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NEWS for R Package "lmomco"
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TODO: Complete documentation for pwmLC.Rd.
TODO: Audit cross links for pdf, cdf, and qua in Rd files for distributions
in early release(s).
Version 2.0.1--March 14, 2014
1. BUG FIX: quakap() hit an incorrect stop() because of the absence of
a "next" associated with the conditional: H <= 0 & G >= 0 when
nonexceedance probability was F=0.
2. Added the force.exact (default TRUE) and nsim arguments to
lmoms.bootbarvar(). It seems that numerical problems are firmly
occuring in matrices at about a sample size of 50. So a hardwired
threshold hold between the exact analytical and simulation-only
estimates of the variances is set at 40. This can be overrided by
force.exact---when simulation is used only the observed L-moments and
the variances via simulation are reported. The much lengthier output
results when the exact method is used are set to NA.
3. According to Daniel Wollschlaeger, the Marcum Q function can be computed
by marcumQ <- function(a, b, nu=1) { pchisq(b^2, df=2*nu, ncp=a^2,
lower.tail=FALSE) } where
the nu=1 makes it the MarcumQ1 function associated with the Rice
and the Kappa-Mu distributions. Use of this function would simplify
some code and might have numerical advantages---or might not, testing
is needed.
4. BUX FIX (mostly enhancement): x2xlo() needed some conditioning to handle the
logical situation of a lower threshold for which there are not data below
that threshold and also the opposite condition of no data above the
threshold. Added an echoing of the threshold to the returned listed as in
application, this is useful.
5. Added the Student T (3-parameter) distribution ("st3") by request from
Amaranthe R. Biessen. This distribution made an appearance in my book but
had not actually been implemented. Amaranthe is credited for providing the
polynomial approximation of Tau4 as a function of Nu and Tau6 as a function
of Tau4. A suggested research topic would be the comparison of the ST3 to
the AEP4 as these both handle symmetry and Tau4 > Kappa dist.
6. Extended documentation and utility functions to support the st3 distribution.
These are: are.par.valid.R, check.pdf.R, dist.list.R, par2cdf.R,
par2lmom.R, par2pdf.R, par2qua.R, prettydist.R, vec2par.R,
are.par.valid.Rd, dist.list.Rd, par2lmom.Rd, vec2par.Rd.
7. Slight adjustments to lmoms.bootbarvar.Rd to eliminate margin protrusion.
8. Added the ghosting variable to x2xlo(). The feature became evident when WHA
was experimenting with trying to track a third variable, such as the year
of data collection, as the sample is split between those "in" and those
"out." This is for convenience only but enormously useful to have.
9. Minor revision to parcau.Rd.
10. Added the Slash distribution, which uses trim=1 TL-moments.
11. Added the Govindarajulu distribution and included a polynomial to approxi-
mate the relation betwen tau4 and tau3 (see examples in lmomgov.Rd).
12. Added the Govindarajulu to plotlmrdia() and lmrdia() and updated references
in both of those functions.
13. Documentation tweak in lmomgld.Rd.
14. Updated references in all of the AEP4 Rd files.
15. Cleaned up spurious (inapplicable) \details{} in parcau.Rd.
16. Removed the use of factorial() in theoTLmoms() and replaced with a combin-
ation of exp(lgamma()) with the proper +1 to the argument.
17. Cleaned up Rd cross links for GLO distribution---a TODO is to do similar
and audit the cross links for all of the distributions in the very early
release(s). Some consistency is missing.
Version 1.8.1--January 27, 2014
1. Added extensions to dat2bernqua() to use alternative support of the
distribution based on the extreme order statistics and two references
added. Numerical exploration of this new feature is needed. Expanded
the function to handle the Kantorovich and Bernstein polynomial methods.
Extended the documentation.
2. Added lmoms.bernstein() and started a paper involving it.
3. Added a cross link to lmoms.berstein in lmoms.Rd.
4. Added pfactor.bernstein() for a smoothed but not regressed estimate of the
optimal p-factor with various controls by the function arguments. This
is a complementary function to the Berstein-like smoothing. An example
shows how to potentially use pfactor.bernstein() using uniroot() for
direct estimation of the p-factor by optimization.
5. **Major** topical indexing initiated by request of Amaranthe R. Biessen.
All Rd files modified slightly, sorry, but the results are nice.
6. Slight shortening of DESCRIPTION.
7. Fixed a misspelling of a list attribution in lmoms.bootbarvar.Rd.
Version 1.7.9--December 3, 2013
1. BUG FIX: Problems with L-skew <= 0 for parln3(). The 3-parameter log-
normal distribution is not valid. A warning is now triggered and
suggestion to reverse the data, Y <- -X, so as to get L-skew > 0. Then
re-reversing would be needed: e.g., -qualn3(1-nonexceeds(), LN3) for
parameters parln3(lmoms(Y)) instead of parln3(lmoms(X)) [failure].
Special thanks to Daniel Eilertz for discovering the problem.
2. New Data Added: The TX38lgtrmFlow.RData was added to the package. These
L-moments and estimated variances of annual mean streamflow for
35 long-term streamgages in Texas discussion in a cited USGS SIR.
3. Added pp.f() and pp.median(), which support median rankit estimation of
the probability distribution of an order statistic. These are included
to round out plotting position operations, although the median is
arguably already available using the pp(..., a=0.3175).
4. BUG FIX: Another return() was needed for paraep4() in order to properly
fall back to pure Kappa distribution if below the lower bounds of the
AEP4. Thanks to Amaranthe R. Biessen for the discovery. In turn, this
prompted me to make changes in 5 and 6 described below.
5. Updated the citation to my CSDA paper on AEP4 in all the *aep4*.Rd files.
6. Added quaaep4kapmix(): A continuous mixture between the AEP4 and the Kappa
distributions. The AEP4 is exclusive if Tau4 above GLO line (upper
bounds of the Kappa), and the Kappa is exclusive if Tau4 below the
lower bounds of the AEP4. A prorated mixture based on Tau4 in the over-
lapping parameter space of the two distributions is used. This idea was
in the cover letter on my CSDA paper submission but was outside the scope
of it (Asquith, W.H., 2013, Parameter Estimation for the 4-Parameter
Asymmetric Exponential Power Distribution by the Method of L-moments
using R, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2012.12.013).
Version 1.7.8--July 5, 2013
1. BUG FIX: Problems with kappa == 0 condition for quagpa() and pdfgpa()
resolved. Special thanks to Jona Lilienthal for discovering the bug
in pdfgpa().
