iris.vfrot {ecodist}R Documentation

Example for vector fitting on rotated ordination

Description

An object of class vf for use in the examples for nmds and vf. Many of the functions in ecodist take a long time to run, so prepared examples have been included.

Usage

data(iris.vfrot)

Format

See vf for current format specification.

Author(s)

Sarah Goslee

See Also

nmds, vf

Examples

data(iris)
iris.d <- dist(iris[,1:4])

### nmds() is timeconsuming, so this was generated
### in advance and saved.
### set.seed(1234)
### iris.nmds <- nmds(iris.d, nits=20, mindim=1, maxdim=4)
### save(iris.nmds, file="ecodist/data/iris.nmds.rda")
data(iris.nmds)

# examine fit by number of dimensions
plot(iris.nmds)

# choose the best two-dimensional solution to work with
iris.nmin <- min(iris.nmds, dims=2)

# rotate the configuration to maximize variance
iris.rot <- princomp(iris.nmin)$scores

# rotation preserves distance apart in ordination space
cor(dist(iris.nmin), dist(iris.rot))

# fit the data to the ordination as vectors
### vf() is timeconsuming, so this was generated
### in advance and saved.
### set.seed(1234)
### iris.vf <- vf(iris.nmin, iris[,1:4], nperm=1000)
### save(iris.vf, file="ecodist/data/iris.vf.rda")
data(iris.vf)

# repeat for the rotated ordination
### vf() is timeconsuming, so this was generated
### in advance and saved.
### set.seed(1234)
### iris.vfrot <- vf(iris.rot, iris[,1:4], nperm=1000)
### save(iris.vfrot, file="ecodist/data/iris.vfrot.rda")
data(iris.vfrot)

par(mfrow=c(1,2))
plot(iris.nmin, col=as.numeric(iris$Species), pch=as.numeric(iris$Species), main="NMDS")
plot(iris.vf)
plot(iris.rot, col=as.numeric(iris$Species), pch=as.numeric(iris$Species), main="Rotated NMDS")
plot(iris.vfrot)


[Package ecodist version 2.0.9 Index]