test.W: Function to compute and test eigenvectors of spatial...

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

Description

This function is a user-friendly way to compute and test eigenvectors for various definitions of spatial weighting matrices. It combines calls to the functions scores.listw and ortho.AIC. It allows to test various definitions of the spatial weighting matrix and return results of scores.listw for the best one.

Usage

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test.W(Y, nb, xy, MEM.autocor = c("all","positive", "negative"), f = NULL, ...)

Arguments

Y

A matrix with response variables (univariate or multivariate response).

nb

An object of the class nb created by functions of the spdep package.

xy

Coordinates of the samples, this argument is optional and is required only if the argument f is not null.

MEM.autocor

A string indicating if all MEM must be returned or only those corresponding to positive or negative autocorrelation.

f

A function of the distance that can be used as a weighting spatial function. This argument is optional.

...

Others arguments for the function f. It defines the range of parameters which will be tested.

Details

This functions allows to test one binary spatial weighting matrix (if only Y and nb are provided). It allows also to test a weighting function based on distances (if f is provided) and a weighting function with different values of parameters if other arguments of f are provided.

Value

A list with the following elements:

all

A data.frame where each row correspond to one spatial weighint matrix tested. It contains value of parameteres tested and corrected AIC and number of orthogonal vectors for the best model.

best

A list containing results of scores.listw and ortho.AIC of the best spatial weighting matrix according to corrected AIC.

Author(s)

Stephane Dray

References

Dray S., Legendre P. and Peres-Neto P. R. (submitted) Spatial modeling: a comprehensive framework for principal coordinate analysis of neighbor matrices (PCNM). Ecological Modelling.

See Also

ortho.AIC, scores.listw

Examples

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data(oribatid)
# Hellinger transformation
fau <- sqrt(oribatid$fau/outer(apply(oribatid$fau,1,sum),rep(1,ncol(oribatid$fau)),"*"))
# remove gradient effect
faudt <- resid(lm(as.matrix(fau)~as.matrix(oribatid$xy)))

# test a binary spatial weighting matrix
nbtri <- tri2nb(as.matrix(oribatid$xy))
tri.res <- test.W(faudt,nbtri) 

maxi <- max(unlist(nbdists(nbtri,as.matrix(oribatid$xy))))

# test a simple spatial weighting function of the distance
f1 <- function(x) {1-(x)/(maxi)}
tri.f1 <- test.W(faudt,nbtri,f=f1,xy=as.matrix(oribatid$xy)) 

# test a spatial weighting function with various values of parameters
f2 <- function(x,dmax,y) {1-(x^y)/(dmax)^y}
tri.f2 <- test.W(faudt,nbtri, f=f2,y=2:10,dmax=maxi,xy=as.matrix(oribatid$xy)) 






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