R package to add 'dplyr'-like Syntax for Summary Statistics of Survey Data
srvyr focuses on calculating summary statistics from survey data, such as the mean, total or quantile. It allows for the use of many dplyr verbs, such as
mutate, the convenience of pipe-able functions, rlang’s style of non-standard evaluation and more consistent return types than the survey package.
You can try it out:
install.packages("srvyr") # or for development version # remotes::install_github("gergness/srvyr")
First, describe the variables that define the survey’s structure with the function
as_survey()with the bare column names of the names that you would use in functions from the survey package like
library(srvyr, warn.conflicts = FALSE) data(api, package = "survey")
dstrata % as_survey_design(strata = stype, weights = pw)
Now many of the dplyr verbs are available.
mutate()adds or modifies a variable.
dstrata % mutate(api_diff = api00 - api99)
summarise()calculates summary statistics such as mean, total, quantile or ratio.
dstrata %>% summarise(api_diff = survey_mean(api_diff, vartype = "ci")) #> # A tibble: 1 × 3 #> api_diff api_diff_low api_diff_upp #> #> 1 32.9 28.8 37.0
summarise()creates summaries by groups.
dstrata %>% group_by(stype) %>% summarise(api_diff = survey_mean(api_diff, vartype = "ci")) #> # A tibble: 3 × 4 #> stype api_diff api_diff_low api_diff_upp #> #> 1 E 38.6 33.1 44.0 #> 2 H 8.46 1.74 15.2 #> 3 M 26.4 20.4 32.4
my_model #> Call: #> svyglm(formula = api99 ~ stype, design = dstrata) #> #> Survey design: #> Called via srvyr #> #> Coefficients: #> Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>|t|) #> (Intercept) 635.87 13.34 47.669 <2e-16 *** #> stypeH -18.51 20.68 -0.895 0.372 #> stypeM -25.67 21.42 -1.198 0.232 #> --- #> Signif. codes: 0 '***' 0.001 '**' 0.01 '*' 0.05 '.' 0.1 ' ' 1 #> #> (Dispersion parameter for gaussian family taken to be 16409.56) #> #> Number of Fisher Scoring iterations: 2
Here are some free resources put together by the community about srvyr:
rlang’s “curly curly”
Still need help?
I think the best way to get help is to form a specific question and ask it in some place like rstudio’s community webiste (known for it’s friendly community) or stackoverflow.com (maybe not known for being quite as friendly, but probably has more people). If you think you’ve found a bug in srvyr’s code, please file an issue on GitHub, but note that I’m not a great resource for helping specific issue, both because I have limited capacity but also because I do not consider myself an expert in the statistical methods behind survey analysis.
Have something to add?
These resources were mostly found via vanity searches on twitter & github. If you know of anything I missed, or have written something yourself, please let me know in this GitHub issue!
minimal changes to my #r #dplyr script to incorporate survey weights, thanks to the amazing #srvyr and #survey packages. Thanks to @gregfreedman & @tslumley. Integrates soooo nicely into tidyverse
–Brian Guay (@BrianMGuay on Jun 16, 2021)
Spending my afternoon usingsrvyrfor tidy analysis of weighted survey data in #rstats and it’s so elegant. Vignette here: https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=srvyr/vignettes/srvyr-vs-survey.html
–Chris Skovron (@cskovron on Nov 20, 2018)
–Thomas Lumley, in the Biased and Inefficient blog
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