DARContControl-class: Class "DARContControl"

Description Objects from the Class Slots Extends Details Accessor and mutator methods Methods UML class diagram Note Author(s) References See Also Examples

Description

Class for controlling contamination in a simulation experiment. The values of the contaminated observations will be distributed at random (DAR), i.e., they will depend on on the original values.

Objects from the Class

Objects can be created by calls of the form new("DARContControl", ...), DARContControl(...) or ContControl(..., type="DAR").

Slots

target:

Object of class "OptCharacter"; a character vector specifying specifying the variables (columns) to be contaminated, or NULL to contaminate all variables (except the additional ones generated internally).

epsilon:

Object of class "numeric" giving the contamination levels.

grouping:

Object of class "character" specifying a grouping variable (column) to be used for contaminating whole groups rather than individual observations.

aux:

Object of class "character" specifying an auxiliary variable (column) whose values are used as probability weights for selecting the items (observations or groups) to be contaminated.

fun:

Object of class "function" generating the values of the contamination data. The original values of the observations to be contaminated will be passed as its first argument. Furthermore, it should return an object that can be coerced to a data.frame, containing the contamination data.

dots:

Object of class "list" containing additional arguments to be passed to fun.

Extends

Class "ContControl", directly. Class "VirtualContControl", by class "ContControl", distance 2. Class "OptContControl", by class "ContControl", distance 3.

Details

With this control class, contamination is modeled as a two-step process. The first step is to select observations to be contaminated, the second is to model the distribution of the outliers. In this case, the original values will be modified by the function given by slot fun, i.e., values of the contaminated observations will depend on on the original values.

Accessor and mutator methods

In addition to the accessor and mutator methods for the slots inherited from "ContControl", the following are available:

getFun

signature(x = "DARContControl"): get slot fun.

setFun

signature(x = "DARContControl"): set slot fun.

getDots

signature(x = "DARContControl"): get slot dots.

setDots

signature(x = "DARContControl"): set slot dots.

Methods

Methods are inherited from "ContControl".

UML class diagram

A slightly simplified UML class diagram of the framework can be found in Figure 1 of the package vignette An Object-Oriented Framework for Statistical Simulation: The R Package simFrame. Use vignette("simFrame-intro") to view this vignette.

Note

The slot grouping was named group prior to version 0.2. Renaming the slot was necessary since accessor and mutator functions were introduced in this version and a function named getGroup already exists.

Author(s)

Andreas Alfons

References

Alfons, A., Templ, M. and Filzmoser, P. (2010) An Object-Oriented Framework for Statistical Simulation: The R Package simFrame. Journal of Statistical Software, 37(3), 1–36. URL http://www.jstatsoft.org/v37/i03/.

Alfons, A., Templ, M. and Filzmoser, P. (2010) Contamination Models in the R Package simFrame for Statistical Simulation. In Aivazian, S., Filzmoser, P. and Kharin, Y. (editors) Computer Data Analysis and Modeling: Complex Stochastic Data and Systems, volume 2, 178–181. Minsk. ISBN 978-985-476-848-9.

Béguin, C. and Hulliger, B. (2008) The BACON-EEM Algorithm for Multivariate Outlier Detection in Incomplete Survey Data. Survey Methodology, 34(1), 91–103.

Hulliger, B. and Schoch, T. (2009) Robust Multivariate Imputation with Survey Data. 57th Session of the International Statistical Institute, Durban.

See Also

"DCARContControl", "ContControl", "VirtualContControl", contaminate

Examples

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require(mvtnorm)
mean <- rep(0, 2)
sigma <- matrix(c(1, 0.5, 0.5, 1), 2, 2)
foo <- generate(size = 10, distribution = rmvnorm, 
    dots = list(mean = mean, sigma = sigma))
cc <- DARContControl(target = "V2",
    epsilon = 0.2, fun = function(x) x * 100)
contaminate(foo, cc)

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