Binomial regression and grid sampling for Bioassay data (BDA3 p. 74-)

ggplot2, and gridExtra are used for plotting, tidyr for manipulating data frames

library(ggplot2)
theme_set(theme_minimal())
library(gridExtra)
library(tidyr)
library(dplyr)
library(purrr)

Data

df1 <- data.frame(
  x = c(-0.86, -0.30, -0.05, 0.73),
  n = c(5, 5, 5, 5),
  y = c(0, 1, 3, 5)
)

Plot data

ggplot(df1, aes(x=x, y=y)) +
    geom_point(size=2, color='red') +
    scale_x_continuous(breaks = df1$x, minor_breaks=NULL, limits = c(-1.5, 1.5)) +
    scale_y_continuous(breaks = 0:5, minor_breaks=NULL) +
    labs(title = 'Bioassay', x = 'Dose (log g/ml)', y = 'Number of deaths') +
    theme(panel.grid.major = element_blank())

Compute the posterior density in grid

A = seq(-4, 8, length.out = 50)
B = seq(-10, 40, length.out = 50)

Make vectors that contain all pairwise combinations of A and B

cA <- rep(A, each = length(B))
cB <- rep(B, length(A))

Make a helper function to calculate the log likelihood given a dataframe with x, y, and n and evaluation points a and b. For the likelihood see BDA3 p. 75
log1p(x) computes log(x+1) in numerically more stable way.

logl <- function(df, a, b)
  df['y']*(a + b*df['x']) - df['n']*log1p(exp(a + b*df['x']))

Calculate likelihoods: apply logl function for each observation ie. each row of data frame of x, n and y

p <- apply(df1, 1, logl, cA, cB) %>%
  # sum the log likelihoods of observations
  # and exponentiate to get the joint likelihood
  rowSums() %>% exp()

Sample from the grid (with replacement)

nsamp <- 1000
samp_indices <- sample(length(p), size = nsamp,
                       replace = T, prob = p/sum(p))
samp_A <- cA[samp_indices[1:nsamp]]
samp_B <- cB[samp_indices[1:nsamp]]

Add random jitter, see BDA3 p. 76

samp_A <- samp_A + runif(nsamp, (A[1] - A[2])/2, (A[2] - A[1])/2)
samp_B <- samp_B + runif(nsamp, (B[1] - B[2])/2, (B[2] - B[1])/2)

Create data frame

samps <- data_frame(ind = 1:nsamp, alpha = samp_A, beta = samp_B) %>%
  mutate(ld50 = - alpha/beta)
## Warning: `data_frame()` is deprecated as of tibble 1.1.0.
## Please use `tibble()` instead.
## This warning is displayed once every 8 hours.
## Call `lifecycle::last_warnings()` to see where this warning was generated.

Plot draws of logistic curves

invlogit <- plogis
xr <- seq(-1.5, 1.5, length.out = 100)
dff <- pmap_df(samps[1:100,], ~ data_frame(x = xr, id=..1,
                                   f = invlogit(..2 + ..3*x)))
ppost <- ggplot(df1, aes(x=x, y=y/n)) +
  geom_line(data=dff, aes(x=x, y=f, group=id), linetype=1, color='blue', alpha=0.2) +
  geom_point(size=2, color='red') +
  scale_x_continuous(breaks = df1$x, minor_breaks=NULL, limits = c(-1.5, 1.5)) +
  scale_y_continuous(breaks = seq(0,1,length.out=3), minor_breaks=NULL) +
  labs(title = 'Bioassay', x = 'Dose (log g/ml)', y = 'Proportion of deaths') +
  theme(panel.grid.major = element_blank())

add 50% deaths line and LD50 dots

ppost + geom_hline(yintercept = 0.5, linetype = 'dashed', color = 'gray') +
  geom_point(data=samps[1:100,], aes(x=ld50, y=0.5), color='blue', alpha=0.2)