Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 07:29:22 -0400
Reply-To: Peter Flom <flom@NDRI.ORG>
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From: Peter Flom <flom@NDRI.ORG>
Subject: Re: parametric fit of a hazard function which reachs a plateau
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>>> Stefan Pohl <stefan.pohl@WISO.UNI-KOELN.DE> 09/04/06 5:09 AM >>>
am looking for a parametric distribution which is able to fit this
nonparamatric fit very well (the attached graph was rejected). The
hazard function should increase in the first years until year 7-8 and
then should stay constant.
I have tried an expo-power-distribution which is a very flexible
The fit is bad as the hazard function rises over the years and does not
reach a plateau.
Have you tried a spline fit? Not sure if this is parametric enough for
you, but it should