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Analysis of Failure and Survival Data (Chapman & Hall/CRC by Peter J. Smith

By Peter J. Smith

Analysis of Failure and Survival Data is a necessary textbook for graduate-level scholars of survival research and reliability and a worthy reference for practitioners. It makes a speciality of the various innovations that seem in renowned software program applications, together with plotting product-limit survival curves, probability plots, and chance plots within the context of censored information. the writer integrates S-Plus and Minitab output during the textual content, in addition to numerous actual information units so readers can see how the idea and strategies are utilized. He additionally comprises workouts in each one bankruptcy that supply invaluable problem-solving event.

In addition to all of this, the publication additionally brings to mild the newest linear regression recommendations. most significantly, it features a definitive account of the Buckley-James approach for censored linear regression, chanced on to be the easiest acting approach whilst a Cox proportional risks process isn't really appropriate.

Applying the theories of survival research and reliability calls for extra history and adventure than scholars in general obtain on the undergraduate point. learning the contents of this booklet can help organize scholars to start appearing examine in survival research and reliability and supply professional practitioners with a deeper knowing of the field.

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