2.10.1 plot_BA

Menu Information

Bland-Altman

Brief Information

Create Bland-Altman plot

Additional Information

Minimum Origin Version Required: 2020b

Command Line Usage

1.plot_BA -r 1 irng:=[Book1]Sheet1!(C"RV",D"IC",A"Subj.") diff:=1 trplot.fillloa:=1 trplot.fillcil:=0;

Variables

Display
Name
Variable
Name
I/O
and
Type
Default
Value
Description
Input irng

Input

Range

<active>
Specify data ranges of Method1, Method2, and Subject, in sequence. Subject column is optional.

Option list:

  • 1st Method
Specify data column for the first method
  • 2nd Method
Specify data column for the second method
  • Subject
Specify data column for Subject. It is optional.
X Axis xaxis

Input

int

Mean
Specify the values used for X axis.

Option list:

Y Axis yaxis

Input

int

1
Specify the values used for Y axis.

Option list:

  • diffp:Difference %
  • diff:Difference
This is the value used when Subject column is specified.
  • ratio:Ratio
SD Multiplier for LoA sd

Input

double

1.96
Confidence Level in % conf

Input

double

95
Specify the confidence level in percentage.
True Value is Constant trueval

Input

int

0
Available only when Subject is specified.
Plot Each Subject as One Bubble bubble

Input

int

1
Available only when Subject is specified. Specify whether to plot each subject as one bubble.

When it is selected, bubble size is mapped to number of raplicate of each subject. Otherwise, each data point is plotted as one symbol, and its color and shape is mapped to Subject column.

Mean Difference (bias) Estimation diff

Input

int

Subject Difference
Available only when Subject is specified. When True Value is Constant is checked, Mean Difference Estimation uses subject differenct.

Option list:

  • sub:Subject Difference
  • indv:Individual Row"
Confidence Interval Estimation for LoA interval

Input

int

MOVER
Available only when Subject is specified.

Option list:

  • "mover:Mover
  • delta:Delta Method"
Lines and Fills trplot

Input

TreeNode

<unassigned>
Check to show the desired reference lines and color-filled area.

See details in the next table.

Output Results rd

Output

ReportData

[<input>]<new>
Specify the range of output data for plotting.

Details of Lines and Fills TreeNode

This trplot tree specifies all supported reference lines and filled intervals.

Syntax: trplot.Treenode:=<value>

Example: trplot.fillloa:=1

Treenode Label Type Default Description
mean Mean int 1 Line of Mean value.
equality Line of Equality (Difference=0) int 1 Line of Equality (Difference=0).
Limits of Agreement int 1 Limits of Agreement
fillloa Fill Between LoA int 0 Fill interval area between LoA.
cim CI of Mean int 0 Lines of upper and lower limits of confidence interval of mean. The confidence level is specified in Confidence Level in %.
fillcim Fill Between CI of Mean int 1 Fill area between confidence interval of mean. The confidence level is specified by Confidence Level in %.
cil CI of Limits of Agreement int 0 Lines of limits of Agreement
fillcil Fill Between CI of LoA int 1 Fill area between confidence interval of limits of Agreement. The confidence level is specified by Confidence Interval Estimation for LoA.

Description

This X-Function is used to create the Bland-Altman plot. Also see menu deails here.

Algorithm

True Value Varies - Assume that the repeated differences for a single subject are independent

  1. One Way Anova for Method1-Method2
  2. Get difference between the mean squares for subjects(Mean Square of model), the residual mean square(mean square of Error) from last step
  3. NOO=sumwhere n is the number of subjects, m_i is number of observations on subject i. If all the #subjects have the same number of observations, m, this factor reduces to m.
  4. Average Difference across Subjects=(Mean Square of model - mean square of Error)/NOO
  5. total variance for single differences on different subjects =mean square of Error+average difference across subjects
  6. standard deviation = square root of total variance for single differences on different subjects
  7. Mean = mean of the individual differences

True Value is Constant

  1. One Way Anova for two method separately, get mean square for the residual(Error) of both methods.
  2. Get mean of Method1-Method2 by Subject (Statistics on Columns on Method1-Method2, group by Subject)
  3. Get Variance of differences between subject means (Statistics on Columns on Mean column of last step)
  4. Calculate following value for both method:
  5. standard deviation = square root(Variance of differences between subject means + Multiplier of method1 * mean square of error of method1 + Multiplier of method2 * mean square of error of method2)
  6. Mean = mean of the individual differences

References