cond_false: Number of individuals for which the condition is false.

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cond_false is a frequency that describes the number of individuals in the current population N for which the condition is FALSE (i.e., actually false cases).




An object of class numeric of length 1.


Key relationships:

  1. to probabilities: The frequency of cond_false individuals depends on the population size N and the complement of the condition's prevalence 1 - prev and is split further into two subsets of fa by the false alarm rate fart and cr by the specificity spec.


    1. by condition:

      The frequency cond_false is determined by the population size N times the complement of the prevalence (1 - prev):

      cond_false= N x (1 - prev)

    2. by decision:

      a. The frequency fa is determined by cond_false times the false alarm rate fart = (1 - spec) (aka. FPR):

      fa = cond_false x fart = cond_false x (1 - spec)

      b. The frequency cr is determined by cond_false times the specificity spec = (1 - fart):

      cr = cond_false x spec = cond_false x (1 - fart)

  2. to other frequencies: In a population of size N the following relationships hold:

    • N = cond_true + cond_false (by condition)

    • N = dec_pos + dec_neg (by decision)

    • N = dec_cor + dec_err (by correspondence of decision to condition)

    • N = hi + mi + fa + cr (by condition x decision)

Current frequency information is computed by comp_freq and contained in a list freq.


Consult Wikipedia: Confusion matrix for additional information.

See Also

is_freq verifies frequencies; num contains basic numeric parameters; init_num initializes basic numeric parameters; freq contains current frequency information; comp_freq computes current frequency information; prob contains current probability information; comp_prob computes current probability information.

Other frequencies: N, cond_true, cr, dec_cor, dec_err, dec_neg, dec_pos, fa, hi, mi


cond_false <- 1000 * .90  # => sets cond_false to 90% of 1000 = 900 cases.
is_freq(cond_false)       # => TRUE
is_prob(cond_false)       # => FALSE, as cond_false is no probability [but (1 - prev) and spec are]

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