generate a template for parameter covariances

Description

This function simplifies generating the matrix of parameter covariances from a matrix of mean parameters.

Usage

1
generateParameterCovarianceMatrix(mu)

Arguments

mu

a transition.structure of dimension N x N, whose components list the mean values for the parameters in the transitionFunction.

Value

a transition.structure of dimension N x N of covariance matrices for the parameters.

Author(s)

Luisa Salazar Vizcaya, Nello Blaser, Thomas Gsponer

References

Nello Blaser, Luisa Salazar Vizcaya, Janne Estill, Cindy Zahnd, Bindu Kalesan, Matthias Egger, Olivia Keiser, Thomas Gsponer (2015). gems: An R Package for Simulating from Disease Progression Models. Journal of Statistical Software, 64(10), 1-22. URL http://www.jstatsoft.org/v64/i10/.

See Also

transition.structure, generateParameterMatrix, simulateCohort