Add single row to definitions table

defData(
  dtDefs = NULL,
  varname,
  formula,
  variance = 0,
  dist = "normal",
  link = "identity",
  id = "id"
)

Arguments

dtDefs

Definition data.table to be modified

varname

Name (string) of new variable

formula

An R expression for mean (string)

variance

Number

dist

Distribution. For possibilities, see details

link

The link function for the mean, see details

id

A string indicating the field name for the unique record identifier

Value

A data.table named dtName that is an updated data definitions table

Details

The possible data distributions are: normal, binary, binomial, poisson, noZeroPoisson, uniform, categorical, gamma, beta, nonrandom, uniformInt, negBinomial, exponential, mixture, trtAssign.

See also

Examples

extVar <- 2.3
def <- defData(varname = "xNr", dist = "nonrandom", formula = 7, id = "idnum")
def <- defData(def, varname = "xUni", dist = "uniform", formula = "10;20")
def <- defData(def,
  varname = "xNorm", formula = "xNr + xUni * 2", dist = "normal",
  variance = 8
)
def <- defData(def,
  varname = "xPois", dist = "poisson", formula = "xNr - 0.2 * xUni",
  link = "log"
)
def <- defData(def, varname = "xCat", formula = "0.3;0.2;0.5", dist = "categorical")
def <- defData(def,
  varname = "xGamma", dist = "gamma", formula = "5+xCat",
  variance = 1, link = "log"
)
def <- defData(def,
  varname = "xBin", dist = "binary", formula = "-3 + xCat",
  link = "logit"
)
def <- defData(def,
  varname = "external", dist = "nonrandom",
  formula = "xBin * log(..extVar)"
)
def
#>     varname              formula variance        dist     link
#> 1:      xNr                    7        0   nonrandom identity
#> 2:     xUni                10;20        0     uniform identity
#> 3:    xNorm       xNr + xUni * 2        8      normal identity
#> 4:    xPois     xNr - 0.2 * xUni        0     poisson      log
#> 5:     xCat          0.3;0.2;0.5        0 categorical identity
#> 6:   xGamma               5+xCat        1       gamma      log
#> 7:     xBin            -3 + xCat        0      binary    logit
#> 8: external xBin * log(..extVar)        0   nonrandom identity