# Re: [NMusers] Use of ACCEPT in \$DATA

From: Dennis Fisher <fisher_at_plessthan.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:45:32 -0700

Sergei

I would accept that if the problem related to decimals. Your code does =
not apply to integers (please provide an example if that is the case) - =
so it would only apply if NMTRAN does something weird to integers.

Dennis

Dennis Fisher MD
P < (The "P Less Than" Company)
Phone / Fax: 1-866-PLessThan (1-866-753-7784)
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> On Aug 24, 2017, at 4:25 PM, Leonov, Sergei =
<Sergei.Leonov_at_iconplc.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Dennis,
>
> Unfortunately, my reply will not provide a solution to your problem. =
It is more about drawing attention to the fact that checking conditions =
numerically is not exactly the same as checking conditions on a piece of =
a paper, because of rounding. I’m sure that the users of the =
List are well aware of this fact, just a reminder…
>
> A simple example, I did this in Matlab, you can repeat it in R or =
other programming language. I won’t waste your time by =
describing how I came to this example. Compare the output of two =
expressions:
> >> a1=0.06;
> >> a2=0.05 + 0.01;
>
> You would expect the equality between the two values, a1 and a2, =
right? True, on paper. Here is the output of these two values with 20 =
decimals.
> >> fprintf('%22.20f\n',a1)
> 0.05999999999999999800
> >> fprintf('%22.20f\n',a2)
> 0.06000000000000000500
> And, of course, the output of the logical expression (a1 ==a2) is =
FALSE.
>
> Regards,
> Sergei Leonov
> ICON Innovation Center
>
> From: owner-nmusers_at_globomaxnm.com =
[mailto:owner-nmusers_at_globomaxnm.com] On Behalf Of Bill Denney
> Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:45 PM
> To: Dennis Fisher; nmusers_at_globomaxnm.com
> Subject: RE: [NMusers] Use of ACCEPT in \$DATA
>
> Hi Dennis,
>
> I don’t have an elegant solution for you (and I’ve =
been pining for the use of combined Boolean operations like =
“TIME.GT.5.9.AND.TIME.LT.6.1” for a long time).
>
> An inelegant solution could be to run the model once with a write =
statement to see if you can identify the value like 6.0000001 and use =
it. That would probably be fragile to different processor/compiler/math =
library combinations, so I’d probably end up making the =
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bill
>
> From: owner-nmusers_at_globomaxnm.com =
<mailto:owner-nmusers_at_globomaxnm.com> =
[mailto:owner-nmusers_at_globomaxnm.com =
<mailto:owner-nmusers_at_globomaxnm.com>] On Behalf Of Dennis Fisher
> Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:16 PM
> To: nmusers_at_globomaxnm.com <mailto:nmusers_at_globomaxnm.com>
> Subject: [NMusers] Use of ACCEPT in \$DATA
>
> NONMEM 7.4.1
>
> Colleagues
>
> I am trying to use the ACCEPT option in \$DATA in order to select a =
subset of records (to evaluate the impact of the # of samples/subject on =
confidence intervals).
>
> I used the following code:
> ACCEPT=(TIME=0, TIME=1, TIME=2, TIME=4, =
TIME=6, TIME=24)
>
> NMTRAN then creates a dataset but — to my surprise — =
TIME=6 is not in the dataset (all the others are).
>
> I am copying the first few rows of the input dataset so that you can =
see what is being provided to NMTRAN:
>
> =
ID,AGE,MONTHS,SEX,WT,AMT,RATE,TIME,EVID,MDV,REPLICATE,IPRED,CWRES,DV,PRED,=
RES,WRES
> 1101,12,144,1,30.054,210.38,841.51,0,1,1,1,0,0,0,0,0,0
> 1101,12,144,1,30.054,0,0,1,0,0,1,187.42,0,179.28,199.26,-19.979,0
> 1101,12,144,1,30.054,0,0,2,0,0,1,180.92,0,187.92,194.09,-6.1659,0
> 1101,12,144,1,30.054,0,0,4,0,0,1,169.84,0,177.66,184.37,-6.712,0
> 1101,12,144,1,30.054,0,0,6,0,0,1,160.61,0,153.43,175.39,-21.96,0
>
> The underlined / boldfaced value (6) in the final row is the problem.
>
> I assume that NMTRAN is reading that value as something other than 6.0 =
(e.g., 6.000001) and thereby omitting it.
>
> I have reviewed NMHELP to see if there is some other way to accomplish =
this. Ideally, there would be something like:
> TIME.GT.5.9.AND.TIME.LT.6.1
> but that does not appear to be supported.
>
> The alternative is to modify the dataset to include many possible =
MDV/EVID columns. However, it would be more elegant to do this in the =
control stream.
> Or, if there is some way to find out the exact value that NMTRAN sees, =
I could specify that value.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
>
> Dennis
>
> Dennis Fisher MD
> P < (The "P Less Than" Company)
> Phone / Fax: 1-866-PLessThan (1-866-753-7784)
> www.PLessThan.com <http://www.plessthan.com/>
>
>
>
>
>
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