index.smith {agricolae}R Documentation

Uniformity soil. Smith's Index of Soil Heterogeneity

Description

Smith's index of soil heterogeneity is used primarily to derive optimum plot size. The index gives a single value as a quantitative measure of soil heterogeneity in an area. Graph CV for plot size and shape.

Usage

index.smith(data, PLOT=TRUE,...)

Arguments

data

dataframe or matrix

PLOT

graphics, TRUE or FALSE

...

Parameters of the plot()

Details

Vx=V(x)/x b

V(x) is the between-plot variance, Vx is the variance per unit area for plot size of x basic unit, and b is the Smith' index of soil heterogeneity.

Value

model

function pattern of uniformity

uniformity

Table of the soil uniformity

Author(s)

Felipe de Mendiburu

References

Statistical Procedures for Agriculture Research. Second Edition. Kwanchai A. Gomez and Arturo A. Gomez. 1976. USA

Examples

library(agricolae)
data(rice)
#startgraph
table<-index.smith(rice,
 main="Relationship between CV per unit area and plot size",col="red")
#endgraph
uniformity <- data.frame(table$uniformity)
uniformity
# regression variance per unit area an plot size.
model <- lm(Vx ~ I(log(Size)),uniformity)
coeff <- coef(model)
x<-1:max(uniformity$Size)
Vx<- coeff[1]+coeff[2]*log(x)
#startgraph
plot(x,Vx, type="l", col="blue",
 main="Relationship between variance per unit area and plot size")
points(uniformity$Size,uniformity$Vx)
#endgraph

[Package agricolae version 1.3-5 Index]