I would like to use wormplots to visually inspect calculated model of birthweight percentiles. xvar is set do D$T that has weeks of gestation (18..42).

When I use wp() function from GAMLSS module, some of wormplots are just empty spaces. No error is shown in console of RStudio. Is that a bug? ( I don't know how to attach these wormplot charts to this post).

# Empty spaces instead of wormplots (wp() function in GAMLSS module)

**MarekK**#1

**mara**#2

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**danr**#3

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**MarekK**#4

I did the reprex but for new users only one image is allowed so I attach only one wrong wormplot as an example.

```
wp(G_D,xvar=D$T1,n.inter=9,ylim.worm=2) #NOT OK - 7 instead of 9
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 266
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 305
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 261
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 352
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 403
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 216
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 70
```

**MarekK**#6

and here is the code creating GAMLSS model...

```
library(readxl)
D <- read_excel("C:/ncbk.xls")
library(gamlss)
#> Ĺadowanie wymaganego pakietu: splines
#> Ĺadowanie wymaganego pakietu: gamlss.data
#> Ĺadowanie wymaganego pakietu: gamlss.dist
#> Ĺadowanie wymaganego pakietu: MASS
#> Ĺadowanie wymaganego pakietu: nlme
#> Ĺadowanie wymaganego pakietu: parallel
#> ********** GAMLSS Version 5.0-6 **********
#> For more on GAMLSS look at http://www.gamlss.org/
#> Type gamlssNews() to see new features/changes/bug fixes.
G_D <- lms(y=D$M1,x=D$T1,k=3,cent=c(5,10,25,50,75,90,95),families="BCTo")
#> *** Initial fit***
#> Warning in is.na(data): 'is.na()' zastosowane do nie-listy lub nie-wektora
#> typu 'NULL'
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 1: Global Deviance = 27233.87
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 2: Global Deviance = 27233.87
#> *** Fitting BCTo ***
#> Warning in is.na(data): 'is.na()' zastosowane do nie-listy lub nie-wektora
#> typu 'NULL'
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 1: Global Deviance = 27069.67
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 2: Global Deviance = 27070.51
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 3: Global Deviance = 27071.76
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 4: Global Deviance = 27072.68
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 5: Global Deviance = 27073.42
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 6: Global Deviance = 27073.89
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 7: Global Deviance = 27074.12
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 8: Global Deviance = 27074.24
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 9: Global Deviance = 27074.28
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 10: Global Deviance = 27074.31
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 11: Global Deviance = 27074.34
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 12: Global Deviance = 27074.37
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 13: Global Deviance = 27074.39
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 14: Global Deviance = 27074.41
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 15: Global Deviance = 27074.43
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 16: Global Deviance = 27074.44
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 17: Global Deviance = 27074.46
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 18: Global Deviance = 27074.47
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 19: Global Deviance = 27074.48
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 20: Global Deviance = 27074.49
#> Warning in RS(): Algorithm RS has not yet converged
```

```
#> % of cases below 4.704867 centile is 5.018687
#> % of cases below 10.33432 centile is 10.03737
#> % of cases below 25.20193 centile is 25.14682
#> % of cases below 49.24801 centile is 50.08009
#> % of cases below 75.64799 centile is 75.17352
#> % of cases below 89.61366 centile is 90.17619
#> % of cases below 95.00755 centile is 94.98131
```

**smouksassi**#8

There is no bug you have seven intervals each wormplot corresponds to one of these intervals of your x var. I think the ordering is bottom to top left to right. The plot above your wormplot is called a shingle.

**MarekK**#9

Many thanks, I did not notice it before.

Do you have any idea why my explanatory variable is divided to seven intervals, instead of nine? (n.inter=9)?

regards,

MarekK

**smouksassi**#10

can you attach the data making the error the built in example data produce nine intervals

```
library(gamlss)
#> Loading required package: splines
#> Loading required package: gamlss.data
#>
#> Attaching package: 'gamlss.data'
#> The following object is masked from 'package:datasets':
#>
#> sleep
#> Loading required package: gamlss.dist
#> Loading required package: MASS
#> Loading required package: nlme
#> Loading required package: parallel
#> ********** GAMLSS Version 5.1-3 **********
#> For more on GAMLSS look at http://www.gamlss.org/
#> Type gamlssNews() to see new features/changes/bug fixes.
data(abdom)
m1 <- lms(y,x , data=abdom, cent=c(5,10,25,50,75,90,95),families="BCTo")
#> *** Initial fit***
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 1: Global Deviance = 4935.853
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 2: Global Deviance = 4935.853
#> *** Fitting BCTo ***
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 1: Global Deviance = 4762.119
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 2: Global Deviance = 4759.821
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 3: Global Deviance = 4759.8
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 4: Global Deviance = 4759.814
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 5: Global Deviance = 4759.823
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 6: Global Deviance = 4759.825
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 7: Global Deviance = 4759.828
#> GAMLSS-RS iteration 8: Global Deviance = 4759.828
```

```
#> % of cases below 5.711605 centile is 5.081967
#> % of cases below 11.14911 centile is 10
#> % of cases below 24.40083 centile is 25.08197
#> % of cases below 49.40677 centile is 50
#> % of cases below 76.86124 centile is 74.91803
#> % of cases below 89.78305 centile is 90
#> % of cases below 94.56518 centile is 94.91803
wp(m1,xvar=abdom$x,n.inter=9)
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 68
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 71
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 67
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 67
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 66
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 71
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 65
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 69
#> number of missing points from plot= 0 out of 66
```

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