exclude.too.far {mgcv}R Documentation

Exclude prediction grid points too far from data

Description

Takes two arrays defining the nodes of a grid over a 2D covariate space and two arrays defining the location of data in that space, and returns a logical vector with elements TRUE if the corresponding node is too far from data and FALSE otherwise. Basically a service routine for vis.gam and plot.gam.

Usage

exclude.too.far(g1,g2,d1,d2,dist)

Arguments

g1 co-ordinates of grid relative to first axis.
g2 co-ordinates of grid relative to second axis.
d1 co-ordinates of data relative to first axis.
d2 co-ordinates of data relative to second axis.
dist how far away counts as too far. Grid and data are first scaled so that the grid lies exactly in the unit square, and dist is a distance within this unit square.

Details

Linear scalings of the axes are first determined so that the grid defined by the nodes in g1 and g2 lies exactly in the unit square (i.e. on [0,1] by [0,1]). These scalings are applied to g1, g2, d1 and d2. The minimum Euclidean distance from each node to a datum is then determined and if it is greater than dist the corresponding entry in the returned array is set to TRUE (otherwise to FALSE). The distance calculations are performed in compiled code for speed without storage overheads.

Value

A logical array with TRUE indicating a node in the grid defined by g1, g2 that is `too far' from any datum.

Author(s)

Simon N. Wood simon.wood@r-project.org

References

http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/~simon/

See Also

vis.gam

Examples

library(mgcv)
x<-rnorm(100);y<-rnorm(100) # some "data"
n<-40 # generate a grid....
mx<-seq(min(x),max(x),length=n)
my<-seq(min(y),max(y),length=n)
gx<-rep(mx,n);gy<-rep(my,rep(n,n))
tf<-exclude.too.far(gx,gy,x,y,0.1)
plot(gx[!tf],gy[!tf],pch=".");points(x,y,col=2)

[Package mgcv version 1.2-3 Index]