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PGEE: An R Package for Analysis of Longitudinal Data with High-Dimensional Covariates

İnan, Gül
Wang, Lan
We introduce an R package PGEE that implements the penalized generalized estimating equations (GEE) procedure proposed byWang et al. (2012) to analyze longitudinal data with a large number of covariates. The PGEE package includes three main functions: CVfit, PGEE, and MGEE. The CVfit function computes the cross-validated tuning parameter for penalized generalized estimating equations. The function PGEE performs simultaneous estimation and variable selection for longitudinal data with high-dimensional covariates; whereas the function MGEE fits unpenalized GEE to the data for comparison. The R package PGEE is illustrated using a yeast cell-cycle gene expression data set.