wca.rlq: Within-Class RLQ analysis

wca.rlqR Documentation

Within-Class RLQ analysis

Description

Performs a particular RLQ analysis where a partition of sites (rows of R) is taken into account. The within-class RLQ analysis search for linear combinations of traits and environmental variables of maximal covariance.

Usage

## S3 method for class 'rlq'
wca(x, fac, scannf = TRUE, nf = 2, ...)
## S3 method for class 'witrlq'
plot(x, xax = 1, yax = 2, ...)
## S3 method for class 'witrlq'
print(x, ...)

Arguments

x

an object of class rlq (created by the rlq function) for the wca.rlq function. An object of class witrlq for the print and plot functions

fac

a factor partitioning the rows of R

scannf

a logical value indicating whether the eigenvalues bar plot should be displayed

nf

if scannf FALSE, an integer indicating the number of kept axes

xax

the column number for the x-axis

yax

the column number for the y-axis

...

further arguments passed to or from other methods

Value

The wca.rlq function returns an object of class 'betrlq' (sub-class of 'dudi'). See the outputs of the print function for more details.

Author(s)

Stéphane Dray stephane.dray@univ-lyon1.fr

References

Wesuls, D., Oldeland, J. and Dray, S. (2012) Disentangling plant trait responses to livestock grazing from spatio-temporal variation: the partial RLQ approach. Journal of Vegetation Science, 23, 98–113.

See Also

rlq, wca, wca.rlq

Examples

data(piosphere)
afcL <- dudi.coa(log(piosphere$veg + 1), scannf = FALSE)
acpR <- dudi.pca(piosphere$env, scannf = FALSE, row.w = afcL$lw)
acpQ <- dudi.hillsmith(piosphere$traits, scannf = FALSE, row.w = afcL$cw)
rlq1 <- rlq(acpR, afcL, acpQ, scannf = FALSE)

wrlq1 <- wca(rlq1, fac = piosphere$habitat, scannf = FALSE)
wrlq1
plot(wrlq1)

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