[R] Nelson-Aalen estimator in R

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Oct 6 00:21:42 CEST 2004

"Wu, Tongtong" <TTWu at mednet.ucla.edu> writes:

> I am taking a survival class.  Recently I need to do the Nelson-Aalen
> estimtor in R.  I searched through the R help manual and internet, but could
> not find such a R function.  I tried another way by calculating the
> Kaplan-Meier estimator and take -log(S).  However, the function only
> provides the summary of KM estimator but no estimated values.  Could you
> please help me with this?  I would highly appreciate your great help!

It's the log of the Fleming-Harrington estimator that equals
Nelson-Aalen. However, the main thing is that the survival package is
peculiar in that it does such transformations as part of

If you want the actual values of the N-A estimator, I don't think
there's any other way besides extracting the survival curve values from
the survfit object and taking logs. 

So: you should study the help pages for plot.survfit and

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