Daily Archives: August 10, 2015

Survival, part I

The topic: it’s probably not what you think.

This post has nothing to do with climate change. It’s about the survival function, which finds application in many fields, most notably medical research (where survival is considered important) and failure testing. I’ve come up with a new way to estimate it from observed data, and most important, what I believe is a much-improved way to estimate confidence limits.

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