Re: [R] where is "average shifted histogram"?

From: Sundar Dorai-Raj <sundar.dorai-raj_at_pdf.com>
Date: Thu 29 Jul 2004 - 07:50:04 EST

Eckart Bindewald wrote:

> Hello!
> In the book Modern Applied Statistics with S (4th ed),
> section 5.6 the concept of the "average shifted

> histogram" or ASH is mentionend. Also it is mentioned

> in the same section "The code used is in the scripts

> for this chapter" (from figure caption 5.8, analysis

> of the geyser duration data).

> *However*, I have trouble finding the code for that

> function! Admittedly, I am a newby to R. Where exactly

> do I find the scripts to that chapter? Commands like

> library(MASS), or help.search("average shifted

> histogram") did not help.
>
> Secondly: Is the fact that I have trouble finding a
> routine for the average shifted histogram method a
> hint, that the method is outdated, and instead method
> X or Y should be used? The problem I am trying to
> solve is to smoothe a two-dimensional data set, the
> y-values change very rapidly between one and zero. The
> function "loess" in R seems to do a very reasonable
> job for that problem, but I would like to use a second
> and different method.
>
> Any help is highly appreciated!
>
> Thanks,
>
> Eckart Bindewald
>

Try:

install.packages("ash")
library(ash)

I have found "loess" (or possibly "locfit" in the package of the same name) more flexible though.

--sundar



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