UniDesc: Descriptive statistics and graphs for univariate data

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) Examples

View source: R/UniDesc.R

Description

This function is a convenience function for analyzing univariate data. It provides histograms, boxplots and tabulated results for normality tests as well as those for skewness and kurtosis. The intended use of this function is principally for a blind user of R who also has the advantage of retrieving textual descriptions of the graphs created along the way, via the VI() methods.

Usage

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UniDesc(Response = NULL, ResponseName = as.character(match.call()$Response), 
    Basic = TRUE, Graphs = TRUE, Normality = TRUE, Tests = TRUE, 
    Title = NULL, Filename = NULL, Folder = ResponseName, Process = TRUE,
VI = getOption("BrailleR.VI"), Latex = getOption("BrailleR.Latex"), 
View = getOption("BrailleR.View"), PValDigits=getOption("BrailleR.PValDigits"))

Arguments

Response

The numeric vector to be analyzed. This must be specified as a variable that is directly available in the workspace, not as a data.frame$variable construct.

ResponseName

This is the same as Response but use quote marks around it. Exactly one of Response or ResponseName must be specified.

Basic

logical, asking for basic numeric summary measures

Graphs

logical, indicating if the graphs are to be created. These will be eps files suitable for insertion in LaTeX documents, pdf files for more general use, and SVG for easier use by blind users.

Normality

logical, asking if the various normality tests offered in the nortest package should be used

Tests

logical, should skewness and kurtosis tests be performed.

Title

the title of the R markdown document being created. NULL leads to a default string being chosen.

Filename

Specify the name of the R markdown and html files (without extensions).

Folder

the folder where results and graph files will be saved.

Process

logical, should the R markdown file be processed?

VI

logical, should the VI method be used to give added text descriptions of graphs? This is most easily set via the package options.

Latex

logical, Should the xtable package be used to convert the tabulated results into LaTeX tables? This is most easily set via the package options.

View

logical, should the resulting HTML file be opened in a browser? This is most easily set via the package options.

PValDigits

Integer. The number of decimal places to use for p values. This is most easily set via the package options.

Value

Saves an R markdown file, (and then if Process=TRUE) an R script file, and an html file (which may be opened automatically) in the current working folder. Graphs are saved in png, eps, pdf, and SVG formats (if requested) in (optionally) a subfolder of the current working directory.

Author(s)

A. Jonathan R. Godfrey [email protected]

Examples

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Ozone=airquality$Ozone
UniDesc(Ozone, View=FALSE)
rm(Ozone)
# N.B. Various files and a folder were created in the working directory. 
# Please investigate them to see how this function worked.

BrailleR documentation built on June 5, 2018, 9:04 a.m.