Surv2data: Convert data from timecourse to (time1,time2) style

Description Usage Arguments Details Value

View source: R/surv2data.R

Description

The multi-state survival functions coxph and survfit allow for two forms of input data. This routine converts between them. The function is normally called behind the scenes when Surv2 is as the response.

Usage

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Arguments

formula

a model formula

data

a data frame

subset

optional, selects rows of the data to be retained

id

a variable that identified multiple rows for the same subject, normally found in the referenced data set

Details

For timeline style data, each row is uniquely identified by an (identifier, time) pair. The time could be a date, time from entry to a study, age, etc, (there may often be more than one time variable). The identifier and time cannot be missing. The remaining covariates represent values that were observed at that time point. Often, a given covariate is observed at only a subset of times and is missing at others. At the time of death, in particular, often only the identifier, time, and status indicator are known.

In the resulting data set missing covariates are replaced by their last known value, and the response y will be a Surv(time1, time2, endpoint) object.

Value

a list with elements

mf

an updated model frame (fewer rows, unchanged columns)

S2.y

the constructed response variable

S2.state

the current state for each of the rows


survival documentation built on Aug. 24, 2021, 5:06 p.m.