Computes Kendall's tau and the Akritas-Theil-Sen (ATS) line for censored data, along with the test that the slope (and Kendall's tau) equal zero. For one x variable regression.

- y.var
The column of y (response variable) values plus detection limits

- y.cen
The y-variable indicators, where 1 (or

`TRUE`

) indicates a detection limit in the`y.var`

column, and`0`

(or`FALSE`

) indicates a detected value in`y.var`

.- x.var
The column of x (explanatory variable) values plus detection limits

- x.cen
The x-variable indicators, where 1 (or

`TRUE`

) indicates a detection limit in the`x.var`

column, and`0`

(or`FALSE`

) indicates a detected value in`x.var`

.- LOG
Indicator of whether to compute the ATS line in the original y units, or for their logarithms. The default is to use the logarithms (

`LOG = TRUE`

). To compute in original units, specify the option`LOG = FALSE`

(or`LOG = 0`

).- retrans
Indicator of whether to retransform the plot and line back to original Y-variable units. Not needed when

`LOG = FALSE`

. When`retrans = FALSE`

&`LOG = TRUE`

the plot is drawn with logY units (default). When`retrans = TRUE`

&`LOG = TRUE`

the plot is drawn with original Y units.- xlabel
Custom label for the x axis of plots. Default is x variable column name.

- ylabel
Custom label for the y axis of plots. Default is y variable column name.

- printstat
Logical

`TRUE`

/`FALSE`

option of whether to print the resulting statistics in the console window, or not. Default is`TRUE.`

Coefficients (intercept and slope) for the ATS line are printed, along with Kendall's tau correlation coefficient, test statistic S, and the (single) p-value for the test that tau and slope both equal zero. A scatterplot with the fitted trend-line superimposed is also drawn.

Akritas, M.G., Murphy, S.A., LaValley, M.P., 1995. The Theil-Sen Estimator With Doubly Censored Data and Applications to Astronomy. Journal of the American Statistical Association 90, 170–177. https://doi.org/10.2307/2291140

Helsel, D.R., 2011. Statistics for Censored Environmental Data using Minitab and R, 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, USA, N.J.

```
# Both y and x are censored
data(PbHeron)
with(PbHeron, ATS(Blood, BloodCen, Kidney, KidneyCen))
#> Akritas-Theil-Sen line for censored data
#>
#> ln(Blood) = -4.1556 + 0.2926 * Kidney
#> Kendall's tau = 0.4217 p-value = 0.00043
#>
# x is not censored
data(Brumbaugh)
with(Brumbaugh,ATS(Hg, HgCen, PctWetland))
#> Akritas-Theil-Sen line for censored data
#>
#> ln(Hg) = -1.7779 + 0.0214 * PctWetland
#> Kendall's tau = 0.192 p-value = 0.00063
#>
```