Posterior probabilities/intercepts, and mass point classifications

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Description

Takes an object of class glmmNPML or glmmGQ and displays the posterior probabilites w_ik as well as the posterior intercepts (Sofroniou et. al, 2006). Further it classfies the observations to mass points according to their posterior probability. The level on which the information in all three cases is displayed can be chosen by the user via the level argument ("upper" or "lower"). The actual information in both cases is identical, the latter is just an expanded version of the former. In case of simple overdispersion models, the level argument is not relevant.

Usage

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post(object, level="upper")

Arguments

object

an object of class glmmNPML or glmmGQ.

level

"upper" or "lower".

Value

A list of the following four items:

prob

posterior probabilities (identical to object$post.prob in case of "lower" and for one-level models).

int

posterior intercepts (identical to object$post.int in case of "lower" and for one-level models).

classif

a numerical vector containing the class numbers (the order of the classes corresponds to the order of the mass points given in the output of alldist or allvc).

level

either "lower", "upper", or "none" (for one-level models).

Author(s)

Jochen Einbeck and John Hinde (2006)

References

Sofroniou, N., Einbeck, J., and Hinde, J. (2006). Analyzing Irish suicide rates with mixture models. Proceedings of the 21st International Workshop on Statistical Modelling in Galway, Ireland, 2006.

See Also

alldist, allvc

Examples

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 data(galaxies, package="MASS")
 gal <- as.data.frame(galaxies)
 post(alldist(galaxies/1000~1, random=~1, data=gal, k=5))$classif
    # classifies the 82 galaxies to one of the five mass points