asyCov: Compute Asymptotic Covariance Matrix of a...

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) References Examples

View source: R/asyCov.R

Description

It computes the asymptotic sampling covariance matrix of a correlation/covariance matrix under the assumption of multivariate normality.

Usage

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asyCov(x, n, cor.analysis = TRUE, dropNA = FALSE, as.matrix = TRUE,
       acov=c("individual", "unweighted", "weighted"),
       suppressWarnings = TRUE,  silent = TRUE, run = TRUE, ...)

Arguments

x

A correlation/covariance matrix or a list of correlation/covariance matrices. NA on the variables or other values defined in na.strings will be removed before the analysis. Note that it only checks the diagonal elements of the matrices. If there are missing values, make sure that the diagonals are coded with NA or values defined in na.strings.

n

Sample size or a vector of sample sizes

cor.analysis

Logical. The output is either a correlation or covariance matrix.

dropNA

Logical. If it is TRUE, the resultant dimensions will be reduced by dropping the missing variables. If it is FALSE, the resultant dimensions are the same as the input by keeping the missing variables.

as.matrix

Logical. If it is TRUE and x is a list of correlation/covariance matrices with the same dimensions, the asymptotic covariance matrices will be column vectorized and stacked together. If it is FALSE, the output will be a list of asymptotic covariance matrices. Note that if it is TRUE, dropNA will be FALSE automatically. This option is useful when passing the asymptotic covariance matrices to meta

acov

If it is individual (the default), the sampling variance-covariance matrices are calculated based on individual correlation/covariance matrix. If it is either unweighted or weighted, the average correlation/covariance matrix is calculated based on the unweighted or weighted mean with the sample sizes. The average correlation/covariance matrix is used to calculate the sampling variance covariance matrices.

suppressWarnings

Logical. If TRUE, warnings are suppressed. Argument to be passed to mxRun.

silent

Logical. Argument to be passed to mxRun

run

Logical. If FALSE, only return the mx model without running the analysis.

...

Further arguments to be passed to mxRun

Value

An asymptotic covariance matrix of the vectorized correlation/covariance matrix or a list of these matrices. If as.matrix=TRUE and x is a list of matrices, the output is a stacked matrix.

Author(s)

Mike W.-L. Cheung <[email protected]>

References

Cheung, M. W.-L., & Chan, W. (2004). Testing dependent correlation coefficients via structural equation modeling. Organizational Research Methods, 7, 206-223.

Examples

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## Not run: 
C1 <- matrix(c(1,0.5,0.4,0.5,1,0.2,0.4,0.2,1), ncol=3)  
asyCov(C1, n=100)

## Data with missing values
C2 <- matrix(c(1,0.4,NA,0.4,1,NA,NA,NA,NA), ncol=3)  
C3 <- matrix(c(1,0.2,0.2,1), ncol=2)

## Output is a list of asymptotic covariance matrices
asyCov(list(C1,C2,C3), n=c(100,50,50), dropNA=TRUE, as.matrix=FALSE)

## Output is a stacked matrix of asymptotic covariance matrices
asyCov(list(C1,C2), n=c(100,50), as.matrix=TRUE)

## Output is a stacked matrix of asymptotic covariance matrices
asyCov(list(C3,C3), n=c(100,50), as.matrix=TRUE)

## End(Not run)

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