ah {ahMLE} R Documentation

ah

Description

This function offers the methods to fit the additive hazards model, including Aalen's method and Maximum likelihood method.

Usage

ah(
formula = formula(data),
data = sys.parent(),
matrix_domain = NULL,
progbar = FALSE,
method = "ml_opt",
scale = TRUE,
startedge = NULL
)

Arguments

 formula A formula, the dependent variable must be of type Surv in the survival package.. data A data frame with the covariates mentioned in the formula stored. matrix_domain A matrix describing the domain to find the maximum likelihood. The default constraint matrix guarantees the hazards to be positive for all possible covariates. progbar A logical value, shows the progress bar if it is TRUE, hide the progress bar if FALSE, default value is FALSE. method A string with values "aalen", "ml_opt", "ml_enum", "ml_asc" and "ml_desc". Default value is "ml_opt". "aalen" represents the Aalen's method. "ml_opt" is the default method with respect to the default constraint matrix. "ml_enum","ml_asc" and "ml_desc" represents to the naive method, ascending method and descending method. Please check the referee for details. scale A logical value, scales the input data in the interval [0,1] if it is TRUE. Default value is TRUE. startedge a vector which satisfies the domain condition. Only used for the ascending method.

Value

A data frame, containing the coefficients (beta) at each time point and the cumulative beta at each time point.

References

Chengyuan Lu, Jelle Goeman, Hein Putter Maximum likelihood estimation in the additive hazards model arXiv:2004.06156

Examples

X1 = rnorm(100); X2 = rnorm(100)
Survival_Time = rep(0,100)
U = runif(100,min =0, max =1)
for (i in 1:100){Survival_Time[i] = sqrt((-2*log(U[i]))/(0.3*X1[i] + 0.7*X2[i]))}
tcens = runif(100, 2.5, 7.5)
time =  pmin(Survival_Time, tcens)
event = as.numeric(Survival_Time<=tcens)
Data = data.frame(time = time, X1 = X1, X2 = X2, event = event)

Result = ah(Surv(time = time, event = event)~ X1 + X2, Data)

[Package ahMLE version 1.20 Index]