Small-Area-Estimation Unit/Area Models and Methods for Estimation in R

Provides methods for spatial and spatio-temporal smoothing of demographic and health indicators using survey data, with particular focus on estimating and projecting under-five mortality rates, described in Mercer et al. (2015) , Li et al. (2019) and Li et al. (2020) .

Spatio-temporal Under-five Mortality Models of Estimation in R

Build Status

Installation - CRAN

The package is now available on CRAN. The easiest way to downlaod is to install directly using the code below.


Installation - Development Version

To download the development version of the SUMMER package, use the code below.

# install.packages("devtools")

Development Version Updates

The CRAN version of the package is currently up to date.


To see example usage of all main functions, build the package vignette. Note that the vignette will take a few minutes to compile.

# install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("bryandmartin/SUMMER", build_vignettes = TRUE)
# Use this to view the vignette in the SUMMER HTML help
help(package = "SUMMER", help_type = "html")
# Use this to view the vignette as an isolated HTML file
utils::browseVignettes(package = "SUMMER")

Bug Reports / Change Requests

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Reference manual

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1.2.0 by Zehang R Li, 3 months ago

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Authors: Zehang R Li [cre, aut] , Bryan D Martin [aut] , Yuan Hsiao [aut] , Jessica Godwin [aut] , John Paige [aut] , Jon Wakefield [aut] , Samuel J Clark [aut] , Geir-Arne Fuglstad [aut] , Andrea Riebler [aut]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 2) license

Imports survey, stats, spdep, survival, ggplot2, utils, Matrix, reshape2, viridis, sp, shadowtext, ggridges, methods, data.table, RColorBrewer, grDevices

Suggests INLA, knitr, rmarkdown, readstata13, patchwork, rdhs, R.rsp, fields

See at CRAN