Version 1.7.7--May 13, 2013
1. Added dat2bernqua(): The empirical quantiles through Bernstein polynomial.
2. Stripped tildes for nonbreaking spaces in LaTeX, which are not used in
the Rd format: IRSrefunds.by.state.Rd Lcomoment.Lk12.Rd
Lcomoment.Wk.Rd Lcomoment.coefficients.Rd Lcomoment.correlation.Rd
Lcomoment.matrix.Rd cdf2lmom.Rd gini.mean.diff.Rd lcomoms2.Rd
sen.mean.Rd.
Version 1.7.6--May 13, 2013
1. Spelling corrections to DESCRIPTION that were not passing CRAN checks.
Version 1.7.5--May 10, 2013 (never released, see version 1.7.6)
1. BUG FIX: Revision to unbiased correction on product moment kurtosis.
An incorrect formula exists in a source originally used to build
the function. This has been corrected and numerous comments
in the source code point to several sources and shows consistent
results now. Much thanks to Sergio Gomez for discovering the
bug and assisting in reference track down. Also, added the
"excess" kurtosis outputs as apparently Sergio Gomez and other
practioners in his discipline have interest in kurtosis as it
differs from the Normal distribution. The two references in the
pmoms.Rd are correct and match each other computationally.
2. Further reductions in R CMD check --timings in the following Rd files:
cdfgld.Rd is.gld.Rd lmomTLgld.Rd lmomsf01.Rd quagam.Rd quagld.Rd
tlmrcau.Rd tlmrexp.Rd tlmrgev.Rd tlmrglo.Rd tlmrgno.Rd tlmrgpa.Rd
tlmrgum.Rd tlmrnor.Rd tlmrpe3.Rd tlmrray.Rd theoLmoms.max.ostat.Rd
dist.list.Rd.
3. Clarified some messaging associated with an error trap for Tau4 plot-
ting above AEP4-max(Tau4) and Kappa distribution NOT fit instead.
4. Documentation tweaks to keep right margin incursion of the PDF manual.
gen.freq.curves.Rd pdfwei.Rd pwmLC.Rd pwmRC.Rd vec2lmom.Rd z.par2qua
5. Prof. Ripley remarked that the DESCRIPTION of copBasic was too long.
So following that critique, DESCRIPTION of lmomco has been contracted.
Version 1.7.5---March 30, 2013
1. Revisions to truncated exponential distribution both to methods of
computation as well as documentation. Actually, a major rebuilding
was needed as the limiting conditions of L-CV = 1/3 and L-CV = 1/2
were not properly achieved.
2. BUG FIX: vec2lmom operated incorrectly when trying to build L-moment
objects having only one or two moments, which should have been
caught years ago: e.g. vec2lmom(c(1)) or vec2lmom(c(1,3)).
3. lmoms.bootbarvar() now has an argument to early-exit if inversion
of the variance-covariance matrices is not desired.
4. Added lmomcoNews() and lmomcoBook() to view the NEWS file and the
ERRATA for my book ISBN 978-1463508418.
5. Moved the ChangeLog to NEWS to support the function in number 4.
Version 1.7.4---February 15, 2013
1. Added .Rbuildignore in the top-level directory so that the directory
containing legacy .R and .Rd files for deprecated functions is
ignored. Prof. Brian Ripley sent a request to do this so that the
legacy *.Rd file are not "seen" by the R building process. So WHA
responded accordingly.
Version 1.7.3---January 28, 2013
1. BUG FIX: Improper use of print() instead of warning() in check.fs.R.
2. Added f2flo(), flo2f(), and x2xlo() to support conditional
probability conversions when a fraction of the left end of the
distribution is removed as in the treatment of zero values when
analyzing the distribution of the logarithms of a random variable.
3. Added f2fpds() and fpds2f() to support partial duration series
analysis.
4. Added the Tau34-squared test for Normality by Harri and Coble (2011).
Email communication during the last week of January 2013
with Dr. Adrian Harri re-inforces the preference of
Harri and Coble (2013) recommended that the "T34-squared" test be
preferred for general application. WHA agrees. The general example
code for tau34sq.normtest() is capable of reproducing, within
expected rounding tolerances, Harri and Coble (2011, table 1).
As a result, it appears as though general validation of
tau34sq.normtest() has been made. Let us name the test the
"Harri-Coble Tau34-squared Test for Normality."
Version 1.7.2---November 16, 2012
1. Documentations to speed-up overall examples for the CRAN:
are.pargld.valid.Rd, cdfgld.Rd, man/lmomgld.Rd, man/pargld.Rd,
man/pdfgld.Rd, man/pdfkmu.Rd, man/pdfwak.Rd, and man/quagld.Rd.
And DESCRIPTION reworked modestly.
Version 1.7.1---October 30, 2012
1. Added lmoms.bootbarvar() for computation of the exact bootstrap mean
and variances of L-moments (noncensored or trimmed).
2. Added the "Kappa-Mu" distribution with the abbreviation "kmu".
3. Added the "Eta-Mu" distribution with the abbreviation "emu".
Yacoub, M.D., 2007, The kappa-mu distribution and the eta-mu distribution:
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, v. 49, no. 1, pp. 68--81.
4. Added aliases to expect.min.ostat and theoLmoms.min.ostat respectively
in expect.max.ostat.Rd and theoLmoms.max.ostat.Rd to support inclusion
for functional dispatchers for expectations of minimum order statistics
and theoretical L-moment computation using such expectations. Support
for these computations using maximums of order statistics were already
present and generalized enough for easy extension to left-hand side
of distribution-based computations. These changes were necessary to
support L-moment computation for the bounded-below-by-zero, 2-parameter
distributions of the Kappa-Mu and Eta-Mu (see 2 and 3 above).
5. Minor refinements to error trapping to NA values for L-moments in
theoLmoms.max.ostat.R following extensive testing of computations using
minimum order statistic expectations compared to maximum order statistic
expectations using the Kappa-Mu distribution.
6. Added the cdf2lmom() and cdf2lmoms() functions for computation of L-moments
from numerical integration of the cumulative distribution function.
cdf2lmoms() has a special enhancement (flexibility) that permits the user
to specify the r-th order L-moment starting point. Mainly this has been
added so that integration of the quantile function for the mean can be
bypassed. The cumulative distribution function is used for r > 1. It is
often the case the quantile function results from integration of
cumulative distribution function and there can be some difficulties with
numerical limits. Frequently, experts in particular distributions publish
closed-form or semiclosed-form equations for estimation of the mean. The
users are then free to use these instead and save computational time.
