[R] (Fwd) Re: goodfit macro

Michael Shott shott at csbs.csbs.uni.edu
Tue Sep 23 16:38:16 CEST 2003

Dear R-Help:

As you can see, Prof. Friendly refers me to your site for an 
executable version of vcd.  I don't mean to be obtuse, but 15 minutes 
spent exploring your site failed to locate a downloadable version of the 
vcd package to which he referred.

I know plainly what this application can do.  What I need to know is 
how to obtain the application itself.

My thanks in advance for any help you can provide.


------- Forwarded message follows -------
Date sent:      	Tue, 23 Sep 2003 09:14:28 -0400
From:           	Michael Friendly <friendly at yorku.ca>
Subject:        	Re: goodfit macro
To:             	shott at csbs.csbs.uni.edu
Send reply to:  	friendly at yorku.ca
Organization:   	York University

You can also carry out goodness of fit tests using the function goodfit 
in the vcd package
for R (a free version of S/Splus),


Michael Shott wrote:

>Dear Michael:
>Recently I searched the web for guidance in gauging the goodness-of-
>fit of frequency data to statistical models.  Your website came up in 
>virtually every combination of keywords searched in Google.  The site 
>describes the goodfit.sas macro, which seems to do exactly what I'd 
>like.  But it seems to be available only as a .sas file.  Do you have 
>some application file that can be downloaded and used?
>I ask because I'd like to analyze some archaeological data.  They are 
>frequency distributions of the number of a particular artifact type by 
>site.  That is, x sites may have 1 occurrence, y sites may have 2 
>occurrences, z sites 3 occurrences and so on.  Your goodfit macro 
>seems to do the job, but I can't execute it from the .sas version that 
>appears on your website's ftp link.
>Thanks for any help that you can provide.
>Mike Shott
>Michael J. Shott
>Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology
>University of Northern Iowa
>Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0513

Michael Friendly     Email: friendly at yorku.ca 
Professor, Psychology Dept.
York University      Voice: 416 736-5115 x66249 Fax: 416 736-5814
4700 Keele Street    http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/friendly.html
Toronto, ONT  M3J 1P3 CANADA

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Michael J. Shott
Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0513

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