PhasesGap {ArchaeoPhases}R Documentation

Gap or hiatus between two successive phases (for phases in temporal order constraint)

Description

This function finds, if it exists, a gap or hiatus between two successive phases. This gap or hiatus is the longest interval that satisfies P(Phase1Max_chain < IntervalInf < IntervalSup < Phase2Min_chain | M) = level

Usage

PhasesGap(Phase1Max_chain, Phase2Min_chain, level = 0.95)

Arguments

Phase1Max_chain

Numeric vector containing the output of the MCMC algorithm for the maximum of the events included in the oldest phase.

Phase2Min_chain

Numeric vector containing the output of the MCMC algorithm for the minimum of the events included in the following phase.

level

Probability corresponding to the level of confidence.

Value

Returns a vector of values containing the level of confidence and the endpoints of the gap between the successive phases. The result is given in calendar years (BC/AD).

Author(s)

Anne Philippe, Anne.Philippe@univ-nantes.fr and

Marie-Anne Vibet, Marie-Anne.Vibet@univ-nantes.fr

Examples

  data(Phases); attach(Phases)
  PhasesGap(Phase.1.beta, Phase.2.alpha, 0.95)
  PhasesGap(Phase.1.beta, Phase.2.alpha, 0.50)


[Package ArchaeoPhases version 1.5 Index]