enw_filter_delay: Filter observations to restrict the maximum reporting delay

enw_filter_delayR Documentation

Filter observations to restrict the maximum reporting delay

Description

[Deprecated]

Usage

enw_filter_delay(obs, max_delay, timestep = "day")

enw_filter_delay(obs, max_delay, timestep = "day")

Arguments

obs

A data.frame containing at least the following variables: ⁠reference date⁠ (index date of interest), report_date (report date for observations), and confirm (cumulative observations by reference and report date).

max_delay

The maximum number of days to model in the delay distribution. Must be an integer greater than or equal to 1. Observations with delays larger then the maximum delay will be dropped. If the specified maximum delay is too short, nowcasts can be biased as important parts of the true delay distribution are cut off. At the same time, computational cost scales non-linearly with this setting, so you want the maximum delay to be as long as necessary, but not much longer. Consider what delays are realistic for your application, and when in doubt, check if increasing the maximum delay noticeably changes the delay distribution or nowcasts as estimated by epinowcast. If it does, your maximum delay may still be too short. Note that delays are zero indexed and so include the reference date and max_delay - 1 other days (i.e. a max_delay of 1 corresponds to no delay). You can use check_max_delay() to check the coverage of a delay distribution for different maximum delays.

timestep

The timestep to used in the process model (i.e. the reference date model). This can be a string ("day", "week", "month") or a numeric whole number representing the number of days. If your data does not have this timestep then you may wish to make use of enw_aggregate_cumulative() to aggregate your data to the desired timestep.

Value

A data.frame filtered so that dates by report are less than or equal the reference date plus the maximum delay.

A data.frame filtered so that dates by report are less than or equal the reference date plus the maximum delay.

See Also

Preprocessing functions enw_add_delay(), enw_add_max_reported(), enw_add_metaobs_features(), enw_assign_group(), enw_complete_dates(), enw_construct_data(), enw_extend_date(), enw_filter_reference_dates(), enw_filter_report_dates(), enw_flag_observed_observations(), enw_impute_na_observations(), enw_latest_data(), enw_metadata(), enw_metadata_delay(), enw_missing_reference(), enw_preprocess_data(), enw_reporting_triangle(), enw_reporting_triangle_to_long()

Preprocessing functions enw_add_delay(), enw_add_max_reported(), enw_add_metaobs_features(), enw_assign_group(), enw_complete_dates(), enw_construct_data(), enw_extend_date(), enw_filter_reference_dates(), enw_filter_report_dates(), enw_flag_observed_observations(), enw_impute_na_observations(), enw_latest_data(), enw_metadata(), enw_metadata_delay(), enw_missing_reference(), enw_preprocess_data(), enw_reporting_triangle(), enw_reporting_triangle_to_long()

Examples

obs <- enw_example("preprocessed")$obs[[1]]
enw_filter_delay(obs, max_delay = 2)

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