[R] Analysis of causal relations between rare (categorical) events

Jim Lemon drjimlemon at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 12:29:38 CEST 2015

Hi Mark,
You might find the eventInterval package of use.


On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 8:33 AM, markshanks <markshanks101 at hotmail.com>

> Hi,
> I have only a relatively basic background in statistics (e.g., anova,
> regression), and the books on R I have read so far have focused on
> relatively common statistical analyses (e.g., outlier analysis, trend
> forecasting) and haven't helped me with the data problem I am facing.
> In short, imagine if the data is date stamped and we are interested in
> predicting the occurrence of relatively-rare, categorical events through
> the
> occurrence of other, relatively-rare categorical events. Both the outcomes
> and predictors can be a huge number of different types, although it is
> possible to group them as well.
> One way to go would seem to be to take the difference in time between each
> set of predictors and outcomes and see if there is more consistency for
> some
> measures than others?? However, I haven't found a good book or package that
> is directly aimed at this type of dataset, although I'm guessing there must
> be some...
> Thanks,
> Mark
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