simCovariate {AMModels} | R Documentation |

Quickly create a dataframe of uncorrelated random variables which can be used as covariates. Values are drawn from the normal, uniform, beta, binomial, poisson or bernoulli distributions.

simCovariate(cov.list = NULL, ..., n, add.yr = TRUE)

`cov.list` |
A named list of covariates to be simulated and their required arguments. |

`...` |
additional arguments to be passed to |

`n` |
The number of samples to generate from each covariate. |

`add.yr` |
Logical, if |

`simCovariate`

will create a vector(s) of random variables from a specified R probability distribution. The distribution can be specified by entering the name or the name of the R function; partial matching is performed. For example, specifying a distribution as runif, 'runif', uniform, or u can be be used to generate random samples from a uniform distribution, in which case R's `runif`

function is called. Additional arguments to the `runif`

function are separated by commas. The function can be parameterized so that multiple covariates can be simulated from either the same distribution or from different distributions.

A data frame of random numbers from the specified distribution, with number of columns equal to the the number of cov.names (ncol=length(cov.names)).

# We can specify the distribution using a function, function name, # or distribution name. Partial matching is performed. The examples # below generate data for a single covariate; random seeds are not # provided. # All four examples provide same results and generate 10 random numbers # from a uniform distribution. In some examples the results are rounded; # in other examples add.yr is set to TRUE to add a covariate called yr (year); # in other examples a random seed is provided to ensure reproducibility. simCovariate(u1 =list(dist= runif), n=10, add.yr=FALSE) simCovariate(u2=list(dist = 'runif', round=2), n = 10, add.yr=TRUE) simCovariate(u3=list(dist ='uniform', seed=302), n=10, add.yr=TRUE) simCovariate(u4 = list(dist ='u', seed=302, round=3, min=0, max=10), n=10, add.yr=TRUE) # If multiple covariates are to be simulated, create a list of covariates # and then pass this covariate list as the argument, cov.list. Here, create # a dataframe with seven covariates from five distributions, and # add a covariate called yr. cov.list <- list( unif1 = list(dist = 'runif', min=0, max=10, seed=334, round=0), unif2 = list(dist = 'runif', min=0, max=10, seed=668, round=0), norm1=list(dist = 'normal', mean = 10,sd = 2, seed=10, round=1), norm2=list(dist = 'normal', mean = 50, sd = 10, seed=15, round=2), beta1=list(dist = rbeta, shape1=2, shape2=1, seed=1002), binom1=list(dist = 'bin', size=20, prob=0.5, seed=561), bern1=list(dist='bernoulli', size = 1, prob = 0.5, seed = 6) ) simCovariate(cov.list, n = 10, add.yr = TRUE)

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