[R] Programme Maxstat
hothorn at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Tue Aug 12 10:21:15 CEST 2003
On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Ciril Rozman wrote:
> I have recently been interested in your Maxstat.
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> I have computed
> with my own programme the ranks (by using the Kaplan-Meier method and
> log-rank test) with the formula (Observed-Expected)/(SQR Var).
The problem is what "SQR Var" really means. The maxstat package uses a
reformulation of the logrank test as a linear rank statistic with special
scores and, more important, uses a conditional variance estimator which is
slightly different from the one implemented in "survdiff", for example.
> results are similar but not exact to the M value obtained with the
> Maxstat. I would like to know whether you are using some correction or
> adjustment in computing the different ranks.
The details can be found in the references cited in the documentation of
the package, especially Hothorn & Lausen, 2003, CSDA, freely available
> Thank you very much for
> your help.
> Dr. C. Rozman
> Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
> University of Barcelona, Spain
> E-mail : rozman at medicina.ub.es
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