[R] Fit elipse to xy scatter

Rolf Turner rolf.turner at xtra.co.nz
Sun Jul 24 00:40:07 CEST 2011

(1) The ellipse package, according to its DESCRIPTION file, is a package of
``Functions for drawing ellipses and ellipse-like confidence regions''.  
It has
nothing to do with *fitting* ellipses.

(2) What on earth do you mean by ``fit an elipse (sic) to two lines of 

(3) There are (infinitely) many ellipses that could be associated with a 
plot such as that displayed in the figure you refer.  (E.g. confidence 
ellipses or
predication ellipses, one of each for each level of confidence.) You 
will have to
be much clearer and much more precise about what you wish to accomplish
in order to get any help.


         Rolf Turner

On 23/07/11 11:44, DrCJones wrote:
> Hi,
> I know there is a package 'elipse' available but I'm not sure how to use it
> for my specific implementation.
> What I would like to do is fit an elipse to two lines of identity (at right
> angles to each other), as indicated in the following figure:
> http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/30/poincareplotwip.png/
> Conceptually, I'm really struggling to even come up with a way of doing
> this, let alone an implementation.
> Would really appreciate some pointers :)
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