[Rd] weigths in boxplot

Erich Neuwirth erich.neuwirth at univie.ac.at
Thu Aug 25 23:35:45 CEST 2005


Frank Harrell's Hmisc has weigthed variants of quite a few statistical
estimators, including quantiles. I never have look at
how efficiently this is implemented, but as far as I know
it works.


Martin Maechler wrote:
>>>>>>"Erich" == Erich Neuwirth <erich.neuwirth at univie.ac.at>
>>>>>>    on Sun, 21 Aug 2005 18:51:20 +0200 writes:
>     Erich> In R 2.2.0 density now can work with weighted
>     Erich> obesrvations.  It would be nice if boxplot also would
>     Erich> accept a weight parameter, then one could produce
>     Erich> consistent density estimators and boxplots.
>     Erich> Could the developers consider adding this feature?
> The first thing I'd want is  quantile() with weights --- which I
> personally find quite interesting and have wanted several times
> in the past --- not wanted enough to implement though.
> I'm interested to hear of (or even see C or R implementations of)
> fast algorithms for "weight quantiles".  
> Code contributions are welcome too..
> (And yes, I do know that boxplots are base on "hinges" rather than
>  quartiles but that's less interesting here.)
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