second (not present for 
There seems no reason other than historical to use the lms
and
lqs
options. LMS estimation is of low efficiency (converging
at rate $n^{1/3}$
) whereas LTS has the same asymptotic efficiency
as an M estimator with trimming at the quartiles (Marazzi, 1993, p.201).
LQS and LTS have the same maximal breakdown value of
(floor((np)/2) + 1)/n
attained if
floor((n+p)/2) <= quantile <= floor((n+p+1)/2)
.
The only drawback mentioned of LTS is greater computation, as a sort
was thought to be required (Marazzi, 1993, p.201) but this is not
true as a partial sort can be used (and is used in this implementation).
Adjusting the intercept for each trial fit does need the residuals to
be sorted, and may be significant extra computation if n
is large
and p
small.
Opinions differ over the choice of psamp
. Rousseeuw and Hubert
(1997) only consider p; Marazzi (1993) recommends p+1 and suggests
that more samples are better than adjustment for a given computational
limit.
The computations are exact for a model with just an intercept and adjustment, and for LQS for a model with an intercept plus one regressor and exhaustive search with adjustment. For all other cases the minimization is only known to be approximate.
P. J. Rousseeuw and A. M. Leroy (1987) Robust Regression and Outlier Detection. Wiley.
A. Marazzi (1993) Algorithms, Routines and S Functions for Robust Statistics. Wadsworth and Brooks/Cole.
P. Rousseeuw and M. Hubert (1997) Recent developments in PROGRESS. In L1Statistical Procedures and Related Topics, ed Y. Dodge, IMS Lecture Notes volume 31, pp. 201–214.
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
set.seed(123) # make reproducible
lqs(stack.loss ~ ., data = stackloss)
lqs(stack.loss ~ ., data = stackloss, method = "S", nsamp = "exact")
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
A data frame with average brain and body weights for 62 species of land mammals.
mammals
body
body weight in kg.
brain
brain weight in g.
name
Common name of species. (Rock hyraxa = Heterohyrax brucci, Rock hyraxb = Procavia habessinic..)
Weisberg, S. (1985) Applied Linear Regression. 2nd edition. Wiley, pp. 144–5.
Selected from: Allison, T. and Cicchetti, D. V. (1976) Sleep in mammals: ecological and constitutional correlates. Science 194, 732–734.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
Computes a multiple correspondence analysis of a set of factors.
mca(df, nf = 2, abbrev = FALSE)
df 
A data frame containing only factors 
nf 
The number of dimensions for the MCA. Rarely 3 might be useful. 
abbrev 
Should the vertex names be abbreviated? By default these are of the
form ‘factor.level’ but if 
An object of class "mca"
, with components
rs 
The coordinates of the rows, in 
cs 
The coordinates of the column vertices, one for each level of each factor. 
fs 
Weights for each row, used to interpolate additional factors in 
p 
The number of factors 
d 
The singular values for the 
call 
The matched call. 
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
predict.mca
, plot.mca
, corresp
farms.mca < mca(farms, abbrev=TRUE)
farms.mca
plot(farms.mca)
A data frame giving a series of measurements of head acceleration in a simulated motorcycle accident, used to test crash helmets.
mcycle
times
in milliseconds after impact.
accel
in g.
Silverman, B. W. (1985) Some aspects of the spline smoothing approach to nonparametric curve fitting. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society series B 47, 1–52.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
The Melanoma
data frame has data on 205 patients in Denmark
with malignant melanoma.
Melanoma
This data frame contains the following columns:
time
survival time in days, possibly censored.
status
1
died from melanoma, 2
alive, 3
dead from
other causes.
sex
1
= male, 0
= female.
age
age in years.
year
of operation.
thickness
tumour thickness in mm.
ulcer
1
= presence, 0
= absence.
P. K. Andersen, O. Borgan, R. D. Gill and N. Keiding (1993) Statistical Models based on Counting Processes. Springer.
Proportions of female children at various ages during adolescence who have reached menarche.
menarche
This data frame contains the following columns:
Age
Average age of the group. (The groups are reasonably age homogeneous.)
Total
Total number of children in the group.
Menarche
Number who have reached menarche.
Milicer, H. and Szczotka, F. (1966) Age at Menarche in Warsaw girls in 1965. Human Biology 38, 199–203.
The data are also given in
ArandaOrdaz, F.J. (1981)
On two families of transformations to additivity for binary response data.
Biometrika 68, 357–363.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
mprob < glm(cbind(Menarche, Total  Menarche) ~ Age,
binomial(link = probit), data = menarche)
Measurements of the speed of light in air, made between 5th June and 2nd July, 1879. The data consists of five experiments, each consisting of 20 consecutive runs. The response is the speed of light in km/s, less 299000. The currently accepted value, on this scale of measurement, is 734.5.
michelson
The data frame contains the following components:
Expt
The experiment number, from 1 to 5.
Run
The run number within each experiment.
Speed
Speedoflight measurement.
A.J. Weekes (1986) A Genstat Primer. Edward Arnold.
S. M. Stigler (1977) Do robust estimators work with real data? Annals of Statistics 5, 1055–1098.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
The Minnesota high school graduates of 1938 were classified according to
four factors, described below. The minn38
data frame has 168
rows and 5 columns.
minn38
This data frame contains the following columns:
hs
high school rank: "L"
, "M"
and "U"
for lower,
middle and upper third.
phs
post high school status: Enrolled in college, ("C"
), enrolled in
noncollegiate school, ("N"
), employed fulltime, ("E"
)
and other, ("O"
).
fol
father's occupational level, (seven levels, "F1"
, "F2"
,
..., "F7"
).
sex
sex: factor with levels"F"
or "M"
.
f
frequency.
From R. L. Plackett, (1974) The Analysis of Categorical Data. London: Griffin
who quotes the data from
Hoyt, C. J., Krishnaiah, P. R. and Torrance, E. P. (1959) Analysis of complex contingency tables, J. Exp. Ed. 27, 187–194.
The motors
data frame has 40 rows and 3 columns. It describes an
accelerated life test at each of four temperatures of 10 motorettes,
and has rather discrete times.
motors
This data frame contains the following columns:
temp
the temperature (degrees C) of the test.
time
the time in hours to failure or censoring at 8064 hours (= 336 days).
cens
an indicator variable for death.
Kalbfleisch, J. D. and Prentice, R. L. (1980) The Statistical Analysis of Failure Time Data. New York: Wiley.
taken from
Nelson, W. D. and Hahn, G. J. (1972) Linear regression of a regression relationship from censored data. Part 1 – simple methods and their application. Technometrics, 14, 247–276.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
library(survival)
plot(survfit(Surv(time, cens) ~ factor(temp), motors), conf.int = FALSE)
# fit Weibull model
motor.wei < survreg(Surv(time, cens) ~ temp, motors)
summary(motor.wei)
# and predict at 130C
unlist(predict(motor.wei, data.frame(temp=130), se.fit = TRUE))
motor.cox < coxph(Surv(time, cens) ~ temp, motors)
summary(motor.cox)
# predict at temperature 200
plot(survfit(motor.cox, newdata = data.frame(temp=200),
conf.type = "loglog"))
summary( survfit(motor.cox, newdata = data.frame(temp=130)) )
The purpose of this experiment was to assess the influence of calcium in solution on the contraction of heart muscle in rats. The left auricle of 21 rat hearts was isolated and on several occasions a constantlength strip of tissue was electrically stimulated and dipped into various concentrations of calcium chloride solution, after which the shortening of the strip was accurately measured as the response.
muscle
This data frame contains the following columns:
Strip
which heart muscle strip was used?
Conc
concentration of calcium chloride solution, in multiples of 2.2 mM.
Length
the change in length (shortening) of the strip, (allegedly) in mm.
Linder, A., Chakravarti, I. M. and Vuagnat, P. (1964) Fitting asymptotic regression curves with different asymptotes. In Contributions to Statistics. Presented to Professor P. C. Mahalanobis on the occasion of his 70th birthday, ed. C. R. Rao, pp. 221–228. Oxford: Pergamon Press.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth Edition. Springer.
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
A < model.matrix(~ Strip  1, data=muscle)
rats.nls1 < nls(log(Length) ~ cbind(A, rho^Conc),
data = muscle, start = c(rho=0.1), algorithm="plinear")
(B < coef(rats.nls1))
st < list(alpha = B[2:22], beta = B[23], rho = B[1])
(rats.nls2 < nls(log(Length) ~ alpha[Strip] + beta*rho^Conc,
data = muscle, start = st))
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
Muscle < with(muscle, {
Muscle < expand.grid(Conc = sort(unique(Conc)), Strip = levels(Strip))
Muscle$Yhat < predict(rats.nls2, Muscle)
Muscle < cbind(Muscle, logLength = rep(as.numeric(NA), 126))
ind < match(paste(Strip, Conc),
paste(Muscle$Strip, Muscle$Conc))
Muscle$logLength[ind] < log(Length)
Muscle})
lattice::xyplot(Yhat ~ Conc  Strip, Muscle, as.table = TRUE,
ylim = range(c(Muscle$Yhat, Muscle$logLength), na.rm = TRUE),
subscripts = TRUE, xlab = "Calcium Chloride concentration (mM)",
ylab = "log(Length in mm)", panel =
function(x, y, subscripts, ...) {
panel.xyplot(x, Muscle$logLength[subscripts], ...)
llines(spline(x, y))
})
Produces one or more samples from the specified multivariate normal distribution.
mvrnorm(n = 1, mu, Sigma, tol = 1e6, empirical = FALSE, EISPACK = FALSE)
n 
the number of samples required. 
mu 
a vector giving the means of the variables. 
Sigma 
a positivedefinite symmetric matrix specifying the covariance matrix of the variables. 
tol 
tolerance (relative to largest variance) for numerical lack
of positivedefiniteness in 
empirical 
logical. If true, mu and Sigma specify the empirical not population mean and covariance matrix. 
EISPACK 
logical: values other than 
The matrix decomposition is done via eigen
; although a Choleski
decomposition might be faster, the eigendecomposition is
stabler.
If n = 1
a vector of the same length as mu
, otherwise an
n
by length(mu)
matrix with one sample in each row.
Causes creation of the dataset .Random.seed
if it does
not already exist, otherwise its value is updated.
B. D. Ripley (1987) Stochastic Simulation. Wiley. Page 98.
Sigma < matrix(c(10,3,3,2),2,2)
Sigma
var(mvrnorm(n = 1000, rep(0, 2), Sigma))
var(mvrnorm(n = 1000, rep(0, 2), Sigma, empirical = TRUE))
Specifies the information required to fit a Negative Binomial generalized
linear model, with known theta
parameter, using glm()
.
negative.binomial(theta = stop("'theta' must be specified"), link = "log")
theta 
The known value of the additional parameter, 
link 
The link function, as a character string, name or oneelement
character vector specifying one of 
An object of class "family"
, a list of functions and
expressions needed by glm()
to fit a Negative Binomial
generalized linear model.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
glm.nb
, anova.negbin
,
summary.negbin
# Fitting a Negative Binomial model to the quine data
# with theta = 2 assumed known.
#
glm(Days ~ .^4, family = negative.binomial(2), data = quine)
A numeric vector giving the ‘Third Series’ of measurements of the passage time of light recorded by Newcomb in 1882. The given values divided by 1000 plus 24.8 give the time in millionths of a second for light to traverse a known distance. The ‘true’ value is now considered to be 33.02.
The dataset is given in the order in Staudte and Sheather. Stigler (1977, Table 5) gives the dataset as
28 26 33 24 34 44 27 16 40 2 29 22 24 21 25 30 23 29 31 19 24 20 36 32 36 28 25 21 28 29 37 25 28 26 30 32 36 26 30 22 36 23 27 27 28 27 31 27 26 33 26 32 32 24 39 28 24 25 32 25 29 27 28 29 16 23
However, order is not relevant to its use as an example of robust estimation. (Thanks to Anthony Unwin for bringing this difference to our attention.)
newcomb
S. M. Stigler (1973) Simon Newcomb, Percy Daniell, and the history of robust estimation 1885–1920. Journal of the American Statistical Association 68, 872–879.
S. M. Stigler (1977) Do robust estimators work with real data? Annals of Statistics, 5, 1055–1098.
R. G. Staudte and S. J. Sheather (1990) Robust Estimation and Testing. Wiley.
Snijders and Bosker (1999) use as a running example a study of 2287 eighthgrade pupils (aged about 11) in 132 classes in 131 schools in the Netherlands. Only the variables used in our examples are supplied.
nlschools
This data frame contains 2287 rows and the following columns:
lang
language test score.
IQ
verbal IQ.
class
class ID.
GS
class size: number of eighthgrade pupils recorded in the class (there
may be others: see COMB
, and some may have been omitted
with missing values).
SES
socialeconomic status of pupil's family.
COMB
were the pupils taught in a multigrade class (0/1
)? Classes which
contained pupils from grades 7 and 8 are coded 1
, but only
eighthgraders were tested.
Snijders, T. A. B. and Bosker, R. J. (1999) Multilevel Analysis. An Introduction to Basic and Advanced Multilevel Modelling. London: Sage.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
nl1 < within(nlschools, {
IQave < tapply(IQ, class, mean)[as.character(class)]
IQ < IQ  IQave
})
cen < c("IQ", "IQave", "SES")
nl1[cen] < scale(nl1[cen], center = TRUE, scale = FALSE)
nl.lme < nlme::lme(lang ~ IQ*COMB + IQave + SES,
random = ~ IQ  class, data = nl1)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
summary(nl.lme)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
A classical N, P, K (nitrogen, phosphate, potassium) factorial experiment on the growth of peas conducted on 6 blocks. Each half of a fractional factorial design confounding the NPK interaction was used on 3 of the plots.
npk
The npk
data frame has 24 rows and 5 columns:
block
which block (label 1 to 6).
N
indicator (0/1) for the application of nitrogen.
P
indicator (0/1) for the application of phosphate.
K
indicator (0/1) for the application of potassium.
yield
Yield of peas, in pounds/plot (the plots were (1/70) acre).
This dataset is also contained in R 3.0.2 and later.
Imperial College, London, M.Sc. exercise sheet.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
options(contrasts = c("contr.sum", "contr.poly"))
npk.aov < aov(yield ~ block + N*P*K, npk)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
npk.aov
summary(npk.aov)
alias(npk.aov)
coef(npk.aov)
options(contrasts = c("contr.treatment", "contr.poly"))
npk.aov1 < aov(yield ~ block + N + K, data = npk)
summary.lm(npk.aov1)
se.contrast(npk.aov1, list(N=="0", N=="1"), data = npk)
model.tables(npk.aov1, type = "means", se = TRUE)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
Data on the locations, porosity and permeability (a measure of oil flow) on 104 oil wells in the US Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1 in California.
npr1
This data frame contains the following columns:
x
x coordinates, in miles (origin unspecified)..
