Description Usage Arguments Details Value See Also Examples

This is a special function used in the context of survival models. It
identifies correlated groups of observations, and is used on the right hand
side of a formula.
Using `cluster()`

in a formula implies that
robust sandwich variance estimators are desired.

1 | ```
cluster(x)
``` |

`x` |
A character, factor, or numeric variable. |

The function's only action is semantic, to mark a variable as the cluster indicator. The resulting variance is what is known as the “working independence” variance in a GEE model. Note that one cannot use both a frailty term and a cluster term in the same model, the first is a mixed-effects approach to correlation and the second a GEE approach, and these don't mix.

`x`

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