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This helper function creates a valid visitSequence. The visitSequence is an argument to the mice function that specifies the sequence in which blocks are imputed.


make.visitSequence(data = NULL, blocks = NULL)



A data frame or a matrix containing the incomplete data. Missing values are coded as NA.


List of vectors with variable names per block. List elements may be named to identify blocks. Variables within a block are imputed by a multivariate imputation method (see method argument). By default each variable is placed into its own block, which is effectively fully conditional specification (FCS) by univariate models (variable-by-variable imputation). Only variables whose names appear in blocks are imputed. The relevant columns in the where matrix are set to FALSE of variables that are not block members. A variable may appear in multiple blocks. In that case, it is effectively re-imputed each time that it is visited.


Vector containing block names

See also


#> [1] "age" "bmi" "hyp" "chl"