Topics in Univariate Estimation
In Chapter 4, we presented two techniques for providing summary curves which tell us about the survival experience of a cohort of individuals. These two estimators were the Kaplan-Meier estimator, which provides an estimate of the survival function, and the Nelson-Aalan estimator, which provides an estimate of the cumulative hazard rate. These statistics are readily available in many statistical packages.
KeywordsHazard Rate Survival Function Dirichlet Process Death Time Mean Integrate Square Error
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