IsMahalanobisOutlier {compositions} R Documentation

## Checking for outliers

### Description

Detect outliers with respect to a normal distribution model.

### Usage

IsMahalanobisOutlier(X,...,alpha=0.05,goodOnly=NULL,
replicates=1000,corrected=TRUE,robust=TRUE,crit=NULL)


### Arguments

 X a dataset (e.g. given as acomp, rcomp, aplus, rplus or rmult) object to which idt and MahalanobisDist apply. ... further arguments to MahalanobisDist/gsi.mahOutlier alpha The confidence level for identifying outliers. goodOnly an integer vector. Only the specified index of the dataset should be used for estimation of the outlier criteria. This parameter if only a small portion of the dataset is reliable. replicates The number of replicates to be used in the Monte Carlo simulations for determination of the quantiles. The replicates not given a minimum is computed from the alpha level to ensure reasonable precission. corrected logical. Literatur often proposed to compare the Mahalanobis distances with Chisq-Approximations of there distributions. However this does not correct for multiple testing. If corrected is true a correction for multiple testing is used. In any case we do not use the chisq-approximation, but a simulation based procedure to compute confidence bounds. robust A robustness description as define in robustnessInCompositions crit The critical value to be used. Typically the routine is called mainly for the purpose of finding this value, which it does, when crit is NULL, however sometimes we might want to specifiy a value used by someone else to reproduce the results.

### Details

See outliersInCompositions and robustnessInCompositions for a comprehensive introduction into the outlier treatment in compositions.

See OutlierClassifier1 for a highlevel method to classify observations in the context of outliers.

### Value

A logical vector giving for each element the result of the alpha-level test for beeing an outlier. TRUE corresponds to a significant result.

### Note

For some unkown reasons the computation sometimes produces NaN's. In this case a warning is issued and a recomputation is tried.

The package robustbase is required for using the robust estimations.

### Author(s)

K.Gerald v.d. Boogaart http://www.stat.boogaart.de

OutlierClassifier1 , outlierplot, ClusterFinder1

### Examples

## Not run:
data(SimulatedAmounts)

datas <- list(data1=sa.outliers1,data2=sa.outliers2,data3=sa.outliers3,
data4=sa.outliers4,data5=sa.outliers5,data6=sa.outliers6)

opar<-par(mfrow=c(2,3),pch=19,mar=c(3,2,2,1))
tmp<-mapply(function(x,y){
plot(x,col=ifelse(IsMahalanobisOutlier(x),"red","gray"))
title(y)
},datas,names(datas))

## End(Not run)


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