deriv.fd | R Documentation |

A derivative of a functional data object, or the result of applying a linear differential operator to a functional data object, is then converted to a functional data object. This is intended for situations where a derivative is to be manipulated as a functional data object rather than simply evaluated.

## S3 method for class 'fd' deriv(expr, Lfdobj=int2Lfd(1), ...)

`expr` |
a functional data object. It is assumed that the basis for representing the object can support the order of derivative to be computed. For B-spline bases, this means that the order of the spline must be at least one larger than the order of the derivative to be computed. |

`Lfdobj` |
either a positive integer or a linear differential operator object. |

`...` |
Other arguments to match generic for 'deriv' |

Typically, a derivative has more high frequency variation or detail than the function itself. The basis defining the function is used, and therefore this must have enough basis functions to represent the variation in the derivative satisfactorily.

a functional data object for the derivative

`getbasismatrix`

,
`eval.basis`

`deriv`

# Estimate the acceleration functions for growth curves # See the analyses of the growth data. # Set up the ages of height measurements for Berkeley data age <- c( seq(1, 2, 0.25), seq(3, 8, 1), seq(8.5, 18, 0.5)) # Range of observations rng <- c(1,18) # Set up a B-spline basis of order 6 with knots at ages knots <- age norder <- 6 nbasis <- length(knots) + norder - 2 hgtbasis <- create.bspline.basis(rng, nbasis, norder, knots) # Set up a functional parameter object for estimating # growth curves. The 4th derivative is penalyzed to # ensure a smooth 2nd derivative or acceleration. Lfdobj <- 4 lambda <- 10^(-0.5) # This value known in advance. growfdPar <- fdPar(hgtbasis, Lfdobj, lambda) # Smooth the data. The data for the boys and girls # are in matrices hgtm and hgtf, respectively. hgtmfd <- smooth.basis(age, growth$hgtm, growfdPar)$fd hgtffd <- smooth.basis(age, growth$hgtf, growfdPar)$fd # Compute the acceleration functions accmfd <- deriv.fd(hgtmfd, 2) accffd <- deriv.fd(hgtffd, 2) # Plot the two sets of curves par(mfrow=c(2,1)) plot(accmfd) plot(accffd)

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