[R] (Fwd) Re: goodfit macro
zeileis at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Tue Sep 23 17:26:28 CEST 2003
On Tuesday 23 September 2003 16:38, Michael Shott wrote:
> Dear R-Help:
> As you can see, Prof. Friendly refers me to your site for an
> executable version of vcd. I don't mean to be obtuse, but 15
> minutes spent exploring your site failed to locate a downloadable
> version of the vcd package to which he referred.
> I know plainly what this application can do. What I need to know is
> how to obtain the application itself.
you need to install the R system first and then the add-on package vcd.
If you look at
there are some manuals and the FAQ which will tell you how to obtain
and install R on your operating system. Having done that you can
install the package "vcd" which is also covered in the documentation I
Both R itself and the vcd package can be downloaded from
> My thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
> ------- Forwarded message follows -------
> Date sent: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 09:14:28 -0400
> From: Michael Friendly <friendly at yorku.ca>
> Subject: Re: goodfit macro
> To: shott at csbs.csbs.uni.edu
> Send reply to: friendly at yorku.ca
> Organization: York University
> You can also carry out goodness of fit tests using the function
> goodfit in the vcd package
> for R (a free version of S/Splus),
> Michael Shott wrote:
> >Dear Michael:
> >Recently I searched the web for guidance in gauging the
> > goodness-of- fit of frequency data to statistical models. Your
> > website came up in virtually every combination of keywords
> > searched in Google. The site describes the goodfit.sas macro,
> > which seems to do exactly what I'd like. But it seems to be
> > available only as a .sas file. Do you have some application file
> > that can be downloaded and used?
> >I ask because I'd like to analyze some archaeological data. They
> > are frequency distributions of the number of a particular artifact
> > type by site. That is, x sites may have 1 occurrence, y sites may
> > have 2 occurrences, z sites 3 occurrences and so on. Your goodfit
> > macro seems to do the job, but I can't execute it from the .sas
> > version that appears on your website's ftp link.
> >Thanks for any help that you can provide.
> >Mike Shott
> >Michael J. Shott
> >Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology
> >University of Northern Iowa
> >Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0513
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