anova.chandwich: Comparison of nested models

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Comparison of nested models


anova method for objects of class "chandwich". Compares two or more nested models using the adjusted likelihood ratio test statistic (ALRTS) described in Section 3.5 of Chandler and Bate (2007). The nesting must result from the simple constraint that a subset of the parameters of the larger model is held fixed.


## S3 method for class 'chandwich'
anova(object, object2, ...)



An object of class "chandwich", returned by adjust_loglik.


An object of class "chandwich", returned by adjust_loglik.


Further objects of class "chandwich" and/or arguments to be passed to compare_models. The name of any object of class "chandwich" passed via ... must not match any argument of compare_models or any argument of optim.


For details the adjusted likelihood ratio test see compare_models and Chandler and Bate (2007).

The objects of class "chandwich" need not be provided in nested order: they will be ordered inside anova.chandwich based on the values of attr(., "p_current").


An object of class "anova" inheriting from class "data.frame", with four columns:


The number of parameters in the model


The decrease in the number of parameter compared the model in the previous row


The adjusted likelihood ratio test statistic


The p-value associated with the test that the model is a valid simplification of the model in the previous row.

The row names are the names of the model objects.


Chandler, R. E. and Bate, S. (2007). Inference for clustered data using the independence loglikelihood. Biometrika, 94(1), 167-183. \Sexpr[results=rd]{tools:::Rd_expr_doi("10.1093/biomet/asm015")}

See Also

compare_models for an adjusted likelihood ratio test of two models.

adjust_loglik to adjust a user-supplied loglikelihood function.

conf_intervals for confidence intervals for individual parameters.

conf_region for a confidence region for pairs of parameters.


# -------------------------- GEV model, owtemps data -----------------------
# ------------ following Section 5.2 of Chandler and Bate (2007) -----------

gev_loglik <- function(pars, data) {
  o_pars <- pars[c(1, 3, 5)] + pars[c(2, 4, 6)]
  w_pars <- pars[c(1, 3, 5)] - pars[c(2, 4, 6)]
  if (isTRUE(o_pars[2] <= 0 | w_pars[2] <= 0)) return(-Inf)
  o_data <- data[, "Oxford"]
  w_data <- data[, "Worthing"]
  check <- 1 + o_pars[3] * (o_data - o_pars[1]) / o_pars[2]
  if (isTRUE(any(check <= 0))) return(-Inf)
  check <- 1 + w_pars[3] * (w_data - w_pars[1]) / w_pars[2]
  if (isTRUE(any(check <= 0))) return(-Inf)
  o_loglik <- log_gev(o_data, o_pars[1], o_pars[2], o_pars[3])
  w_loglik <- log_gev(w_data, w_pars[1], w_pars[2], w_pars[3])
  return(o_loglik + w_loglik)

# Initial estimates (method of moments for the Gumbel case)
sigma <- as.numeric(sqrt(6 * diag(var(owtemps))) / pi)
mu <- as.numeric(colMeans(owtemps) - 0.57722 * sigma)
init <- c(mean(mu), -diff(mu) / 2, mean(sigma), -diff(sigma) / 2, 0, 0)

# Log-likelihood adjustment of the full model
par_names <- c("mu[0]", "mu[1]", "sigma[0]", "sigma[1]", "xi[0]", "xi[1]")
large <- adjust_loglik(gev_loglik, data = owtemps, init = init,
         par_names = par_names)

# Log-likelihood adjustment of some smaller models: xi[1] = 0 etc

medium <- adjust_loglik(larger = large, fixed_pars = "xi[1]")
small <- adjust_loglik(larger = medium, fixed_pars = c("sigma[1]", "xi[1]"))
tiny <- adjust_loglik(larger = small,
                      fixed_pars = c("mu[1]", "sigma[1]", "xi[1]"))

anova(large, medium, small, tiny)

chandwich documentation built on Aug. 26, 2023, 1:07 a.m.