plotPosterior {EvidenceSynthesis}R Documentation

Plot posterior density

Description

Plot posterior density

Usage

plotPosterior(
  estimate,
  showEstimate = TRUE,
  dataCutoff = 0.01,
  fileName = NULL
)

Arguments

estimate

An object as generated using the computeBayesianMetaAnalysis() function.

showEstimate

Show the parameter estimates (mode) and 95 percent confidence intervals?

dataCutoff

This fraction of the data at both tails will be removed.

fileName

Name of the file where the plot should be saved, for example 'plot.png'. See the function ggplot2::ggsave in the ggplot2 package for supported file formats.

Details

Plot the density of the posterior distribution of the mu and tau parameters.

Value

A Ggplot object. Use the ggplot2::ggsave function to save to file.

See Also

computeBayesianMetaAnalysis

Examples

# Simulate some data for this example:
populations <- simulatePopulations()

# Fit a Cox regression at each data site, and approximate likelihood function:
fitModelInDatabase <- function(population) {
  cyclopsData <- Cyclops::createCyclopsData(Surv(time, y) ~ x + strata(stratumId),
                                            data = population,
                                            modelType = "cox")
  cyclopsFit <- Cyclops::fitCyclopsModel(cyclopsData)
  approximation <- approximateLikelihood(cyclopsFit, parameter = "x", approximation = "custom")
  return(approximation)
}
approximations <- lapply(populations, fitModelInDatabase)
approximations <- do.call("rbind", approximations)

# At study coordinating center, perform meta-analysis using per-site approximations:
estimate <- computeBayesianMetaAnalysis(approximations)
plotPosterior(estimate)


[Package EvidenceSynthesis version 0.3.0 Index]