The function is intended as helper function to get the sequences for commonly
used designs in BE studies.
These sequences may then subsequently used in function
A character value describing the study design. For crossover studies it is
"tmts x sequences x periods" without space.
A character vector with the codes of the treatments.
This function was implemented because I couldn't remember f.i. all the six
sequences of a "3x6x3" design if had to be coded by T1,T2 and R.
The sequences are primarily build within the ABC... notation.
If treatment codes are given the "AB..." in the sequences are replaced by these codes.
The following designs are implemented:
"parallel" = 2-group parallel design
"2x2" = classical 2-treatments-2-sequence-2-period crossover
"3x3" = 3-treatments-3-sequence-3-period crossover (Latin square)
"3x6x3" = 3-treatments-6-sequence-3-period crossover (Williams design)
"4x4" = 4-treatments-4-sequence-4-period crossover (Latin square)
"2x2x3" = 2-sequence-3-period replicate crossover
"2x2x4" = 2-sequence-4-period full replicate crossover
"2x4x4" = 4-sequence-4-period full replicate crossover
"2x3x3" = 3-sequence-3-period partial (reference) replicate crossover
"2x4x2" = 4-sequence-2-period replicate crossover, Baalams design.
The sequences for the
"4x4" designs are randomly derived
from the standard Latin squares (in ABC notation)
ABC, BCA, CAB
or in case of the
"4x4" design from
ABCD, BDAC, CADB, DCBA.
Returns a character vector with the sequences.
For the higher order designs (designs with more than 2 treatments or replicate
crossover designs, respectively) only a selection of possible designs are covered.
The design sequences for
"4x4" are not guaranteed to be a Williams design.
If need a Williams design use function
Jones B, Kenward MG (2003). "Design and Analysis of Cross-Over Trials" 2nd edition. Chapman & Hall, London.
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# classical 2x2 crossover in TR notation (simple enough to remember sequences("2x2", tmts=c("T","R")) # 3-treatment-6-sequence-3-period Williams design in ABC notation sequences("3x6x3") # 3-treatment-3-sequence-3-period design with one Test and two References sequences("3x3", tmts=c("T","R1","R2")) # 4-treatment-4-period in TxRy notation, two Test and two Reference sequences("4x4", tmts=c("T1","T2","R1","R2"))
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