Analysis of Lifetime Data
Survival analysis is time-to-event analysis, that is, when the outcome of interest is the time until an event occurs. Examples of time-to-events are the time until infection, reoccurrence of a disease, or recovery in health sciences; the duration of unemployment in economics; the time until the failure of a machine part or the lifetime of light bulbs in engineering, and so on.
To perform survival analysis:
Fit a model to your data. Use one or more of the functions listed on this page under Lifetime Data Analysis or Cox Proportional Hazards Models.
Plot or otherwise analyze the fitted model using the methods in the examples listed on this page under Topics, or using Cox Proportional Hazards Models functions.
fitcox function provides an object-oriented way to fit a Cox
proportional hazards model. The resulting
CoxModel object contains many statistics and methods for analysis.
coxphfit is an older function for
fitting Cox models that also enables code generation.
Lifetime Data Analysis
|Kernel smoothing function estimate for univariate and bivariate data|
|Maximum likelihood estimates|
|Asymptotic covariance of maximum likelihood estimators|
|Extreme value parameter estimates|
|Exponential parameter estimates|
|Gamma parameter estimates|
|Lognormal parameter estimates|
|Normal parameter estimates|
|Weibull parameter estimates|
|Fit probability distribution object to data|
|Open Distribution Fitter app|
Visualize Lifetime Data
Cox Proportional Hazards Models
Fit Cox Proportional Hazards Model
|Cox proportional hazards regression|
|Create Cox proportional hazards model (Since R2021a)|
|Confidence interval for Cox proportional hazards model coefficients (Since R2021a)|
|Remove residuals from Cox model (Since R2022b)|
|Estimate Cox model hazard relative to baseline (Since R2021a)|
|Linear hypothesis tests on Cox model coefficients (Since R2021a)|
|Plot survival function of Cox proportional hazards model (Since R2021a)|
|Calculate survival of Cox proportional hazards model (Since R2021a)|
|Cox proportional hazards model (Since R2021a)|
- What Is Survival Analysis?
Learn about censoring, survival data, and the survivor and hazard functions.
- Survivor Functions for Two Groups
Find the empirical survivor functions and the parametric survivor functions using the Burr type XII distribution fit on data for two groups.
- Hazard and Survivor Functions for Different Groups
Estimate and plot the cumulative hazard and survivor functions for different groups.
- Kaplan-Meier Method
Estimate the empirical hazard, survivor, and cumulative distribution functions.
- Cox Proportional Hazards Model
Adjust survival rate estimates to quantify the effect of predictor variables.
- Cox Proportional Hazards Model Object
Create data for a Cox model with three stratification levels, then fit and analyze the resulting model.
- Cox Proportional Hazards Model for Censored Data
Create a Cox proportional hazards model, and assess the significance of the predictor variables.
- Cox Proportional Hazards Model with Time-Dependent Covariates
Convert survival data to counting process form, and then construct a Cox proportional hazards model with time-dependent covariates.
- Analyzing Survival or Reliability Data
Analyze lifetime data with censoring by modeling the time to failure of a throttle from an automobile fuel injection system.