trimWeights {survey}R Documentation

Trim sampling weights

Description

Trims very high or very low sampling weights to reduce the influence of outlying observations. In a replicate-weight design object, the replicate weights are also trimmed. The total amount trimmed is divided among the observations that were not trimmed, so that the total weight remains the same.

Usage

trimWeights(design, upper = Inf, lower = -Inf, ...)
## S3 method for class 'survey.design2'
trimWeights(design, upper = Inf, lower = -Inf, strict=FALSE,...)
## S3 method for class 'svyrep.design'
trimWeights(design, upper = Inf, lower = -Inf,compress=FALSE,...)

Arguments

design

A survey design object

upper

Upper bound for weights

lower

Lower bound for weights

strict

The reapportionment of the ‘trimmings’ from the weights can push other weights over the limits. If trim=TRUE the function calls itself recursively to prevent this.

compress

Compress the replicate weights after trimming.

...

Other arguments for future expansion

Value

A new survey design object with trimmed weights.

See Also

calibrate has a trim option for trimming the calibration adjustments.

Examples

data(api)
dclus1<-svydesign(id=~dnum, weights=~pw, data=apiclus1, fpc=~fpc)

pop.totals<-c(`(Intercept)`=6194, stypeH=755, stypeM=1018,
api99=3914069)
dclus1g<-calibrate(dclus1, ~stype+api99, pop.totals)

summary(weights(dclus1g))
dclus1t<-trimWeights(dclus1g,lower=20, upper=45)
summary(weights(dclus1t))
dclus1tt<-trimWeights(dclus1g, lower=20, upper=45,strict=TRUE)
summary(weights(dclus1tt))


svymean(~api99+api00+stype, dclus1g)
svymean(~api99+api00+stype, dclus1t)
svymean(~api99+api00+stype, dclus1tt)

[Package survey version 4.1-1 Index]