y
y coordinates, in miles.
perm
permeability in milliDarcies.
por
porosity (%).
Maher, J.C., Carter, R.D. and Lantz, R.J. (1975) Petroleum geology of Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1, Elk Hills, Kern County, California. USGS Professional Paper 912.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Given a matrix, M
, find a matrix N
giving a basis for the
(left) null space. That is crossprod(N, M) = t(N) %*% M
is an allzero matrix and N
has the maximum number of linearly
independent columns.
Null(M)
M 
Input matrix. A vector is coerced to a 1column matrix. 
For a basis for the (right) null space
$\{x : Mx = 0\}$
,
use Null(t(M))
.
The matrix N
with the basis for the (left) null space, or a
matrix with zero columns if the matrix M
is square and of
maximal rank.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
# The function is currently defined as
function(M)
{
tmp < qr(M)
set < if(tmp$rank == 0L) seq_len(ncol(M)) else seq_len(tmp$rank)
qr.Q(tmp, complete = TRUE)[, set, drop = FALSE]
}
The yield of oats from a splitplot field trial using three varieties and four levels of manurial treatment. The experiment was laid out in 6 blocks of 3 main plots, each split into 4 subplots. The varieties were applied to the main plots and the manurial treatments to the subplots.
oats
This data frame contains the following columns:
B
Blocks, levels I, II, III, IV, V and VI.
V
Varieties, 3 levels.
N
Nitrogen (manurial) treatment, levels 0.0cwt, 0.2cwt, 0.4cwt and 0.6cwt, showing the application in cwt/acre.
Y
Yields in 1/4lbs per subplot, each of area 1/80 acre.
Yates, F. (1935) Complex experiments, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Suppl. 2, 181–247.
Also given in Yates, F. (1970) Experimental design: Selected papers of Frank Yates, C.B.E, F.R.S. London: Griffin.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
oats$Nf < ordered(oats$N, levels = sort(levels(oats$N)))
oats.aov < aov(Y ~ Nf*V + Error(B/V), data = oats, qr = TRUE)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
summary(oats.aov)
summary(oats.aov, split = list(Nf=list(L=1, Dev=2:3)))
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
par(mfrow = c(1,2), pty = "s")
plot(fitted(oats.aov[[4]]), studres(oats.aov[[4]]))
abline(h = 0, lty = 2)
oats.pr < proj(oats.aov)
qqnorm(oats.pr[[4]][,"Residuals"], ylab = "Stratum 4 residuals")
qqline(oats.pr[[4]][,"Residuals"])
par(mfrow = c(1,1), pty = "m")
oats.aov2 < aov(Y ~ N + V + Error(B/V), data = oats, qr = TRUE)
model.tables(oats.aov2, type = "means", se = TRUE)
Experiments were performed on children on their ability to differentiate a signal in broadband noise. The noise was played from a pair of speakers and a signal was added to just one channel; the subject had to turn his/her head to the channel with the added signal. The signal was either coherent (the amplitude of the noise was increased for a period) or incoherent (independent noise was added for the same period to form the same increase in power).
The threshold used in the original analysis was the stimulus loudness needs to get 75% correct responses. Some of the children had suffered from otitis media with effusion (OME).
OME
The OME
data frame has 1129 rows and 7 columns:
ID
Subject ID (1 to 99, with some IDs missing). A few subjects were measured at different ages.
OME
"low"
or "high"
or "N/A"
(at ages other than
30 and 60 months).
Age
Age of the subject (months).
Loud
Loudness of stimulus, in decibels.
Noise
Whether the signal in the stimulus was "coherent"
or
"incoherent"
.
Correct
Number of correct responses from Trials
trials.
Trials
Number of trials performed.
The experiment was to study otitis media with effusion (OME), a very common childhood condition where the middle ear space, which is normally airfilled, becomes congested by a fluid. There is a concomitant fluctuating, conductive hearing loss which can result in various language, cognitive and social deficits. The term ‘binaural hearing’ is used to describe the listening conditions in which the brain is processing information from both ears at the same time. The brain computes differences in the intensity and/or timing of signals arriving at each ear which contributes to sound localisation and also to our ability to hear in background noise.
Some years ago, it was found that children of 7–8 years with a history of significant OME had significantly worse binaural hearing than children without such a history, despite having equivalent sensitivity. The question remained as to whether it was the timing, the duration, or the degree of severity of the otitis media episodes during critical periods, which affected later binaural hearing. In an attempt to begin to answer this question, 95 children were monitored for the presence of effusion every month since birth. On the basis of OME experience in their first two years, the test population was split into one group of high OME prevalence and one of low prevalence.
Sarah Hogan, Dept of Physiology, University of Oxford, via Dept of Statistics Consulting Service
# Fit logistic curve from p = 0.5 to p = 1.0
fp1 < deriv(~ 0.5 + 0.5/(1 + exp((xL75)/scal)),
c("L75", "scal"),
function(x,L75,scal)NULL)
nls(Correct/Trials ~ fp1(Loud, L75, scal), data = OME,
start = c(L75=45, scal=3))
nls(Correct/Trials ~ fp1(Loud, L75, scal),
data = OME[OME$Noise == "coherent",],
start=c(L75=45, scal=3))
nls(Correct/Trials ~ fp1(Loud, L75, scal),
data = OME[OME$Noise == "incoherent",],
start = c(L75=45, scal=3))
# individual fits for each experiment
aa < factor(OME$Age)
ab < 10*OME$ID + unclass(aa)
ac < unclass(factor(ab))
OME$UID < as.vector(ac)
OME$UIDn < OME$UID + 0.1*(OME$Noise == "incoherent")
rm(aa, ab, ac)
OMEi < OME
library(nlme)
fp2 < deriv(~ 0.5 + 0.5/(1 + exp((xL75)/2)),
"L75", function(x,L75) NULL)
dec < getOption("OutDec")
options(show.error.messages = FALSE, OutDec=".")
OMEi.nls < nlsList(Correct/Trials ~ fp2(Loud, L75)  UIDn,
data = OMEi, start = list(L75=45), control = list(maxiter=100))
options(show.error.messages = TRUE, OutDec=dec)
tmp < sapply(OMEi.nls, function(X)
{if(is.null(X)) NA else as.vector(coef(X))})
OMEif < data.frame(UID = round(as.numeric((names(tmp)))),
Noise = rep(c("coherent", "incoherent"), 110),
L75 = as.vector(tmp), stringsAsFactors = TRUE)
OMEif$Age < OME$Age[match(OMEif$UID, OME$UID)]
OMEif$OME < OME$OME[match(OMEif$UID, OME$UID)]
OMEif < OMEif[OMEif$L75 > 30,]
summary(lm(L75 ~ Noise/Age, data = OMEif, na.action = na.omit))
summary(lm(L75 ~ Noise/(Age + OME), data = OMEif,
subset = (Age >= 30 & Age <= 60),
na.action = na.omit), correlation = FALSE)
# Or fit by weighted least squares
fpl75 < deriv(~ sqrt(n)*(r/n  0.5  0.5/(1 + exp((xL75)/scal))),
c("L75", "scal"),
function(r,n,x,L75,scal) NULL)
nls(0 ~ fpl75(Correct, Trials, Loud, L75, scal),
data = OME[OME$Noise == "coherent",],
start = c(L75=45, scal=3))
nls(0 ~ fpl75(Correct, Trials, Loud, L75, scal),
data = OME[OME$Noise == "incoherent",],
start = c(L75=45, scal=3))
# Test to see if the curves shift with age
fpl75age < deriv(~sqrt(n)*(r/n  0.5  0.5/(1 +
exp((xL75slope*age)/scal))),
c("L75", "slope", "scal"),
function(r,n,x,age,L75,slope,scal) NULL)
OME.nls1 <
nls(0 ~ fpl75age(Correct, Trials, Loud, Age, L75, slope, scal),
data = OME[OME$Noise == "coherent",],
start = c(L75=45, slope=0, scal=2))
sqrt(diag(vcov(OME.nls1)))
OME.nls2 <
nls(0 ~ fpl75age(Correct, Trials, Loud, Age, L75, slope, scal),
data = OME[OME$Noise == "incoherent",],
start = c(L75=45, slope=0, scal=2))
sqrt(diag(vcov(OME.nls2)))
# Now allow random effects by using NLME
OMEf < OME[rep(1:nrow(OME), OME$Trials),]
OMEf$Resp < with(OME, rep(rep(c(1,0), length(Trials)),
t(cbind(Correct, TrialsCorrect))))
OMEf < OMEf[, match(c("Correct", "Trials"), names(OMEf))]
## Not run: ## these fail in R on most platforms
fp2 < deriv(~ 0.5 + 0.5/(1 + exp((xL75)/exp(lsc))),
c("L75", "lsc"),
function(x, L75, lsc) NULL)
try(summary(nlme(Resp ~ fp2(Loud, L75, lsc),
fixed = list(L75 ~ Age, lsc ~ 1),
random = L75 + lsc ~ 1  UID,
data = OMEf[OMEf$Noise == "coherent",], method = "ML",
start = list(fixed=c(L75=c(48.7, 0.03), lsc=0.24)), verbose = TRUE)))
try(summary(nlme(Resp ~ fp2(Loud, L75, lsc),
fixed = list(L75 ~ Age, lsc ~ 1),
random = L75 + lsc ~ 1  UID,
data = OMEf[OMEf$Noise == "incoherent",], method = "ML",
start = list(fixed=c(L75=c(41.5, 0.1), lsc=0)), verbose = TRUE)))
## End(Not run)
The subjective assessment, on a 0 to 20 integer scale, of 54 classical painters. The painters were assessed on four characteristics: composition, drawing, colour and expression. The data is due to the Eighteenth century art critic, de Piles.
painters
The row names of the data frame are the painters. The components are:
Composition
Composition score.
Drawing
Drawing score.
Colour
Colour score.
Expression
Expression score.
School
The school to which a painter belongs, as indicated by a factor level
code as follows:
"A"
: Renaissance;
"B"
: Mannerist;
"C"
: Seicento;
"D"
: Venetian;
"E"
: Lombard;
"F"
: Sixteenth Century;
"G"
: Seventeenth Century;
"H"
: French.
A. J. Weekes (1986) A Genstat Primer. Edward Arnold.
M. Davenport and G. StuddertKennedy (1972) The statistical analysis of aesthetic judgement: an exploration. Applied Statistics 21, 324–333.
I. T. Jolliffe (1986) Principal Component Analysis. Springer.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Pairwise scatterplot of the data on the linear discriminants.
## S3 method for class 'lda'
pairs(x, labels = colnames(x), panel = panel.lda,
dimen, abbrev = FALSE, ..., cex=0.7, type = c("std", "trellis"))
x 
Object of class 
labels 
vector of character strings for labelling the variables. 
panel 
panel function to plot the data in each panel. 
dimen 
The number of linear discriminants to be used for the plot; if this
exceeds the number determined by 
abbrev 
whether the group labels are abbreviated on the plots. If 
... 
additional arguments for 
cex 
graphics parameter 
type 
type of plot. The default is in the style of 
This function is a method for the generic function
pairs()
for class "lda"
.
It can be invoked by calling pairs(x)
for an
object x
of the appropriate class, or directly by
calling pairs.lda(x)
regardless of the
class of the object.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Parallel coordinates plot
parcoord(x, col = 1, lty = 1, var.label = FALSE, ...)
x 
a matrix or data frame who columns represent variables. Missing values are allowed. 
col 
A vector of colours, recycled as necessary for each observation. 
lty 
A vector of line types, recycled as necessary for each observation. 
var.label 
If 
... 
Further graphics parameters which are passed to 
a parallel coordinates plots is drawn.
B. D. Ripley. Enhancements based on ideas and code by Fabian Scheipl.
Wegman, E. J. (1990) Hyperdimensional data analysis using parallel coordinates. Journal of the American Statistical Association 85, 664–675.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
parcoord(state.x77[, c(7, 4, 6, 2, 5, 3)])
ir < rbind(iris3[,,1], iris3[,,2], iris3[,,3])
parcoord(log(ir)[, c(3, 4, 2, 1)], col = 1 + (0:149)%/%50)
The yield of a petroleum refining process with four covariates. The crude oil appears to come from only 10 distinct samples.
These data were originally used by Prater (1956) to build an estimation equation for the yield of the refining process of crude oil to gasoline.
petrol
The variables are as follows
No
crude oil sample identification label. (Factor.)
SG
specific gravity, degrees API. (Constant within sample.)
VP
vapour pressure in pounds per square inch. (Constant within sample.)
V10
volatility of crude; ASTM 10% point. (Constant within sample.)
EP
desired volatility of gasoline. (The end point. Varies within sample.)
Y
yield as a percentage of crude.
N. H. Prater (1956) Estimate gasoline yields from crudes. Petroleum Refiner 35, 236–238.
This dataset is also given in D. J. Hand, F. Daly, K. McConway, D. Lunn and E. Ostrowski (eds) (1994) A Handbook of Small Data Sets. Chapman & Hall.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
library(nlme)
Petrol < petrol
Petrol[, 2:5] < scale(as.matrix(Petrol[, 2:5]), scale = FALSE)
pet3.lme < lme(Y ~ SG + VP + V10 + EP,
random = ~ 1  No, data = Petrol)
pet3.lme < update(pet3.lme, method = "ML")
pet4.lme < update(pet3.lme, fixed. = Y ~ V10 + EP)
anova(pet4.lme, pet3.lme)
A population of women who were at least 21 years old, of Pima Indian heritage and living near Phoenix, Arizona, was tested for diabetes according to World Health Organization criteria. The data were collected by the US National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. We used the 532 complete records after dropping the (mainly missing) data on serum insulin.
Pima.tr
Pima.tr2
Pima.te
These data frames contains the following columns:
npreg
number of pregnancies.
glu
plasma glucose concentration in an oral glucose tolerance test.
bp
diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg).
skin
triceps skin fold thickness (mm).
bmi
body mass index (weight in kg/(height in m)$^2$
).
ped
diabetes pedigree function.
age
age in years.
type
Yes
or No
, for diabetic according to WHO criteria.
The training set Pima.tr
contains a randomly selected set of 200
subjects, and Pima.te
contains the remaining 332 subjects.
Pima.tr2
contains Pima.tr
plus 100 subjects with
missing values in the explanatory variables.
Smith, J. W., Everhart, J. E., Dickson, W. C., Knowler, W. C. and Johannes, R. S. (1988) Using the ADAP learning algorithm to forecast the onset of diabetes mellitus. In Proceedings of the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (Washington, 1988), ed. R. A. Greenes, pp. 261–265. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press.
Ripley, B.D. (1996) Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Plots a set of data on one, two or more linear discriminants.
## S3 method for class 'lda'
plot(x, panel = panel.lda, ..., cex = 0.7, dimen,
abbrev = FALSE, xlab = "LD1", ylab = "LD2")
x 
An object of class 
panel 
the panel function used to plot the data. 
... 
additional arguments to 
cex 
graphics parameter 
dimen 
The number of linear discriminants to be used for the plot; if this
exceeds the number determined by 
abbrev 
whether the group labels are abbreviated on the plots. If 
xlab 
label for the x axis 
ylab 
label for the y axis 
This function is a method for the generic function
plot()
for class "lda"
.
It can be invoked by calling plot(x)
for an
object x
of the appropriate class, or directly by
calling plot.lda(x)
regardless of the
class of the object.
The behaviour is determined by the value of dimen
. For
dimen > 2
, a pairs
plot is used. For dimen = 2
, an
equiscaled scatter plot is drawn. For dimen = 1
, a set of
histograms or density plots are drawn. Use argument type
to
match "histogram"
or "density"
or "both"
.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
pairs.lda
, ldahist
, lda
, predict.lda
Plot a multiple correspondence analysis.
## S3 method for class 'mca'
plot(x, rows = TRUE, col, cex = par("cex"), ...)
x 
An object of class 
rows 
Should the coordinates for the rows be plotted, or just the vertices for the levels? 
col , cex