7. BUG FIX: pargev.R has an error for L-skew < -0.97, the Newton-Raphson method
was being short circuited by an if-statement. Bug discovered by Ross Woods
when comparing lmomco sources to Hosking FORTRAN. Correction verified by
Hosking's FORTRAN as well as sources of lmom package and numerical tests.
8. Added KMU_lmompara_bykappa and EMU_lmompara_byeta dataframes to the
.lmomcohash to facilitate operations with the Kappa-Mu and Eta-Mu
distributions. These tables were double checked through some careful
reanalysis following further improvements to CDFs of each distribution.
9. Added an example to derive a polynomial approximation for the L-skew and
L-kurtosis relation of the Rice distribution within the Examples section
of lmomrice.Rd.
10. Added pwm.beta2alpha() and pwm.alpha2beta() functions to faciliate
potential alpha-pwm derivations involving the Marcum Q-function or
Yacoub integral for the Kappa-Mu and Eta-Mu distributions.
Version 1.6.2---July 16, 2012
1. Included strategic downturn{} directives in the examples of
lmomgld.Rd, paraep4.Rd, parTLgld.Rd, pargld.Rd, and qua.ostat.Rd,
which resulted in a 60-percent reduction in elapsed time of
R CMD check --timings on one of my platforms. (Trying to help out
the CRAN check timings facility.)
2. Revisions to cdfgum.Rd, cdfrevgum.Rd, pdfgum.Rd, and pdfrevgum.Rd to
make equations more consistent with code as well as my book. The
book had some errors (see inst/ERRATA*.txt of this package).
3. Code cleaning in pdfgum.R and pdfrevgum.R for more consistency with
documentation---note a bug fix.
4. Added return of the product moments for the distribution of the
quantile for qua2ci() so that a simple squaring of the
returned standard deviation could return the variation of the
prediction.
5. Added passage of . . . (three dots) argument to plot() within
gen.freq.curves().
6. Added better handling of the estimated parameters for the error
distribution in genci(), which now places them as individual
lists within an environment that is returned.
7. Code cleaning on genci.R and documentation clarification in genci.Rd.
8. Enhancement to gen.freq.curves() so that, if one has a priori estimates
of the confidence limits, one can computed discrete counts of
simulated frequency curves (at a given nonexceedance probability)
inside and outside the estimated limits. This feature could be used
in the evaluation of the choose error distribution (edist) in the
function genci().
Version 1.6.1---May 10, 2012
1. Enhanced error trapping on integration failures in theoTLmoms().
The function now abandons operation should any of the integrations
for the rth L-moment fail for reasons such as divergent integral or
round off problems. The function returns NAs for all L-moments.
2. Added the tabulated lookup of initial guesses for K and H of AEP
distribution in the .lmomcohash in sysdata.rda.
3. BUGFIX: lmom2par() did not route the AEP correctly.
4. Renamed AEP to AEP4 throughout code to make syntactic room for a
5-parameter AEP should it ever be implemented.
5. Enhancement: paraep() now returns NA for the parameters should the
sample L-kurtosis violate the lower bounds of the L-skew and
L-kurtosis relation as defined by a polynomial approximation.
This polynomial has not previously been published.
6. File renaming. All *aep* files renamed to *aep4* to make eventual
room for 5-parameter Asymmetric Exponential Power distribution.
7. Overhaul of vec2lmom() and vec2TLmom() to support arbitrary lengths
of input L-moments or L-moment ratios (or TL versions) in the
input vector. In fact, vec2TLmom() now dispatches to vec2lmom(),
which has become more generalized. lmorph() required some
adjustments as well.
8. Overhauls in step 7 required removal of a stop() in vec2TLmom(),
which likely should note have been in there anyway.
9. Added the PDF of the Weibull in pdfwei.Rd.
10. Documentation tweaks to pdfgld.Rd and pdfrevgum.Rd including
addition or changes to the dontrun{} directives.
11. Enhanced genci.R/Rd to return more details about the fitted
error model as well as returning NA for the lower and upper
limits if failure in fitting of the error distribution occurs.
Documentation tweaks to primarily enhance the example including
the GNO and now the new AEP4 distributions and wrapping all in
dontrun{} directive.
12. Enhanced qua2ci() to return NA for failure on the upper and lower
limits and trapped a return of NA for the parameters from the
fitted error distribution.
Version 1.5.1---April 15, 2012
1. Documentation tweaks
2. Added the Asymmetric Exponential Power distribution ("aep") with
direct use of pgamma() and qgamma() functions of R for CDF and
QDF implementation. The parameter estimation routines look ok,
but should be considered experimental. The author needs to work
on a table of K,H ---> T3,T4 mappings to add the optimizers in
the return direction.
3. Added the minF and maxF arguments to theoLmoms() and theoTLlmoms()
so that one can try to get past divergent integrals should they
occur using the defaults. These were added as the far-far tails
of the aep distribution do not behave well. Testing against the
aep with minF=0.00001 and maxF=0.99999 seems to nearly hit the
true L-moments from lmomaep().
4. Added the "#" sign in front of Package lmomco (1.5.1) loaded when
the library is loaded. This is done so that users running a
standard out redirection are able to embedded "#" as comment
lines in the output and thus ease the burden in post processing
by skipping all lines beginning with the prompt or the "#" sign.
5. Correction to clearforkporosity.Rd.
Version 1.4.5---April 30, 2012
1. inst/doc/Introduction.Rd permanently removed from package and from
versioning control system. The *.Rd was interfering with latest
R versions in the R CMD check, which I could not identify with
my installed R versions.
2. Major revision to inst/doc/references.txt. This file is now a dump
of references used in my book. I figure that these might be useful
to someone. The book is available royalty free:
Asquith, W.H., 2011, Distributional analysis with L-moment statistics
using the R environment for statistical computing: First edition,
CreateSpace, ISBN 978-1463508418, 344 p. http://www.amazon.com/
Distributional-Statistics-Environment-Statistical-Computing/dp/
1463508417
Version 1.4.4---April 30, 2012
1. Added the Laplace distribution ("lap").
2. BUG FIX: tlmrgpa.R did not declare T5 and T6 vectors.
3. DOC FIX: theoTLmoms.Rd, tlmrgpa.Rd, USGSstaXXXXXXXXYYYY.Rd,
amarilloprecip.Rd, canyonprecip.Rd, claudeprecip.Rd,
herefordprecip.Rd, tuliaXXprecip.Rd, vegaprecip.Rd
DrillBitLifetime.Rd, pmoms.Rd, plotlmrdia.Rd, pdfgld.Rd,
pdfgno.Rd, cdfnor.Rd
Version 1.4.3---August 30, 2011
1. BUG FIX: Added the checklmom argument to parTLgld() and pargld() as part of
an check on how the functions of lmomco interact.
