Laterality-package: Laterality

Description Details Author(s) References See Also Examples

Description

Calculates handedness index (HI) and z-score for each individual and each task performed. It plots barplots of the different type of grasp (Left, right, bimanual...) for each kind of activity. It plots also the Handedness Index of each individual for each activity. The mean Handedness Index and the absolute HI and absolute mean HI can be calculated. Finally some functions (based on ade4-package functions) calculates disjunctive table, Burt table and contributions for MCA and then plots multiple correspondence analysis graphs.

Details

Package: Laterality
Type: Package
Version: 0.9.3
Date: 2015-03-31
License: GPL (>=2.0)
LazyData: yes

This package is particularly useful to calculate and plot the different indexes (HI, z-score, mean HI, absolute HI) commonly used in hand preference studies of non-human primates.

Author(s)

Borel A., Pouydebat E., Reghem E. <[email protected]>

References

Chessel D., Dufour A.-B. and Dray S., with contributions from Jombart T., Lobry J.R., Ollier S., Pavoine S. and Thioulouse J. Package ade4: Analysis of Ecological Data : Exploratory and Euclidean methods in Environmental sciences.

Hopkins W.D.(1999) On the Other Hand: Statistical Issues in the Assessment and Interpretation of Hand Preference Data in Nonhuman Primates. International Journal of Primatology 20(6):851-866.

See Also

ade4 the multiple correspondence analysis functions are based on ade4 package.

Examples

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  ### later function ###
  ## With arguments corresponding to the default ones:
  data(laterdata)
  str(laterdata)
  Data<-laterdata
  later(Data, catch ="Food", indiv="Indiv", hand="Hand", 
  RightHand="R", LeftHand="L", savetable = FALSE)
  ## or
  later(Data)
  
  ## With arguments different from the default ones:
  data(lateradata)
  str(lateradata)
  Data<-lateradata
  later(Data, catch ="Act", indiv="Individual", hand="HandPref",
  RightHand="Right", LeftHand="Left", savetable = FALSE)
  
  ### HIndiv function ###
  ## With arguments corresponding to the default ones:
  str(laterdata)
  Data<-laterdata
  HIndiv(Data, catch="Food", hand="Hand", indiv = "Indiv", 
  RightHand = "R", LeftHand = "L", legendlocation=FALSE, legend.text=TRUE)
  ## or
  HIndiv(Data, legendlocation=FALSE, legend.text=TRUE)
  
  ## With arguments different from the default ones:
  str(lateradata)
  Data<-lateradata
  HIndiv(Data, catch="Act", hand="HandPref", indiv = "Individual", 
  RightHand = "Right", LeftHand = "Left", legendlocation=FALSE, legend.text=TRUE)
  
  ### HImeanact function ###
  ## With arguments corresponding to the default ones:
  str(laterdata)
  Data<-laterdata
  HImeanact(Data, catch="Food", hand="Hand", indiv = "Indiv", 
  RightHand = "R", LeftHand = "L")
  ## or
  HImeanact(Data)
  
  ## With arguments different from the default ones:
  str(lateradata)
  Data<-lateradata
  HImeanact(Data, catch="Act", hand="HandPref", indiv = "Individual",
  RightHand = "Right", LeftHand = "Left")

Laterality documentation built on May 29, 2017, 12:06 p.m.