double.cens.normal: Univariate Normal Distribution with Double Censoring

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

View source: R/family.survival.R

Description

Maximum likelihood estimation of the two parameters of a univariate normal distribution when there is double censoring.

Usage

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double.cens.normal(r1 = 0, r2 = 0, lmu = "identitylink", lsd = "loglink",
                   imu = NULL, isd = NULL, zero = "sd")

Arguments

r1, r2

Integers. Number of smallest and largest values censored, respectively.

lmu, lsd

Parameter link functions applied to the mean and standard deviation. See Links for more choices.

imu, isd, zero

See CommonVGAMffArguments for more information.

Details

This family function uses the Fisher information matrix given in Harter and Moore (1966). The matrix is not diagonal if either r1 or r2 are positive.

By default, the mean is the first linear/additive predictor and the log of the standard deviation is the second linear/additive predictor.

Value

An object of class "vglmff" (see vglmff-class). The object is used by modelling functions such as vglm, and vgam.

Note

This family function only handles a vector or one-column matrix response. The weights argument, if used, are interpreted as frequencies, therefore it must be a vector with positive integer values.

With no censoring at all (the default), it is better (and equivalent) to use uninormal.

Author(s)

T. W. Yee

References

Harter, H. L. and Moore, A. H. (1966). Iterative maximum-likelihood estimation of the parameters of normal populations from singly and doubly censored samples. Biometrika, 53, 205–213.

See Also

uninormal, cens.normal, tobit.

Examples

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## Not run:  # Repeat the simulations described in Harter and Moore (1966)
SIMS <- 100  # Number of simulations (change this to 1000)
mu.save <- sd.save <- rep(NA, len = SIMS)
r1 <- 0; r2 <- 4; nn <- 20
for (sim in 1:SIMS) {
  y <- sort(rnorm(nn))
  y <- y[(1+r1):(nn-r2)]  # Delete r1 smallest and r2 largest
  fit <- vglm(y ~ 1, double.cens.normal(r1 = r1, r2 = r2))
  mu.save[sim] <- predict(fit)[1, 1]
  sd.save[sim] <- exp(predict(fit)[1, 2])  # Assumes a log link and ~ 1
}
c(mean(mu.save), mean(sd.save))  # Should be c(0,1)
c(sd(mu.save), sd(sd.save))

## End(Not run)

# Data from Sarhan and Greenberg (1962); MLEs are mu = 9.2606, sd = 1.3754
strontium90 <- data.frame(y = c(8.2, 8.4, 9.1, 9.8, 9.9))
fit <- vglm(y ~ 1, double.cens.normal(r1 = 2, r2 = 3, isd = 6),
            data = strontium90, trace = TRUE)
coef(fit, matrix = TRUE)
Coef(fit)

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