The colours and 
... 
Additional parameters to 
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
plot(mca(farms, abbrev = TRUE))
plot
and pairs
methods for objects of
class "profile"
.
## S3 method for class 'profile'
plot(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'profile'
pairs(x, colours = 2:3, ...)
x 
an object inheriting from class 
colours 
Colours to be used for the mean curves conditional on

... 
arguments passed to or from other methods. 
This is the main plot
method for objects created by
profile.glm
. It can also be called on objects created
by profile.nls
, but they have a specific method,
plot.profile.nls
.
The pairs
method shows, for each pair of parameters x and
y, two curves intersecting at the maximum likelihood estimate, which
give the loci of the points at which the tangents to the contours of
the bivariate profile likelihood become vertical and horizontal,
respectively. In the case of an exactly bivariate normal profile
likelihood, these two curves would be straight lines giving the
conditional means of yx and xy, and the contours would be exactly
elliptical.
Originally, D. M. Bates and W. N. Venables. (For S in 1996.)
## see ?profile.glm for an example using glm fits.
## a version of example(profile.nls) from R >= 2.8.0
fm1 < nls(demand ~ SSasympOrig(Time, A, lrc), data = BOD)
pr1 < profile(fm1, alphamax = 0.1)
MASS:::plot.profile(pr1)
pairs(pr1) # a little odd since the parameters are highly correlated
## an example from ?nls
x < (1:100)/10
y < 100 + 10 * exp(x / 2) + rnorm(x)/10
nlmod < nls(y ~ Const + A * exp(B * x), start=list(Const=100, A=10, B=1))
pairs(profile(nlmod))
Fits a logistic or probit regression model to an ordered factor response. The default logistic case is proportional odds logistic regression, after which the function is named.
polr(formula, data, weights, start, ..., subset, na.action,
contrasts = NULL, Hess = FALSE, model = TRUE,
method = c("logistic", "probit", "loglog", "cloglog", "cauchit"))
formula 
a formula expression as for regression models, of the form

data 
an optional data frame, list or environment in which to interpret
the variables occurring in 
weights 
optional case weights in fitting. Default to 1. 
start 
initial values for the parameters. This is in the format

