# hypersecant: Hyperbolic Secant Regression Family Function In VGAM: Vector Generalized Linear and Additive Models

 hypersecant R Documentation

## Hyperbolic Secant Regression Family Function

### Description

Estimation of the parameter of the hyperbolic secant distribution.

### Usage

  hypersecant(link.theta = extlogitlink(min = -pi/2, max = pi/2),
init.theta = NULL)
init.theta = NULL)


### Arguments

 link.theta Parameter link function applied to the parameter \theta. See Links for more choices. init.theta Optional initial value for \theta. If failure to converge occurs, try some other value. The default means an initial value is determined internally.

### Details

The probability density function of the hyperbolic secant distribution is given by

f(y;\theta) = \exp(\theta y + \log(\cos(\theta ))) / (2 \cosh(\pi y/2)),

for parameter -\pi/2 < \theta < \pi/2 and all real y. The mean of Y is \tan(\theta) (returned as the fitted values). Morris (1982) calls this model NEF-HS (Natural Exponential Family-Hyperbolic Secant). It is used to generate NEFs, giving rise to the class of NEF-GHS (G for Generalized).

Another parameterization is used for hypersecant01(): let Y = (logit U) / \pi. Then this uses

f(u;\theta)=(\cos(\theta)/\pi) \times u^{-0.5+\theta/\pi} \times (1-u)^{-0.5-\theta/\pi},

for parameter -\pi/2 < \theta < \pi/2 and 0 < u < 1. Then the mean of U is 0.5 + \theta/\pi (returned as the fitted values) and the variance is (\pi^2 - 4 \theta^2) / (8\pi^2).

For both parameterizations Newton-Raphson is same as Fisher scoring.

### Value

An object of class "vglmff" (see vglmff-class). The object is used by modelling functions such as vglm, and vgam.

T. W. Yee

### References

Jorgensen, B. (1997). The Theory of Dispersion Models. London: Chapman & Hall.

Morris, C. N. (1982). Natural exponential families with quadratic variance functions. The Annals of Statistics, 10(1), 65–80.

extlogitlink.

### Examples

hdata <- data.frame(x2 = rnorm(nn <- 200))
hdata <- transform(hdata, y = rnorm(nn))  # Not very good data!
fit1 <- vglm(y ~ x2, hypersecant, hdata, trace = TRUE, crit = "c")
coef(fit1, matrix = TRUE)
fit1@misc$earg # Not recommended: fit2 <- vglm(y ~ x2, hypersecant(link = "identitylink"), hdata) coef(fit2, matrix = TRUE) fit2@misc$earg


VGAM documentation built on Sept. 19, 2023, 9:06 a.m.