Imputes the arithmetic mean of the observed data

Usage

mice.impute.mean(y, ry, x = NULL, wy = NULL, ...)

Arguments

y

Vector to be imputed

ry

Logical vector of length length(y) indicating the the subset y[ry] of elements in y to which the imputation model is fitted. The ry generally distinguishes the observed (TRUE) and missing values (FALSE) in y.

x

Numeric design matrix with length(y) rows with predictors for y. Matrix x may have no missing values.

wy

Logical vector of length length(y). A TRUE value indicates locations in y for which imputations are created.

...

Other named arguments.

Value

Vector with imputed data, same type as y, and of length sum(wy)

Warning

Imputing the mean of a variable is almost never appropriate. See Little and Rubin (2002, p. 61-62) or Van Buuren (2012, p. 10-11)

References

Van Buuren, S., Groothuis-Oudshoorn, K. (2011). mice: Multivariate Imputation by Chained Equations in R. Journal of Statistical Software, 45(3), 1-67. doi:10.18637/jss.v045.i03

Little, R.J.A. and Rubin, D.B. (2002). Statistical Analysis with Missing Data. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Van Buuren, S. (2018). Flexible Imputation of Missing Data. Second Edition. Chapman & Hall/CRC. Boca Raton, FL.

mice, mean
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