R-beta: Help: cov.mve in R? dgamma in Splus?

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Mon Feb 23 09:08:57 CET 1998

>>>>> Peter Baker writes:

> Hi all
> I have a couple of obscure questions for R/Splus experts (which
> unfortunately isn't me!)

> I am trying to compute Bayes Factors using some Splus code of Raftery
> in Gilks et al (1996). Only problem is

> 1) R doesn't seem to have a robust covariance (cov.mve) which I
> suspect I need rather than a non-robust classical estimate

> 2) Splus has cov.mve BUT dgamma in Splus doesn't have a scale
> parameter (like in R). I presume it is easy to include one but it is
> not immediately obvious to me.

> I would prefer to use R and could probably modify minvol.f to compute
> cov.mve from R but don't want to reinvent the wheel.

It would definitely be great if you could provide code for cov.mve().

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