imputeCarryPrices: Fill all missing prices with carry forward/backward prices

Description Usage Arguments Value Examples

View source: R/imputation.R

Description

If a missing product has a previous price then that previous price is carried forward until the next real observation. If there is no previous price then the next real observation is found and carried backward. If a price observation is filled, and a quantity variable is specified, then the corresponding quantity is set to zero. Prices can be filled with no quantity variable by specifying qvar = "".

Usage

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imputeCarryPrices(x, pvar, qvar, pervar, prodID)

Arguments

x

A dataframe containing price, quantity, a time period identifier and a product identifier. It must have column names.

pvar

A character string for the name of the price variable

qvar

A character string for the name of the quantity variable. If there is no quantity variable you must specify qvar = "".

pervar

A character string for the name of the time variable. This variable must contain integers starting at period 1 and increasing in increments of 1 period. There may be observations on multiple products for each time period.

prodID

A character string for the name of the product identifier

Value

the input data frame with missing observations filled

Examples

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# create a dataset with missing prices for products 1 and 2
df <- CES_sigma_2[-c(1,2,14,15),]
imputeCarryPrices(df, "prices", "quantities", "time", "prodID")

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