ljrjk: Perform test of j vs k joinpoints.

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

View source: R/ljrjk.R

Description

This function tests the null hypothesis of j joinpoint(s) versus the alternative of k joinpoint(s) based on the likelihood ratio test statistic. The p-value is determined by a Monte Carlo method.

Usage

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ljrjk(j,k,y,n,tm,X,ofst,R=1000,alpha=.05)

Arguments

j,k

pre-specified number of joinpoints in the null and alternative hpyotheses (the smaller is used for the null).

y

the vector of Binomial responses.

n

the vector of sizes for the Binomial random variables.

tm

the vector of ordered observation times.

X

a design matrix containing other covariates.

ofst

a vector of known offsets for the logit of the response.

R

number of Monte Carlo simulations.

alpha

significance level of the test.

Details

The re-weighted log-likelihood is the log-likelihood divided by the largest component of n.

Value

pval

The estimate of the p-value via simulation.

Coef

A table of coefficient estimates.

Joinpoint

The estimates of the joinpoint, if it is significant.

wlik

The maximum value of the re-weighted log-likelihood.

Author(s)

The authors are Michal Czajkowski, Ryan Gill, and Greg Rempala. The software is maintained by Ryan Gill [email protected].

References

Czajkowski, M., Gill, R. and Rempala, G. (2008). Model selection in logistic joinpoint regression with applications to analyzing cohort mortality patterns. Statistics in Medicine 27, 1508-1526.

See Also

ljrk

Examples

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 data(kcm)
 attach(kcm)
 set.seed(12345)
## Not run: ljrjk(0,1,Count,Population,Year+.5,R=20)

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