[R] Relsurv package

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Tue Nov 2 19:11:33 CET 2010

On Nov 2, 2010, at 12:29 PM, Laurence Lauvier wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a question about relsurv package particularly rsadd function:
> Rsadd(Surv(time,cens)~sex 
> + 
> ratetable 
> (age 
> = 
> age 
> *365.24,sex=sex,year=year),data=,=ratetable=,int=5,method=”max.lik”).
> In the tutorial, it is indicated that "the age and year must be  
> given in the
> date format, i.e. in number of days since 01.01.1960".  
> Nethertheless, in
> Pohar’s article,
> http://ibmi.mf.uni-lj.si/ibmi/biostat-center/predtiski/CMPB_Pohar_Stare_relsurv.pdf 
> ,
> there is no indication about that. What is the true way to use this
> function.
> Thanks for your help,

I seem to remember an almost identical question on rhelp from some  
months ago. (I remember because I looked at the article and the  
package documentation at the time.) Have you contacted the authors at  
any point?

David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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