Re: Find Life Table (actuarial method) estimate with R or S-Plus
From: Robert Dodier (robert_dodier_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 29 Oct 2004 19:15:12 -0700
email@example.com (demography) wrote:
> How do I find Life Table (actuarial method) estimation with R or S-Plus?
> (nonparametric estimation of the survival function)
> What command or function should I use?
I think the survival package of R is what you want.
Go to http://cran.r-project.org/, follow the link to
"contributed packages", and find "survival" (that's the
whole name) on the list.
There is a technical paper, survival.ps.gz, packaged
with the R scripts. I found it quite helpful.
The survival package was originally written by Terry Therneau.
It is the basis of the survival functionality in S-Plus as well.
I believe S-Plus has the functions built-in (no need to
download a package).