[R] robust regression packages for R?

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Mar 4 09:01:59 CET 2000

On 3 Mar 2000, Tomislav Goles wrote:

> I was wondering if there are any robust regression packages
> available for R? I would prefer robust MM regression package
> something like what is described in the S-Plus manual (S-Plus
> function is lrRobMM and it calls fortran ROBETH package).

You could try function rlm in package MASS (in the VR bundle). That has an
MM option, and was originally written to work around problems with the
(then) version of lmRobMM in S-PLUS.  It uses lqs in package lqs, and that
is substantailly faster than the ROBETH-based code (as I started with that

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