[R] R equivalent of erfcinv in matlab

sun flyhyena at yahoo.com.cn
Mon Apr 14 00:50:28 CEST 2008

Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> sun wrote:
>> I am converting some matlab code into R that use inverse of the 
>> complementary error function, erfcinv and did not find an equivalent in 
>> R, is there such a function in some contributed modules?
> Basically, it is qnorm() with suitable scaling. The help page for Normal 
> has the construction for erfc() from pnorm()  so just solve erfc(x) = y 
> for x.
Thanks for your quick answer and useful information!
But please forgive my ignorance, I do not really know how to solve this 
inverse function actually.
for example,

 >erfc <- function(x) 2 * pnorm(x * sqrt(2), lower = FALSE)
 > erfc(0.3)
[1] 0.6713732

How do I find 0.3  given 0.6713732?


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