... 
additional arguments to be passed to 
subset 
expression saying which subset of the rows of the data should be used in the fit. All observations are included by default. 
na.action 
a function to filter missing data. 
contrasts 
a list of contrasts to be used for some or all of the factors appearing as variables in the model formula. 
Hess 
logical for whether the Hessian (the observed information matrix)
should be returned. Use this if you intend to call 
model 
logical for whether the model matrix should be returned. 
method 
logistic or probit or (complementary) loglog or cauchit (corresponding to a Cauchy latent variable). 
This model is what Agresti (2002) calls a cumulative link
model. The basic interpretation is as a coarsened version of a
latent variable $Y_i$
which has a logistic or normal or
extremevalue or Cauchy distribution with scale parameter one and a
linear model for the mean. The ordered factor which is observed is
which bin $Y_i$
falls into with breakpoints
$\zeta_0 = \infty < \zeta_1 < \cdots < \zeta_K = \infty$
This leads to the model
$\mbox{logit} P(Y \le k  x) = \zeta_k  \eta$
with logit replaced by probit for a normal latent
variable, and $\eta$
being the linear predictor, a linear
function of the explanatory variables (with no intercept). Note
that it is quite common for other software to use the opposite sign
for $\eta$
(and hence the coefficients beta
).
In the logistic case, the lefthand side of the last display is the
log odds of category $k$
or less, and since these are log odds
which differ only by a constant for different $k$
, the odds are
proportional. Hence the term proportional odds logistic
regression.
The loglog and complementary loglog links are the increasing functions
$F^{1}(p) = log(log(p))$
and
$F^{1}(p) = log(log(1p))$
;
some call the first the ‘negative loglog’ link. These
correspond to a latent variable with the extremevalue distribution for
the maximum and minimum respectively.
A proportional hazards model for grouped survival times can be obtained by using the complementary loglog link with grouping ordered by increasing times.
predict
, summary
, vcov
,
anova
, model.frame
and an
extractAIC
method for use with stepAIC
(and
step
). There are also profile
and
confint
methods.
A object of class "polr"
. This has components
coefficients 
the coefficients of the linear predictor, which has no intercept. 
zeta 
the intercepts for the class boundaries. 
deviance 
the residual deviance. 
fitted.values 
a matrix, with a column for each level of the response. 
lev 
the names of the response levels. 
terms 
the 
df.residual 
the number of residual degrees of freedoms, calculated using the weights. 
edf 
the (effective) number of degrees of freedom used by the model 
n , nobs

the (effective) number of observations, calculated using the
weights. ( 
call 
the matched call. 
method 
the matched method used. 
convergence 
the convergence code returned by 
niter 
the number of function and gradient evaluations used by

lp 
the linear predictor (including any offset). 
Hessian 
(if 
model 
(if 
The vcov
method uses the approximate Hessian: for
reliable results the model matrix should be sensibly scaled with all
columns having range the order of one.
Prior to version 7.332, method = "cloglog"
confusingly gave
the loglog link, implicitly assuming the first response level was the
‘best’.
Agresti, A. (2002) Categorical Data. Second edition. Wiley.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
options(contrasts = c("contr.treatment", "contr.poly"))
house.plr < polr(Sat ~ Infl + Type + Cont, weights = Freq, data = housing)
house.plr
summary(house.plr, digits = 3)
## slightly worse fit from
summary(update(house.plr, method = "probit", Hess = TRUE), digits = 3)
## although it is not really appropriate, can fit
summary(update(house.plr, method = "loglog", Hess = TRUE), digits = 3)
summary(update(house.plr, method = "cloglog", Hess = TRUE), digits = 3)
predict(house.plr, housing, type = "p")
addterm(house.plr, ~.^2, test = "Chisq")
house.plr2 < stepAIC(house.plr, ~.^2)
house.plr2$anova
anova(house.plr, house.plr2)
house.plr < update(house.plr, Hess=TRUE)
pr < profile(house.plr)
confint(pr)
plot(pr)
pairs(pr)
Obtains predictions from a fitted generalized linear model with random effects.
## S3 method for class 'glmmPQL'
predict(object, newdata = NULL, type = c("link", "response"),
level, na.action = na.pass, ...)
object 
a fitted object of class inheriting from 
newdata 
optionally, a data frame in which to look for variables with which to predict. 
type 
the type of prediction required. The default is on the
scale of the linear predictors; the alternative 
level 
an optional integer vector giving the level(s) of grouping to be used in obtaining the predictions. Level values increase from outermost to innermost grouping, with level zero corresponding to the population predictions. Defaults to the highest or innermost level of grouping. 
na.action 
function determining what should be done with missing
values in 
... 
further arguments passed to or from other methods. 
If level
is a single integer, a vector otherwise a data frame.
fit < glmmPQL(y ~ trt + I(week > 2), random = ~1  ID,
family = binomial, data = bacteria)
predict(fit, bacteria, level = 0, type="response")
predict(fit, bacteria, level = 1, type="response")
Classify multivariate observations in conjunction with lda
, and also
project data onto the linear discriminants.
## S3 method for class 'lda'
predict(object, newdata, prior = object$prior, dimen,
method = c("plugin", "predictive", "debiased"), ...)
object 
object of class 
newdata 
data frame of cases to be classified or, if 
prior 
The prior probabilities of the classes, by default the proportions in the
training set or what was set in the call to 
dimen 
the dimension of the space to be used. If this is less than 
method 
This determines how the parameter estimation is handled. With 
... 
arguments based from or to other methods 
This function is a method for the generic function predict()
for
class "lda"
. It can be invoked by calling predict(x)
for
an object x
of the appropriate class, or directly by calling
predict.lda(x)
regardless of the class of the object.
Missing values in newdata
are handled by returning NA
if the
linear discriminants cannot be evaluated. If newdata
is omitted and
the na.action
of the fit omitted cases, these will be omitted on the
prediction.
This version centres the linear discriminants so that the
weighted mean (weighted by prior
) of the group centroids is at
the origin.
a list with components
class 
The MAP classification (a factor) 
posterior 
posterior probabilities for the classes 
x 
the scores of test cases on up to 
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Ripley, B. D. (1996) Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks. Cambridge University Press.
tr < sample(1:50, 25)
train < rbind(iris3[tr,,1], iris3[tr,,2], iris3[tr,,3])
test < rbind(iris3[tr,,1], iris3[tr,,2], iris3[tr,,3])
cl < factor(c(rep("s",25), rep("c",25), rep("v",25)))
z < lda(train, cl)
predict(z, test)$class
Predict from an resistant regression fitted by lqs
.
## S3 method for class 'lqs'
predict(object, newdata, na.action = na.pass, ...)
object 
object inheriting from class 
newdata 
matrix or data frame of cases to be predicted or, if 
na.action 
function determining what should be done with missing
values in 
... 
arguments to be passed from or to other methods. 
This function is a method for the generic function
predict()
for class lqs
.
It can be invoked by calling predict(x)
for an
object x
of the appropriate class, or directly by
calling predict.lqs(x)
regardless of the
class of the object.
Missing values in newdata
are handled by returning NA
if the
linear fit cannot be evaluated. If newdata
is omitted and
the na.action
of the fit omitted cases, these will be omitted on the
prediction.
A vector of predictions.
B.D. Ripley
set.seed(123)
fm < lqs(stack.loss ~ ., data = stackloss, method = "S", nsamp = "exact")
predict(fm, stackloss)
Used to compute coordinates for additional rows or additional factors in a multiple correspondence analysis.
## S3 method for class 'mca'
predict(object, newdata, type = c("row", "factor"), ...)
object 
An object of class 
newdata 
A data frame containing either additional rows of the factors used to
fit 
type 
Are predictions required for further rows or for new factors? 
... 
Additional arguments from 
If type = "row"
, the coordinates for the additional rows.
If type = "factor"
, the coordinates of the column vertices for the
levels of the new factors.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Classify multivariate observations in conjunction with qda
## S3 method for class 'qda'
predict(object, newdata, prior = object$prior,
method = c("plugin", "predictive", "debiased", "looCV"), ...)
object 
object of class 
newdata 
data frame of cases to be classified or, if 
prior 
The prior probabilities of the classes, by default the proportions in the
training set or what was set in the call to 
method 
This determines how the parameter estimation is handled. With 
... 
arguments based from or to other methods 
This function is a method for the generic function
predict()
for class "qda"
.
It can be invoked by calling predict(x)
for an
object x
of the appropriate class, or directly by
calling predict.qda(x)
regardless of the
class of the object.
Missing values in newdata
are handled by returning NA
if the
quadratic discriminants cannot be evaluated. If newdata
is omitted and
the na.action
of the fit omitted cases, these will be omitted on the
prediction.
a list with components
class 
The MAP classification (a factor) 
posterior 
posterior probabilities for the classes 
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Ripley, B. D. (1996) Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks. Cambridge University Press.
tr < sample(1:50, 25)
train < rbind(iris3[tr,,1], iris3[tr,,2], iris3[tr,,3])
test < rbind(iris3[tr,,1], iris3[tr,,2], iris3[tr,,3])
cl < factor(c(rep("s",25), rep("c",25), rep("v",25)))
zq < qda(train, cl)
predict(zq, test)$class
Investigates the profile loglikelihood function for a fitted model of
class "glm"
.
## S3 method for class 'glm'
profile(fitted, which = 1:p, alpha = 0.01, maxsteps = 10,
del = zmax/5, trace = FALSE, ...)
fitted 
the original fitted model object. 
which 
the original model parameters which should be profiled. This can be a numeric or character vector. By default, all parameters are profiled. 
alpha 
highest significance level allowed for the profile tstatistics. 
maxsteps 
maximum number of points to be used for profiling each parameter. 
del 
suggested change on the scale of the profile tstatistics. Default value chosen to allow profiling at about 10 parameter values. 
trace 
logical: should the progress of profiling be reported? 
... 
further arguments passed to or from other methods. 
The profile tstatistic is defined as the square root of change in sumofsquares divided by residual standard error with an appropriate sign.
A list of classes "profile.glm"
and "profile"
with an
element for each parameter being profiled. The elements are
dataframes with two variables
par.vals 
a matrix of parameter values for each fitted model. 
tau 
the profile tstatistics. 
Originally, D. M. Bates and W. N. Venables. (For S in 1996.)
options(contrasts = c("contr.treatment", "contr.poly"))
ldose < rep(0:5, 2)
numdead < c(1, 4, 9, 13, 18, 20, 0, 2, 6, 10, 12, 16)
sex < factor(rep(c("M", "F"), c(6, 6)))
SF < cbind(numdead, numalive = 20  numdead)
budworm.lg < glm(SF ~ sex*ldose, family = binomial)
pr1 < profile(budworm.lg)
plot(pr1)
pairs(pr1)
Quadratic discriminant analysis.
qda(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'formula'
qda(formula, data, ..., subset, na.action)
## Default S3 method:
qda(x, grouping, prior = proportions,
method, CV = FALSE, nu, ...)
## S3 method for class 'data.frame'
qda(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'matrix'
qda(x, grouping, ..., subset, na.action)
formula 
A formula of the form 
data 
An optional data frame, list or environment from which variables
specified in 
x 
(required if no formula is given as the principal argument.) a matrix or data frame or Matrix containing the explanatory variables. 
grouping 
(required if no formula principal argument is given.) a factor specifying the class for each observation. 
prior 
the prior probabilities of class membership. If unspecified, the class proportions for the training set are used. If specified, the probabilities should be specified in the order of the factor levels. 
subset 
An index vector specifying the cases to be used in the training sample. (NOTE: If given, this argument must be named.) 
na.action 
A function to specify the action to be taken if 
method 

