Re: [R] Compare mean survival time

From: Roland Rau <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:15:45 -0500


Xing Yuan wrote:
> Dear List,
> Does anybody no how to compare mean survival times for two (more) groups in
> R? What test statistics should I use?

my answer is less of an R answer than a literature answer: John P. Klein and Melvin L. Moeschberger devote section 4.5 in their book "Survival Analysis" (Springer, starting on page 117 in the 2nd edition) to the topic: "Point and Interval Estimates of the Mean and Median Survival Time".

I hope this helps,
Roland mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Tue 19 Feb 2008 - 15:20:01 GMT

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