foreign.Lexis: Create a data structures suitable for use with packages...

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) See Also Examples

Description

The mstate package requires input in the form of a stacked dataset with specific variable names. This is provided by msdata.Lexis. The resulting dataframe contains the same information as the result of a call to stack.Lexis.

The etm package requires input (almost) in the form of a Lexis object, but with specific column names etc. This is provided by etm.Lexis.

Usage

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msdata(obj, ...)
## S3 method for class 'Lexis'
msdata(obj,
                time.scale = timeScales(obj)[1],
                       ... )
## S3 method for class 'Lexis'
etm( data,
               time.scale = timeScales(data)[1],
                cens.name = "cens",
                        s = 0,
                        t = "last",
               covariance = TRUE,
                 delta.na = TRUE,
                      ... )

Arguments

obj

A Lexis object.

data

A Lexis object.

time.scale

Name or number of timescale in the Lexis object.

cens.name

Name of the code for censoring used by etm. It is only necessary to change this if one of the states in the Lexis object has name "cens".

s

Passed on to etm.

t

Passed on to etm.

covariance

Passed on to etm.

delta.na

Passed on to etm.

...

Further arguments.

Value

msdata.Lexis returns a dataframe with the Lexis specific variables stripped, and with the following added: id, Tstart, Tstop, from, to, trans, status, which are used in the mstate package.

etm.Lexis transforms the Lexis object into a dataframe suitable for analysis by the function etm from the etm package, and actually calls this function, so returns an object of class etm.

Author(s)

Bendix Carstensen, b@bxc.dk, http://bendixcarstensen.com

See Also

stack.Lexis, msprep, etm

Examples

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data(DMlate)
str(DMlate)
dml <- Lexis( entry = list(Per=dodm,Age=dodm-dobth,DMdur=0),
               exit = list(Per=dox),
        exit.status = factor(!is.na(dodth),labels=c("DM","Dead")),
               data = DMlate[1:1000,] )
dmi <- cutLexis( dml, cut=dml$doins, new.state="Ins", pre="DM" )
summary( dmi )

# Use the interface to the mstate package
if( require(mstate) )
{
ms.dmi <- msdata.Lexis( dmi )
# Check that all the transitions and person-years got across.
with( ms.dmi, rbind( table(status,trans),
                     tapply(Tstop-Tstart,trans,sum) ) )
}

# Use the etm package directly with a Lexis object
if( require(etm) )
{
dmi <- subset(dmi,lex.id<1000)
etm.D <- etm.Lexis( dmi, time.scale=3 )
str( etm.D )
plot( etm.D, col=rainbow(5), lwd=2, lty=1, xlab="DM duration" )
}

Epi documentation built on Feb. 28, 2021, 1:06 a.m.

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