[R] Covariate model in nlme

Ben Bolker bbolker at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 15:19:47 CET 2012

SHAILLY MEHROTRA <shaillymehrotra <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I am using nlme to fit a pharmacokinetic model. The base model is
> parameterized in terms of CL, V1, V2 and Q.
> basemodel<-nlme(Conc ~TwoCompModel(CL,Q,V1,V2,Time,ID),
> data = data2, fixed=list(CL+Q+V1+V2~1),
> random = pdDiag(CL+V1+V2~1),
> start=c(CL=log(20),Q=log(252),V1=log(24.9),V2=log(120)),
> control=list(returnObject=TRUE,msVerbose=TRUE,
> msMaxIter=20,pnlsMaxIter=20,pnlsTol=1),
> verbose=TRUE).
> Now, I want to include covariates (age and weight) in the base model. The
> relationships between CL and covariate is linear and given as the following
> equation.
> CL=TVCL+a*wt-b*age, where TVCL is mean clearance, a and b are coefficients
> of weight and age, respectively.

  I believe you want something like


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 Ben Bolker

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