CV 
If true, returns results (classes and posterior probabilities) for leaveoutout crossvalidation. Note that if the prior is estimated, the proportions in the whole dataset are used. 
nu 
degrees of freedom for 
... 
arguments passed to or from other methods. 
Uses a QR decomposition which will give an error message if the withingroup variance is singular for any group.
an object of class "qda"
containing the following components:
prior 
the prior probabilities used. 
means 
the group means. 
scaling 
for each group 
ldet 
a vector of half log determinants of the dispersion matrix. 
lev 
the levels of the grouping factor. 
terms 
(if formula is a formula) an object of mode expression and class term summarizing the formula. 
call 
the (matched) function call. 
unless CV=TRUE
, when the return value is a list with components:
class 
The MAP classification (a factor) 
posterior 
posterior probabilities for the classes 
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Ripley, B. D. (1996) Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks. Cambridge University Press.
tr < sample(1:50, 25)
train < rbind(iris3[tr,,1], iris3[tr,,2], iris3[tr,,3])
test < rbind(iris3[tr,,1], iris3[tr,,2], iris3[tr,,3])
cl < factor(c(rep("s",25), rep("c",25), rep("v",25)))
z < qda(train, cl)
predict(z,test)$class
The quine
data frame has 146 rows and 5 columns.
Children from Walgett, New South Wales, Australia, were classified by
Culture, Age, Sex and Learner status and the number of days absent from
school in a particular school year was recorded.
quine
This data frame contains the following columns:
Eth
ethnic background: Aboriginal or Not, ("A"
or "N"
).
Sex
sex: factor with levels ("F"
or "M"
).
Age
age group: Primary ("F0"
), or forms "F1,"
"F2"
or "F3"
.
Lrn
learner status: factor with levels Average or Slow learner, ("AL"
or
"SL"
).
Days
days absent from school in the year.
S. Quine, quoted in Aitkin, M. (1978) The analysis of unbalanced cross classifications (with discussion). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society series A 141, 195–223.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Five rabbits were studied on two occasions, after treatment with
saline (control) and after treatment with the $5HT_3$
antagonist MDL
72222. After each treatment ascending doses of phenylbiguanide were
injected intravenously at 10 minute intervals and the responses of
mean blood pressure measured. The goal was to test whether the
cardiogenic chemoreflex elicited by phenylbiguanide depends on the
activation of $5HT_3$
receptors.
Rabbit
This data frame contains 60 rows and the following variables:
BPchange
change in blood pressure relative to the start of the experiment.
Dose
dose of Phenylbiguanide in micrograms.
Run
label of run ("C1"
to "C5"
, then "M1"
to "M5"
).
Treatment
placebo or the $5HT_3$
antagonist MDL 72222.
Animal
label of animal used ("R1"
to "R5"
).
J. Ludbrook (1994)
Repeated measurements and multiple comparisons in cardiovascular research.
Cardiovascular Research
28, 303–311.
[The numerical data are not in the paper but were supplied by
Professor Ludbrook]
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Find rational approximations to the components of a real numeric object using a standard continued fraction method.
rational(x, cycles = 10, max.denominator = 2000, ...)
x 
Any object of mode numeric. Missing values are now allowed. 
cycles 
The maximum number of steps to be used in the continued fraction approximation process. 
max.denominator 
An early termination criterion. If any partial denominator
exceeds 
... 
arguments passed to or from other methods. 
Each component is first expanded in a continued fraction of the form
x = floor(x) + 1/(p1 + 1/(p2 + ...)))
where p1
, p2
, ... are positive integers, terminating either
at cycles
terms or when a pj > max.denominator
. The
continued fraction is then rearranged to retrieve the numerator
and denominator as integers and the ratio returned as the value.
A numeric object with the same attributes as x
but with entries
rational approximations to the values. This effectively rounds
relative to the size of the object and replaces very small
entries by zero.
X < matrix(runif(25), 5, 5)
zapsmall(solve(X, X/5)) # print nearzeroes as zero
rational(solve(X, X/5))
denumerate
converts a formula written using the conventions of
loglm
into one that terms
is able to process. renumerate
converts it back again to a form like the original.
renumerate(x)
x 
A formula, normally as modified by 
This is an inverse function to denumerate
. It is only needed
since terms
returns an expanded form of the original formula
where the nonmarginal terms are exposed. This expanded form is
mapped back into a form corresponding to the one that the user
originally supplied.
A formula where all variables with names of the form .vn
, where
n
is an integer, converted to numbers, n
, as allowed by the
formula conventions of loglm
.
denumerate(~(1+2+3)^3 + a/b)
## ~ (.v1 + .v2 + .v3)^3 + a/b
renumerate(.Last.value)
## ~ (1 + 2 + 3)^3 + a/b
Fit a linear model by robust regression using an M estimator.
rlm(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'formula'
rlm(formula, data, weights, ..., subset, na.action,
method = c("M", "MM", "model.frame"),
wt.method = c("inv.var", "case"),
model = TRUE, x.ret = TRUE, y.ret = FALSE, contrasts = NULL)
## Default S3 method:
rlm(x, y, weights, ..., w = rep(1, nrow(x)),
init = "ls", psi = psi.huber,
scale.est = c("MAD", "Huber", "proposal 2"), k2 = 1.345,
method = c("M", "MM"), wt.method = c("inv.var", "case"),
maxit = 20, acc = 1e4, test.vec = "resid", lqs.control = NULL)
psi.huber(u, k = 1.345, deriv = 0)
psi.hampel(u, a = 2, b = 4, c = 8, deriv = 0)
psi.bisquare(u, c = 4.685, deriv = 0)
formula 
a formula of the form 
data 
an optional data frame, list or environment from which variables
specified in 
weights 
a vector of prior weights for each case. 
subset 
An index vector specifying the cases to be used in fitting. 
na.action 
A function to specify the action to be taken if 
x 
a matrix or data frame containing the explanatory variables. 
y 
the response: a vector of length the number of rows of 
method 
currently either Mestimation or MMestimation or (for the

wt.method 
are the weights case weights (giving the relative importance of case, so a weight of 2 means there are two of these) or the inverse of the variances, so a weight of two means this error is half as variable? 
model 
should the model frame be returned in the object? 
x.ret 
should the model matrix be returned in the object? 
y.ret 
should the response be returned in the object? 
contrasts 
optional contrast specifications: see 
w 
(optional) initial downweighting for each case. 
init 
(optional) initial values for the coefficients OR a method to find
initial values OR the result of a fit with a 
psi 
the psi function is specified by this argument. It must give
(possibly by name) a function 
scale.est 
method of scale estimation: rescaled MAD of the residuals (default)
or Huber's proposal 2 (which can be selected by either 
k2 
tuning constant used for Huber proposal 2 scale estimation. 
maxit 
the limit on the number of IWLS iterations. 
acc 
the accuracy for the stopping criterion. 
test.vec 
the stopping criterion is based on changes in this vector. 
... 
additional arguments to be passed to 
lqs.control 
An optional list of control values for 
u 
numeric vector of evaluation points. 
k , a , b , c

tuning constants. 
deriv 

Fitting is done by iterated reweighted least squares (IWLS).
Psi functions are supplied for the Huber, Hampel and Tukey bisquare
proposals as psi.huber
, psi.hampel
and
psi.bisquare
. Huber's corresponds to a convex optimization
problem and gives a unique solution (up to collinearity). The other
two will have multiple local minima, and a good starting point is
desirable.
Selecting method = "MM"
selects a specific set of options which
ensures that the estimator has a high breakdown point. The initial set
of coefficients and the final scale are selected by an Sestimator
with k0 = 1.548
; this gives (for $n \gg p$
)
breakdown point 0.5.
The final estimator is an Mestimator with Tukey's biweight and fixed
scale that will inherit this breakdown point provided c > k0
;
this is true for the default value of c
that corresponds to
95% relative efficiency at the normal. Case weights are not
supported for method = "MM"
.
An object of class "rlm"
inheriting from "lm"
.
Note that the df.residual
component is deliberately set to
NA
to avoid inappropriate estimation of the residual scale from
the residual mean square by "lm"
methods.
The additional components not in an lm
object are
s 
the robust scale estimate used 
w 
the weights used in the IWLS process 
psi 
the psi function with parameters substituted 
conv 
the convergence criteria at each iteration 
converged 
did the IWLS converge? 
wresid 
a working residual, weighted for 
Prior to version 7.352
, offset terms in formula
were omitted from fitted and predicted values.
P. J. Huber (1981) Robust Statistics. Wiley.
F. R. Hampel, E. M. Ronchetti, P. J. Rousseeuw and W. A. Stahel (1986) Robust Statistics: The Approach based on Influence Functions. Wiley.
A. Marazzi (1993) Algorithms, Routines and S Functions for Robust Statistics. Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
summary(rlm(stack.loss ~ ., stackloss))
rlm(stack.loss ~ ., stackloss, psi = psi.hampel, init = "lts")
rlm(stack.loss ~ ., stackloss, psi = psi.bisquare)
Calculates the root mean square parameter effects and intrinsic relative
curvatures, $c^\theta$
and $c^\iota$
, for a
fitted nonlinear regression, as defined in Bates & Watts, section 7.3,
p. 253ff
rms.curv(obj)
obj 
Fitted model object of class 
The method of section 7.3.1 of Bates & Watts is implemented. The
function deriv3
should be used generate a model function with first
derivative (gradient) matrix and second derivative (Hessian) array
attributes. This function should then be used to fit the nonlinear
regression model.
A print method, print.rms.curv
, prints the pc
and
ic
components only, suitably annotated.
If either pc
or ic
exceeds some threshold (0.3 has been
suggested) the curvature is unacceptably high for the planar assumption.
A list of class rms.curv
with components pc
and ic
for parameter effects and intrinsic relative curvatures multiplied by
sqrt(F), ct
and ci
for $c^\theta$
and $c^\iota$
(unmultiplied),
and C
the Carray as used in section 7.3.1 of Bates & Watts.
Bates, D. M, and Watts, D. G. (1988) Nonlinear Regression Analysis and its Applications. Wiley, New York.
# The treated sample from the Puromycin data
mmcurve < deriv3(~ Vm * conc/(K + conc), c("Vm", "K"),
function(Vm, K, conc) NULL)
Treated < Puromycin[Puromycin$state == "treated", ]
(Purfit1 < nls(rate ~ mmcurve(Vm, K, conc), data = Treated,
start = list(Vm=200, K=0.1)))
rms.curv(Purfit1)
##Parameter effects: c^theta x sqrt(F) = 0.2121
## Intrinsic: c^iota x sqrt(F) = 0.092
Function to generate random outcomes from a Negative Binomial distribution,
with mean mu
and variance mu + mu^2/theta
.
rnegbin(n, mu = n, theta = stop("'theta' must be specified"))
n 
If a scalar, the number of sample values required. If a vector,

