# [R] ACE and AVAS

Niels Waller niels.waller at vanderbilt.edu
Sun May 12 18:42:00 CEST 2002

```Hello,

I would like to perform a monotone transformation of y (my response
My model is as follows

y~X+items

I do not want to transform X or items (both of these variables are factors)

> X
[1] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7
[61] 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Levels:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
> items
[1] 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 4 4 4 4
4 4 4 4 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3
[61] 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Levels:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
> y
[1] 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.27 0.00 0.73 0.06 0.04 0.04 0.19 0.06
0.23 0.51 0.21 0.64 0.07 0.15 0.08 0.39 0.18 0.33
[25] 0.61 0.52 0.67 0.18 0.24 0.12 0.40 0.52 0.51 0.64 0.68 0.79 0.13 0.33
0.30 0.51 0.73 0.68 0.68 0.84 0.78 0.13 0.28 0.64
[49] 0.58 0.95 0.91 0.77 0.97 0.78 0.17 0.47 0.85 0.82 1.00 0.93 0.90 0.97
0.90 0.17 0.85 1.00 0.98 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00

I have several questions:

(1) if I combine X and items by cbind(X,items) I loose their factor status.
Obviously I should be doing something else.
(2) I do not appear to be interpreting the help file correctly.  I thought
that if I only wanted to transform y then I would say

XX<-cbind(X,items)
ace(XX,y,mon=0)

(3) The function returns a value called \$z  - but this value is not
documented. What is it?

Any and all tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Niels Waller

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