DesVar: Design variances for NC sample.

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also Examples

View source: R/DesVar.R

Description

For each stratum ,and for the population as a whole, approximate design variances are calculated.

Usage

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DesVar(popfile, nrefs, desvars, yvars, kvalue, B=1000, zvars=NULL, 

training=NULL, xvars=NULL, pool=F)

Arguments

popfile

dataframe containing information on all plots in the population.

nrefs

vector containing the sample size of each stratum.

desvars

vector containing the names of the design variables.

yvars

character vector containing the name of each variable of interest (dependent variable) for which design variances are required.

kvalue

scalar specifying the value of k for the k-nn imputation.

B

number of re-samples used to calculate the design variances.

zvars

character vector containing the name/s of the predictor variables.

training

dataframe containing the data needed to determine the predictor variable. Must contain the necessary yvars and xvars. If missing, predictor variables are supplied by the user (zvars)

xvars

character vector containing the name/s of the predictor variables.

pool

logical value - should strata be pooled prior to fitting regression model?

Details

Approximate design variances are calculated using a re-sampling procedure in conjunction with a predictor variable. The predictor variable can be user-supplied or determined by the program using random forest regression based on a set of training data. The regression model can be fitted separately for each strata (pool=F), the default, or based on pooled training data with stratum included in the regression model as a factor.

Value

A dataframe containing the design variances for each stratum and for the whole population.

Author(s)

G. Melville

See Also

NC.sample.

Examples

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## DesVar(popfile, nrefs, desvars, yvars, B=1000, zvars=NULL, 
##   training=NULL, xvars=NULL, pool=F) 

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