Traj estimates a discrete mixture model for clustering of longitudinal data series. Groups may represent distinct subpopulations or alternatively, components of a discrete approximation for a potentially complex data distribution.

 

Supported distributions are: censored (or regular) normal, zero inflated (or regular) Poisson, and Bernoulli distributions (logistic model). The censored normal model is useful for psychometric scale data with censoring at a scale minimum and/or scale maximum, the zero inflated Poisson model useful for count data with more zeros than would be expected under the Poisson assumption, and the Bernoulli model useful for 0/1 data. The model is appropriate for data with average values changing smoothly as a function of the dependent variable (time, age, ...). Some sharp changes can be handled through the inclusion of time dependent covariates.

To install the Stata version:

net from http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/bjones/traj

net install traj, force

help traj

References:

A SAS procedure based on mixture models for estimating developmental trajectories.

Advances in group-based trajectory modeling and a SAS procedure for estimating them.

A note on a Stata plugin for estimating group-based trajectory models.

Group-based multi-trajectory modeling.

Group-based Trajectory Modeling Extended to Account for Nonrandom Participant Attrition.

License:

traj is open source licensed under

The 3-Clause BSD License (Open Source Initiative).

Copyright 2017 Carnegie Mellon University