physiology: Calculate Physiological Characteristics of Adults, Children and Infants

A variety of formulae are provided for estimation of physiologic characteristics of infants, children, and adults. For example, calculations of ideal weight, airway dead-space, and the alveolar gas equation. Each formula is referenced to the original publication. Future functions will cover more material with a focus on anaesthesia, critical care and peri-operative medicine.

Version: 1.0.1
Depends: R (≥ 3.4)
Imports: Rcpp
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: childsds, dplyr, ggplot2, magrittr, reshape2, rmarkdown, testthat, knitr, rvest, spelling, xml2, covr
Published: 2018-07-16
Author: Jack O. Wasey [aut, cre, cph]
Maintainer: Jack O. Wasey <jack at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: yes
Language: en-US
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: physiology results


Reference manual: physiology.pdf
Vignettes: Respiratory Physiology Climbing Mount Everest
Compare Ideal Weight Formulae
Effect of breathing circuit compliance and dead-space on neonatal ventilation
Package source: physiology_1.0.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-release: physiology_1.0.1.tgz, r-oldrel: physiology_1.0.1.tgz
Old sources: physiology archive


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