aggregate_simulations: Collapse separate simulation files into a single result

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

View source: R/aggregate_simulations.R

Description

This function aggregates the results from SimDesign's runSimulation into a single objects suitable for post-analyses, or combines all the saved results directories and combines them into one. This is useful when results are run piecewise on one node (e.g., 500 replications in one batch, 500 again at a later date) or run independently across different nodes/computers that are not on the same network.

Usage

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aggregate_simulations(
  files = NULL,
  file_name = "SimDesign_aggregate.rds",
  dirs = NULL,
  results_dirname = "SimDesign_aggregate_results"
)

Arguments

files

a character vector containing the names of the simulation's final .rds files

file_name

name of .rds file to save aggregate simulation file to. Default is 'SimDesign_aggregate.rds'

dirs

a character vector containing the names of the save_results directories to be aggregated. A new folder will be created and placed in the results_dirname output folder

results_dirname

the new directory to place the aggregated results files

Value

if files is used the function returns a data.frame with the (weighted) average of the simulation results. Otherwise, if dirs is used, the function returns NULL

Author(s)

Phil Chalmers rphilip.chalmers@gmail.com

References

Chalmers, R. P., & Adkins, M. C. (2020). Writing Effective and Reliable Monte Carlo Simulations with the SimDesign Package. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 16(4), 248-280. doi: 10.20982/tqmp.16.4.p248

Sigal, M. J., & Chalmers, R. P. (2016). Play it again: Teaching statistics with Monte Carlo simulation. Journal of Statistics Education, 24(3), 136-156. doi: 10.1080/10691898.2016.1246953

See Also

runSimulation

Examples

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## Not run: 

setwd('my_working_directory')

## run simulations to save the .rds files (or move them to the working directory)
# runSimulation(..., filename='file1')
# runSimulation(..., filename='file2')

# saves to the hard-drive and stores in workspace
final <- aggregate_simulations(files = c('file1.rds', 'file2.rds'))
final

# aggregate saved results for .rds files and results directories
# runSimulation(..., save_results = TRUE, save_details = list(save_results_dirname = 'dir1'))
# runSimulation(..., save_results = TRUE, save_details = list(save_results_dirname = 'dir2'))

# place new saved results in 'SimDesign_results/' by default
aggregate_simulations(files = c('file1.rds', 'file2.rds'),
                      dirs = c('dir1', 'dir2'))



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