[R] Novice question: Smooth interpolation of survival curve

Mark Nye mark3ve at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 21 18:09:26 CEST 2004

How might one go about generating a smooth interpolation of a survival curve 
generated by the survfit function in the survival package? I am able to 
package my variables by standard methods


and plot the "step" curve, but would like to obtain a smooth estimation 
curve for the purpose of approximating survival time between steps on the 
survival curve. Is there a function in the survival package to perform this 
task? I have looked into other standard smoothing methods, but it seems to 
me that the survfit function doesn't allow for the packaging of data into 
separate vectors, such as would be required by approxfun et al.

Many thanks,

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