2. BUG FIX: pwm.pp() did not fully accommodate user supplied probabilities.
Removed the feature for now. Further, some a major bug was introduced
in version 1.4.2. This function now appears through testing as shown
in the examples for lmomsf01() to now work properly again.
3. BUG FIX: quagno() did not function properly for k values near zero for which
the standard normal distribution needed to be triggered.
4. Added lmomsf01(), which computes L-moments given an irregular spacing of
nonexceedance probabilities. The bounds for the probabilities are taken
as [0,1] for the integration. Linear interpolation on the empirical
quantile function is used and extrapolation to [0,1] bounds is made.
Testing with GNO simulation shows that this function can help interface
with Kaplan-Meier survival curves from the Survival package. Consider
the lmomsf01() function experimental.
5. Change the minimum R version in DESCRIPTION so that the deeper compress
of the RData files can be supported. The recompressed RData files are:
data/IRSrefunds.by.state.RData, data/USGSsta01515000peaks.RData
data/USGSsta02366500peaks.RData, data/USGSsta05405000peaks.RData
data/USGSsta06766000dvs.RData, data/USGSsta08151500peaks.RData
data/USGSsta08167000peaks.RData, data/USGSsta08190000peaks.RData
data/USGSsta09442000peaks.RData, data/USGSsta14321000peaks.RData
data/amarilloprecip.RData, data/canyonprecip.RData
data/claudeprecip.RData, data/herefordprecip.RData
data/tulia6Eprecip.RData, data/tuliaprecip.RData
data/vegaprecip.RData
Version 1.4.2---July 21, 2011
1. BUG FIX: The function pwm.pp() did not function quite right through the
various conditionals. In the process the function was extended to handle
user supplied nonexceedance probabilities. The function was also optimized
a bit.
2. Extended the tlmrXXX() functions to compute tau5 and tau6.
Version 1.4.1--July 7, 2011
1. Added paracheck=TRUE argument to the quaXXX() functions and vec2par().
This was added to bypass the validity checks in terms of L-moments so
that the quantile functions remain accessible when TL-moment
computations are desired. This argument had long existed for the GLD
distribution because the parameter range changes depending on the
TL-moment trimming level. These paracheck changes are made now in
preparation for TL-moment computation of trimmed distributions.
2. Added tlmrcau(), tlmrexp(), tlmrgev(), tlmrglo(), tlmrgno(), tlmrgpa(),
tlmrgum(), tlmrln3(), tlmrnor(), tlmrpe3(), and tlmrray().
*** TL-moment ratios (tau2, tau3, and tau4) are experimental ***
The TL-moment ratios are implemented through use of the theoTLmoms()
function that in turn uses numerical integration of the quantile
function. The issue in application, which is directly related to
paracheck=TRUE, is that the recognized parameter range (validity) of
distributions for L-moment computation are expanded during trimming.
The tlmrXXX() functions do not currently perform any parameter checking
and integration errors might occur, which will require the user to
manually control the parameter range through function arguments. Thanks
to O.A. Hussien in early July for a TL-moment ratio diagram inquiry.
Many of these functions have such diagram construction in their examples.
Version 1.3.6---June 24, 2011
1. Slight changes in DESCRIPTION.
2. Slight changes in Changelog
3. Changes to zzz.Z after the inclusion of NAMESPACE a few months back.
Version 1.3.5---May 14, 2011
1. Added tau34=FALSE to lmomTLgld() for certain research applications
of the generalized lambda distribution.
2. BUG FIX in LaguerreHalf() and pdfrice(). Both of these functions called
besselI() [built-in to R] using an argument 'n' for 'nu' (a partial
argument match). Unreleased versions of R 2.14 on some platforms were
showning a warning about partial match. The LaguerreHalf() and
pdfrice() are now updated internally (no Rd changes needed).
3. BUG FIX in TLmoms(). This function was using a partial argument match
on a call to TLmom(). The argument was 'sort' but 'sortdata' was
needed by TLmom(). Again, this was an unreleased R 2.14 on some
platforms reporting the warning.
Version 1.3.3---April 3, 2011
1. BUG FIX in a "<= test" in cdfln3().
2. BUG FIX in plotlmrdia() pertaining to the Cauchy distribution.
3. Added lmrdiscord() for computation of the discordance of triplets of
the first three L-moment ratios.
Version 1.3.4---April 15, 2011
1. Added lmomco/NAMESPACE and export of all *.R functions in the R
directory. For example, with out the library(lmomco) operation,
an lmomco function can be accessed by
examparametersWOlibrary <- lmomco:::vec2par(c(0,1), type="nor")
for a standard Normal distribution parameter set.
2. Added lmrdigits argument to lmrdiscord().
3. Title change of the entire package to a more logical ordering of
terms.
Version 1.3.2---March 15, 2011
1. Added the passage of the ... argument in lmom2par() to all the parXXX()
functions. In particular, this was needed to permit zeta=?? to be
passed into the parln3() function. It should be quite harmless to now
pass ... to the other parXXX().
2. Added the inst/CITATION and inst/WARRANTY files
Version 1.3.1---March 6, 2011
1. Added Truncated Exponential distribution.
2. Tweaks to genci.Rd, parTLgld.Rd, pdfwak.Rd, plotlmrdia.Rd, pwm.Rd, and
pwm.ub.Rd.
3. Tweaks to USGS*peaks.Rd and USGSsta06766000dvs.Rd as escaping of
underscores in items is evidently no longer needed.
Version 1.2.4---February 13, 2011
1. Added limiting condition of Cauchy to plotlmrdia() and lmrdia().
2. Added as.list argument to vec2pwm() so that it can return both PWM data
structures support in the package. This was done in preparation of
example computations for comparison of pwmLC() (by flipping) to
pwmRC() to support left-tail censored PWMs.
3. BUG FIX for pwmRC(), which previous did not support nmom number of
A-type PWMs as the documentation states and need requires.
4. Added pwmLC() for support of left-tail censored PWMs. Presently, there
are no distributions supporting left-tail directly. It is suggested
for now to rely on variable flipping and use the right-tail censoring
features.
