basis: Natural cubic spline basis

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

View source: R/spline.R

Description

Compute a basis for a natural cubic spline, using the parameterisation described by Royston and Parmar (2002). Used for flexible parametric survival models.

Usage

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Arguments

knots

Vector of knot locations in increasing order, including the boundary knots at the beginning and end.

x

Vector of ordinates to compute the basis for.

Details

The exact formula for the basis is given in flexsurvspline.

Value

A matrix with one row for each ordinate and one column for each knot.

basis returns the basis, and dbasis returns its derivative with respect to x.

fss and dfss are the same, but with the order of the arguments swapped around for consistency with similar functions in other R packages.

Author(s)

Christopher Jackson <chris.jackson@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk>

References

Royston, P. and Parmar, M. (2002). Flexible parametric proportional-hazards and proportional-odds models for censored survival data, with application to prognostic modelling and estimation of treatment effects. Statistics in Medicine 21(1):2175-2197.

See Also

flexsurvspline.


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