Condense an object of type dmmarray to an object of type dmm

Description

An object of type dmmarray is an array of objects of type dmm, with each array element representing the reult of a dmm() analysis for one pair of traits. The function condense.dmmarray will recombine these results into a single object of class dmm with the variance component and genetic parameter estimates matrices being for all traits, and other elements of the dmm object being appropriately pooled.

Usage

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Arguments

da

An object of class dmmarray

Details

In bringing together the results of several traitspairwise analyses into a single matrix of (for example) individual additive genetic variance/covariance components, one is putting together into one matrix elements estimated with different precisions due to differnt replication for each pair of traits. The resulting matrix may not be positive definite even if all the contributing traitspairwise 2 x 2 matrices are forced positive definite.

If the argument da contains results from a dmm run with gls=T then the GLS results for each traitpair will also be condensed. In this case the GLS results must be present for every traitpair. It can be quite difficult to get gls=T runs to converge successfully for every trait pair.

Value

An object of class dmm, containing the recombined results for all traits.

Note

An object of class dmmarray can be manipulated as is without using the condense.dmmarray() function. For example one element of the array can be printed with

print(objectname[[i,j]])

where i and j are subscripts indicating the row and column position of the element to be printed. The summary() and gsummary() functions are also available for use in this manner. It is necessary that the library(dmm) statement be made, otherwise one will get the standard print() and summary() functions instead of those appropriate for an object of class dmm. The double square brackets are necessary because each element of the array is a list object, and you want its contents, not its name attribute.

Author(s)

Neville Jackson

See Also

Functions dmm(), condense.dmmblockarray()

Examples

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library(dmm)
# prepare the dataset sheep.df
data(sheep.df)
# add a matrix 'Ymat' to the dataframe, which is required for traitspairwise
# keep=TRUE is required
sheep.mdf <- mdf(sheep.df,pedcols=c(1:3),factorcols=c(4:6),ycols=c(7:9),
             sexcode=c("M","F"),keep=TRUE)
# make sheep.fit as a class dmmarray object
sheep.fit <- dmm(sheep.mdf, Ymat ~ 1 + Year + Sex,traitspairwise=TRUE)
#  look at one element of the dmmarray
summary(sheep.fit[["Cww","Diam"]])
# condense the dmmarray to a class dmm object
sheep.condense <- condense.dmmarray(sheep.fit)
# compute a response to selection
sheep.resp <- gresponse(sheep.condense,psd=list(dp=c(1,1,1)),effects=c("G(Ia)"))
# look at response object
summary(sheep.resp)
#cleanup
rm(sheep.df)
rm(sheep.mdf)
rm(sheep.fit)
rm(sheep.condense)
rm(sheep.resp)

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