# Extract association rules using discrete time regression models

### Description

Extract association rules from an object created by the `createdatadiscrete`

function, using discrete time regression models to assess the significance of the extracted rules.

### Usage

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### Arguments

`fsubseq` |
an object created using the |

`datadiscr` |
the object created by the |

`tsef` |
the data frame containing the original time-to-event dataset (equivalent to the |

`pvalue` |
the default threshold p-value to consider an association rule as significative, default is 0.1 |

`supvars` |
a vector of variable names to be used as control variables in the regression models (experimental) |

`adjust` |
if set to TRUE, a Bonferroni adjustment is applied to the p-value threshold specified in the |

`topt` |
if set to TRUE, use an alternative algorithm to extract the rules (very experimental) ; default to FALSE |

`link` |
the link function to be used in the generalized linear regression model. To obtain hazard ratios, use the complementary log-log link function ("cloglog", as default). The other choice is to use a logit link function ("logit"). |

`dep` |
if set to NULL, test all possible association rules. If an event is set, the function will only test association rules ending with this event |

### Details

This function uses a list of subsequences created by the `seqefsub`

function from the TraMineR package and tests each possible association rules. It then shows the association rules whose significance, assessed using a discrete time regression model, is higher than the specified p-value threshold.

The algorithm is described in the Müller et al. (2010) article, even though this function uses a discrete time regression model instead of the Cox regression model described in the article. A more complete explanation of the method is available in Müller (2011).

### Value

a list with one person-period data frame by event, where the dependent event is different each time. Please see the attached data file and code for an example.

### Author(s)

Nicolas S. Müller

### References

Müller, N.S., M. Studer, G. Ritschard et A. Gabadinho (2010), Extraction de règles d'association séquentielle à l'aide de modèles semi-paramétriques à risques proportionnels, *Revue des Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information*, **Vol. E-19**, EGC 2010, pp. 25-36.

Müller, N.S. (2011), Inégalités sociales et effets cumulés au cours de la vie : concepts et méthodes, *Thèse de doctorat, Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales, Université de Genève*, http://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:17746.

### See Also

`createdatadiscrete`

to create the object needed as the `datadiscr`

argument.
`seqefsub`

to create the object needed as the `fsubseq`

argument.

### Examples

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