seqivardur {TraMineR} R Documentation

## Variance of spell durations in individual sequences

### Description

Variance of spell durations of individual state sequences.

### Usage

seqivardur(seqdata, type=1, with.missing=FALSE)

## S3 method for class 'seqivardur'
print(x, stat='var', ...)


### Arguments

 seqdata a state sequence object (stslist) as returned by seqdef. type either 1 or 2. The default type=1 ignores non visited states. Type 2 takes into account the 0-time spent in non-visited states (see Details). with.missing logical: should non-void missing values be treated as a regular state? If FALSE (default) missing values are ignored. x an outcome of seqivardur. stat string or vector of strings. Duration statistic to be printed. Either 'mean' (mean duration), 'std' (standard deviation), 'var' (variance), 'vmax' (maximum variance for number of spells), or 'all'. Default is 'var'. ... further arguments such as digits passed to the next print method.

### Details

The returned variance is a population variance, i.e. the sum of squares divided by the number of terms.

When type=1, this is the variance of the observed spells in the sequence. When type=2, in addition to the observed spells one spell of length 0 is considered for each non-visited state. The mean duration is computed the same way.

### Value

A numeric vector with the variance of spell duration of each sequence.

The returned object has two attributes:

 vmax the maximum value that the variance of each sequence could reach given its number of spells. meand the mean spell duration of each sequence.

### Author(s)

Gilbert Ritschard

### References

Ritschard, G. (2023), "Measuring the nature of individual sequences", Sociological Methods and Research, 52(4), 2016-2049. doi:10.1177/00491241211036156.

seqdur, seqindic

### Examples

sq.dat <- c('AAAA','AAAC','ABC','ABAA','AC')
sq <- seqdef(seqdecomp(sq.dat, sep=''), right=NA)

seqivardur(sq, type=1)
seqivardur(sq, type=1, with.missing=TRUE)
vd2 <- seqivardur(sq, type=2)
print(vd2, stat='all')
vd2m <- seqivardur(sq, type=2, with.missing=TRUE)
print(vd2m, stat=c('var','vmax'))



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