dist.binary {ade4}R Documentation

Computation of Distance Matrices for Binary Data

Description

computes for binary data some distance matrice.

Usage

dist.binary(df, method = NULL, diag = FALSE, upper = FALSE)

Arguments

df

a matrix or a data frame with positive or null numeric values. Used with as.matrix(1 * (df > 0))

method

an integer between 1 and 10 . If NULL the choice is made with a console message. See details

diag

a logical value indicating whether the diagonal of the distance matrix should be printed by ‘print.dist’

upper

a logical value indicating whether the upper triangle of the distance matrix should be printed by ‘print.dist’

Details

Let be the contingency table of binary data such as n11 = a, n10 = b, n01 = c and n00 = d. All these distances are of type d = sqrt(1 - s) with s a similarity coefficient.

1 = Jaccard index (1901)

S3 coefficient of Gower & Legendre s1 = a / (a+b+c)

2 = Simple matching coefficient of Sokal & Michener (1958)

S4 coefficient of Gower & Legendre s2 = (a+d) / (a+b+c+d)

3 = Sokal & Sneath(1963)

S5 coefficient of Gower & Legendre s3 = a / (a + 2(b + c))

4 = Rogers & Tanimoto (1960)

S6 coefficient of Gower & Legendre s4 = (a + d) / (a + 2(b + c) +d)

5 = Dice (1945) or Sorensen (1948)

S7 coefficient of Gower & Legendre s5 = 2a / (2a + b + c)

6 = Hamann coefficient

S9 index of Gower & Legendre (1986) s6 = (a - (b + c) + d) / (a + b + c + d)

7 = Ochiai (1957)

S12 coefficient of Gower & Legendre s7 = a / sqrt((a + b)(a + c))

8 = Sokal & Sneath (1963)

S13 coefficient of Gower & Legendre s8 = ad / sqrt((a + b)(a + c)(d + b)(d + c))

9 = Phi of Pearson

S14 coefficient of Gower & Legendre s9 = (ad - bc) / sqrt((a + b)(a + c)(d + b)(d + c))

10 = S2 coefficient of Gower & Legendre

s10 = a / (a + b + c + d)

Value

returns a distance matrix of class dist between the rows of the data frame

Author(s)

Daniel Chessel
St├ęphane Dray stephane.dray@univ-lyon1.fr

References

Gower, J.C. and Legendre, P. (1986) Metric and Euclidean properties of dissimilarity coefficients. Journal of Classification, 3, 5–48.

Examples

data(aviurba)
for (i in 1:10) {
    d <- dist.binary(aviurba$fau, method = i)
    cat(attr(d, "method"), is.euclid(d), "\n")}

[Package ade4 version 1.7-4 Index]