mu 
The vector of means. Short vectors are recycled. 
theta 
Vector of values of the 
The function uses the representation of the Negative Binomial distribution
as a continuous mixture of Poisson distributions with Gamma distributed means.
Unlike rnbinom
the index can be arbitrary.
Vector of random Negative Binomial variate values.
Changes .Random.seed
in the usual way.
# Negative Binomials with means fitted(fm) and theta = 4.5
fm < glm.nb(Days ~ ., data = quine)
dummy < rnegbin(fitted(fm), theta = 4.5)
A data frame with the annual deaths in road accidents for half the US states.
road
Columns are:
state
name.
deaths
number of deaths.
drivers
number of drivers (in 10,000s).
popden
population density in people per square mile.
rural
length of rural roads, in 1000s of miles.
temp
average daily maximum temperature in January.
fuel
fuel consumption in 10,000,000 US gallons per year.
Imperial College, London M.Sc. exercise
The data give the numbers of rotifers falling out of suspension for
different fluid densities. There are two species, pm
Polyartha major and kc
, Keratella cochlearis and
for each species the number falling out and the total number are
given.
rotifer
density
specific density of fluid.
pm.y
number falling out for P. major.
pm.total
total number of P. major.
kc.y
number falling out for K. cochlearis.
kc.tot
total number of K. cochlearis.
D. Collett (1991) Modelling Binary Data. Chapman & Hall. p. 217
Data frame from accelerated testing of tyre rubber.
Rubber
loss
the abrasion loss in gm/hr.
hard
the hardness in Shore units.
tens
tensile strength in kg/sq m.
O.L. Davies (1947) Statistical Methods in Research and Production. Oliver and Boyd, Table 6.1 p. 119.
O.L. Davies and P.L. Goldsmith (1972) Statistical Methods in Research and Production. 4th edition, Longmans, Table 8.1 p. 239.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
One form of nonmetric multidimensional scaling.
sammon(d, y = cmdscale(d, k), k = 2, niter = 100, trace = TRUE,
magic = 0.2, tol = 1e4)
d 
distance structure of the form returned by 
y 
An initial configuration. If none is supplied, 
k 
The dimension of the configuration. 
niter 
The maximum number of iterations. 
trace 
Logical for tracing optimization. Default 
magic 
initial value of the step size constant in diagonal Newton method. 
tol 
Tolerance for stopping, in units of stress. 
This chooses a twodimensional configuration to minimize the stress, the sum of squared differences between the input distances and those of the configuration, weighted by the distances, the whole sum being divided by the sum of input distances to make the stress scalefree.
An iterative algorithm is used, which will usually converge in around
50 iterations. As this is necessarily an $O(n^2)$
calculation, it is slow
for large datasets. Further, since the configuration is only determined
up to rotations and reflections (by convention the centroid is at the
origin), the result can vary considerably from machine to machine.
In this release the algorithm has been modified by adding a steplength
search (magic
) to ensure that it always goes downhill.
Two components:
points 
A twocolumn vector of the fitted configuration. 
stress 
The final stress achieved. 
If trace is true, the initial stress and the current stress are printed out every 10 iterations.
Sammon, J. W. (1969) A nonlinear mapping for data structure analysis. IEEE Trans. Comput., C18 401–409.
Ripley, B. D. (1996) Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks. Cambridge University Press.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
swiss.x < as.matrix(swiss[, 1])
swiss.sam < sammon(dist(swiss.x))
plot(swiss.sam$points, type = "n")
text(swiss.sam$points, labels = as.character(1:nrow(swiss.x)))
Data frame giving the number of damage incidents and aggregate months of service by ship type, year of construction, and period of operation.
ships
type
type: "A"
to "E"
.
year
year of construction: 1960–64, 65–69, 70–74, 75–79
(coded as "60"
, "65"
, "70"
, "75"
).
period
period of operation : 1960–74, 75–79.
service
aggregate months of service.
incidents
number of damage incidents.
P. McCullagh and J. A. Nelder, (1983), Generalized Linear Models. Chapman & Hall, section 6.3.2, page 137
A list of two vectors, giving the wear of shoes of materials A and B for one foot each of ten boys.
shoes
G. E. P. Box, W. G. Hunter and J. S. Hunter (1978) Statistics for Experimenters. Wiley, p. 100
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
A numeric vector with 18 determinations by different laboratories of the amount (percentage of the declared total weight) of shrimp in shrimp cocktail.
shrimp
F. J. King and J. J. Ryan (1976) Collaborative study of the determination of the amount of shrimp in shrimp cocktail. J. Off. Anal. Chem. 59, 644–649.
R. G. Staudte and S. J. Sheather (1990) Robust Estimation and Testing. Wiley.
The shuttle
data frame has 256 rows and 7 columns.
The first six columns are categorical variables giving example
conditions; the seventh is the decision. The first 253 rows are the
training set, the last 3 the test conditions.
shuttle
This data frame contains the following factor columns:
stability
stable positioning or not (stab
/ xstab
).
error
size of error (MM
/ SS
/ LX
/ XL
).
sign
sign of error, positive or negative (pp
/ nn
).
wind
wind sign (head
/ tail
).
magn
wind strength (Light
/ Medium
/ Strong
/
Out of Range
).
vis
visibility (yes
/ no
).
use
use the autolander or not. (auto
/ noauto
.)
D. Michie (1989) Problems of computeraided concept formation. In Applications of Expert Systems 2, ed. J. R. Quinlan, Turing Institute Press / AddisonWesley, pp. 310–333.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
The Sitka
data frame has 395 rows and 4 columns. It gives repeated
measurements on the logsize of 79 Sitka spruce trees, 54 of which
were grown in ozoneenriched chambers and 25 were controls. The size
was measured five times in 1988, at roughly monthly intervals.
Sitka
This data frame contains the following columns:
size
measured size (height times diameter squared) of tree, on log scale.
Time
time of measurement in days since 1 January 1988.
tree
number of tree.
treat
either "ozone"
for an ozoneenriched
chamber or "control"
.
P. J. Diggle, K.Y. Liang and S. L. Zeger (1994) Analysis of Longitudinal Data. Clarendon Press, Oxford
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
The Sitka89
data frame has 632 rows and 4 columns. It gives repeated
measurements on the logsize of 79 Sitka spruce trees, 54 of which
were grown in ozoneenriched chambers and 25 were controls. The size
was measured eight times in 1989, at roughly monthly intervals.
Sitka89
This data frame contains the following columns:
size
measured size (height times diameter squared) of tree, on log scale.
Time
time of measurement in days since 1 January 1988.
tree
number of tree.
treat
either "ozone"
for an ozoneenriched
chamber or "control"
.
P. J. Diggle, K.Y. Liang and S. L. Zeger (1994) Analysis of Longitudinal Data. Clarendon Press, Oxford
The Skye
data frame has 23 rows and 3 columns.
Skye
This data frame contains the following columns:
A
Percentage of sodium and potassium oxides.
F
Percentage of iron oxide.
M
Percentage of magnesium oxide.
R. N. Thompson, J. Esson and A. C. Duncan (1972) Major element chemical variation in the Eocene lavas of the Isle of Skye. J. Petrology, 13, 219–253.
J. Aitchison (1986) The Statistical Analysis of Compositional Data. Chapman and Hall, p.360.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
# ternary() is from the online answers.
ternary < function(X, pch = par("pch"), lcex = 1,
add = FALSE, ord = 1:3, ...)
{
X < as.matrix(X)
if(any(X < 0)) stop("X must be nonnegative")
s < drop(X %*% rep(1, ncol(X)))
if(any(s<=0)) stop("each row of X must have a positive sum")
if(max(abs(s1)) > 1e6) {
warning("row(s) of X will be rescaled")
X < X / s
}
X < X[, ord]
s3 < sqrt(1/3)
if(!add)
{
oldpty < par("pty")
on.exit(par(pty=oldpty))
par(pty="s")
plot(c(s3, s3), c(0.5s3, 0.5+s3), type="n", axes=FALSE,
xlab="", ylab="")
polygon(c(0, s3, s3), c(1, 0, 0), density=0)
lab < NULL
if(!is.null(dn < dimnames(X))) lab < dn[[2]]
if(length(lab) < 3) lab < as.character(1:3)
eps < 0.05 * lcex
text(c(0, s3+eps*0.7, s3eps*0.7),
c(1+eps, 0.1*eps, 0.1*eps), lab, cex=lcex)
}
points((X[,2]  X[,3])*s3, X[,1], ...)
}
ternary(Skye/100, ord=c(1,3,2))
Groups of 20 snails were held for periods of 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks in carefully controlled conditions of temperature and relative humidity. There were two species of snail, A and B, and the experiment was designed as a 4 by 3 by 4 by 2 completely randomized design. At the end of the exposure time the snails were tested to see if they had survived; the process itself is fatal for the animals. The object of the exercise was to model the probability of survival in terms of the stimulus variables, and in particular to test for differences between species.
The data are unusual in that in most cases fatalities during the experiment were fairly small.
snails
The data frame contains the following components:
Species
snail species A (1
) or B (2
).
Exposure
exposure in weeks.
Rel.Hum
relative humidity (4 levels).
Temp
temperature, in degrees Celsius (3 levels).
Deaths
number of deaths.
N
number of snails exposed.
Zoology Department, The University of Adelaide.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
Returns of the Standard and Poors 500 Index in the 1990's
SP500
A vector of returns of the Standard and Poors 500 index for all the trading days in 1990, 1991, ..., 1999.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
The standardized residuals. These are normalized to unit variance, fitted including the current data point.
stdres(object)
object 
any object representing a linear model. 
The vector of appropriately transformed residuals.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Temperature and pressure in a saturated steam driven experimental device.
steam
The data frame contains the following components:
Temp
temperature, in degrees Celsius.
Press
pressure, in Pascals.
N.R. Draper and H. Smith (1981) Applied Regression Analysis. Wiley, pp. 518–9.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
Performs stepwise model selection by AIC.
stepAIC(object, scope, scale = 0,
direction = c("both", "backward", "forward"),
trace = 1, keep = NULL, steps = 1000, use.start = FALSE,
k = 2, ...)
object 
an object representing a model of an appropriate class. This is used as the initial model in the stepwise search. 
scope 
defines the range of models examined in the stepwise search.
This should be either a single formula, or a list containing
components 
scale 
used in the definition of the AIC statistic for selecting the models,
currently only for 
direction 
the mode of stepwise search, can be one of 
trace 
if positive, information is printed during the running of

