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August 19, 2008 7:43 AM   Subscribe

Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and Statview. Anyone know how to set up a datasheet to do this analysis in this program? I know this is an incredible longshot.

My husband emailed me to see if I could do a Kaplan-Meier survival analysis for him. I have the spreadsheet (survival and dropout -censored- patients over time) but I'm working from home today and only have the statview stats program (which is old and no longer available) here on my laptop. I only use this program for ANOVAs and other simple tests and don't know how to set up the datasheet to perform the K-M analysis. The help section is useless, I don't have the manual here, and google is failing me bigtime. Is anyone more competent with Statview than me?
posted by gaspode to Science & Nature (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Can you export the data and use a free tool like R? The survival package will do that sort of thing. (lots of good examples/info come up with some searching)
posted by chrisamiller at 8:43 AM on August 19, 2008

Best answer: If you don't find it, R is free to download for all platforms and does this easily.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 8:47 AM on August 19, 2008

Response by poster: Excellent. I'll try that. Thank you both!
posted by gaspode at 9:06 AM on August 19, 2008

If you have trouble getting your data into R, just say so. R is kind of a beast to learn, but if you save-as the excel as csv, read.csv() should be able to do it. If you want help on a command, type ?thecommandname at the prompt, or check out the "manuals" link from the first link that I gave you.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 10:37 AM on August 19, 2008

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