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9/22/20111 PhUSE 2011 Cytel Using R to Validate Results of Other Programming Environments Nikhil Abhyankar, Vidyagouri Prayag Cytel IS06 - PhUSE 2011.

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1 9/22/20111 PhUSE 2011 Cytel Using R to Validate Results of Other Programming Environments Nikhil Abhyankar, Vidyagouri Prayag Cytel IS06 - PhUSE 2011

2 2PhUSE 2011 Cytel This presentation is based on real professional experience of the presenters, their opinions and learning However this is not to be construed as an official statement endorsed by Cytel Disclaimer

3 3PhUSE 2011 Cytel What FDA wants and likes Why Validation? Use of R at Cytel Software Development Clinical Trial Data Reporting Strengths of R Limitations and challenges Conclusions Agenda

4 4PhUSE 2011 Cytel What FDA wants and likes Safety of subjects Results to be accurate Results to be reliable and reproducible Amenable to a review

5 5PhUSE 2011 Cytel To ensure high quality of the software/deliverable To ensure reliability of the product Compliance with specified requirements Assurance of accuracy – a double check Test for reproducibility of results Why Validation?

6 6PhUSE 2011 Cytel Independent Validation Parallel and independent workflow for development and validation Distinct teams working on development and validation Different software / programming tools used by the teams More alert more reliable, no copy – paste job!

7 7PhUSE 2011 Cytel What value do you receive? Confidence In delivering what is required!

8 8PhUSE 2011 Cytel Need Validation for Software Development Complex and innovative algorithms programmed in C++ Clinical Trial Data Analysis and Reporting Clinical data reports generated using SAS ®

9 9PhUSE 2011 Cytel Developing the same feature in another programming language is the validation R is a great choice! Validating First-to-market software?

10 10PhUSE 2011 Cytel Software Quality Cytel

11 11PhUSE 2011 Cytel Generation of test cases and automation Intermediate output / internal consistency checks Graphical validation for simulation output Improving the development of the algorithm Calling R from products Software Quality Cytel

12 12PhUSE 2011 Cytel Clinical Data Analysis and Cytel SAS macro R output SAS output Published R package(s) or custom R function Validation results and logs (Saved as evidence) Comparison of outputs in SAS or R (Can be automated) Raw data (SAS dataset) Analysis request received

13 13PhUSE 2011 Cytel Analysis Dataset Development Analysis Dataset Validation Input Specs Table / Listing Development Table/Listing Validation in R Figure Development Output Specs / Mock Shells Raw Datasets Figure validation Clinical Data Analysis and Cytel

14 14PhUSE 2011 Cytel R function for safety reports (ECG, Vital signs and Lab tests) Input SAS data and exploratory analysis Formatted time-points Summary statistics Clinical Study Reports (CSR) and PK, PD Reports Statistical Sections of CSR Subject listings Model based summaries Clinical Data Analysis and Cytel

15 PhUSE 2011 Cytel15 The data: Case for the other

16 PhUSE 2011 Cytel16 Regression – proc reg (SAS) and lm (R) Estimated dose level with sample of size 1 for a by group R Code: > library (nlme) # Invoking the package nlme > coeff_icept = as.vector (by (data = phuse, subject, function(x) lm (response ~ dose, data = x)$coefficients [1])) # Saving the intercepts > coeff_dose = as.vector (by (data = phuse, subject, function(x) lm (response ~ dose, data = x)$coefficients [2])) # Saving the estimates for the dose SAS Code: proc reg data = phuse outest = out noprint; model response = dose; by subject; run; Case for the other

17 17PhUSE 2011 Cytel coeff_iceptcoeff_dose NA The outputs showing the estimate of dose to be NA or zero for subject =1 SASR Case for the other

18 18PhUSE 2011 Cytel SAS Code proc qlim data = probit; model y = x1 x2 x3/ discrete(d=probit); output out = outdata marginal; run; quit; R Commands > model <- glm(y ~ x1 + x2 + x3, family = binomial (link="probit"), data = probit) > summary (model) With thanks from: regression-in-sas-and-rhttp://stackoverflow.com/questions/ /replicating-probit- regression-in-sas-and-r Another case for the other

19 19PhUSE 2011 Cytel ( SAS) Parameter Estimates Standard Approx Parameter Estimate Error t Value Pr > |t| Intercept x x x (R) Coefficients Estimate Std. Error z value Pr(>|z|) (Intercept) x x x Keeps the validator alert and on the toes! Another case for the other – the differing outputs

20 PhUSE 2011 Cytel20 Free Free Free! Flexible data acrobatics Bleeding edge developments - numerous packages implementing the latest in theory Updating your favorite packages in R is an easy task R allows the use of variables from different data frames or other data structures for analyses and graphics Easy to add user defined functions in R Strengths of R

21 PhUSE 2011 Cytel21 Help is technical, less accessible to a non techie Need to be aware of latest available packages and functions Open source R is not the best in handling huge datasets and complex looping Market perception to disregard free software as not being up to the mark Limitations and challenges

22 PhUSE 2011 Cytel22 Use of another software recommended for validation R is a great choice for validation of both, statistical software and analysis R can be used for validation of routine and advanced analysis as well as innovative, first to market products Conclusions

23 PhUSE 2011 Cytel23 project.org/web/packages/SASmixed/vignettes/Usinglmer.pdf / References

24 PhUSE 2011 Cytel24 to From Looking forward…

25 PhUSE 2011 Cytel25 Questions, doubts?


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