variation: Variation matrices of amounts and compositions

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also Examples

View source: R/compositions.R

Description

Compute the variation matrix in the various approaches of compositional and amount data analysis. Pay attention that this is not computing the variance or covariance matrix!

Usage

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    variation(x,...)
          ## S3 method for class 'acomp'
variation(x, ...,robust=getOption("robust"))
          ## S3 method for class 'rcomp'
variation(x, ...,robust=getOption("robust"))
          ## S3 method for class 'aplus'
variation(x, ...,robust=getOption("robust"))
          ## S3 method for class 'rplus'
variation(x, ...,robust=getOption("robust"))
          ## S3 method for class 'rmult'
variation(x, ...,robust=getOption("robust"))
          

Arguments

x

a dataset, eventually of amounts or compositions

...

currently unused

robust

A description of a robust estimator. FALSE for the classical estimators. See robustnessInCompositions for further details.

Details

The variation matrix was defined in the acomp context of analysis of compositions as the matrix of variances of all possible log-ratios among components (Aitchison, 1986). The generalization to rcomp objects is simply to reproduce the variance of all possible differences between components. The amount (aplus, rplus) and rmult objects should not be treated with variation matrices, because this was intended to skip the existence of a closure (which does not exist in the case of amounts).

Value

The variation matrix of x.

Author(s)

K.Gerald v.d. Boogaart http://www.stat.boogaart.de

See Also

cdt, clrvar2ilr, clo, mean.acomp, acomp, rcomp, aplus, rplus

Examples

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compositions documentation built on June 14, 2018, 5:03 p.m.