[R] (survexp:) compute the expected remaining survival time
Thomas Lumley
tlumley at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 22 13:43:19 CEST 2005
On Thu, 22 Sep 2005, Anne wrote:
> DeaR list
> I would like to know if there is a direct method to compute the
> expected remaining survival time for a subject having survived up to
> time t. survexp gives me the probabilty for subject S to survive up to
> day D
You can't estimate expected survival times. You could estimate the
probability of surviving to day D given survival to day t: just divide the
probability of surviving to day D by the probability of surviving to day
t.
-thomas
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