[R] Formatting multi-way ANOVA output for spectra analysis

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Wed Jul 25 21:17:48 CEST 2018

In general, analysis functions in R return objects. When returned alone on an interactive console the default print method for that object gets printed. However, you can put it into a variable with the <- assignment operator, and use the str function to see what values are inside the object, and use the summary object to obtain another object with certain computed values depending on the analysis object. 

It might make sense to use a model analysis for this data... I don't know how you are handling variation in gross irradiance between measurements.

Anyway, this can get involved and you haven't provided sample data or code so this starts to get off topic (which is R, not statistics) pretty quick.

On July 25, 2018 10:11:55 AM PDT, "Robert D. Bowers M.A." <n4fbz using tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
>I've studied R a little bit, although I haven't used it in some time 
>(except via RCommander).  I'm working on my dissertation project and 
>have spectrometer data that I need to evaluate.  I need to find a way
>simplify the output from multi-way ANOVA so I can reduce the areas of 
>the spectrum to only those where there are significant differences 
>between sites.  (A preliminary study on a too-small sample size 
>indicates that certain areas of the spectrum can distinguish between 
>sites.  This project is the next step.)
>The dataset is comprised of analyses done on samples from five separate
>locations, with 50 samples taken from each site.  The output of the 
>spectrometer per sample is values for 2048 individual wavelengths, in a
>spreadsheet with the wavelength as the first column.  Since I'm doing 
>the analysis wavelength-by-wavelength, I've transposed the data and 
>broke the data for the project down into smaller spreadsheets (so that
>can perform ANOVA on each wavelength).
>The problem is, I can do ANOVA now on each wavelength, but I don't need
>a full output table for each... I just need to know if there is 
>significant variation between any of the sites at that wavelength,
>on 95% confidence level (or better).  If I could get some sort of
>chart (or a single line in a spreadsheet), that would help to narrow 
>down the areas of the spectrum that I need to focus on to evaluate the 
>results of the tests.
>I've been reading information about ANOVA, but have found very little 
>that is clear about formatting the output - and I don't need to rehash 
>all of the math.  I just need to find out how to hack down the output
>just the part I need (if possible).  Once that's done, I can decide
>wavelengths are valuable for future tests and simplify the process.
>Thanks for any help given!
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Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.

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