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SURVSIM: Stata module to simulate complex survival data


  • Michael J. Crowther

    () (University of Leicester)


survsim simulates survival times from parametric distributions and user-defined hazard functions. Standard distributions available include the exponential, Gompertz and Weibull. Alternatively, a user defined [log] [cumulative] hazard function can be specified, in Mata code using colon operators, with survival times generated using a combination of Gaussian quadrature and root finding techniques. Finally, survival times can be generated under cause-specific hazard models for competing risks, using standard parametric distributions. Baseline covariates and complex time-dependent effects can also be specified.Keywords: survival analysis, survival time, Weibull distribution

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  • Michael J. Crowther, 2011. "SURVSIM: Stata module to simulate complex survival data," Statistical Software Components S457317, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 21 Dec 2013.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457317
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