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**
POLI 279 MEASUREMENT THEORY
Second Assignment
Due 25 April 2007**

- In this problem we are going to make a
**Shepard Diagram**(see Borg and Groenen p. 43) for the two dimensional coordinates of the U.S. Map Driving Distance Data. We are going to use the "Printer Output File" for the "REGRESSION=ASCENDING" run you did for 3(b) for homework one. Bring the file up in**Epsilon**and page down until you are just below the two-dimensional coordinates for the 10 cities. You should see the following:

The columns we need are below the labels "DATA", "DIST", and "DHAT". We are going to extract these from the file and write them to a text file that we can then read into**R**. To do this we are going to write a simple**Epsilon**macro. First, split the screen:

**C-X 2**(Split Window Command)

Now use the

**C-X C-F**(Find File Command)

command to get*an empty file*--**junk.txt**. You should see:

Highlight the data from the line below the labels on down -- there will be 45 rows -- and put it on the clipboard. Now close the upper window

**C-X 0**(Removing/Creating Windows Command)

and paste it into**junk.txt**, save**junk.txt**, and position the cursor at the top of the file. You should see:

- Write a simple
**Epsilon**macro to remove the first two columns and the last three columns. List your commands and turn them in.

- Use the following
**R**program to make the Shepard Plot:

Shepard_Plot_Driving_Distances.r

Here is what the program looks like:

Note that the stairstep plot is almost perfect. We can see this by computing the Pearson correlation between the driving distances (DATA) and the distances from the spatial map (DIST). This can be done with the simple**# # # # Shepard_Plot_Driving_Distances.r -- Does Shepard Plot of Driving Distances # for Cities Problem in Homeworks 1 and 2 # UCSD 2006 # # # Remove all objects just to be safe # rm(list=ls(all=TRUE)) library(MASS) # T <- matrix(scan("C:/ucsd_homework_1/driving_distances_ordered.txt",0),ncol=3,byrow=TRUE) # You Created this in Question 1a nrow <- length(T[,1]) ncol <- length(T[1,]) # This sets up a plot with the horizontal axis plot(T[,1], T[,2],type="n",main="",xlab="",ylab="", being the observed data (DATA) and vertical axis xlim=c(0,3200),ylim=c(0,3),font=2) being the reproduced distances (DIST) points(T[,1], T[,2],pch=16,col="red",cex=1.2) This Plots the Distances (DIST) points(T[,1], T[,3],pch=16,col="blue",cex=1.2) This Plots the D-HATs (DHAT) # # The "S" means "stair-steps" # lines(T[,1], T[,3],lty=1,lwd=2,type = "S",font=2) Draws lines between points essentially in # "city block" style # Main title mtext("Shepard Diagram for Driving Distances",side=3,line=1.00,cex=1.2,font=2) Side 3 = Top # x-axis title mtext("Observed Dissimilarities",side=1,line=2.75,font=2,cex=1.2) Side 1 = bottom # y-axis title mtext("Estimated Dissimilarities (D-hats)",side=2,line=2.75,font=2,cex=1.2) Side 2 = left side #****R**Command:

**cor(T[,1],T[,2])**

Compute this correlation and the one between the driving distances and the DHAT's from the Monotone Regression. Report the correlations and turn in the Plot.

- Write a simple
- Make Shepard plots of the Morse Code data (both Lower Half and Upper Half) from
Question 4) of homework one. Modify the
**R**code above to make the plots. Turn in the plots, the**R**codes, and the Pearson correlations between DATA and DIST and DATA and DHAT.

- Make a Shepard plot for the Supreme Court data. To do this you will have to modify
the
**SUPKYST.DAT**file by inserting

PRINT HISTORY,PRINT DISTANCES

as shown below:

Now run**TORSCA PRE-ITERATIONS=3 PRINT HISTORY,PRINT DISTANCES DIMMAX=2,DIMMIN=1 COORDINATES=ROTATE ITERATIONS=25 REGRESSION=DESCENDING DATA,LOWERHALFMATRIX,DIAGONAL=PRESENT,CUTOFF=.01 U. S. SUPREME COURT AGREEMENT SCORES 32 1 1 (12X,101F3.0) BURGER 100 BLACKMUN 81100 etc etc etc etc etc etc****KYST**as described in Question 1) of homework one. Bring the Printer Output file (**SUPREME.PRN**or whatever you want to call it) up in**Epsilon**and page down until you see the following:

Unlike the other examples we have done note that the*diagonal entries*of the Agreement Score Matrix are at the beginning of the DATA-DIST-DHAT listing. We are going to discard these diagonal entries because they*inflate the fit*. Namely, given the 32 points representing the Justices, you will always get the distance between the Justice and himself/herself correct -- 0.0! So we exclude these from the Shepard Plot. Scroll down until you see the following:

Note that the agreement score between Justice 21 and Justice 9 is 100 so we leave it in. We only want the data from here down.

