```From:"Bachman, William"
Subject:[NMusers] "Tip of the Week #11 - May 24 , 2002" - Solution to NONMEM Coding Challenge #2
Date:Fri, 24 May 2002 09:29:33 -0400

In a previous tip of the week, "Tip of the Week #8 - Sequential numbering in
a NONMEM TABLE" we gave code for generating sequential ID's (SID), record
numbers within an individual (INDR) and overall sequential record numbers
(INDX)):

\$PK
;TO SEQUENTIALLY NUMBER INDIVIDUALS
IF(NEWIND.EQ.0) SID=1
IF(NEWIND.EQ.1) SID=SID+1
;TO NUMBER RECORDS WITHIN AN INDIVIDUAL
IF(NEWIND.EQ.1.OR.NEWIND.EQ.0) INDR=1
IF(NEWIND.EQ.2) INDR=INDR+1
;TO NUMBER ALL RECORDS IN A DATAFILE
IF(NEWIND.EQ.0) INDX=1
IF(NEWIND.EQ.1.OR.NEWIND.EQ.2) INDX=INDX+1
...
\$ESTIMATION MAXEVAL=9999 PRINT=5 METHOD=0   ;DON'T USE POSTHOC or FOCE!!!
\$TABLE ID TIME DV AMT SID INDR INDX FILE=TABLE.TAB NOPRINT

We also issued the following caveat and challenge - NONMEM Coding Challenge
#2:

1. Why doesn't this code generate the correct values for SID & INDX with
Posthoc or FOCE?

NONMEM may make more than one "pass" when values from from the data records
are
copied for tables and scatterplots.  The reserved variable COMACT is set by
NONMEM and may be tested to determine when NONMEM is making a copying pass.

COMACT=0: This is not a copying pass.
COMACT=1: This is a copying pass  with  final  thetas;  etas  are zero.
COMACT=2: This is a copying pass with  final  thetas  and  conditional etas.

In the case where POSTHOC or FOCE is used, more than one pass will be made
resulting in incorrect values for SID and INDX in the above code.

2. How would you code a general method that works for M=0/M=0 Posthoc/M=1?
Send your solutions to nmconsult@globomaxnm.com.  Best solution will appear
as a future tip of the week.

The solution to the challenge was suggested by none other than Professor
Beal!

\$PK
;   IF (COMACT.EQ.1) THEN ;use this line for FO
IF (COMACT.EQ.2) THEN ;use this line for FO POSTHOC or FOCE
;TO SEQUENTIALLY NUMBER INDIVIDUALS
IF (NEWIND.EQ.0) SID=0
IF (NEWIND.LT.2) SID=SID+1
;TO NUMBER ALL RECORDS IN A DATAFILE
IF(NEWIND.EQ.0) INDX=1
IF(NEWIND.GT.0) INDX=INDX+1
ENDIF
;TO NUMBER RECORDS WITHIN AN INDIVIDUAL
IF(NEWIND.LT.2) INDR=1
IF(NEWIND.EQ.2) INDR=INDR+1
...
\$EST MAXEVAL=9999 PRINT=5 METHOD=1
\$TABLE ID TIME DV AMT SID INDR INDX FILE=TABLE.TAB NOPRINT

Previous tips may be found in the NONMEM Repository@GloboMax:

ftp://ftp.globomaxnm.com/Public/nonmem/tips/

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