U2.Clayton {Copula.surv}R Documentation

Estimation of an association parameter (alpha) via the unweighted estimator

Description

Estimate the association parameter of the Clayton copula using bivariate survival data. The estimator was defined as the unweighted estimator in Emura, Lin and Wang (2010).

Usage

U2.Clayton(x.obs,y.obs,dx,dy)

Arguments

x.obs

censored times for X

y.obs

censored times for Y

dx

censoring indicators for X

dy

censoring indicators for Y

Details

Details are seen from the references.

Value

alpha

association parameter

tau

Kendall's tau (=alpha/(alpha+2))

Author(s)

Takeshi Emura

References

Emura T, Lin CW, Wang W (2010) A goodness-of-fit test for Archimedean copula models in the presence of right censoring, Compt Stat Data Anal 54: 3033-43

Examples

n=100
Dat=simu.Clayton(n=n,scale1=1,scale2=2,shape1=0.5,shape2=2,alpha=1)
x.obs=Dat[,"X"]
y.obs=Dat[,"Y"]
dx=dy=rep(1,n) ## uncensored data
U2.Clayton(x.obs,y.obs,dx,dy)

[Package Copula.surv version 1.1 Index]