maSAE 2.0.1

maSAE 2.0.0

Major Modifications

This lead to refactoring the functions used in method predict. I have nearly halved the lines of code in these functions, they are now much easier to read, understand and maintain.

The return value predict() has changed, it is giving the (pseudo) small area estimator and the (pseudo) synthetic estimator as well but not the attributes hinting to Mandallaz’ publications

Sticking with version 1.0.0

If you don’t care about weights and (pseudo) small area estimator and the (pseudo) synthetic estimators, you might want to stick with the old predict method from version 1.0.0. You can use
predict(..., version = "1.0.0)
or set options(maSAE_version = "1.0.0") to do so. The predictions for the extended (pseudo) synthetic estimator and its variance are identical for version 1.0.0 and 2.0.0. This is ensured by tests in runit_tests/runit-v1.R.

Minor Modifications

maSAE 1.0.0