OPTbdp finds the constant c associated to the supplied breakdown point




c =OPTbdp(bdp, v) Find c given bdp.


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  • Find c given bdp.
  • The constant c associated to a breakdown point of 50% in regression is c= 1.213897063441983


    Input Arguments

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    bdp — breakdown point. Scalar.

    Scalar defining breakdown point (i.e a number between 0 and 0.5)

    Data Types: single|double

    v — number of response variables. Scalar.

    e.g. in regression p=1

    Data Types: single|double|int32|int64

    Output Arguments

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    c —Requested tuning constant. Scalar

    Tuning constatnt of optimal rho function associated to requested breakdown point

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    Additional Details

    $\rho$ ($\psi$) function which is considered is standardized using intervals 0---(2/3)c , (2/3)c---c, >c.

    $\rho$ function is

    \[ TBrho(u)= \left\{ \begin{array}{lr} 1.3846 \left(\frac{u}{c}\right)^2 & |\frac{u}{c}| \leq \frac{2}{3} \\ 0.5514-2.6917 \left(\frac{u}{c}\right)^2 +10.7668\left(\frac{u}{c}\right)^4-11.6640\left(\frac{u}{c}\right)^6+4.0375\left(\frac{u}{c}\right)^8 & \qquad \frac{2}{3} \leq |\frac{u}{c}|\leq 1 \\ 1 & |\frac{u}{c}|>1 \\ \end{array} \right. \]

    Therefore, to obtain the value of c for the (rho) psi function defined in the interval 0---2c, 2c---3c, >3c it is necessary to divide the output of function OPTbdp by 3.


    Maronna, R.A., Martin D. and Yohai V.J. (2006), "Robust Statistics, Theory and Methods", Wiley, New York.

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