miceFast

Maciej Nasinski
pkgdown: https://polkas.github.io/miceFast/index.html

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Fast imputations under the object-oriented programming paradigm.
Moreover there are offered a few functions built to work with popular R packages such as ‘data.table’ or ‘dplyr’. The biggest improvement in time performance could be achieve for a calculation where a grouping variable have to be used. A single evaluation of a quantitative model for the multiple imputations is another major enhancement. A new major improvement is one of the fastest predictive mean matching in the R world because of presorting and binary search.

Performance benchmarks (check performance_validity.R file at extdata).

Advanced Usage - Vignette

Installation

install.packages('miceFast')

or

# install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("polkas/miceFast")

Recommended to download boosted BLAS library, even x100 faster:

cd /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/lib
ln -sf /System/Library/Frameworks/Accelerate.framework/Frameworks/vecLib.framework/Versions/Current/libBLAS.dylib libRblas.dylib

Quick Implementation

library(miceFast)

set.seed(1234)
data(air_miss)

# plot NA structure
upset_NA(air_miss, 6)

naive_fill_NA(air_miss)

#Check vigniette for an advance usage
#there is required a thorough examination

#Other packages - popular simple solutions
#Hmisc
data.frame(Map(function(x) Hmisc::impute(x,'random'), air_miss))

#mice
mice::complete(mice::mice(air_miss, printFlag = F))

Quick Reference Table

Function Description
new(miceFast) OOP instance with bunch of methods - check vigniette
fill_NA() imputation - lda,lm_pred,lm_bayes,lm_noise
fill_NA_N() multiple imputation - pmm,lm_bayes,lm_noise
VIF() Variance inflation factor
naive_fill_NA() auto imputations
compare_imp() comparing imputations
upset_NA() visualize NA structure - UpSetR::upset

Summing up, miceFast offer a relevant reduction of a calculations time for:

If you are interested about the procedure of testing performance and validity check performance_validity.R file at the extdata folder.