a2a was designed to avoid headaches that are likely to occur when working with different formulations of the binomial power law analysis.

a2a(x, ...)

# S3 method for numeric
a2a(x, slope, n, from = c("Ai", "ai", "AI", "aI"),
  to = c("Ai", "ai", "AI", "aI"), ...)

# S3 method for list
a2a(x, to = c("Ai", "ai", "AI", "aI"), ...)

Arguments

x

Intercept parameter to be converted or a named list with the parameter to be converted ("Ai", "ai", "AI" or "aI"), the slope ("slope"), and the number of individual per sampling unit ("n").

...

Additional arguments to be passed to other methods.

slope

Slope parameter.

n

Number of individuals per sampling unit.

from

Kind of the input intercept parameter ("Ai", "ai", "AI" or "aI").

to

Desired kind for the ouput intercept parameter ("Ai", "ai", "AI" or "aI").

Details

The binomial power law can be expressed as: \(s_y^2 = (intercept)(s_{bin}^2)^b\). But different forms of (intercept) are possible depending on the formulation of the binomial power law.

AiaiAIaI
Ai1n^bn^2(b-1)n^b-2
ain^-b1n^b-2n^-2
AIn^2(1-b)n^2-b1n^-b
aIn^2-bn^2n^b1

Examples

# Values from the power_law() example: Ai <- 38.6245 slope <- 1.9356 n <- 9 # Usual function call syntax: a2a(Ai, slope, n, from = "Ai", to = "ai")
#> 0.5493272
# Other syntaxes: inputs <- list(Ai = Ai, slope = slope, n = n) a2a(inputs, "ai")
#> 0.5493272
require(magrittr)
#> Loading required package: magrittr
inputs %>% a2a("ai")
#> 0.5493272