'surv' Object Confidence Bands Optimized by Area

Given a certain coverage level, obtains simultaneous confidence bands for the survival and cumulative hazard functions such that the area between is minimized. Produces an approximate solution based on local time arguments.


This package approaches simultaneous confidence bands for survival functions purely from an optimization perspective: given a certain coverage level, obtain bands such that the area between is minimized. optband imports LambertW and utils and provides an approximate solution based off local time arguments for both the survival and cumulative-hazard functions.


install.packages("devtools", repos="http://cran.rstudio.com/")
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opt.ci(survi, conf.level = 0.95, fun = 'surv', tl = NA, tu = NA, samples = 1)

opt.ci takes a survfit object from the survival package with the desired 1 − α coverage level, function of interest (either 'surv' for the survival function or 'cumhaz' for the cumulative-hazard function), optional upper or lower bounds for data truncation, and the number of samples to consider (1 or 2). Defaults are α = 0.05, fun = 'surv', tl = NA, tu = NA, samples = 1.

Other methods/functions are internal and include cumhaz.var, func.sum, modify.surv.fun, psi, riemsum, and surv.range. For more, please view their corresponding help file.


Obtain confidence band for bladder cancer data set inherent to the survival package:

## 1-sample case
dat <- bladder[bladder$enum==1,]
S <- survival::survfit(Surv(stop, event) ~ 1, type = "kaplan-meier", data = dat)
opt.S <- optband::opt.ci(S)


Reference manual

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0.2.1 by Sam Tracy, 10 months ago


Report a bug at http://github.com/seasamgo/optband/issues

Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/optband

Authors: Tom Chen & Sam Tracy

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-2 | GPL-3 license

Imports utils, LambertW

Suggests stats, survival, km.ci, knitr, rmarkdown

See at CRAN