Description Usage Arguments Value See Also Examples
Calculates UPb, PbPb, ArAr, KCa, ReOs, SmNd, RbSr, LuHf, UThHe, ThU and fission track ages and propagates their analytical uncertainties. Includes options for single grain, isochron and concordia ages.
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## Default S3 method:
age(x, method = "U238Pb206", exterr = TRUE,
J = c(NA, NA), zeta = c(NA, NA), rhoD = c(NA, NA), ...)
## S3 method for class 'UPb'
age(x, type = 1, wetherill = TRUE, exterr = TRUE,
i = NA, sigdig = NA, common.Pb = 0, show.p = FALSE, ...)
## S3 method for class 'PbPb'
age(x, isochron = TRUE, common.Pb = 1, exterr = TRUE,
i = NA, sigdig = NA, ...)
## S3 method for class 'ArAr'
age(x, isochron = FALSE, i2i = TRUE, exterr = TRUE,
i = NA, sigdig = NA, ...)
## S3 method for class 'KCa'
age(x, isochron = FALSE, i2i = TRUE, exterr = TRUE,
i = NA, sigdig = NA, ...)
## S3 method for class 'UThHe'
age(x, isochron = FALSE, central = FALSE, i = NA,
sigdig = NA, ...)
## S3 method for class 'fissiontracks'
age(x, central = FALSE, i = NA, sigdig = NA,
exterr = TRUE, ...)
## S3 method for class 'ThU'
age(x, isochron = FALSE, i2i = TRUE, exterr = TRUE,
i = NA, sigdig = NA, detritus = 0, Th02 = c(0, 0),
Th02U48 = c(0, 0, 1e+06, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), ...)
## S3 method for class 'ReOs'
age(x, isochron = TRUE, i2i = TRUE, exterr = TRUE,
i = NA, sigdig = NA, ...)
## S3 method for class 'SmNd'
age(x, isochron = TRUE, i2i = TRUE, exterr = TRUE,
i = NA, sigdig = NA, ...)
## S3 method for class 'RbSr'
age(x, isochron = TRUE, i2i = TRUE, exterr = TRUE,
i = NA, sigdig = NA, ...)
## S3 method for class 'LuHf'
age(x, isochron = TRUE, i2i = TRUE, exterr = TRUE,
i = NA, sigdig = NA, ...)

x 
can be:
OR

... 
additional arguments 
method 
one of either 
exterr 
propagate the external (decay constant and calibration factor) uncertainties? 
J 
twoelement vector with the Jfactor and its standard error. 
zeta 
twoelement vector with the zetafactor and its standard error. 
rhoD 
twoelement vector with the track density of the dosimeter glass and its standard error. 
type 
scalar flag indicating whether

wetherill 
logical flag to indicate whether the data should
be evaluated in Wetherill ( 
i 
(optional) index of a particular aliquot 
sigdig 
number of significant digits for the uncertainty
estimate (only used if 
common.Pb 
apply a common lead correction using one of three methods:

show.p 
Show the pvalue for concordance for each aliquot to the output table. Note: it would be unwise to use the pvalue value as a concordance filter. Doing so would 'punish' high precision measurements, which are more likely to fail the Chisquare test than low precision measurements. The latter would therefore be 'rewarded' by such a criterion. 
isochron 
logical flag indicating whether each ArAr analysis
should be considered separately ( 
i2i 
‘isochron to intercept’: calculates the initial (aka
‘inherited’, ‘excess’, or ‘common’)
^{40}Ar/^{36}Ar, ^{40}Ca/^{44}Ca,
^{207}Pb/^{204}Pb, ^{87}Sr/^{86}Sr,
^{143}Nd/^{144}Nd, ^{187}Os/^{188}Os or
^{176}Hf/^{177}Hf ratio from an isochron
fit. Setting 
central 
logical flag indicating whether each analysis should
be considered separately ( 
detritus 
detrital ^{230}Th correction (only applicable
when

Th02 
2element vector with the assumed initial
^{230}Th/^{232}Thratio of the detritus and its
standard error. Only used if 
Th02U48 
9element vector with the measured composition of
the detritus, containing 
if x
is a scalar or a vector, returns the age using
the geochronometer given by method
and its standard error.
if x
has class UPb
and type=1
, returns a
table with the following columns: t.75
, err[t.75]
,
t.68
, err[t.68]
, t.76
, err[t.76]
,
t.conc
, err[t.conc]
, err[p.conc]
, containing
the ^{207}Pb/^{235}Uage and standard error, the
^{206}Pb/^{238}Uage and standard error, the
^{207}Pb/^{206}Pbage and standard error, the single
grain concordia age and standard error, and the pvalue for
concordance, respectively.
if x
has class UPb
and type=2, 3, 4
or
5
, returns the output of the concordia
function.
if x
has class PbPb
, ArAr
, KCa
,
RbSr
, SmNd
, ReOs
, LuHf
, ThU
or
UThHe
and isochron=FALSE
, returns a table of PbPb,
ArAr, KCa, RbSr, SmNd, ReOs, LuHf, ThU or UThHe ages and
their standard errors.
if x
has class ThU
and isochron=FALSE
,
returns a 5column table with the ThU ages, their standard errors,
the initial ^{234}U/^{238}Uratios, their standard errors,
and the correlation coefficient between the ages and the initial
ratios.
if x
has class PbPb
, ArAr
, KCa
,
RbSr
, SmNd
, ReOs
, LuHf
, UThHe
or
ThU
and isochron=TRUE
, returns the output of the
isochron
function.
if x
has class fissiontracks
and
central=FALSE
, returns a table of fission track ages and
standard errors.
if x
has class fissiontracks
or UThHe
and central=TRUE
, returns the output of the
central
function.
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