n_dist,Student-method {blindrecalc} R Documentation

## Distribution of the Sample Size

### Description

Calculates the distribution of the total sample sizes of designs with blinded sample size recalculation for different values of the nuisance parameter or of n1.

### Usage

## S4 method for signature 'Student'
n_dist(
design,
n1,
nuisance,
summary = TRUE,
plot = FALSE,
iters = 10000,
seed = NULL,
range = 0,
allocation = c("approximate", "exact"),
...
)


### Arguments

 design Object of class Student created by setupStudent. n1 Either the sample size of the first stage (if recalculation = TRUE or the toal sample size (if recalculation = FALSE). nuisance Value of the nuisance parameter. For the Student's t-test this is the variance. summary Is a summary of the sample size distribution desired? Otherwise, a vector with sample sizes is returned. plot Should a plot of the sample size distribution be drawn? iters Number of simulation iterations. seed Random seed for simulation. range determines how far the plot whiskers extend out from the box. If range is positive, the whiskers extend to the most extreme data point which is no more than range times the interquartile range from the box. A value of zero causes the whiskers to extend to the data extremes. allocation Whether the allocation ratio should be preserved exactly (exact) or approximately (approximate). ... Further optional arguments.

### Details

The method is only vectorized in either nuisance or n1.

### Value

Summary and/or plot of the sample size distribution for every nuisance parameter and every value of n1.

### Examples

d <- setupStudent(alpha = .025, beta = .2, r = 1, delta = 3.5, delta_NI = 0,
alternative = "greater", n_max = 156)
n_dist(d, n1 = 20, nuisance = 5.5, summary = TRUE, plot = FALSE, seed = 2020)



[Package blindrecalc version 1.0.1 Index]