[R] Non-normal residuals.
d.scott at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Oct 28 11:25:41 CET 2009
Karl Ove Hufthammer wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 18:06:02 -0400 Ben Bolker <bolker at ufl.edu> wrote:
>> If transforming your data brings you closer to satisfying
>> the assumptions of your analytic methods and having a sensible
>> analysis, then that's good. If it makes things worse, that's bad.
>> Other choices, depending on the situation, include robust methods
>> (for "outlier" problems); generalized linear models etc. (for
>> discrete data from standard distributions); models using t- instead
>> of normally distributed residuals;
> I have sometimes wondered about this: Which functions/packages do you
> use to fit a (perhaps just a simple linear) model with t-distributed
> residuals (or residuals of a different distribution)?
Package sn has this facility I believe.
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