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mmrm 0.3.11.9000

mmrm 0.3.11

CRAN release: 2024-03-05

Bug Fixes

  • Previously if a secondary optimizer fails mmrm will fail. This is fixed now.
  • Previously character covariate variables will make Anova fail. This is fixed now.

mmrm 0.3.10

CRAN release: 2024-01-26

Miscellaneous

  • Fix internal test skipping functions for MacOS R.

mmrm 0.3.9

CRAN release: 2024-01-25

Miscellaneous

  • Fix internal test skipping functions for R versions older than 4.3.

mmrm 0.3.8

CRAN release: 2024-01-24

New Features

  • Anova is implemented for mmrm models and available upon loading the car package. It supports type II and III hypothesis testing.
  • The argument start for mmrm_control() is updated to allow better choices of initial values.
  • confint on mmrm models will give t-based confidence intervals now, instead of the normal approximation.

Bug Fixes

  • Previously if the first optimizer failed, the best successful fit among the remaining optimizers was not returned correctly. This is fixed now.

Miscellaneous

  • In documentation of mmrm_control(), the allowed vcov definition is corrected to “Empirical-Jackknife” (CR3), and “Empirical-Bias-Reduced” (CR2).
  • Fixed a compiler warning related to missing format specification.
  • If an empty contrast matrix is provided to df_md, it will return statistics with NA values.

mmrm 0.3.7

CRAN release: 2023-12-08

New Features

  • The argument method of mmrm() now only specifies the method used for the degrees of freedom adjustment.
  • Add empirical, empirical Jackknife and empirical bias-reduced adjusted coefficients covariance estimates, which can be specified via the new vcov argument of mmrm().
  • Add residual and between-within degrees of freedom methods.
  • Add Kenward-Roger support for spatial covariance structures.
  • Add model.matrix() and terms() methods to assist in post-processing.
  • Add predict() method to obtain conditional mean estimates and prediction intervals.
  • Add simulate() method to simulate observations from the predictive distribution.
  • Add residuals() method to obtain raw, Pearson or normalized residuals.
  • Add tidy(), glance() and augment() methods to tidy the fit results into summary tables.
  • Add tidymodels framework support via a parsnip interface.
  • Add argument covariance to mmrm() to allow for easier programmatic access to specifying the model’s covariance structure and to expose covariance customization through the tidymodels interface.

Bug Fixes

  • Previously mmrm() follows the global option na.action and if it is set other than "na.omit" an assertion would fail. This is now fixed and hence NA values are always removed prior to model fitting, independent of the global na.action option.
  • Previously a model.frame() call on an mmrm object with transformed terms, or new data, e.g. model.frame(mmrm(Y ~ log(X) + ar1(VISIT|ID), data = new_data), would fail. This is now fixed.
  • Previously mmrm() always required a data argument. Now fitting mmrm can also use environment variables instead of requiring data argument. (Note that fit_mmrm is not affected.)
  • Previously emmeans() failed when using transformed terms or not including the visit variable in the model formula. This is now fixed.
  • Previously mmrm() might provide non-finite values in the Jacobian calculations, leading to errors in the Satterthwaite degrees of freedom calculations. This will raise an error now and thus alert the user that the model fit was not successful.

Miscellaneous

  • Use automatic differentiation to calculate Satterthwaite adjusted degrees of freedom, resulting in 10-fold speed-up of the Satterthwaite calculations after the initial model fit.
  • Add an interactive confirmation step if the number of visit levels is too large for non-spatial covariance structures. Use options(mmrm.max_visits = ) to specify the maximum number of visits allowed in non-interactive mode.
  • Removed free_cores() in favor of parallelly::availableCores(omit = 1).
  • The model.frame() method has been updated: The full argument is deprecated and the include argument can be used instead; by default all relevant variables are returned. Furthermore, it returns a data.frame the size of the number of observations utilized in the model for all combinations of the include argument when na.action= "na.omit".
  • Overall, seven vignettes have been added to the package. All vignettes have a slightly different look now to reduce the size of the overall R package on CRAN.
  • The used optimizer is now available via component(., "optimizer") instead of previously attr(., "optimizer").

mmrm 0.2.2

CRAN release: 2022-12-20

New Features

  • Add support for Kenward-Roger adjusted coefficients covariance matrix and degrees of freedom in mmrm function call with argument method. Options are “Kenward-Roger”, “Kenward-Roger-Linear” and “Satterthwaite” (which is still the default). Subsequent methods calls will respect this initial choice, e.g. vcov(fit) will return the adjusted coefficients covariance matrix if a Kenward-Roger method has been used.
  • Update the mmrm arguments to allow users more fine-grained control, e.g. mmrm(..., start = start, optimizer = c("BFGS", "nlminb")) to set the starting values for the variance estimates and to choose the available optimizers. These arguments will be passed to the new function mmrm_control.
  • Add new argument drop_visit_levels to allow users to keep all levels in visits, even when they are not observed in the data. Dropping unobserved levels was done silently previously, and now a message will be given. See ?mmrm_control for more details.

Bug Fixes

  • Previously duplicate time points could be present for a single subject, and this could lead to segmentation faults if more than the total number of unique time points were available for any subject. Now it is checked that there are no duplicate time points per subject, and this is explained also in the function documentation and the introduction vignette.
  • Previously in mmrm calls, the weights object in the environment where the formula is defined was replaced by the weights used internally. Now this behavior is removed and your variable weights e.g. in the global environment will no longer be replaced.

Miscellaneous

  • Deprecated free_cores() in favor of parallelly::availableCores(omit = 1).
  • Deprecated optimizer = "automatic" in favor of not specifying the optimizer. By default, all remaining optimizers will be tried if the first optimizer fails to reach convergence.

mmrm 0.1.5

CRAN release: 2022-10-18

  • First CRAN version of the package.
  • The package fits mixed models for repeated measures (MMRM) based on the marginal linear model without random effects.
  • The motivation for this package is to have a fast, reliable (in terms of convergence behavior) and feature complete implementation of MMRM in R.

New Features

  • Currently 10 covariance structures are supported (unstructured; as well as homogeneous and heterogeneous versions of Toeplitz, auto-regressive order one, ante-dependence, compound symmetry; and spatial exponential).
  • Fast C++ implementation of Maximum Likelihood (ML) and Restricted Maximum Likelihood (REML) estimation.
  • Currently Satterthwaite adjusted degrees of freedom calculation is supported.
  • Interface to the emmeans package for computing estimated marginal means (also called least-square means) for the coefficients.
  • Multiple optimizers are run to reach convergence in as many cases as possible.
  • Flexible formula based model specification and support for standard S3 methods such as summary, logLik, etc.