Exact and Asymptotic Weighted Logrank Tests for Interval Censored Data: The interval R package

J Stat Softw. 2010 Aug;36(2):i02. doi: 10.18637/jss.v036.i02.


For right-censored data perhaps the most commonly used tests are weighted logrank tests, such as the logrank and Wilcoxon-type tests. In this paper we review several generalizations of those weighted logrank tests to interval-censored data and present an R package, interval, to implement many of them. The interval package depends on the perm package, also presented here, which performs exact and asymptotic linear permutation tests. The perm package performs many of the tests included in the already available coin package, and provides an independent validation of coin. We review analysis methods for interval-censored data, and we describe and show how to use the interval and perm packages.

Keywords: R; Wilcoxon test; exact tests; logrank test; network algorithm.