sm.binomial {sm}R Documentation

Nonparametric logistic regression


This function estimates the regression curve using the local likelihood approach for a vector of binomial observations and an associated vector of covariate values.


sm.binomial(x, y, N = rep(1, length(y)), h, ...)



vector of the covariate values


vector of the response values; they must be nonnegative integers not larger than those of N.


the smoothing parameter; it must be positive.


a vector containing the binomial denominators. If missing, it is assumed to contain all 1's.


other optional parameters are passed to the sm.options function, through a mechanism which limits their effect only to this call of the function; those relevant for this function are the following: add, col, display, eval.points, nbins, ngrid, pch, xlab, ylab; see the documentation of sm.options for their description.


see Sections 3.4 and 5.4 of the reference below.


A list containing vectors with the evaluation points, the corresponding probability estimates, the linear predictors, the upper and lower points of the variability bands (on the probability scale) and the standard errors on the linear predictor scale.

Side Effects

graphical output will be produced, depending on the value of the display parameter.


Bowman, A.W. and Azzalini, A. (1997). Applied Smoothing Techniques for Data Analysis: the Kernel Approach with S-Plus Illustrations. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

See Also

sm.binomial.bootstrap, sm.poisson, sm.options, glm, binning


## Not run: 
# the next example assumes that all binomial denominators are 1's
sm.binomial(dose, failure, h=0.5)
# in the next example, (some of) the dose levels are replicated 
sm.binomial(dose, failure, n.trials, h=0.5)

## End(Not run)

with(birth, {
   sm.binomial(Lwt[Smoke=="S"], Low[Smoke=="S"], h=20,
           xlab='mother weight[Smoke=="S"]')
   x<- seq(0,1,length=30)
   y<- rbinom(30,10,prob=2*sin(x)/(1+x))
   sm.binomial(x,y,N=rep(10,30), h=0.25)

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