I would like to know how to transform negative values to
log(), since I have heteroskedastic data. I've read that
log(x+1) solves the problem but this doesn't work with my data and I continue getting NaNs as result.
For e.g. I get this warning message (I didn't put my complete database because I think one of my negative values is enough to show the problem):
> log(-1.27+1)  NaN Warning message: In log(-1.27 + 1) : NaNs produced >
Here is an histogram of my data. I'm working with palaeontological time series of chemical measurements. If the difference between (for e.g.) variables like Ca and Zn is too big, I need some type of data standardization, which is why I'm testing the