R/fam.link.mer.r

Defines functions fam.link.mer

Documented in fam.link.mer

##utility function to determine family of distribution and link function on object of 'mer' class
fam.link.mer <- function(mod) {
  
    if(identical(paste(class(mod)), "mer")) {

        call.mod <- mod@call

        ##determine type of call:  lmer( ) vs glmer( )
        fun.call <- call.mod[1]

        ##supported link
        supp.link <- "yes"

        ##for lmer
        if(identical(as.character(fun.call), "lmer")) {
            fam.type <- "gaussian"
            link.type <- "identity"
        }

        ##for glmer
        if(identical(as.character(fun.call), "glmer")) {
            fam.call <- call.mod$family
            
            ##determine family of glmm and set to canonical link
            if(!is.na(charmatch(x = "binomial", table = fam.call))) {
                fam.type <- "binomial"
                link.type <- "logit" 
            } else {
                if(!is.na(charmatch(x = "poisson", table = fam.call))) {
                    fam.type <- "poisson"
                    link.type <- "log"
                } else {
                    if(!is.na(charmatch(x = "Negative Binomial", table = fam.call))) {
                        fam.type <- "Negative.Binomial"
                        link.type <- "log"
                    } else {
                        if(!is.na(charmatch(x = "gaussian", table = fam.call))) {
                            fam.type <- "gaussian"
                            link.type <- "identity"
                        } else {
                            if(!is.na(charmatch(x = "Gamma", table = fam.call))) {
                                fam.type <- "Gamma"
                                link.type <- "log"
                            } else {fam.type <- "other"}
                        }
                    }
                }
            
                ##check for family type other than binomial, Poisson, normal, negative binomial, or Gamma
                if(identical(fam.type, "other")) stop("\nThis distribution family is not yet supported\n")
                
                ##determine if canonical link was used
                if(length(fam.call) > 1){
                    link.type <- as.character(fam.call$link)
                }

                
                ##check for links supported by this function
                if(identical(fam.type, "binomial")) {
                    if(!identical(link.type, "logit")) supp.link <- "no"
                }

                if(identical(fam.type, "poisson")) {
                    if(!identical(link.type, "log") && !identical(link.type, "identity")) supp.link <- "no"
                }

                if(identical(fam.type, "Negative.Binomial")) {
                    if(!identical(link.type, "log") && !identical(link.type, "identity")) supp.link <- "no"
                }
            
                if(identical(fam.type, "gaussian")) {
                    if(!identical(link.type, "log") && !identical(link.type, "identity")) supp.link <- "no"
                }
                
                if(identical(fam.type, "Gamma")) {
                    if(!identical(link.type, "log")) supp.link <- "no"
                }
        
                ##if(identical(supp.link, "no")) stop("\nOnly canonical link is supported with current version of function\n")
                
                ##if(identical(link.type, "other")) stop("\nThis function is not yet defined for the specified link function\n")
            }
        }
    
        out.link <- list("family" = fam.type, "link" = link.type, "supp.link" = supp.link)
    
    }

  
    if(identical(paste(class(mod)), "lmerMod") || identical(paste(class(mod)), "glmerMod")) {
       
        call.mod <- mod@call

        ##determine type of call:  lmer( ) vs glmer( )
        fun.call <- call.mod[1]

        ##supported link
        supp.link <- "yes"
  
        if(identical(as.character(fun.call), "lmer")) {
            fam.type <- "gaussian"
            link.type <- "identity"
        }

        if(identical(as.character(fun.call), "glmer")) {
            fam.call <- mod@resp$family
            fam.type <- fam.call$family
            link.type <- fam.call$link
           
            ##check for links supported by this function
            if(identical(fam.type, "binomial")) {
                if(!identical(link.type, "logit")) supp.link <- "no"
            }
    
            if(identical(fam.type, "poisson")) {
                if(!identical(link.type, "log") && !identical(link.type, "identity")) supp.link <- "no"
            }

            if(!is.na(charmatch(x = "Negative Binomial", table = fam.type))) {
                ##modify fam.type
                fam.type <- "Negative.Binomial"
                if(!identical(link.type, "log") && !identical(link.type, "identity")) supp.link <- "no"
            }
            
            if(identical(fam.type, "gaussian")) {
                if(!identical(link.type, "log") && !identical(link.type, "identity")) supp.link <- "no"
            }

            if(identical(fam.type, "Gamma")) {
                if(!identical(link.type, "log")) supp.link <- "no"
            }
        }
            
        
        out.link <- list("family" = fam.type, "link" = link.type, "supp.link" = supp.link)
    }
    
    return(out.link)
}

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