Version 1.2.3---February 1, 2011
1. Added the return of the support of a fitted Kappa to parkap.R/Rd. This
facilitates mimicry of parts of Dupuis and Winchester (2001) in J.
Statis Comput. Sim., v.71] easier. (WHA is considering returning the
support for other distributions in the parXXX() functions.)
2. Re-engineered the pargld() and parTLgld() functions to return the best
solution based on a good enough minimization of RMSE between Tau3 and
Tau4 and then sorting based on difference in Tau5. Other possible
solutions are returned in a new entry "$rest".
3. Added Kumaraswamy, log-Normal3, and Rice to pretty.dist.R.
4. Added Tau6 to lmomgld() and lmomTLgld() in preparation to adapt pargld()
and parTLgld() to returning smallest DeltaTau5 or DeltaTau6.
5. Major overhaul of lmomTLgld() and lmomgld() to support the generalized
equation for arbitrary level of L-moment and TL-moments with arbitrary
left and right trimming.
Version 1.2.2---November 29, 2010
1. Revisions to lmomrice() to kick over to return of Normal distribution
L-moments for high and very high SNR. Also, kick over to return of
Rayleigh distribution L-moments for very low SNR.
2. Fixed parrice() from stop()ing and switched to warning() if LCV is
out of range.
Version 1.2.1---November 20, 2010
1. Revisions to the DESCRIPTION file.
2. Revisions to SysDataBuilder.R to better canvas LCV, SNR, and G pairings
to the Rice L-moment to parameter lookup table.
3. Added the LaguerreHalf.R/Rd to support variance estimation of a set of
Rician parameters so that hand off to Normal distribution functions
for high SNR can be made.
4. Revisions in parameterization of the Rice distribution over the
confusion caused by having several different definitions of the
signal-to-noise ratio SNR in the literature.
Also, if nu=0 for the Rice, then behind-the-scenes generation of
Rayleigh parameters with xi=0 is made and the Rayleigh distribution
functions are used.
If SNR > 24 for the Rice, then behind-the-scenes generation of Normal
parameters is made and the Normal distribution functions used. This
SNR threshold was determined by careful evaluation of the LCV, Tau3,
Tau4, SNR, and G used in RiceTable generation in the file
inst/doc/SysDataBuilder.R. The evaluation looks and numerical problems
such as Tau3 and Tau4 breakdown as Normal distribution is approached
and filtering for sub Rayleigh solutions.
Finally, if SNR > 52 for the Rice, then the use of the Laguerre poly
for variance estimation to feed to the Normal is bypassed and the
SNR used in place of sqrt(pi/2)*LaguerreHalf(-SNR^2/2) because.
sqrt(pi/2)*LaguerreHalf(-53^2/2) \approx 52 == 52.00962
sqrt(pi/2)*LaguerreHalf(-53^2/2) \approx 53 == 53.00943
sqrt(pi/2)*LaguerreHalf(-54^2/2) \approx 54 --> Inf (Bessel breaks
down)
Version 1.2.0---November 14, 2010
1. Trapping NULL values for xleg and yleg in plotlmrdia.R, which was
discovered in giving a presentation concerning the diagrams.
2. BUG FIX for incorrect "gum" references in are.parray.valid.Rd,
pdfray.Rd, quaray.Rd, and lmomray.Rd.
3. BUG FIX for incorrect "kur" dispatch in par2lmom.R and in par2qua.R.
3. Added the Rice distribution ("rice") functions and the SysDataBuilder.R
and of course the now present R/sysdata.rda because Rice distribution
uses tabular lookup and interpolation for parameter estimation. The
theoLmoms.max.ostat() function is used to compute the L-moments of
the Rice distribution. The sysdata.rda contains the .lmomcohash
hash that at least contains "RiceTable" (LCV, SNR, G) and "RiceT3T4"
for construction of L-moment ratio diagram using the TAU3 and TAU4
values for various distributions (see parrice.Rd).
** CONSIDER RICE DISTRIBUTION EXPERIMENTAL **
For the author's part, much original reading, coding, and testing
has been accomplished concerning the Rice.
4. Added expect.max.ostat.R/Rd for the computation of the expected value
of a maximum order statistic (although the function is generalized
for other order statistics). The function is added to provided for
the theoLmoms.max.ostat() function.
5. Added theoLmoms.max.ostat.R/Rd for the computation of theoretical
L-moments of a distribution using a system of maximum order
statistic expectations. This function is used in L-moment
computation for the Rice distribution.
Version 1.1.0---October 31, 2010
1. Deprecated lmom.test*.R/Rd and lmom.diff.R/Rd and moved them to
inst/legacy. These were simply no longered needed and were originally
created for development purposes anyway. Also lmom.references.Rd is
now in inst/legacy.
2. Added the Kumaraswamy distribution ("kur") functions and other required
functions. This distribution is bounded on (0,1) and is a semi-beta
replacement with very convenient distribution functions that are not
dependent on the Beta function family. Additions to the supporting
functions provided the discovery of missing ln3 as described below.
3. Added the 3-parameter log-Normal distribution ("ln3") to dist.list.R/Rd.
4. Added the 3-parameter log-Normal distribution ("ln3") to lmom2par.R/Rd.
5. Fixed text running over the right margin of the user manual for
cdfrevgum.Rd, genci.Rd, lmomsRCmark.Rd, parrevgum.Rd, pdfrevgum.Rd,
plotlmrdia.Rd, pwm.Rd, pwmRC.Rd, quarevgum.Rd, and sen.mean.Rd.
Version 1.0.01---August 10, 2010 (version "1" because of censoring support)
1. Added lmomsRCmark() and fliplmoms() for right-tail censoring and
left-tail censoring support, respectively (somewhat). Additional
examples added to document how to do right-tail censoring (see
lmomsRCmark()) and left-tail censoring (see fliplmoms()).
2. Additional example in Lcomoment.Wk() to show how this function can be
use to compute weight factors representing the relative contribution
of each sample order statistics in the computation of a given order
of L-moment. The example shows how to double check output of lmoms().
Thanks to the anonymous poster.
3. Very minor tweaks to documentation as R version change identified
some formatting problems.
Version 0.97.2---October 27, 2009
1. Tweaks to lmomgld.Rd, prob2T.Rd, z.par2cdf.Rd, z.par2qua.Rd in
preparation for new release of R.
