[R] density with weights missing values
matthias-gondan
m@tth|@@-gond@n @end|ng |rom gmx@de
Mon Jul 12 18:13:12 CEST 2021
The thing is that for na.rm=TRUE, I would expect the weights corresponding to the missing x to be removed, as well. Like in weighted.mean. So this one shouldn't raise an error,density(c(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, NA), na.rm=TRUE, weights=c(1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1))Or am I missing something?
-------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------Von: Bert Gunter <bgunter.4567 using gmail.com> Datum: 12.07.21 16:25 (GMT+01:00) An: Matthias Gondan <matthias-gondan using gmx.de> Cc: r-help using r-project.org Betreff: Re: [R] density with weights missing values The behavior is as documented AFAICS.na.rmlogical; if TRUE, missing values are removed from x. If FALSE anymissing values cause an error.The default is FALSE.weightsnumeric vector of non-negative observation weights.NA is not a non-negative numeric.Bert Gunter"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming alongand sticking things into it."-- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )Bert Gunter"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming alongand sticking things into it."-- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )On Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 6:10 AM Matthias Gondan <matthias-gondan using gmx.de> wrote:>> Weighted mean behaves differently:> • weight is excluded for missing x> • no warning for sum(weights) != 1>> > weighted.mean(c(1, 2, 3, 4), weights=c(1, 1, 1, 1))> [1] 2.5> > weighted.mean(c(1, 2, 3, NA), weights=c(1, 1, 1, 1))> [1] NA> > weighted.mean(c(1, 2, 3, NA), weights=c(1, 1, 1, 1), na.rm=TRUE)> [1] 2>>>>> Von: Richard O'Keefe> Gesendet: Montag, 12. Juli 2021 13:18> An: Matthias Gondan> Betreff: Re: [R] density with weights missing values>> Does your copy of R say that the weights must add up to 1?> ?density doesn't say that in mine. But it does check.>> On Mon, 12 Jul 2021 at 22:42, Matthias Gondan <matthias-gondan using gmx.de> wrote:> >> > Dear R users,> >> > This works as expected:> >> > • plot(density(c(1,2, 3, 4, 5, NA), na.rm=TRUE))> >> > This raises an error> >> > • plot(density(c(1,2, 3, 4, 5, NA), na.rm=TRUE, weights=c(1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1)))> > • plot(density(c(1,2, 3, 4, 5, NA), na.rm=TRUE, weights=c(1, 1, 1, 1, 1, NA)))> >> > This seems to work (it triggers a warning that the weights don’t add up to 1, which makes sense*):> >> > • plot(density(c(1,2, 3, 4, 5, NA), na.rm=TRUE, weights=c(1, 1, 1, 1, 1)))> >> > Questions> >> > • But shouldn’t the na.rm filter also filter the corresponding weights?> > • Extra question: In case the na.rm filter is changed to filter the weights, the check for sum(weights) == 1 might trigger false positive warnings since the weights might not add up to 1 anymore> >> > Best wishes,> >> > Matthias> >> >> > [[alternative HTML version deleted]]> >> > ______________________________________________> > R-help using r-project.org mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see> > https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help> > PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html> > and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.>>> [[alternative HTML version deleted]]>> ______________________________________________> R-help using r-project.org mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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