vf: Vector fitting

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

View source: R/vf.R

Description

Fits ancillary variables to an ordination configuration.

Usage

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vf(ord, vars, nperm = 100)

Arguments

ord

matrix containing a 2-dimensional ordination result with axes as columns.

vars

matrix with ancillary variables as columns.

nperm

number of permutation for the significance test. If nperm = 0, the test will be omitted.

Details

Vector fitting finds the maximum correlation of the individual variables with a configuration of samples in ordination space.

Value

an object of class vf containing matrix with the first 2 columns containing the scores for every variable in each of the 2 dimensions of the ordination space. r is the maximum correlation of the variable with the ordination space, and pval is the result of the permutation test.

Author(s)

Sarah Goslee

References

Jongman, R.H.G., C.J.F. ter Braak and O.F.R. van Tongeren. 1995. Data analysis in community and landscape ecology. Cambridge University Press, New York.

See Also

plot.vf

Examples

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# Example of multivariate analysis using built-in iris dataset
data(iris)
iris.d <- dist(iris[,1:4])

### nmds() is timeconsuming, so this was generated
### in advance and saved.
### set.seed(1234)
### iris.nmds <- nmds(iris.d, nits=20, mindim=1, maxdim=4)
### save(iris.nmds, file="ecodist/data/iris.nmds.rda")
data(iris.nmds)

# examine fit by number of dimensions
plot(iris.nmds)

# choose the best two-dimensional solution to work with
iris.nmin <- min(iris.nmds, dims=2)

# fit the data to the ordination as vectors
### vf() is timeconsuming, so this was generated
### in advance and saved.
### set.seed(1234)
### iris.vf <- vf(iris.nmin, iris[,1:4], nperm=1000)
### save(iris.vf, file="ecodist/data/iris.vf.rda")
data(iris.vf)
plot(iris.nmin, col=as.numeric(iris$Species), pch=as.numeric(iris$Species), main="NMDS")
plot(iris.vf)

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