[R] Packages evd and fExtremes

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri May 31 19:21:47 CEST 2013

On May 31, 2013, at 4:21 AM, ELIAS Patrick wrote:

> Hi
> At first, as a new user of R (why have I been waiting for so long ?), let me tell you how I highly appreciate this fanstastic free tool! (The enthusiasm of a new fan?!)
> When recently carrying out an extreme value analysis, I consumed a lot of time for dealing with the arguments of the qgpd function.
> Refering to the manual Package fExtremes, I specified xi=val2, mu=0, beta=val1 coming from gpd.fit and I got the Error message : arguments unused.
> I finally found out in the reference manual of the Package evd that the qgpd needed the arguments loc=0, scale=val1, shape=val2 (with clearer names). And it worked!
> May I suggest to correct the reference manual of the Package fExtremes?
> If this Help forum is not dedicated to that kind of message, would you please transfer it to the appropriate R forum.

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