[R] MLE for censored distributions in R
Terry Therneau
therneau at mayo.edu
Wed Jan 23 15:21:09 CET 2008
> Hi just wondering if there is a package that can get the maximum likelihood
> or method of moments estimator for distributions with censored data? The
> distributions I'm interested in are: Exponential, pareto, beta, gamma and
> lognormal.
Look at the survreg function in the survival library. It can find the MLE for
any distribution for which g(y) can be written in a location-scale form, for
some transform g. See names(survreg.distributions) for a list of those that are
built in; others can be added.
Terry Therneau
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