keep 
a filter function whose input is a fitted model object and the
associated 
steps 
the maximum number of steps to be considered. The default is 1000 (essentially as many as required). It is typically used to stop the process early. 
use.start 
if true the updated fits are done starting at the linear predictor for
the currently selected model. This may speed up the iterative
calculations for 
k 
the multiple of the number of degrees of freedom used for the penalty.
Only 
... 
any additional arguments to 
The set of models searched is determined by the scope
argument.
The righthandside of its lower
component is always included
in the model, and righthandside of the model is included in the
upper
component. If scope
is a single formula, it
specifies the upper
component, and the lower
model is
empty. If scope
is missing, the initial model is used as the
upper
model.
Models specified by scope
can be templates to update
object
as used by update.formula
.
There is a potential problem in using glm
fits with a
variable scale
, as in that case the deviance is not simply
related to the maximized loglikelihood. The glm
method for
extractAIC
makes the
appropriate adjustment for a gaussian
family, but may need to be
amended for other cases. (The binomial
and poisson
families have fixed scale
by default and do not correspond
to a particular maximumlikelihood problem for variable scale
.)
Where a conventional deviance exists (e.g. for lm
, aov
and glm
fits) this is quoted in the analysis of variance table:
it is the unscaled deviance.
the stepwiseselected model is returned, with up to two additional
components. There is an "anova"
component corresponding to the
steps taken in the search, as well as a "keep"
component if the
keep=
argument was supplied in the call. The
"Resid. Dev"
column of the analysis of deviance table refers
to a constant minus twice the maximized log likelihood: it will be a
deviance only in cases where a saturated model is welldefined
(thus excluding lm
, aov
and survreg
fits,
for example).
The model fitting must apply the models to the same dataset. This may
be a problem if there are missing values and an na.action
other than
na.fail
is used (as is the default in R).
We suggest you remove the missing values first.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
quine.hi < aov(log(Days + 2.5) ~ .^4, quine)
quine.nxt < update(quine.hi, . ~ .  Eth:Sex:Age:Lrn)
quine.stp < stepAIC(quine.nxt,
scope = list(upper = ~Eth*Sex*Age*Lrn, lower = ~1),
trace = FALSE)
quine.stp$anova
cpus1 < cpus
for(v in names(cpus)[2:7])
cpus1[[v]] < cut(cpus[[v]], unique(quantile(cpus[[v]])),
include.lowest = TRUE)
cpus0 < cpus1[, 2:8] # excludes names, authors' predictions
cpus.samp < sample(1:209, 100)
cpus.lm < lm(log10(perf) ~ ., data = cpus1[cpus.samp,2:8])
cpus.lm2 < stepAIC(cpus.lm, trace = FALSE)
cpus.lm2$anova
example(birthwt)
birthwt.glm < glm(low ~ ., family = binomial, data = bwt)
birthwt.step < stepAIC(birthwt.glm, trace = FALSE)
birthwt.step$anova
birthwt.step2 < stepAIC(birthwt.glm, ~ .^2 + I(scale(age)^2)
+ I(scale(lwt)^2), trace = FALSE)
birthwt.step2$anova
quine.nb < glm.nb(Days ~ .^4, data = quine)
quine.nb2 < stepAIC(quine.nb)
quine.nb2$anova
The stormer viscometer measures the viscosity of a fluid by measuring the
time taken for an inner cylinder in the mechanism to perform a fixed number
of revolutions in response to an actuating weight. The viscometer is
calibrated by measuring the time taken with varying weights while the
mechanism is suspended in fluids of accurately known viscosity. The data
comes from such a calibration, and theoretical considerations suggest a
nonlinear relationship between time, weight and viscosity, of the form
Time = (B1*Viscosity)/(Weight  B2) + E
where B1
and B2
are unknown parameters to be estimated, and E
is error.
stormer
The data frame contains the following components:
Viscosity
viscosity of fluid.
Wt
actuating weight.
Time
time taken.
E. J. Williams (1959) Regression Analysis. Wiley.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
The Studentized residuals. Like standardized residuals, these are normalized to unit variance, but the Studentized version is fitted ignoring the current data point. (They are sometimes called jackknifed residuals).
studres(object)
object 
any object representing a linear model. 
The vector of appropriately transformed residuals.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Returns a summary list for loglinear models fitted by
iterative proportional scaling using loglm
.
## S3 method for class 'loglm'
summary(object, fitted = FALSE, ...)
object 
a fitted loglm model object. 
fitted 
if 
... 
arguments to be passed to or from other methods. 
This function is a method for the generic function
summary()
for class "loglm"
.
It can be invoked by calling summary(x)
for an
object x
of the appropriate class, or directly by
calling summary.loglm(x)
regardless of the
class of the object.
a list is returned for use by print.summary.loglm
.
This has components
formula 
the formula used to produce 
tests 
the table of test statistics (likelihood ratio, Pearson) for the fit. 
oe 
if 
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Identical to summary.glm
, but with three lines of additional output: the
ML estimate of theta, its standard error, and twice the loglikelihood
function.
## S3 method for class 'negbin'
summary(object, dispersion = 1, correlation = FALSE, ...)
object 
fitted model object of class 
dispersion 
as for 
correlation 
as for 
... 
arguments passed to or from other methods. 
summary.glm
is used to produce the majority of the output and supply the
result.
This function is a method for the generic function
summary()
for class "negbin"
.
It can be invoked by calling summary(x)
for an
object x
of the appropriate class, or directly by
calling summary.negbin(x)
regardless of the
class of the object.
As for summary.glm
; the additional lines of output are not included in
the resultant object.
A summary table is produced as for summary.glm
, with the additional
information described above.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
summary
, glm.nb
, negative.binomial
, anova.negbin
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
summary(glm.nb(Days ~ Eth*Age*Lrn*Sex, quine, link = log))
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
summary
method for objects of class "rlm"
## S3 method for class 'rlm'
summary(object, method = c("XtX", "XtWX"), correlation = FALSE, ...)
object 
the fitted model.
This is assumed to be the result of some fit that produces
an object inheriting from the class 
method 
Should the weighted (by the IWLS weights) or unweighted crossproducts matrix be used? 
correlation 
logical. Should correlations be computed (and printed)? 
... 
arguments passed to or from other methods. 
This function is a method for the generic function
summary()
for class "rlm"
.
It can be invoked by calling summary(x)
for an
object x
of the appropriate class, or directly by
calling summary.rlm(x)
regardless of the
class of the object.
If printing takes place, only a null value is returned.
Otherwise, a list is returned with the following components.
Printing always takes place if this function is invoked automatically
as a method for the summary
function.
correlation 
The computed correlation coefficient matrix for the coefficients in the model. 
cov.unscaled 
The unscaled covariance matrix; i.e, a matrix such that multiplying it by an estimate of the error variance produces an estimated covariance matrix for the coefficients. 
sigma 
The scale estimate. 
stddev 
A scale estimate used for the standard errors. 
df 
The number of degrees of freedom for the model and for residuals. 
coefficients 
A matrix with three columns, containing the coefficients, their standard errors and the corresponding t statistic. 
terms 
The terms object used in fitting this model. 
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
summary(rlm(calls ~ year, data = phones, maxit = 50))
This data frame contains the responses of 237 Statistics I students at the University of Adelaide to a number of questions.
survey
The components of the data frame are:
Sex
The sex of the student. (Factor with levels "Male"
and "Female"
.)
Wr.Hnd
span (distance from tip of thumb to tip of little finger of spread hand) of writing hand, in centimetres.
NW.Hnd
span of nonwriting hand.
W.Hnd
writing hand of student. (Factor, with levels "Left"
and "Right"
.)
Fold
“Fold your arms! Which is on top” (Factor, with levels
"R on L"
, "L on R"
, "Neither"
.)
Pulse
pulse rate of student (beats per minute).
Clap
‘Clap your hands! Which hand is on top?’ (Factor, with levels
"Right"
, "Left"
, "Neither"
.)
Exer
how often the student exercises. (Factor, with levels "Freq"
(frequently), "Some"
, "None"
.)
Smoke
how much the student smokes. (Factor, levels "Heavy"
,
"Regul"
(regularly), "Occas"
(occasionally),
"Never"
.)
Height
height of the student in centimetres.
M.I
whether the student expressed height in imperial
(feet/inches) or metric (centimetres/metres) units. (Factor, levels
"Metric"
, "Imperial"
.)
Age
age of the student in years.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
The synth.tr
data frame has 250 rows and 3 columns.
The synth.te
data frame has 100 rows and 3 columns.
It is intended that synth.tr
be used from training and
synth.te
for testing.
synth.tr
synth.te
These data frames contains the following columns:
xs
xcoordinate
ys
ycoordinate
yc
class, coded as 0 or 1.
Ripley, B.D. (1994) Neural networks and related methods for classification (with discussion). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society series B 56, 409–456.
Ripley, B.D. (1996) Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Given the estimated mean vector, estimate theta
of the
Negative Binomial Distribution.
theta.md(y, mu, dfr, weights, limit = 20, eps = .Machine$double.eps^0.25)
theta.ml(y, mu, n, weights, limit = 10, eps = .Machine$double.eps^0.25,
trace = FALSE)
theta.mm(y, mu, dfr, weights, limit = 10, eps = .Machine$double.eps^0.25)
y 
Vector of observed values from the Negative Binomial. 
mu 
Estimated mean vector. 
n 
Number of data points (defaults to the sum of 
dfr 
Residual degrees of freedom (assuming 
weights 
Case weights. If missing, taken as 1. 
limit 
Limit on the number of iterations. 
eps 
Tolerance to determine convergence. 
trace 
logical: should iteration progress be printed? 
theta.md
estimates by equating the deviance to the residual
degrees of freedom, an analogue of a moment estimator.
theta.ml
uses maximum likelihood.
theta.mm
calculates the moment estimator of theta
by
equating the Pearson chisquare
$\sum (y\mu)^2/(\mu+\mu^2/\theta)$
to the residual degrees of freedom.
The required estimate of theta
, as a scalar.
For theta.ml
, the standard error is given as attribute "SE"
.
quine.nb < glm.nb(Days ~ .^2, data = quine)
theta.md(quine$Days, fitted(quine.nb), dfr = df.residual(quine.nb))
theta.ml(quine$Days, fitted(quine.nb))
theta.mm(quine$Days, fitted(quine.nb), dfr = df.residual(quine.nb))
## weighted example
yeast < data.frame(cbind(numbers = 0:5, fr = c(213, 128, 37, 18, 3, 1)))
fit < glm.nb(numbers ~ 1, weights = fr, data = yeast)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
summary(fit)
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
mu < fitted(fit)
theta.md(yeast$numbers, mu, dfr = 399, weights = yeast$fr)
theta.ml(yeast$numbers, mu, limit = 15, weights = yeast$fr)
theta.mm(yeast$numbers, mu, dfr = 399, weights = yeast$fr)
The topo
data frame has 52 rows and 3 columns, of
topographic heights within a 310 feet square.
topo
This data frame contains the following columns:
x
x coordinates (units of 50 feet)
y
y coordinates (units of 50 feet)
z
heights (feet)
Davis, J.C. (1973) Statistics and Data Analysis in Geology. Wiley.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
An experiment was performed in Sweden in 1961–2 to assess the
effect of a speed limit on the motorway accident rate. The
experiment was conducted on 92 days in each year, matched so that
day j
in 1962 was comparable to day j
in 1961. On some days
the speed limit was in effect and enforced, while on other days
there was no speed limit and cars tended to be driven faster.
The speed limit days tended to be in contiguous blocks.
Traffic
This data frame contains the following columns:
year
1961 or 1962.
day
of year.
limit
was there a speed limit?
y
traffic accident count for that day.
Svensson, A. (1981) On the goodnessoffit test for the multiplicative Poisson model. Annals of Statistics, 9, 697–704.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
Creates a histogram on the current graphics device.
truehist(data, nbins = "Scott", h, x0 = h/1000,
breaks, prob = TRUE, xlim = range(breaks),
ymax = max(est), col = "cyan",
xlab = deparse(substitute(data)), bty = "n", ...)
data 
numeric vector of data for histogram. Missing values ( 
nbins 
The suggested number of bins. Either a positive integer, or a character string
naming a rule: 
h 
The bin width, a strictly positive number (takes precedence over 
x0 
Shift for the bins  the breaks are at 
breaks 
The set of breakpoints to be used. (Usually omitted, takes precedence
over 
prob 
If true (the default) plot a true histogram. The vertical axis has a relative frequency density scale, so the product of the dimensions of any panel gives the relative frequency. Hence the total area under the histogram is 1 and it is directly comparable with most other estimates of the probability density function. If false plot the counts in the bins. 
xlim 
The limits for the xaxis. 
ymax 
The upper limit for the yaxis. 
col 
The colour for the bar fill: the default is colour 5 in the default R palette. 
xlab 
label for the plot xaxis. By default, this will be the name of 
bty 
The box type for the plot  defaults to none. 
... 
This plots a true histogram, a density estimate of total area 1. If
breaks
is specified, those breakpoints are used. Otherwise if
h
is specified, a regular grid of bins is used with width
h
. If neither breaks
nor h
is specified,
nbins
is used to select a suitable h
.
A histogram is plotted on the current device.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Uses unbiased crossvalidation to select the bandwidth of a Gaussian kernel density estimator.
ucv(x, nb = 1000, lower, upper)
x 
a numeric vector 
nb 
number of bins to use. 
lower , upper

