nll_frailty_shared {anovir} | R Documentation |

## Negative log-likelihood function: frailty shared

### Description

Function calculating negative log-likelihood (nll) for patterns of mortality in infected and uninfected treatments where unobserved variation is assumed to act equally on background mortality and mortality due to infection.

### Usage

```
nll_frailty_shared(
a1 = a1,
b1 = b1,
a2 = a2,
b2 = b2,
theta = theta,
data = data,
time = time,
censor = censor,
infected_treatment = infected_treatment,
d1 = "",
d2 = ""
)
```

### Arguments

`a1` , `b1` |
location and scale parameters for background mortality |

`a2` , `b2` |
location and scale parameters for mortality due to infection |

`theta` |
parameter describing variance of unobserved variation acting on mortality rates |

`data` |
name of data frame containing survival data |

`time` |
name of data frame column identifying time of event; time > 0 |

`censor` |
name of data frame column idenifying if event was death (0) or right-censoring (1) |

`infected_treatment` |
name of data frame column identifying if data are from an infected (1) or uninfected (0) treatment |

`d1` , `d2` |
names of probability distributions chosen to describe background mortality and mortality due to infection, respectively; both default to the Weibull distribution |

### Details

This function assumes unobserved variation acting on both the background rate of mortality and the rate of mortality due to infection is continuously distributed and follows the gamma distribution, with mean = 1.0 and variance = theta. The function returns the nll based on five parameters; the location and scale parameters for background mortality and mortality due to infection, plus the parameter describing the variance of the unobserved variation.

### Value

numeric

### See Also

### Examples

```
# step #1: prepare nll function for analysis
m01_prep_function <- function(a1 = a1, b1 = b1, a2 = a2, b2 = b2, theta = theta){
nll_frailty_shared(a1 = a1, b1 = b1, a2 = a2, b2 = b2, theta = theta,
data = data_lorenz,
time = t,
censor = censored,
infected_treatment = g,
d1 = "Gumbel", d2 = "Gumbel"
)}
# step #2: send 'prep_function' to mle2 for maximum likelihood estimation,
# specifying starting values
m01 <- mle2(m01_prep_function,
start = list(a1 = 23, b1 = 5, a2 = 10, b2 = 1, theta = 1),
method = "Nelder-Mead",
control = list(maxit = 5000)
)
summary(m01)
```

*anovir*version 0.1.0 Index]