ang {locfit}R Documentation

Angular Term for a Locfit model.

Description

The ang() function is used in a locfit model formula to specify that a variable should be treated as an angular or periodic term. The scale argument of locfit() is used to set the period.

Usage

ang(x)

Arguments

x numeric variable to be treated periodically.

Note

The scale argument to locfit is used to specify the period divided by of the term. The default is sacle=1, giving a period of .

References

Loader, C. (1999). Local Regression and Likelihood. Springer, NY (Section 6.2).

See Also

locfit.

Examples

# generate an x variable, and a response with period 0.2
x <- seq(0, 1, length=200)
y <- sin(10*pi*x) + rnorm(200) / 5

# compute the periodic local fit. Note the scale argument is period/(2pi)
fit <- locfit(y ~ ang(x), scale=0.2/(2*pi))

# plot the fit over a single period
plot(fit)

# plot the fit over the full range of the data
plot(fit, xlim=c(0,1))

[Package locfit version 1.1-9 Index]