emplikH1P {emplik}R Documentation

Return Poisson Empirical likelihood ratio for the given lambda, with right censored data


Compute the Poisson empirical likelihood ratio for the given tilt parameter lambda. Most useful for the construction of Wilks confidence intervals. The null hypothesis or constraint is defined by the parameter \theta, where

\int fung(t) dH(t) = \theta


Where H(t) is the unknown cumulative hazard function; fung(t) can be any given function.

In the future, the function fung may replaced by the vector of fung(x), since this is more flexible.

Input data can be right censored. If no censoring, set d=rep(1, length(x)).


emplikH1P(lambda, x, d, fung, CIforTheta=FALSE)



a scalar. Can be positive or negative. The amount of tiling.


a vector of the censored survival times.


a vector of the censoring indicators, 1-uncensor; 0-right censor.


a left continuous (weight) function used to calculate the weighted hazard in the parameter \theta. fung must be able to take a vector input. See example below.


an optional logical value. Default to FALSE. If set to TRUE, will return the integrated hazard value for the given lambda.


This function is for calculate lambda confidence intervals for \theta.

This function is designed for the case where the true distribution should be continuous. So there should be no tie in the data.

The log empirical likelihood used here is the ‘Poisson’ version empirical likelihood:

\sum_{i=1}^n \delta_i \log (dH(x_i)) - [ H(x_i) ] ~.

If there are ties in the data that are resulted from rounding, you may want to break the tie by adding a different tiny number to the tied observation(s). For example: 2, 2, 2, change to 2.00001, 2.00002, 2.00003. If those are true ties (thus the true distribution must be discrete) we recommend to use emplikH1B instead.


A list with the following components:


the location of the hazard jumps.


the jump size of hazard function at those locations.


the Lagrange multiplier.


the -2Log Empirical Likelihood ratio, Poisson version.


The theta defined above, the hazard integral, if CIforTheta =TRUE.


Mai Zhou


Pan, X. and Zhou, M. (2002), “Empirical likelihood in terms of hazard for censored data”. Journal of Multivariate Analysis 80, 166-188.


## fun <- function(x) { as.numeric(x <= 6.5) }
## emplikH1.test( x=c(1,2,3,4,5), d=c(1,1,0,1,1), theta=2, fun=fun) 
## fun2 <- function(x) {exp(-x)}  
## emplikH1.test( x=c(1,2,3,4,5), d=c(1,1,0,1,1), theta=0.2, fun=fun2) 

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