Example evaluation of FOCUS Example Dataset D

opts_chunk$set(tidy = FALSE, cache = TRUE)

This is just a very simple vignette showing how to fit a degradation model for a parent compound with one transformation product using mkin. After loading the library we look a the data. We have observed concentrations in the column named value at the times specified in column time for the two observed variables named parent and m1.


Next we specify the degradation model: The parent compound degrades with simple first-order kinetics (SFO) to one metabolite named m1, which also degrades with SFO kinetics.

The call to mkinmod returns a degradation model. The differential equations represented in R code can be found in the character vector $diffs of the mkinmod object. If a C compiler (gcc) is installed and functional, the differential equation model will be compiled from auto-generated C code.

SFO_SFO <- mkinmod(parent = mkinsub("SFO", "m1"), m1 = mkinsub("SFO"))

We do the fitting without progress report (quiet = TRUE).

fit <- mkinfit(SFO_SFO, FOCUS_2006_D, quiet = TRUE)

A plot of the fit including a residual plot for both observed variables is obtained using the plot_sep method for mkinfit objects, which shows separate graphs for all compounds and their residuals.

plot_sep(fit, lpos = c("topright", "bottomright"))

Confidence intervals for the parameter estimates are obtained using the mkinparplot function.


A comprehensive report of the results is obtained using the summary method for mkinfit objects.


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mkin documentation built on Nov. 17, 2017, 4:02 a.m.