Range over which to minimize. The default is almost always satisfactory. 
a bandwidth.
Scott, D. W. (1992) Multivariate Density Estimation: Theory, Practice, and Visualization. Wiley.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
ucv(geyser$duration)
The UScereal
data frame has 65 rows and 11 columns.
The data come from the 1993 ASA Statistical Graphics Exposition,
and are taken from the mandatory F&DA food label. The data have been
normalized here to a portion of one American cup.
UScereal
This data frame contains the following columns:
mfr
Manufacturer, represented by its first initial: G=General Mills, K=Kelloggs, N=Nabisco, P=Post, Q=Quaker Oats, R=Ralston Purina.
calories
number of calories in one portion.
protein
grams of protein in one portion.
fat
grams of fat in one portion.
sodium
milligrams of sodium in one portion.
fibre
grams of dietary fibre in one portion.
carbo
grams of complex carbohydrates in one portion.
sugars
grams of sugars in one portion.
shelf
display shelf (1, 2, or 3, counting from the floor).
potassium
grams of potassium.
vitamins
vitamins and minerals (none, enriched, or 100%).
The original data are available at http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/datasets/1993.expo/.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
Criminologists are interested in the effect of punishment regimes on crime rates. This has been studied using aggregate data on 47 states of the USA for 1960 given in this data frame. The variables seem to have been rescaled to convenient numbers.
UScrime
This data frame contains the following columns:
M
percentage of males aged 14–24.
So
indicator variable for a Southern state.
Ed
mean years of schooling.
Po1
police expenditure in 1960.
Po2
police expenditure in 1959.
LF
labour force participation rate.
M.F
number of males per 1000 females.
Pop
state population.
NW
number of nonwhites per 1000 people.
U1
unemployment rate of urban males 14–24.
U2
unemployment rate of urban males 35–39.
GDP
gross domestic product per head.
Ineq
income inequality.
Prob
probability of imprisonment.
Time
average time served in state prisons.
y
rate of crimes in a particular category per head of population.
Ehrlich, I. (1973) Participation in illegitimate activities: a theoretical and empirical investigation. Journal of Political Economy, 81, 521–565.
Vandaele, W. (1978) Participation in illegitimate activities: Ehrlich revisited. In Deterrence and Incapacitation, eds A. Blumstein, J. Cohen and D. Nagin, pp. 270–335. US National Academy of Sciences.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with SPLUS. Fourth Edition. Springer.
Veteran's Administration lung cancer trial from Kalbfleisch & Prentice.
VA
A data frame with columns:
stime
survival or followup time in days.
status
dead or censored.
treat
treatment: standard or test.
age
patient's age in years.
Karn
Karnofsky score of patient's performance on a scale of 0 to 100.
diag.time
times since diagnosis in months at entry to trial.
cell
one of four cell types.
prior
prior therapy?
Kalbfleisch, J.D. and Prentice R.L. (1980) The Statistical Analysis of Failure Time Data. Wiley.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
The waders
data frame has 15 rows and 19 columns.
The entries are counts of waders in summer.
waders
This data frame contains the following columns (species)
S1
Oystercatcher
S2
Whitefronted Plover
S3
Kitt Lutz's Plover
S4
Threebanded Plover
S5
Grey Plover
S6
Ringed Plover
S7
Bartailed Godwit
S8
Whimbrel
S9
Marsh Sandpiper
S10
Greenshank
S11
Common Sandpiper
S12
Turnstone
S13
Knot
S14
Sanderling
S15
Little Stint
S16
Curlew Sandpiper
S17
Ruff
S18
Avocet
S19
Blackwinged Stilt
The rows are the sites:
A = Namibia North coast
B = Namibia North wetland
C = Namibia South coast
D = Namibia South wetland
E = Cape North coast
F = Cape North wetland
G = Cape West coast
H = Cape West wetland
I = Cape South coast
J= Cape South wetland
K = Cape East coast
L = Cape East wetland
M = Transkei coast
N = Natal coast
O = Natal wetland
J.C. Gower and D.J. Hand (1996) Biplots Chapman & Hall Table 9.1. Quoted as from:
R.W. Summers, L.G. Underhill, D.J. Pearson and D.A. Scott (1987) Wader migration systems in south and eastern Africa and western Asia. Wader Study Group Bulletin 49 Supplement, 15–34.
plot(corresp(waders, nf=2))
Mr Derek Whiteside of the UK Building Research Station recorded the weekly gas consumption and average external temperature at his own house in southeast England for two heating seasons, one of 26 weeks before, and one of 30 weeks after cavitywall insulation was installed. The object of the exercise was to assess the effect of the insulation on gas consumption.
whiteside
The whiteside
data frame has 56 rows and 3 columns.:
Insul
A factor, before or after insulation.
Temp
Purportedly the average outside temperature in degrees Celsius. (These values is far too low for any 56week period in the 1960s in SouthEast England. It might be the weekly average of daily minima.)
Gas
The weekly gas consumption in 1000s of cubic feet.
A data set collected in the 1960s by Mr Derek Whiteside of the UK Building Research Station. Reported by
Hand, D. J., Daly, F., McConway, K., Lunn, D. and Ostrowski, E. eds (1993) A Handbook of Small Data Sets. Chapman & Hall, p. 69.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
require(lattice)
xyplot(Gas ~ Temp  Insul, whiteside, panel =
function(x, y, ...) {
panel.xyplot(x, y, ...)
panel.lmline(x, y, ...)
}, xlab = "Average external temperature (deg. C)",
ylab = "Gas consumption (1000 cubic feet)", aspect = "xy",
strip = function(...) strip.default(..., style = 1))
gasB < lm(Gas ~ Temp, whiteside, subset = Insul=="Before")
gasA < update(gasB, subset = Insul=="After")
summary(gasB)
summary(gasA)
gasBA < lm(Gas ~ Insul/Temp  1, whiteside)
summary(gasBA)
gasQ < lm(Gas ~ Insul/(Temp + I(Temp^2))  1, whiteside)
coef(summary(gasQ))
gasPR < lm(Gas ~ Insul + Temp, whiteside)
anova(gasPR, gasBA)
options(contrasts = c("contr.treatment", "contr.poly"))
gasBA1 < lm(Gas ~ Insul*Temp, whiteside)
coef(summary(gasBA1))
Uses the method of Sheather & Jones (1991) to select the bandwidth of a Gaussian kernel density estimator.
width.SJ(x, nb = 1000, lower, upper, method = c("ste", "dpi"))
x 
a numeric vector 
nb 
number of bins to use. 
upper , lower

range over which to search for solution if 
method 
Either 
a bandwidth.
A faster version for large n
(thousands) is available in R
$\ge$
3.4.0 as part of bw.SJ
: quadruple its
value for comparability with this version.
Sheather, S. J. and Jones, M. C. (1991) A reliable databased bandwidth selection method for kernel density estimation. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society series B 53, 683–690.
Scott, D. W. (1992) Multivariate Density Estimation: Theory, Practice, and Visualization. Wiley.
Wand, M. P. and Jones, M. C. (1995) Kernel Smoothing. Chapman & Hall.
width.SJ(geyser$duration, method = "dpi")
width.SJ(geyser$duration)
width.SJ(galaxies, method = "dpi")
width.SJ(galaxies)
Writes a matrix or data frame to a file or the console, using column labels and a layout respecting columns.
write.matrix(x, file = "", sep = " ", blocksize)
x 
matrix or data frame. 
file 
name of output file. The default ( 
sep 
The separator between columns. 
blocksize 
If supplied and positive, the output is written in blocks of

If x
is a matrix, supplying blocksize
is more
memoryefficient and enables larger matrices to be written, but each
block of rows might be formatted slightly differently.
If x
is a data frame, the conversion to a matrix may negate the
memory saving.
A formatted file is produced, with column headings (if x
has them)
and columns of data.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
The data frame gives the weight, in kilograms, of an obese patient at 52 time points over an 8 month period of a weight rehabilitation programme.
wtloss
This data frame contains the following columns:
Days
time in days since the start of the programme.
Weight
weight in kilograms of the patient.
Dr T. Davies, Adelaide.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
## IGNORE_RDIFF_BEGIN
wtloss.fm < nls(Weight ~ b0 + b1*2^(Days/th),
data = wtloss, start = list(b0=90, b1=95, th=120))
wtloss.fm
## IGNORE_RDIFF_END
plot(wtloss)
with(wtloss, lines(Days, fitted(wtloss.fm)))