confint.acs: Return upper and lower bounds of given confidence intervals...

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) Examples

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Description

When passed an acs object, confint will return a list of two-column dataframes (one dataframe for each variable specified in parm) including lower and upper bounds for given confidence intervals. Intervals can be one- or two-sided.

Usage

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## S3 method for class 'acs'
confint(object, parm = "all", level = 0.95, alternative = "two.sided", ...)

Arguments

object

a acs object (or subset).

parm

which variables/columns to return confidence intervals for; defaults to "all", which computes confidence intervals for all estimates in the acs object.

level

the confidence level required – e.g., .95 = 95% confidence.

alternative

whether the interval should be one-sided (i.e., one-tailed – "greater" or "less" – extending to Inf (or -Inf) on one side) or "two-sided".

...

additional argument(s) for methods.

Value

Returns a list of dataframes (one for each variable specified in parm) of the lower and upper bounds of the confidence interval for each row of the data.

Author(s)

Ezra Haber Glenn [email protected].

Examples

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# load ACS data
data(kansas09)

# confidence intervals for select columns
confint(kansas09[20:25,], parm=c(4,5,10))

# another way to accomplish this
confint(kansas09[20:25,c(4,5,10)])

# store data and extract at will
my.conf <- confint(kansas09)
str(my.conf)
my.conf[32]
my.conf$Universe...TOTAL.POPULATION.IN.THE.UNITED.STATES..U.S..citizen.by.naturalization  

# try a different value for level
confint(kansas09[1:10,6], level=.75)

# ... or a one-sided confidence interval
confint(kansas09[1:10,6], level=.75, alternative="greater")
confint(kansas09[1:10,29], level=.75, alternative="less")
 

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