Analyzing temperature effects on mortality within the R environment: the constrained segmented distributed lag parameterization

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Abstract

Here we present and discuss the R package modTempEff including a set of functions aimed at modelling temperature effects on mortality with time series data. The functions fit a particular log linear model which allows to capture the two main features of mortality-temperature relationships: nonlinearity and distributed lag effect. Penalized splines and segmented regression constitute the core of the modelling framework. We briefly review the model and illustrate the functions throughout a simulated dataset.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine0
RivistaJournal of Statistical Software
Volume32
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2010

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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