[R] Quadratic function with interaction terms for the PLS fitting model?
Marc Schwartz
marc_schwartz at me.com
Thu Jul 13 20:17:09 CEST 2017
Bert,
The 'degree' argument follows the "..." argument in the function declaration:
poly(x, ..., degree = 1, coefs = NULL, raw = FALSE, simple = FALSE)
Generally, any arguments after the "..." must be explicitly named, but as per the Details section of ?poly:
"Although formally degree should be named (as it follows ...), an unnamed second argument of length 1 will be interpreted as the degree, such that poly(x, 3) can be used in formulas."
The issue of having to explicitly name arguments that follow the three dots has come up over the years, but I cannot recall where that is documented in the manuals.
Regards,
Marc
> On Jul 13, 2017, at 12:43 PM, Bert Gunter <bgunter.4567 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> poly(NIR, degree = 2) will work if NIR is a matrix, not a data.frame.
> The degree argument apparently *must* be explicitly named if NIR is
> not a numeric vector. AFAICS, this is unclear or unstated in ?poly.
>
>
> -- Bert
>
> Bert Gunter
>
> "The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
> and sticking things into it."
> -- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 10:15 AM, David Winsemius
> <dwinsemius at comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>>> On Jul 12, 2017, at 6:58 PM, Ng, Kelvin Sai-cheong <kscng at connect.hku.hk> wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear all,
>>>
>>> I am using the pls package of R to perform partial least square on a set of
>>> multivariate data. Instead of fitting a linear model, I want to fit my
>>> data with a quadratic function with interaction terms. But I am not sure
>>> how. I will use an example to illustrate my problem:
>>>
>>> Following the example in the PLS manual:
>>> ## Read data
>>> data(gasoline)
>>> gasTrain <- gasoline[1:50,]
>>> ## Perform PLS
>>> gas1 <- plsr(octane ~ NIR, ncomp = 10, data = gasTrain, validation = "LOO")
>>>
>>> where octane ~ NIR is the model that this example is fitting with.
>>>
>>> NIR is a collective of variables, i.e. NIR spectra consists of 401 diffuse
>>> reflectance measurements from 900 to 1700 nm.
>>>
>>> Instead of fitting with predict.octane[i] = a[0] * NIR[0,i] + a[1] *
>>> NIR[1,i] + ...
>>> I want to fit the data with:
>>> predict.octane[i] = a[0] * NIR[0,i] + a[1] * NIR[1,i] + ... +
>>> b[0]*NIR[0,i]*NIR[0,i] + b[1] * NIR[0,i]*NIR[1,i] + ...
>>>
>>> i.e. quadratic with interaction terms.
>>>
>>> But I don't know how to formulate this.
>>
>> I did not see any terms in the model that I would have called interaction terms. I'm seeing a desire for a polynomial function in NIR. For that purpose, one might see if you get satisfactory results with:
>>
>> gas1 <- plsr(octane ~NIR + I(NIR^2), ncomp = 10, data = gasTrain, validation = "LOO")
>> gas1
>>
>> I first tried using poly(NIR, 2) on the RHS and it threw an error, which raises concerns in my mind that this may not be a proper model. I have no experience with the use of plsr or its underlying theory, so the fact that this is not throwing an error is no guarantee of validity. Using this construction in ordinary least squares regression has dangers with inferential statistics because of the correlation of the linear and squared terms as well as likely violation of homoscedasticity.
>>
>> --
>> David.
>>
>>
>>>
>>> May I have some help please?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Kelvin
>>>
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>> David Winsemius
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>>
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