Version 0.97.1---July 18, 2009
1. Tweak in documentation in is.ray().
2. BUG FIX in parray() and lmomray().
3. Added the 3-parameter log-Normal distribution ("ln3") by referencing the
algorithms in the lmom package by J.R.M. Hosking. Remember that the
3-parameter is an alternative parameterization of the Generalized
Normal distribution ("gno").
Version 0.96.3---February 20, 2009
1. Added the par2vec() function (added to aid feeding of parameters into
functions of the lmom package by J.R.M. Hosking).
2. Added the hlmomco() function to compute the harzard function or hazard rate
of distributions.
3. Added the zzz.R file that holds operations to perform when the lmomco
package is loaded. I have a message printed to terminal on loading of
the package. This feature needed the packageDescription() function from
the utils package. So the Depends: section of DESCRIPTION is now
populated accordingly.
4. Tweaks to perhaps two dozen Rd files in preparation for the R-based parsing
in the R +2.8.x series in which previous LaTeX loop holes have been shut.
Version 0.96.2---November 17, 2008
1. Tweak to quawak() for condition of F=1.
2. Added the sort=TRUE argument to pp() so that sorted (default and historical)
and unsorted plotting positions could be returned. An appropriate example
was added. Also strengthed the condition of the plotting-position
coefficient range---have restricted the coefficient between Weibull (a=0)
and Hazen (a=0.50) so "a \in [0,0.5]." The pp() function uses the rank()
function, which has specific settings to handle tied data. For the pp()
function, the ties.method="first" method is used for rank().
3. Fixed Lcomoment.matrix() to return NA in the off diagonal elements if the
moment order is 1.
Version 0.96---September 15, 2008
1. Added support for known xi in parameter estimation in pargpa() and
pargpaRC().
2. BUG FIX: cdfgam() was not properly vectorized.
3. Added the Rayleigh distribution as abbreviation "ray".
4. Added the attributes() function to strip parameters names from the
parameter vector within ALL the lmomXXX() functions. Unsightly,
L-moments were otherwise being returned.
5. The example in is.revgum() did not actually call the function--does now.
6. Added the quiet argument to genci().
7. Added lcomoms2() to make it much easier to access bundles of
sample L-comoments values. Output of---that is, return of---the
matrices or diagonals can be specified.
Version 0.95---August 23, 2008
1. Warning message tweak (capitalization) in sen.mean().
2. Added names() to the parameters in the $para field of the parameter list
returned by the parXXX() functions. These names parallel the Greek
letters used in the formal mathematical definitions of the
distributions in the package documentation and any additional write ups
that your humble author might make. The idea was stolen from the evir
package that provides maximum likelihood estimation for the GEV
distribution. Your author admits that these names should have been
added long ago.
3. Added names() to the parameters in the $para field of the parameter list
returned by the vec2par() function.
4. quakap() and quawak() now return Inf (or -Inf) for appropriate limits as
dictated by the values of the arguments.
5. Typo fixed in z.par2qua.Rd.
6. Formally added the data subdirectory and a suite of data files suitable
for various exercises with lmomco.
Version 0.94---June 6, 2008
0. Documentation tweaks to remove or populated empty sections of check.pdf.Rd,
are.parrevgum.valid.Rd, and lmomrevgum.Rd.
1. Added gini.mean.diff().
2. Added sen.mean().
3. Harmonic.mean() now strips is.na() values in similar fashion as
gini.mean.diff() and sen.mean(). In time such operations are expected in
other functions. Several users have commented on original lack of
x <- x[! is.na(x)] filtering in other functions.
Version 0.93.4---April 28, 2008
1. parrevgum() and lmomrevgum() had a str() on the L-moments and produced
output---left over from original development.
2. BUG FIX: par2qua, par2cdf, and par2pdf did not properly dispatch for the
reverse Gumbel distribution. Fixed.
3. Added the pwm2vec() function because there was an lmom2vec() already.
4. BUG FIX: Small near zero gamma parameter for pdfpe3() was triggering an
Inf error on the gamma() function. This is now trapped and the Normal
distribution being used as required.
5. Added prettydist() to produce full distribution names from the abbrev-
iations, such as returned by dist.list().
6. Added clearforkporosity.R data set.
7. BUG FIX: For the UMVE of standard deviation by pmoms() the ratio of two
gamma() functions blows up for large sample sizes. Therefore, computations
are now performed in log-space.
Version 0.93.3---February 2, 2008
1. Added dlmomco() to complete the quartet of R-like named distribution
accessing functions: dlmomco(), plmomco(), qlmomco(), rlmomco().
2. BUG FIX: are.pargpa.valid() mistakenly did not trip failure for K == -1.
Version 0.93.2---December 19, 2007
1. BUG FIX: lmom2pwm() did not properly trap conditions that should result in
the return of NULL. Thanks to Roberto Ugoccioni for discovery and for
providing a patch.
Version 0.93---December 12, 2007
1. BUG FIX: prob2T() and T2prob() error traps were not sufficiently vectorized.
2. Documentation error fixed on equation for pdfcau().
Version 0.92---November 20, 2007
1. Documentation tweaks.
2. Added pdfkap() and pdfwak() following written communication with
J.R.M Hosking.
3. Added qua.ostat() for computation of the quantile distribution of an
arbitrary order statistic given a sample size and parameters of a fitted
distribution.
4. Added digits=4 and signif() functions for reduction in returned numbers from
the lmom.test.CCC() and lmom.diff() functions in response to comments
from an anonymous reviewer.
5. Added lmom2vec() for conversion of L-moment object to a simple vector. This
function spawned from discussions with an L-moment user who did not use
the parameter list model of lmomco functions.
Version 0.91---October 24, 2007
1. Refined plotlmrdia().
2. Added pdfrevgum() and pdfwei().
3. Documentation fix for cdfrevgum().
4. Added check.pdf(), which will be an important convenience function for
testing the properties of the pdfCCC() functions and the cdfCCC()
functions.
5. BUG FIX on parwei(). Function was unnecessarily querying fifth
L-moment when the fifth L-moment is not needed. So one did not have five
or more L-moments then parwei() would not work. This was unnecessarily
restrictive.
6. Added z.par2cdf() and z.par2qua() to accommodate zero values or other in the
building of ``blipped distributions'' to quote Gilchrist (2000, p. 148).
7. Added umvu.sd to pmoms()---uniformly-minimum variance unbiased estimator.
8. BUG FIX on quacau(). Function did not return a vector if one of the F values
happened to be equal to exactly 0.5.
