hzTransitionProbabilities {aqp} R Documentation

Horizon Transition Probabilities

Description

Functions for creating and working with horizon (sequence) transition probability matrices.

Usage

hzTransitionProbabilities(x, name, loopTerminalStates = FALSE)

Arguments

 x A SoilProfileCollection object. name A horizon level attribute in x that names horizons. loopTerminalStates should terminal states loop back to themselves? This is useful when the transition probability matrix will be used to initialize a markovchain object. See examples below.

Details

See the following tutorials for some ideas:

horizon designation TP

http://ncss-tech.github.io/AQP/aqp/hz-transition-probabilities.html

soil color TP

http://ncss-tech.github.io/AQP/aqp/series-color-TP-graph.html

Value

The function hzTransitionProbabilities returns a square matrix of transition probabilities. See examples.

The function mostLikelyHzSequence returns the most likely sequence of horizons, given a markovchain object initialized from horizon transition probabilities and an initial state, t0. See examples.

Note

These functions are still experimental and subject to change.

D.E. Beaudette

Examples

data(sp4)
depths(sp4) <- id ~ top + bottom

# horizon transition probabilities: row -> col transitions
(tp <- hzTransitionProbabilities(sp4, 'name'))

## Not run:
## plot TP matrix with functions from sharpshootR package
library(sharpshootR)
par(mar=c(0,0,0,0), mfcol=c(1,2))
plot(sp4)
plotSoilRelationGraph(tp, graph.mode = 'directed', edge.arrow.size=0.5)

data(loafercreek, package='soilDB')

# convert contingency table -> adj matrix / TP matrix
tab <- table(loafercreek\$hzname, loafercreek\$genhz)

# plot
par(mar=c(0,0,0,0), mfcol=c(1,1))
plotSoilRelationGraph(m, graph.mode = 'directed', edge.arrow.size=0.5)

## demonstrate markovchain integration
library(markovchain)
tp.loops <- hzTransitionProbabilities(sp4, 'name', loopTerminalStates = TRUE)

# init new markovchain from TP matrix
mc <- new("markovchain", states=dimnames(tp.loops)[], transitionMatrix = tp.loops)

# simple plot
plot(mc, edge.arrow.size=0.5)

# check absorbing states
absorbingStates(mc)