rq.fit.pfn {quantreg} | R Documentation |

## Preprocessing Algorithm for Quantile Regression

### Description

A preprocessing algorithm for the Frisch Newton algorithm
for quantile regression. This is one possible method for rq().

### Usage

rq.fit.pfn(x, y, tau=0.5, Mm.factor=0.8, max.bad.fixup=3, eps=1e-06)

### Arguments

`x` |
design matrix usually supplied via rq() |

`y` |
response vector usually supplied via rq() |

`tau` |
quantile of interest |

`Mm.factor` |
constant to determine sub sample size m |

`max.bad.fixup` |
number of allowed mispredicted signs of residuals |

`eps` |
convergence tolerance |

### Details

Preprocessing algorithm to reduce the effective sample size for QR
problems with (plausibly) iid samples. The preprocessing relies
on subsampling of the original data, so situations in which the
observations are not plausibly iid, are likely to cause problems.
The tolerance eps may be relaxed somewhat.

### Value

Returns an object of type rq

### Author(s)

Roger Koenker <rkoenker@uiuc.edu>

### References

Portnoy and Koenker, Statistical Science, (1997) 279-300

### See Also

`rq`

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*quantreg* version 3.82

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