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Optimizing a Poisson Survival Model

Joshua Entrop shows off optimx() in R to perform a survival analysis:

In this blog post, we will fit a Poisson regression model by maximising its likelihood function using optimx() in R. As an example we will use the lung cancer data set included in the {survival} package. The data set includes information on 228 lung cancer patients from the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG). Specifically, we will estimate the survival of lung cancer patients by sex and age using a simple Poisson regression model. You can download the code that I will use throughout post here

Read the whole thing. H/T R-bloggers