[R] Questons about R capabilities
spencer.graves at pdf.com
Tue May 6 21:51:41 CEST 2003
Regarding the second question, did you try "library(mass)" before
your mvrnorm command?
Regarding the first question: I'm not certain what you want. The
function "lm", for example, minimizes the sums of squares of deviations
between observed and predicted. This also maximizes the likelihood
assuming the deviations between observed and the "true model" are
independent normal variates with constant variance. Can you express
your model in terms of a probability density function for your
observations with the model related in some way to parameters of that
hope this helps. spencer graves
Howard Alper wrote:
> 1) I am interested in performing a limited-dependent variable linear regression. By this I mean a classical linear regression, but for the case where the values of the dependent variable cannot vary from -infinity to +infinity, but are truncated and so are between two finite limits L1 and L2. Does R1.7 have this capability? If so what is (are) the relevant command(s)?
> 2) I am also interested in sampling from a multivariate normal distribution. I see that R has a command mvrnorm, but when I try to use it, I get a message to the effect that the command is not recognized. Is there something I must do to enable this command, or is it not available in version 1.7?
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