ewcdf

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Weighted Empirical Cumulative Distribution Function

Compute a weighted version of the empirical cumulative distribution function.

Keywords
nonparametric, univar
Usage
ewcdf(x, weights = NULL, normalise=TRUE, adjust=1)
Arguments
x

Numeric vector of observations.

weights

Optional. Numeric vector of non-negative weights for x. Defaults to equal weight 1 for each entry of x.

normalise

Logical value indicating whether the weights should be rescaled so that they sum to 1.

adjust

Numeric value. Adjustment factor. The weights will be multiplied by adjust.

Details

This is a modification of the standard function ecdf allowing the observations x to have weights.

The weighted e.c.d.f. (empirical cumulative distribution function) Fn is defined so that, for any real number y, the value of Fn(y) is equal to the total weight of all entries of x that are less than or equal to y. That is Fn(y) = sum(weights[x <= y]).

Thus Fn is a step function which jumps at the values of x. The height of the jump at a point y is the total weight of all entries in x number of tied observations at that value. Missing values are ignored.

If weights is omitted, the default is equivalent to ecdf(x) except for the class membership.

The result of ewcdf is a function, of class "ewcdf", inheriting from the classes "ecdf" (if normalise=TRUE) and "stepfun". The class ewcdf has methods for print and quantile. The inherited classes ecdf and stepfun have methods for plot and summary.

Value

A function, of class "ewcdf", inheriting from "ecdf" (if normalise=TRUE) and "stepfun".

See Also

ecdf.

quantile.ewcdf

Aliases
  • ewcdf
Examples
# NOT RUN {
   x <- rnorm(100)
   w <- runif(100)
   plot(e <- ewcdf(x,w))
   e
# }
Documentation reproduced from package spatstat, version 1.59-0, License: GPL (>= 2)

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