To select this line and below we can highlight it in normal WINDOZE style (pretty tedious if there are several thousand lines to highlight!) but it is easier to use the Set Mark Command in**Epsilon**. Namely, type:

**C-@**(Hold down the CTRL key and type @ -- Set Mark Command)

You will see:

Now simply use**Page-Down**until you get to the end of the DATA-DIST-DHAT listing:

and put it on the Clipboard. Now use the Find File Command:

**C-X C-F**-- ("Hold the Control key down and type X then hold the Control key down and type F")

to open an empty file (any old name you want, I used MYSUPREMES.TXT):

Hit**Enter**and**Epsilon**opens the file and you can paste the data into the file. You can use the normal WINDOZE paste or the Yank-Buffer Command in**Epsilon**. Namely, type:

**C-Y**-- ("Hold the Control key down and type Y")

and you will see:

Note the*****at the end of the black banner at the bottom on the window above the message line in red. This means that the file has not been saved yet. You can do that with the normal WINDOZE save command or use the the Saving Files Command in**Epsilon**. Namely, type:

**C-X C-S**-- ("Hold the Control key down and type X and then hold the Control key down and type S")

At this point it would be pretty useful to know how many lines we have in our file. To do this we can use the Count Lines Command in**Epsilon**. Namely, type:

**C-X L**-- ("Hold the Control key down and type X and then type L")

and you will see:

**Epsilon**tells us that we have 217 lines. What**Epsilon**does is*count the Line-Feeds*(in old computers this was a*Carriage Return*) or**^J**(literally**C-J**). To put your cursor at the top of the file use the**Epsilon**Go To Beginning Command:

**Alt-<**-- ( "Hold the Alt key down and type <")

Similarly the Go To End Command:

**Alt->**-- ( "Hold the Alt key down and type >")

Puts the cursor at the end of the file.

Apply the same keyboard macro you used for question 1.a. to get rid of the first two and last three columns and make the Shepard Plot.

**R**has a MDS program and we will now see if we can duplicate some of our results using it starting with the Cities Problem from Question 3) of homework one. Download

Drive_MDS.r

driver_2_full.dat -- Symmetric Matrix of Driving Distances

Here is what the program looks like:

Modify this program to make a nice looking plot of the cities. Turn in the plot and the final version of the above**# # # # Drive_MDS.r -- Set up to do Simple MDS on Driving Distance Data # # ATLANTA 0000 2340 1084 715 481 826 1519 2252 662 641 # BOISE 2340 0000 2797 1789 2018 1661 891 908 2974 2480 # BOSTON 1084 2797 0000 976 853 1868 2008 3130 1547 443 # CHICAGO 715 1789 976 0000 301 936 1017 2189 1386 696 # CINCINNATI 481 2018 853 301 0000 988 1245 2292 1143 498 # DALLAS 826 1661 1868 936 988 0000 797 1431 1394 1414 # DENVER 1519 891 2008 1017 1245 797 0000 1189 2126 1707 # LOS ANGELES 2252 908 3130 2189 2292 1431 1189 0000 2885 2754 # MIAMI 662 2974 1547 1386 1143 1394 2126 2885 0000 1096 # WASHINGTON 641 2480 443 696 498 1414 1707 2754 1096 0000 # # Remove all objects just to be safe # rm(list=ls(all=TRUE)) library(MASS) # T <- matrix(scan("C:/ucsd_homework_1/driver2_full.dat",0),ncol=10,byrow=TRUE) maxT <- max(T) This finds the maximum entry in the 10 by 10 Matrix T T <- T/maxT This makes the maximum entry in T = 1.0 # This is handy because the R KYST Program does not like large Distances! nrow <- length(T[,1]) ncol <- length(T[1,]) # # # Labels For Cities This is Just like problem 2) of Homework 1 -- Supreme Court Plot # junk <- NULL junk[1] <- "Atlanta" junk[2] <- "Boise" junk[3] <- "Boston" junk[4] <- "Chicago" junk[5] <- "Cincinnati" junk[6] <- "Dallas" junk[7] <- "Denver" junk[8] <- "Los Angeles" junk[9] <- "Miami" junk[10] <- "Washington" # namepos <- rep(2,nrow) This is Just like problem 2) of Homework 1 -- Supreme Court Plot # namepos[1] <- 2 # Atlanta namepos[2] <- 2 # Boise namepos[3] <- 2 # Boston namepos[4] <- 2 # Chicago namepos[5] <- 2 # Cincinnati namepos[6] <- 2 # Dallas namepos[7] <- 2 # Denver namepos[8] <- 2 # Los Angeles namepos[9] <- 2 # Miami namepos[10] <- 2 # Washington # # Call Classical Kruskal-Young-Shepard-Torgerson Non-Metric # Multidimensional Scaling Program # # T -- Input # dim=2 -- number of dimensions # y -- starting configuration (generated internally) # # Scale in two dimensions # kdim <- 2 Set the Number of Dimensions y <- rep(0,kdim*ncol) The Program wants to see the matrix y so dim(y) <- c(ncol,kdim) we create it here # # Call Kruskal NonMetric MDS # drivenmds <- isoMDS(T,y=cmdscale(T,kdim),kdim, maxit=50) Here is the call to KYST. Note that # we store the output in the data # structure drivenmds: # PLOT FUNCTIONS HERE drivenmds$points[,kdim] # drivenmds$stress -- multiply by 0.01 # # Main title Your Plot will be like this: # plot(drivenmds$points[,1],drivenmds$points[,2],type="n",asp=1,etc etc # mtext("City Map",side=3,line=1.00,cex=1.2,font=2) # x-axis title mtext("",side=1,line=2.75,font=2,cex=1.2) # y-axis title mtext("",side=2,line=2.75,font=2,cex=1.2) # #****R**program you develop to do the plot.

