[R] Minitab Parametric Distribution Analysis in R

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Wed Jul 25 18:03:09 CEST 2007

The survival package (survreg() function) will fit quite a few parametric models under censoring.

If you aren't doing regression, but just one-sample fitting, you can feed the appropriate censored or truncated likelihood to mle() in the stat4 package.

Both packages should be part of your R distribution.


On Wed, 25 Jul 2007, Tom La Bone wrote:

> Minitab can perform a "Parametric Distribution Analysis - Arbitrary
> Censoring" with one of eight distributions (e.g., weibull), giving the
> maximum likelihood estimates of the parameters in the distribution for a
> given dataset. Does R have a package that provides equivalent functionality?
> Thanks for any advice you can offer.
> Tom La Bone
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