survreg {survival}R Documentation

Regression for a Parametric Survival Model


Regression for a parametric survival model. These are all time-transformed location models, with the most useful case being the accelerated failure models that use a log transformation.


survreg(formula=formula(data), data=parent.frame(), weights, 
subset,na.action,dist="weibull",  init=NULL, scale=0,
 control=survreg.control(),parms=NULL,model=FALSE, x=FALSE,
 y=TRUE, robust=FALSE, ...)


formula a formula expression as for other regression models. See the documentation for lm and formula for details.
data optional data frame in which to interpret the variables occurring in the formula.
weights Optional observation weights
subset subset of the observations to be used in the fit.
na.action function to be used to handle any NAs in the data.
dist assumed distribution for y variable. If the argument is a character string, then it is assumed to name an element from survreg.distributions. These include "weibull", "exponential", "gaussian", "logistic", "lognormal" and "loglogistic". Otherwise, it is assumed to be a user defined list conforming to the format described in survreg.distributions.
parms a list of fixed parameters. For the t-distribution for instance this is the degrees of freedom; most of the distributions have no parameters.
init optional vector of initial values for the parameters.
scale optional fixed value for the scale. If set to <=0 then the scale is estimated.
control a list of control values, in the format producted by survreg.control.
model if TRUE, the model frame is returned.
x if TRUE, then the X matrix is returned.
y if TRUE, then the y vector (or survival times) is returned.
robust if TRUE, sandwich standard errors are computed. Defaults to TRUE when formula contains a cluster term.
... other arguments which will be passed to survreg.control.


an object of class survreg is returned.

Compatibility note

This routine underwent significant changes from survival4 to survival5. The survreg.old function gives a backwards-compatible interface. In S-PLUS the new function is called survReg and the old one survreg.

See Also

survreg.object, survreg.distributions, pspline, frailty, ridge, survreg.old


## These are all the same
survreg(Surv(futime, fustat) ~ + rx, ovarian, dist='weibull',scale=1)
survreg(Surv(futime, fustat) ~ + rx, ovarian,
survreg.old(Surv(futime, fustat) ~ + rx, ovarian, dist='extreme',fixed=list(scale=1),link="log")

[Package survival version 2.31 Index]