weighted quantile regression fitting
Function to estimate a regression mmodel by minimizing the weighted sum of several quantile regression functions. See Koenker(1984) for an asymptotic look at these estimators. This is a slightly generalized version of what Zou and Yuan (2008) call composite quantile regression in that it permits weighting of the components of the objective function and also allows further linear inequality constraints on the coefficients.
rq.fit.hogg(x, y, taus = c(0.1, 0.3, 0.5), weights = c(0.7, 0.2, 0.1), R = NULL, r = NULL, beta = 0.99995, eps = 1e-06)
quantiles getting positive weight
weights assigned to the quantiles
optional matrix describing linear inequality constraints
optional vector describing linear inequality constraints
step length parameter of the Frisch Newton Algorithm
tolerance parameter for the Frisch Newton Algorithm
Mimimizes a weighted sum of quantile regression objective functions using
the specified taus. The model permits distinct intercept parameters at
each of the specified taus, but the slope parameters are constrained to
be the same for all taus. This estimator was originally suggested to
the author by Bob Hogg in one of his famous blue notes of 1979.
The algorithm used to solve the resulting linear programming problems
is either the Frisch Newton algorithm described in Portnoy and Koenker (1997),
or the closely related algorithm described in Koenker and Ng(2002) that
handles linear inequality constraints. See
qrisk for illustration
of its use in portfolio allocation.
Linear inequality constraints of the form \(Rb \geq r\) can be imposed with
the convention that \(b\) is a \(m+p\) where \(m\) is the
and \(p\) is the column dimension of
x without the intercept.
estimated coefficients of the model
Zou, Hui and and Ming Yuan (2008) Composite quantile regression and the Oracle model selection theory, Annals of Statistics, 36, 1108--11120.
Koenker, R. (1984) A note on L-estimates for linear models, Stat. and Prob Letters, 2, 323-5.
Portnoy, S. and Koenker, R. (1997) The Gaussian Hare and the Laplacean Tortoise: Computability of Squared-error vs Absolute Error Estimators, (with discussion). Statistical Science, (1997) 12, 279-300.
Koenker, R. and Ng, P (2003) Inequality Constrained Quantile Regression, preprint.