DiceKriging (version 1.6.0)

kmData: Fit and/or create kriging models


kmData is equivalent to km, except for the interface with the data. In kmData, the user must supply both the design and the response within a single data.frame data. To supply them separately, use km.


kmData(formula, data, inputnames = NULL, ...)



an object of class "formula" specifying the linear trend of the kriging model (see lm). At this stage, transformations of the response are not taken into account.


a data.frame containing both the design (input variables) and the response (1-dimensional output given by the objective function at the design points).


an optional vector of character containing the names of variables in data to be considered as input variables. By default, all variables but the response are input variables.

other arguments for creating or fitting Kriging models, to be taken among the arguments of km function apart from design and response.


An object of class km (see km-class).

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# a 16-points factorial design, and the corresponding response
d <- 2; n <- 16
design.fact <- expand.grid(x1=seq(0,1,length=4), x2=seq(0,1,length=4))
y <- apply(design.fact, 1, branin)
data <- cbind(design.fact, y=y)

# kriging model 1 : matern5_2 covariance structure, no trend, no nugget effect
m1 <- kmData(y~1, data=data)
# this is equivalent to: m1 <- km(design=design.fact, response=y)

# now, add a second response to data:
data2 <- cbind(data, y2=-y)
# the previous model is now obtained with:
m1_2 <- kmData(y~1, data=data2, inputnames=c("x1", "x2"))

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