# Forums for RobASt - Robust Asymptotic Statistics

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start-of-project-robast | The project RobASt aims for the implementation of R packages for the computation of optimally robust estimators and tests as well as the necessary infrastructure (mainly S4 classes and methods) and diagnostics; cf. M. Kohl (2005). So far, it includes the R packages RandVar, ROptEst, RobLox, ROptRegTS, RobRex. | 0 | 0 | 1970-01-01 00:00 | No Moderation |

new-versions-of-robast-packages-on-cran | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Packages for the computation of optimally robust estimators ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We would like to announce the availability on CRAN (with possibly a minor delay until on every mirror) of new versions of our packages for the computation of optimally robust estimators; i.e., "RandVar", "ROptEst", "RobLox" as well as a new package "RobAStBase" (not yet: ROptRegTS and RobRex). ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Devel versions on R-forge ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The development of these packages is under r-forge project RobASt (Robust Asymptotic Statistics): http://r-forge.r-project.org/projects/robast/ http://robast.r-forge.r-project.org/ If you find this project interesting and would like to collaborate, you are warmly welcome. We look forward to receiving questions, comments and suggestions. Matthias Kohl Peter Ruckdeschel ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RandVar - Implementation of random variables (version 0.6.3) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The package RandVar which includes an S4 implementation of random variables together with the packages distr, distrEx and distrMod form the basis of our packages on robust statistics. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RobAStBase - Robust Asymptotic Statistics (version 0.1.0) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a new package including some necessary S4 class infrastructure like neighborhoods, influence curves and robust models. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ROptEst - Optimally robust estimation (version 0.6.0) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the main package for the optimally robust estimation in smoothly (L2-differentiable) parametric models [optimal in the sense of the shrinking neighborhood setup]. By using S4 classes and methods the implementation so far covers the optimally robust estimation for all(!) smoothly (L2-differentiable/differentiable in quadratic mean) parametric models which are based on a univariate distribution. Many well-known parametric (in particular, exponential) families (Binomial, Poission, Normal, Gamma, Gumbel, ...) are L2-differentiable. We include several +neighborhood types (convex contamination, total variation) +risks (MSE, Hampel, overshoot/undershoot), +bias-types (symmetric, one-sided, asymmetric) +norms (unstandardized, self-standardized, information-standardized) for all these models. After installation you find a folder "scripts" in the package directory which includes many example scripts. As the computation of optimally robust estimators involves several steps, we -- in this new version -- added an interface function "roptest" which can be used to perform all steps via one function. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RobLox - Optimally robust influence curves for location and scale (version 0.6.0) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This package includes functions for the computation of many well known influence curves (e.g., Huber-, Hampel-, Tukey-, Andrews-type) for normal location and scale in the framework of our asymptotic setup. Moreover, (and for us, more importantly) it includes the functions "roblox", "rowRoblox" and "colRoblox" which can be used to compute optimally robust estimators in case of normal location and scale. These functions are optimized for speed and can be applied to large scale problems like for instance gene expression data. Using rowRobLox the computation for a 50000 x 20 matrix takes about 2 sec. on a Centrino Duo with 1.66 GHz. As a comparison (all on the same system): using apply and huberM (robustbase), resp. huber (MASS) takes about 168 sec. resp 197 sec., using apply and roblox takes about 16 minutes and using apply and roptest (ROptEst) takes about 1 month. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ROptRegTS - Optimally robust estimation for regression-type models RobRex - Optimally robust influence curves for regression and scale ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- These two packages which provide S4 classes and methods for the computation of optimally robust estimators in regression-type models are not yet adapted to the new implementation. If you are interested in working with these packages you have to use the old versions of the above packages which we are pleased to provide on request (the sources can also be found in the CRAN archives). But, of course, we will try to update these packages as soon as possible. | 0 | 0 | 1970-01-01 00:00 | No Moderation |

new-package-robloxbioc-in-project-robast | there is a new package called RobLoxBioC in project RobASt which can be used for preprocessing Affymetrix and Illumina gene expression data. | 0 | 0 | 1970-01-01 00:00 | No Moderation |

version-0.7-of-robast-family-on-cran | We recently submitted version 0.7 of our robast-family of packages to CRAN where the new package RobLoxBioC, which provides robust methods for preprocessing omics-data, was added. Peter Matthias | 0 | 0 | 1970-01-01 00:00 | No Moderation |

version-0.8-of-robast-family-of--packages-on-cran-soon | New versions 0.8 of our RobASt-family of packages are now available on CRAN. [we have just uploaded them to CRAN] Most importantly, we have included: + a quasi-MC trick by Nataliya Horbenko to better produce random variables under complicated not necessarily monotone transformations + enhanced functions infoPlot, (plots relative information used for coordinates of a parameter estimator) ddPlot, (distance-distance plot) cniperPointPlot, (cniper concept for seemingly harmless contamination behavior) qqplot (now gets outlier corrected versions) + new risks: asAnscombe, asL1, asL4 for asymptotic L1 L4 risk, and optimal bias robust estimator, to given efficiency loss in ideal model + new helper methods makeIC to apply to functions or list of functions for easily producing (suboptimal) ICs + new function getReq for two ICs IC1 and IC2 to compute a radius interval where IC1 is better than IC2 acc. to G-Risk + new function getMaxIneff() to compute, for any IC of class 'IC', the maximal inefficiency for radius r varying in [0,Inf) + as well as several bug fixes For more details see the corresponding NEWS files (e.g. news(package = "RobAStBase") or using function NEWS from package startupmsg i.e. NEWS("RobAStBase")). Best Peter Matthias Nataliya | 0 | 0 | 1970-01-01 00:00 | No Moderation |