[R] smoothing binary data

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Dec 18 18:39:52 CET 2000

> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 12:24:43 -0700
> From: "Bill Oliver" <wloliver at qwest.net>
> I'm trying to figure out a good way to smooth binary data. The ideal
> approach appears to be the "sm.logit" function in library "sm", but I
> haven't had success with it. Below, is some code illustrating what I've come
> up with so far, but I'm hoping there is a better approach. I'm using R 1.2
> (development) under Windows 98.
> -Bill
> library(MASS)
> data(birthwt)
> attach(birthwt)
> # This doesn't work for me, no matter what h equals
> # Maybe I'm doing something wrong
> library(sm)
> sm.logit(age,low,h=3)

R has changed since that port was done, so 0-weight cases are
ignored by glm.fit.  There is a new version of sm, sm2, out for
S-PLUS and an R port is in final testing.   In fact, the version
on CRAN tomorrow for rw1020 will be 2.0-1.  I am still cross-checking
answers against S-PLUS 6.0, looking for anomalies like this.

In sm2, the function is sm.binomial.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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