Re: [Rd] coxph function (Survival Library) (PR#12638)

From: Peter Dalgaard <>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 23:06:09 +0200 wrote:
> Hi,
> I am pretty sure that the results of Likelihood ratio test are bigger
> than the real value. They are multiplied for the factor Ln(10), in this
> way the p-values are smaller than what they should be.
> The reason is that you apply the formula -2*log(exp(L(0)/exp(L(B)) and
> not what it should be -2*log(L(0)/L(B)).
> Please if I am not right, tell me

I don't think you are and please don't use the bug report system when you are not sure.

Notice that the conventions for the default base in "log" differ between countries (and even between education levels with countries). There's no indication that base 10 logs are used anywhere, so where would a factor of ln(10) creep in?

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