get_gamma_bounds: Get bounds for gamma

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get_gamma_boundsR Documentation

Get bounds for gamma


get_gamma_bounds returns lower and upper bounds for γ, so that the observed data range falls within the theoretical bounds of the support of the distribution. This is only important for location family input.


get_gamma_bounds(y, tau)



a numeric vector of real values (the observed data).


named vector τ which defines the variable transformation. Must have at least 'mu_x' and 'sigma_x' element; see complete_tau for details.


Skewed Lambert W\times F distributions have parameter-dependent support for location family input. Thus the parameter γ must be bounded such that the observed data is within the theoretical support of the distribution. This theoretical bounds are determined by the Lambert W function (W), which has only real-valued solutions for z ≥q -1 / \exp(1). Thus, W_gamma has real-valued solutions only for z ≥q -1 / \exp(1) γ These lower and upper bounds are determined by minimum and maxiumum of the normalized data \mathbf{z} = (\mathbf{y} - μ_x) / σ_x.


get_gamma_bounds returns a vector of length 2 with "lower" and "upper" bounds of γ given the range of y.

LambertW documentation built on Sept. 22, 2022, 5:07 p.m.