[R] standard errors of fitted values are different S-plus survival pa ckage and R

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 2 12:39:11 CEST 2001

On Mon, 2 Apr 2001 Georgina.Bermann at astrazeneca.com wrote:

> Perhaps this question has been asked before: but using the function predict(
> fit,type="terms",se.fit=T), where fit is a coxph object in S-plus, the
> estimated standard errors are different.  It may be different estimators of
> the variance of the residuals?  Which one is the default in R, I don't find
> that too easily in the documentation.  Does anybody know?

Which version of S-PLUS?  Can you give an example?  Issues include the
setting of the contrasts options, and that survival5 in R is later than
that in most S-PLUS versions (e.g. except 6.0 post-Linux versions).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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