Analysis of Failure and Survival Data (Chapman & Hall/CRC by Peter J. Smith

By Peter J. Smith

Analysis of Failure and Survival Data is a vital textbook for graduate-level scholars of survival research and reliability and a helpful reference for practitioners. It makes a speciality of the various options that seem in well known software program programs, together with plotting product-limit survival curves, risk plots, and likelihood plots within the context of censored info. the writer integrates S-Plus and Minitab output during the textual content, besides various actual information units so readers can see how the idea and techniques are utilized. He additionally contains routines in each one bankruptcy that offer worthwhile problem-solving adventure.

In addition to all of this, the e-book additionally brings to gentle the latest linear regression thoughts. most significantly, it features a definitive account of the Buckley-James procedure for censored linear regression, chanced on to be the simplest appearing approach whilst a Cox proportional risks strategy isn't appropriate.

Applying the theories of survival research and reliability calls for extra history and event than scholars more often than not obtain on the undergraduate point. gaining knowledge of the contents of this publication may help arrange scholars to start appearing examine in survival research and reliability and supply pro practitioners with a deeper knowing of the field.

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