[R] Survival-Analysis: How to get numerical values from survfit (and not just a plot)?

Arthur Allignol arthur.allignol at fdm.uni-freiburg.de
Tue Feb 17 16:43:58 CET 2009


Hi,

See ?survfit.object

if fit is the object you get using survfit,
fit$surv will give you the survival probability.

Best,
arthur

Bernhard Reinhardt wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> I came across R just a few days ago since I was looking for a toolbox 
> for cox-regression.
> 
> I´ve read
> "Cox Proportional-Hazards Regression for Survival Data
> Appendix to An R and S-PLUS Companion to Applied Regression" from John Fox.
> 
> As described therein plotting survival-functions works well 
> (plot(survfit(model))). But I´d like to do some manipulation with the 
> survival-functions before plotting them e.g. dividing one 
> survival-function by another.
> 
> survfit() only returns an object of the following structure
> 
>      n events median 0.9LCL 0.9UCL
> 55.000 55.000  1.033  0.696  1.637
> 
> Can you tell me how I can calculate a survival- or baseline-function out 
> of these values and how I extract the values from the object? I´m sure 
> the calculation is done by the corresponding plot-routine, but I 
> couldn´t find that one either.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Bernhard
> 
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