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Use of ACCEPT in $DATA

From: Dennis Fisher <fisher>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:16:23 -0700

NONMEM 7.4.1


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, =

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:


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:
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 Fisher MD
P < (The "P Less Than" Company)
Phone / Fax: 1-866-PLessThan (1-866-753-7784) <>

Received on Thu Aug 24 2017 - 18:16:23 EDT

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