fit.model: Fitting of parametric models using summary statistics

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References Examples

Description

Fits complex parametric models with intractable likelihood using the method proposed by Cox and Kartsonaki (2012).

Usage

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fit.model(p, q, n, r, starting_values, h_vector, data_true, sim_data, features, n_iter,
print_results = TRUE, variances = TRUE)

Arguments

p

Number of parameters to be estimated.

q

Number of features / summary statistics.

n

Sample size. Usually equal to the number of observations in the data (data_true).

r

Number of simulations to be run at each design point, in each iteration.

starting_values

A vector of starting values for the parameter vector.

h_vector

A vector of spacings h.

data_true

The dataset.

sim_data

A function which simulates data using the model to be fitted.

features

A function which calculates the features / summary statistics.

n_iter

Number of iterations of the algorithm to be performed.

print_results

If TRUE, the estimates of the parameters are printed at each iteration.

variances

If TRUE, the covariance matrix of the estimates of the parameters at each iteration are saved into a list. If FALSE, only that of the estimates obtained at the last iteration is obtained.

Details

Function sim_data should simulate from the model, taking as arguments the sample size and the parameter vector. Function features must take as an argument the simulated data generated by sim_data and calculate the features / summary statistics. The format of the dataset and the simulated data should be the same and should match the format needed by the function features. Function features must return a vector of length q.

Value

estimates

The estimates of the parameters.

var_estimates

The covariance matrix of the final estimates.

L

The matrix of coefficients L.

sigma

The covariance matrix of the features.

zbar

The average values of the simulated features at each design point.

z_D

The values of the features calculated from the data.

ybar

The linear combinations of the simulated features at each design point.

y_D

The linear combinations of the features calculated from the data.

Author(s)

Christiana Kartsonaki

References

Cox, D. R. and Kartsonaki, C. (2012). The fitting of complex parametric models. Biometrika, 99 (3): 741–747.

Examples

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# estimate the mean of a N(2, 1) distribution

sim_function <- function(n, mu) {
	rnorm(n, unlist(mu), 1)
	}

features_function <- function(data) {
	a <- median(data)
	b <- sum(data) - (min(data) + max(data))
	c <- (min(data) + max(data)) / 2
	return(c(a, b, c))
	}
	
fit1 <- fit.model(p = 1, q = 3, n = 100, r = 100, starting_values = 5, h_vector = 0.1,
data_true = rnorm(100, 2, 1), sim_data = sim_function, features = features_function, 
n_iter = 50, print_results = TRUE, variances = TRUE) 

ssfit documentation built on May 2, 2019, 2:48 p.m.