Estimating the Survival Function

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We introduce the survival function, a core component in survival analysis, and the non-parametric estimate for it: the Kaplan-Meier curve. We explore these concepts on FBI's Most Wanted List and ask questions like: how long does it take for a fugitive to be captured?


  • Why the survival function is so important in survival analysis.
  • How the Kaplan Meier estimator works, intuitivly. 
  • Using lifelines to compute the estimate and visualize the estimated survival function.

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