Code for periodic versions of cubic splines and restricted cubic
splines. The functions transform a numeric (time) variable
`x`

into a new basis, to model with either a periodic variant
of cubic splines or periodic restricted cubic spline.

Install from GitHub with:

```
library(devtools)
install_github("crtahlin/peRiodiCS")
```

Example models for different variants:

```
# load example data; see help("viral_east_mediteranean")
data("viral_east_mediteranean")
# calculate location of knots to use
Knots <- Hmisc::rcspline.eval(x = viral_east_mediteranean$EpiWeek,
nk = 5, knots.only = TRUE)
### RCS - restricted cubic splines (non-periodic, just for reference) #########
# model viral infections vs weeks
model_rcs <- glm(RSV ~ Hmisc::rcspline.eval(EpiWeek, inclx = TRUE, knots = Knots), data = viral_east_mediteranean)
# plot model (with many points, to make it smooth)
plot_per_mod(Model = model_rcs, XvarName = "EpiWeek", Smooth = TRUE)
### periodic RCS ##############################################################
# model viral infections vs weeks
model_rcs_per <- glm(RSV ~ rcs_per(EpiWeek, knots = Knots), data = viral_east_mediteranean)
# plot model (with many points, to make it smooth)
plot_per_mod(Model = model_rcs_per, XvarName = "EpiWeek", Smooth = TRUE)
### periodic CS (cubic spline) ###############################################
# model viral infections vs weeks
model_cs_per <- glm(RSV ~ cs_per(EpiWeek, knots = Knots), data = viral_east_mediteranean)
# plot model (with many points, to make it smooth)
plot_per_mod(Model = model_cs_per, XvarName = "EpiWeek", Smooth = TRUE)
```