[R-sig-ME] Zero-inflated and proportional data

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Sat Nov 15 01:40:30 CET 2014

> On Nov 14, 2014, at 5:41 PM, Mayara Amescua <may.amescua at gmail.com> wrote:
> I need to apply a zero-inflated regression to a proportional (percentage)
> data and I can't find a way to do that. Is there anyone who knows if it's
> possible?


What you seem to essentially want is "zero inflated beta regression", since standard beta regression operates on the unit interval (0, 1) and thus, cannot handle 0's and 1's. 

A Google search using the above term brings up various references.

I have not used them, but take a look at the GAMLSS package:


and the zoib package:


Both have reference materials available via the CRAN pages and/or the author's web sites.

Also, it is not clear from your query that this is the correct list, which concerns mixed (random and fixed effects) models. If not, post any follow ups to the regular R-Help list or perhaps one of the other SIG lists as may be apropos for the subject matter domain:



Marc Schwartz

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