[R] Question concerning pdfs

Dimitris Rizopoulos dimitris.rizopoulos at med.kuleuven.be
Wed Jan 16 11:18:23 CET 2008

```I think you need:

dx2 <- exp(dx)
dp2 <- dp / dx2
sum(c(0, diff(dx2)) * dp2)

I hope it helps.

Best,
Dimitris

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rainer M Krug" <R.M.Krug at gmail.com>
To: "r-help" <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:34 AM
Subject: [R] Question concerning pdfs

> Hi
>
> I have a dataset of absolute growth rates g ranging from close to 0
> to
> around whatever of which I want to calculate a pdf.
> If I use density(g) the pdf will extend to below 0 so I logtransform
> g
> and do d <- density(log(g)).
> Now I would like to transform this pdf back, i.e. d\$x <-
> exp(d\$x) but what do I have to do with d\$y?
>
> (below is a small example)
>
>
> Rainer
>
>
> g <- exp(rnorm(100)) ## Just to generate the example data
>
> d <- density(log(g))
> dx <- d\$x
> dp <- d\$y
>
> sum(c(0, (diff(dx))) * dp) ## this is equal to one
> plot(dx, dp)
>
> dx2 <- exp(dx)
> dp2 <- ???????          ## what should I do here?
>
> plot(dx2, dp2)          ## what should I do here?
> sum(c(0, (diff(exp(dx2)))) * dp2)    ## this should be one
>
>
> sum( c(0, (diff(dx2))) * ( dp1 / c(1, (diff(exp(dx2)))) * c(0,
> (diff(dx1)))) )               ##This is obviously also one, but can
> I
> use this to define my dp2? i.e.
>
> dp2 <- dp1 / c(1, (diff(exp(dx2)))) * c(0, (diff(dx1)))) ###????
>
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