Accession Number : ADA111859

Title :   A Nonparametric Estimator of the Survival Function under Progressive Censoring,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING DEPT OF STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY

Personal Author(s) : Gardiner,Joseph C ; Susarla,V

PDF Url : ADA111859

Report Date : 01 Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A nonparametric estimator of the survival function F is constructed from time-sequential progressively censored data when F is a Dirichlet process. The estimator is shown to encompass several known estimators of F including the product-limit estimator and Ferguson's estimator. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nonparametric statistics, *Bayes theorem, Functions(Mathematics), Dirichlet integral, Distribution functions, Weak convergence

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE