cond_true is a frequency that describes the number of individuals in the current population N for which the condition is TRUE (i.e., actually true cases).



An object of class numeric of length 1.


Key relationships:

  1. to probabilities: The frequency of cond_true individuals depends on the population size N and the condition's prevalence prev and is split further into two subsets of hi by the sensitivity sens and mi by the miss rate mirt.


    1. by condition:

      The frequency cond_true is determined by the population size N times the prevalence prev:

      cond_true = N x prev

    2. by decision:

      a. The frequency hi is determined by cond_true times the sensitivity sens (aka. hit rate HR):

      hi = cond_true x sens

      b. The frequency mi is determined by cond_true times the miss rate mirt = (1 - sens):

      mi = cond_true x mirt = cond_true x (1 - sens)

  2. to other frequencies: In a population of size N the following relationships hold:

Current frequency information is computed by comp_freq and contained in a list freq.


Consult Wikipedia: Confusion matrix for additional information.

See also

is_freq verifies frequencies; num contains basic numeric parameters; init_num initializes basic numeric parameters; freq contains current frequency information; comp_freq computes current frequency information; prob contains current probability information; comp_prob computes current probability information.

Other frequencies: N, cond_false, cr, dec_cor, dec_err, dec_neg, dec_pos, fa, hi, mi


cond_true <- 1000 * .10 # => sets cond_true to 10% of 1000 = 100 cases. is_freq(cond_true) # => TRUE
#> [1] TRUE
is_prob(cond_true) # => FALSE, as cond_true is no probability (but prev and sens are)
#> [1] FALSE