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Variable selection in a partially linear proportional hazards model with a diverging dimensionality

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  • Hu, Yuao
  • Lian, Heng

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We consider the problem of simultaneous variable selection and estimation in partially linear proportional hazards models when the number of covariates in the linear part diverges with the sample size. We apply the smoothly clipped absolute deviation (SCAD) penalty to select the significant covariates in the linear part. Some simulations and a real data set are presented.

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  • Hu, Yuao & Lian, Heng, 2013. "Variable selection in a partially linear proportional hazards model with a diverging dimensionality," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 83(1), pages 61-69.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:83:y:2013:i:1:p:61-69
    DOI: 10.1016/j.spl.2012.08.024
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    1. Lian, Heng & Li, Jianbo & Tang, Xingyu, 2014. "SCAD-penalized regression in additive partially linear proportional hazards models with an ultra-high-dimensional linear part," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 125(C), pages 50-64.
    2. Germán Aneiros & Philippe Vieu, 2015. "Partial linear modelling with multi-functional covariates," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 30(3), pages 647-671, September.

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