Population.Description-class | R Documentation |

Class `"Population.Description"`

is an S4 class containing a
description of the population. It provides methods to generate an
example population.

`N`

Object of class

`"numeric"`

; number of individuals in the population (optional).`density`

Object of class

`"Density"`

; describes the population density`region.name`

Object of class

`"character"`

; name of the region in which the population exists.`strata.names`

Character vector giving the strata names for the study region.

`covariates`

Named list with one named entry per individual level covariate. Cluster sizes can be defined here. Each list entry will either be a data.frame containing 2 columns, the first the level (level) and the second the probability

`size`

logical value indicating whether the population occurs in clusters. (prob). The cluster size entry in the list must be named 'size'.

`gen.by.N`

Object of class

`"logical"`

; If`TRUE`

N is fixed otherwise it is generated from a Poisson distribution.

`get.N`

`signature=(object = "Population.Description")`

: returns the value of`N`

`generate.population`

`signature=(object = "Population.Description")`

: generates a single realisation of the population.

`make.population.description`

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