R packages updated

01 Nov 2013 — Gert van Valkenhoef
  • Version 0.5-1 of the GeMTC R package fixes several bugs and improves the behavior of plotting functions. See the gemtc NEWS file on CRAN for a full changelog.
  • Version 0.3 of the hitandrun R package adds the ability to deal with arbitrary linear equality constraints, in addition inequality constraints. See the hitandrun NEWS file on CRAN for a full changelog.
  • Version 0.2-1 of the smaa R package fixes two minor bugs and improves the performance of the ranking entropy calculation. See the smaa NEWS file on CRAN for a full changelog.

GeMTC R package updated

24 Sep 2013 — Gert van Valkenhoef

Version 0.5 of the GeMTC R package has several new features:

  • Support for node-splitting models
  • Model fit diagnostics: Deviance Information Criterion (JAGS only)
  • Better support for rank probabilities

For a full changelog, see the NEWS file on the GeMTC CRAN page.

ADDIS 1.16.5 bugfix release

20 Sep 2013 — Gert van Valkenhoef

ADDIS v1.16.5 fixes several minor bugs. Specifically, it fixes compatibility problems for Java 6 and makes results import more robust to missing data.

Commissioned project results

03 Sep 2013 — Gert van Valkenhoef

The Escher commissioned project, "industry requirements and a data standard for ADDIS", has been completed and the results are available.

Hans van Leeuwen carried out interviews with industry stakeholders to evaluate ADDIS as a tool for benefit-risk analysis. An executive summary of the results is now available.

Jozef Aerts evaluated the ADDIS data model and improved various aspects of it to increase compatibility with existing industry standards (CDISC, BRIDG, etc.) and internal consistency of the data model. The resulting XML Schema, validation rules, and documentation are available for download: ADDIS - Standard for Exchange of Aggregated Data in Clinical Research - Specification Document version 1.0.

R packages updated

22 Aug 2013 — Gert van Valkenhoef

The smaa and hitandrun R packages have been updated:

  • smaa version 0.2: this version introduces a convenience function for computing piece-wise linear partial value functions. It also includes some minor bug fixes.
  • hitandrun version 0.2-2: introduces a new method for computing a seed point, since the previous method turned out to be flawed.