- In this problem you are going to replicate the MCMC example on pages
26 - 29 of Gill. Download the program:

Gibbs_Exponential.r -- Jeff Gill's Gibbs Sampling Exercise (pp.29-31)

And here is what it looks like (different from the book at the end):**############################################################################################ # Example: SIMPLE GIBBS SAMPLING FOR BIVARIATE EXPONENTIAL # ############################################################################################ # # # This archive is part of the free distribution of data and statistical software code for # # "Bayesian Methods: A Social and Behavioral Sciences Approach" by Jeff Gill (c) 2002. # # You are free to use, modify, distribute, publish, etc. provided attribution. Please # # forward bugs, complaints, comments, and useful changes to: jgill@ucdavis.edu. # # # ############################################################################################ # # # This example shows the simple workings of a Gibbs sampler in the bivariate case where # # both are conditionally exponential. Try varying the parameters such as B, k, and m. # # The graph can be modified to overly a density estimator. # # # ############################################################################################ # rm(list=ls(all=TRUE)) I added this # B <- 5; k <- 15; m <- 500; x <- NULL; y <- NULL Initialize Values while (length(x) < m) { x.val <- c(runif(1,0,B),rep((B+1),length=k)) Draw 1 uniform random number from (0,B) y.val <- c(runif(1,0,B),rep((B+1),length=k)) and fill the rest of the vector with 6's for (j in 2:(k+1)) { while(x.val[j] > B) x.val[j] <- rexp(1,y.val[j-1]) Draw 1 random value from the Exponential With parameter y.val[j-1] while(y.val[j] > B) y.val[j] <- rexp(1,x.val[j]) Take random value from above use it as the parameter } for an Exponential and draw a value randomly from that Exponential distribution x <- c(x,x.val[(k+1)]) Store the Values y <- c(y,y.val[(k+1)]) } # # These Commands Were Modified by Keith Poole (April 2006) # par(mfrow=c(1,2),mar=c(3,2,1,1),oma=c(3,1,1,1)) mfrow=c(1,2) makes a 2-panel plotting window # mar=c(3,2,1,1) are the 4-side margins # oma=c(3,2,1,1) assigns a number of lines to the 4 sides # x.plot <- hist(x,breaks=20,plot=FALSE) Histogram Call -- br=c(.20*0:25) creates breaks # every .2 units from 0.0 to 5.0 barplot(height=x.plot$counts/length(x),col="gray",axes=TRUE) axis(1, c(0,6,12,18,24,30), 0:5,font=2) This is how you match up the 0 - 5 to the range of the barplot!! mtext(side=1,cex=1.2,"Marginal Distribution of x",line=3) # y.plot <- hist(y,breaks=20,plot=FALSE) barplot(height=y.plot$counts/length(y),col="gray") axis(1, c(0,6,12,18,24,30), 0:5,font=2) mtext(side=1,cex=1.2,"Marginal Distribution of y",line=3)**- Run this program with the current values and turn in the two-panel plot.

- Put a Proper title on the plot by modifying the "mar=c(3,2,1,1),oma=c(3,1,1,1)"
parameters (that is, create the space you need) and change the color of the
barplot from gray to some nicer color (you can also modify the color of the bottom
labels as well if you want).

- Run this program with the current values and turn in the two-panel plot.