9. BUG FIX on are.pargam.valid(). Test did not permit Beta > 0, but mistakenly
tested for Beta > 1.
10. BUG FIX on are.parcau.valid(). Test did not check that Alpha > 0.
Version 0.90---October 2, 2007
1. Added the autolegend, xleg, and yleg arguments to plotlmrdia().
2. Error in lmrdia.Rd regarding gamma distribution fixed.
3. Error in equation in pwm.ub.Rd fixed.
4. BUG FIX on pwm.pp(). Why has getting the plotting-position estimator
working correctly been a nightmare? I think it is finally correct.
Part of the problem is in inconsistencies in nomenclature in the
literature as well as your humble author.
5. Correction to math in TLmoms.Rd.
6. Correction to math in parTLgpa.Rd.
7. BUG FIX on cdfpe3() and a correction made to the documentation. The
function did not work for negative skew. Whew! Problem was discovered
during development of pdfpe3().
8. Added probability density functions for cau, exp, gam, gev, gld, glo,
gno, gpa, gum, nor, pe3. More to come---in another release.
9. Added par2pdf().
Version 0.88---September 1, 2007
1. Added the prob2T() and T2prob() functions for annual nonexceedance
probability and T-year return period conversions.
2. Added the harmonic.mean() function for support of a zero-value corrected
computation of this particular statistics. Whereas, this statistic
is not L-moment related, it is important in the field of surface-water
hydrology and the lmomco package is a convenient place to store the
function for the specific needs of your author.
Version 0.87---August 1, 2007
1. Added the xlab and ylab arguments to plotlmrdia(), which provide user
flexibility of the naming of each axis.
2. Added the checklmom=TRUE argument to parexp(), pargam(), pargev(),
parglo(), pargno(), pargpa(), pargpaRC(), pargum(), parkap(),
parnor(), parpe3(), parrevgum(), parwak(), and parwei() to bypass
the internal call to are.lmom.valid(). This feature was added after
discussion with Hosking about a simulation study of the Pearson
Type III distribution. One can simulate values and compute L-moments
that fail the tau4/tau3 inequality and parameters can not be estimated.
However, because that distribution has only three parameters, we do not
care whether the tau4 is actually viable. Invalid L-moments can manifest
with the Pearson Type III when the sample size is small and the standard
deviation and skew magnitude are large.
Version 0.86---July 23, 2007
1. Added the pmoms() function, justified in part by revisions Pearson Type III.
2. Cleaned up the documentation for the Pearson Type III to better reflect
the meaning of the parameters. Reimplemented cdfpe3() in more native
R from Hosking's FORTRAN. This function is now broken from the FORTRAN
code base. The original cdfpe3() of this package is now renamed to
cdfpe3.original() and is not loaded with the package, but resides
elsewhere in the directory structure. This reworking was spawned by
an inquiry from R.R.P. van Nooyen in July 2007.
3. BUG FIX on parpe3(). Condition of negative L-skew was not implemented
correctly---fixed and rigorously tested using the pmoms() function.
Version 0.85---July 14, 2007
1. Textual fixes to documentation of qua2ci() and warning message change
in qua2ci().
2. BUG FIX on pwm.ub() by fixing pwm.pp(). I had misinterpreted Hosking's
argument call in his samlmr FORTRAN function. The unbiased PWMs were
certainly not being correctly computed. I gutted the code entirely and
now rely on R's choose() to get binomial coeficients. The much cleaner
code no longer shares structure with Hosking's function. The changes in
pwm.ub() and pwm.pp() caused a cascade of adjustments to pwm.gev(). Each
of these functions now returns a more logical list structure containing
the betas in a similar fashion as lmoms(). Some of the last vestiges of
the original lmomco package (preCRAN) are now updated. The new list
structure supports an arbitrary number of moments now. This activity
was spawned by the addition of pwm(), which in turn was spawned by
the addition of pwmRC() described in the next item. In fact
pwm.ub() now dispatches to pwm(). Also if A=0 and B=0 in pwm.pp(), then a
dispatch is made to pwm(); this mimics Hosking's ideas of implementation.
3. Added the pwm() function. The function provides a nice neat and clean
code structure which provides a simple implementation example of PWM
computation. I used the logic structure of pwm() to test and inturn
implement the more complex logic of the pwmRC() function. Further
the pwm() name shares a style with the lmoms() name, but I can not decide
whether pwm() should really be pwms(); note the plural "s." I think I
will stay with the shorter version and leave lmoms() alone for legacy
reasons.
4. Added the pwmRC() function. The RC stands for right censored; that is values
larger than some value are not observed. The function computes the A-type
and B-type Probability-Weighted Moments and the censoring fraction given
a sample data set and an upper threshold. This new function can be used
to compute B-type PWMs and hence B-type L-moments for the Reversed
Gumbel and Generalized Pareto Distributions.
5. Added the lmomgpaRC() and pargpaRC() functions. These compute the B-type
L-moments from the parameters of a right-censored Generalized Pareto
Distribution, and compute the parameters of a right-censored Generalized
Pareto Distribution. The distributions continues to be type "gpa" and
implemented in the usual fashion via quagpa() and cdfqpa(). Only the
L-moments and parameter estimation functions are separately implemented.
6. Added the cdfrevgum(), lmomrevgum(), parrevgum(), and quarevgum() functions
to implement the Reverse Gumbel distribution.
7. Modified the vec2par() function to accept an extra parameter (the last in
the vector), which will become the zetas of the Reverse Gumbel ("revgum")
and right-censored Generalized Pareto Distributions.
8. Modified the lmom2par() function to accept the "revgum" (Reverse Gumbel)
and right-censored Generalized Pareto Distributions through the passage
of "..." to the pargpa() and parrevgum() functions. The "..." would be
the zeta or right-censoring fraction for each.
9. Adjustments to pwm2lmom() and in a few other locations to return NA for
the first L-moment ratio as it does not exist.
10. Adjustments made to par2lmom() to accept "revgum" (Reversed Gumbel).
11. Added the Apwm2Bpwm() and Bpwm2Apwm() functions.
12. Modified lmom.diff() to accommodate both the named L-moment object style
and the vector style through a dispatch to the lmorph() function.
Version 0.84---May 2, 2007
1. BUG FIX on genci() related to overwriting the sample size by the length
of the nonexceedance probability vector. Fixed and tested. The function
was extended to handle the ifail value from qua2ci().
