Analysis of Survival Times

  • Thomas Haslwanter
Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)


This chapter is dedicated to “survival analysis,” which also encompasses the statistical characterization of material failures and machine breakdowns. The statistical treatment of survival analysis requires a somewhat different approach than the other hypothesis tests, as at the end of a study many individuals may still be “alive,” and the corresponding measurement value is therefore only partially known.


Subscription Time Resulting Survival Probability Kaplan Meier Survival Curves Nonparametric Hypothesis Testing Quick Fitting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Haslwanter
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  1. 1.School of Applied Health and Social SciencesUniversity of Applied Sciences Upper AustriaLinzAustria

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