# ede: The Extremum Distance Estimator (EDE) for finding the... In inflection: Finds the Inflection Point of a Curve

 ede R Documentation

## The Extremum Distance Estimator (EDE) for finding the inflection point of a convex/concave curve

### Description

Implementation of EDE method as defined in  and  by giving a simple output of the method.

### Usage

```ede(x, y, index)
```

### Arguments

 `x` The numeric vector of x-abscissas, must be of length at least 4. `y` The numeric vector of the noisy or not y-ordinates, must be of length at least 4. `index` If data is convex/concave then index=0 If data is concave/convex then index=1

### Details

We also obtain the x_{F_{1}},x_{F_{2}} points, see , .

### Value

A matrix of size 1 x 3 is returned with elements:

 `A(1,1)` The index j_{F_{1}} for EDE method `A(1,2)` The index j_{F_{2}} for EDE method `A(1,3)` The Extremum Distance Estimator (EDE) for inflection point

### Note

This function is for real big data sets, more than one million rows. It is the fastest available method, see  for comparison to other methods.

### Author(s)

Demetris T. Christopoulos

### References

Demetris T. Christopoulos (2014). Developing methods for identifying the inflection point of a convex/concave curve. arXiv:1206.5478v2 [math.NA]. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1206.5478v2.pdf

Demetris T. Christopoulos (2016). On the efficient identification of an inflection point.International Journal of Mathematics and Scientific Computing, (ISSN: 2231-5330), vol. 6(1). https://veltech.edu.in/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Paper-04-2016.pdf

See also the iterative version `bede` and iterations plot using `findipiterplot`.

### Examples

```#
#Fisher-pry model with heavy noise, unequal spaces
#and 1 million cases:
N=10^6+1;
set.seed(2017-05-11);x=sort(runif(N,0,10));y=5+5*tanh(x-5)+runif(N,-1,1);
#
ptm <- proc.time()
tede=ede(x,y,0);tede;proc.time() - ptm
#         j1     j2      chi
# EDE 351061 648080 4.997139
# user  system elapsed
# 0.01    0.00    0.01
#
```

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