2. Additional warning message added to qua2ci() when the L-moments of the
simulated sample are not valid---likely a cause of a small sample size and
a complex (high parameter number distribution), which produces one or more
giant magnitude numbers for a simulated quantile. Added the ifail and
ifailtext return elements from the qua2ci() function for better processing
by the genci() or other calling functions. Also, added the maxlogdiff
argument to control whether a simulated quantile is actually retained
before the completion sequence of the function is begun. This argument
is used to control whether hideously "out-of-whack," which would
likely occur for heavy-tailed infinite limit upper tails.
Version 0.83---April 10, 2007
0. Further tweaks to documentation.
1. Added callplot and showsample options to gen.freq.curves().
2. Added plmomco() and qlmomco() as adjuncts to rlmomco() and to better
parallel built-in distribution functions of R itself.
3. BUG FIX on examples in genci() that manifested as the April 2007
release of R approached.
Version 0.82---July 13, 2006
0. Further tweaks to the documentation.
1. Word of caution about lack of checking by the function of monotonic
increase of par2cdf2() an par2qua2().
2. Added the qua2ci() function for estimation of confidence limits of quantiles
of a distribution using Monte Carlo simulation.
3. It was possible to call are.lmom.valid() with an object from lmoms()
without an actual check on the L-moments because length(lmom$L1) == 0 was
not checked. The function lmorph() is now used to convert prior to
validation.
4. Added the gen.freq.curves() function for plotting randomly generated
frequency curves by specifying: sample size, the parent distribution, and
the number of simulations.
5. Added the genci() function for generation of lists or data.frames of
confidence intervals for a vector of nonexceedance probabilities, a given
sample size, and a specified parent using Monte Carlo simulation.
6. Recognition that the quaCCC() functions had been extended into the features
provided by freq.curve.CCC() functions. Thus, all freq.curve.CCC()
functions were removed from the package.
7. BUG FIX on F=0||1 probabilities into quape3(). Bug occurred in extension
of function to handle a vector of probabilities during development of
version 0.7 of this package.
8. lmompe3() did not compute and hence return L-CV---incomplete port from
Hosking library. L-CV is returned now.
9. pargam() would return invalid parameters as the specific range of L-moments
for a valid gamma was not being checked. This was because of an incomplete
port of Hosking FORTRAN library.
Version 0.80---June 20, 2006
0. Further tweaks to the documentation.
1. Warning message added when TAU5 missing on call to pargld() and parTLgld().
2. Added support for user supplied initial guess for pargld() and parTLgld().
3. BUG FIX on pargev(). The function was broken for TAU3 < -0.80. Bug caused
during port from Hosking FORTRAN library. Bug was discovered during tests
of parwei().
Version 0.77---May 15, 2006
0. Pertaining to number 1, enhancement to documentation of the Lcomoment
functions has been made.
1. BUG FIX on a single conditional in Lcomoment.coefficients(). Function was
handling a first-order first argument, but crashing on order evaluation
of the second argument.
Version 0.76---May 11, 2006
0a. Further progress on documentation following R-help feedback and my own
proofreads.
0b. Adding more examples to the documentation.
1. Added par2cdf2() and par2qua2() for combining two quantile functions
into one through minor abilities to control weight factors.
2. BUG FIX on vec2lmom()---function did not retain NULL for undefined
L-moment (because of sample size) prior to calling are.lmom.valid().
3. Plotting-position formula changed in pp.R and substantial documentation
added to parallel that in Handbook of Hydrology.
4. Adjusted all parCCC() functions (not including parameter estimation
using TL-moments) to support either the lmom.ub() or lmoms() L-moment
objects. The new function lmorph() is used for the object conversion.
5. Added the dist.list() function for convenience.
Version 0.75---April 30, 2006
1. Added lmoms(), which in reality dispatches to TLmoms(), but provides a lower
case name space and eventually could take the place of lmom.ub().
2. Added additional error trapping to TLmom() and TLmoms().
3. Added the Weibull distribution (wei).
4. Added the random deviate generator rlmomco() given sample size and
parameter object.
5. Added the plotting-position formula by pp().
Version 0.7---April 13, 2006
1. Added full vectorization of the quaCCC() and cdfCCC() functions. Previously
each function did not handle a vector of nonexceedance probability and
quantile values in each respective function.
2. Added extract argument to the pargld() and parTLgld() functions.
3. Incorporated endpoint or range checking on cdfgld().
Version 0.6---March 25, 2006
0. Tweaks and corrections to documentation---learning more about LaTeX too.
1. are.par.valid() could not dispatch to Wakeby distribution---fixed.
2. Extension of TL-moments to asymmetry: trimming in either tails is available.
3. Addition of theoLmoms() to compute theoretical L-moments: uses theoTLmoms().
4. Addition of theoTLmoms() to compute theoretical TL-moments using numerical
integration of the quantile function. A valuable check on par2lmom()
or the lmomCCC() functions.
5. par2cdf() did not dispatch to Generalized Lambda distribution---fixed.
6. Addition of nowarn toggle to vec2par() {implemented therein}, through
are.par.valid() via the ..., and each of the are.parCCC.valid()
{implemented therein}. This was done so that parameter optimization
algorithms could be built on top of the parameter validation checks and
cascading warning messages that the user would not care about can be
surpressed.
Version 0.5---March 12, 2006
1. Total redesign of pargld() and parTLgld().
2. Adjustments to interface of lmomTLgpa() and parTLgpa() for consistency with
the GLD distribution.
3. Major additions to freq.curve.all() (addition of plotting options and
more verbose messaging).
4. Speed up of freq.curve.gld() by addition of paracheck=FALSE to quagld().
5. Internal functions to lmomkap() are now defined internal to the function.
6. check.fs() added.
7. Improvement to output of lmom.test.CCC() functions.
Version 0.4---February 28, 2006
0. Numerous enhancements to the documentation.
1. BUG FIX on fourth L-moment of Cauchy distribution in lmomcau().
2. BUG FIX on absolute value of TAU5 in are.lmom.valid().
3. BUG FIXES on are.pargld.valid().
4. Addition of cdfgld() [stable], lmomgld() [stable], pargld() [experimental].
5. Addition of lmomTLgld() [stable] and parTLgld() [experimental].
6. Addition of lmomTLgpa() [stable] and parTLgpa() [stable].
7. Addition of vec2TLmom().
Version 0.3---January 31, 2006 Initial Release
Note that "CCC" in these notes generically reflects the abbreviation
of supported distributions such as "gam" for the Gamma distribution.