tests for equal hazard rates among the datai using a log-rank type test.


performs a weighted log-rank test with weights wspec.


returns the value of "property".

Details and Options

  • LogRankTest performs a hypothesis test on the datai with null hypothesis that the true hazard rates of the populations are equal for all and alternative hypothesis that at least one is different for some value of .
  • The number is generally taken to be the largest event time in the datai.
  • By default, a probability value or -value is returned.
  • A small -value suggests that it is unlikely that is true.
  • The datai must be univariate {x1,x2,}.
  • The datai can be a SparseArray or EventData object.
  • LogRankTest is effectively based on where , , and are the observed number of events, the expected number of events based on the pooled sample, and some weights, respectively.
  • For named weight methods, the weight at time , , is generally based on the number at risk , the number of events , the product limit estimator of the pooled sample, or a similar estimator of the pooled sample.
  • The following weight specifications wspec can be given:
  • ρFlemingHarrington weights with
    {ρ,γ}fully specified FlemingHarrington weights
    "name"use a named weight method
  • The values of ρ and γ can be any non-negative numbers.
  • Specifying ρ and γ yields FlemingHarrington weights of the form .
  • Possible named weight specifications include:
  • "AndersenPeto"y_(i)s^~(t_(i))/(y_(i)+1)
  • For interval-censored data, the ZhaoZhaoSunKim generalized log-rank test is used.
  • LogRankTest[{data1,},wspec,"HypothesisTestData"] returns a HypothesisTestData object htd that can be used to extract additional test results and properties using the form htd["property"].
  • LogRankTest[{data1,},wspec,"property"] can be used to directly give the value of "property".
  • Properties related to the reporting of test results include:
  • "DegreesOfFreedom"the degrees of freedom used in a test
    "EventTimes"list of time points used in the test
    "EventWeights"a list of weights used at each event time
    "PValue"list of -values
    "PValueTable"formatted table of -values
    "ShortTestConclusion"a short description of the conclusion of a test
    "TestConclusion"a description of the conclusion of a test
    "TestData"list of pairs of test statistics and -values
    "TestDataTable"formatted table of -values and test statistics
    "TestStatistic"list of test statistics
    "TestStatisticTable"formatted table of test statistics
  • The following options can be given:
  • MethodAutomaticthe method to use for computing -values
    SignificanceLevel0.05cutoff for diagnostics and reporting


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Basic Examples  (4)

Compare hazard rates using some sample data:

Create a HypothesisTestData object for repeated property extraction:

Test some censored data:

A significant difference is detected at the 5% level:

Perform a weighted log-rank test:

Use a named weight scheme:

Use FlemingHarrington weights:

Test for equal hazard rates with many samples:

A visual comparison of the survival rates:

A significant difference is not detected:

Scope  (11)

Testing  (7)

Obtain the -value from a log-rank test:

Simultaneously test a large number of groups:

Compute the -value for weighted log-rank tests:

Named weighting schemes:

Manually set FlemingHarrington type weights:

FlemingHarrington weights with and :

Use fully specified FlemingHarrington type weights:

FlemingHarrington weights with and :

Extract some properties from a HypothesisTestData object:

The -value and test statistic:

Extract any number of properties simultaneously:

The -value, test statistic, and degrees of freedom:

Reporting  (4)

Tabulate test results:

Values from the table:

Retrieve properties for custom reporting:

Tabulate -values and test statistics:

Visualize normalized weights used in the test:

Named weighting schemes tend to emphasize early events:

FlemingHarrington weights can be used to emphasize other event regions:

Options  (4)

Method  (3)

By default, the asymptotic distribution of the test statistic is used to compute -values:

Random permutation-based tests may give better results with small samples:

Specify the number of random permutations to perform:

Specify 250 random permutations:

Fix the seed used to generate random permutations:

Use a seed of 9:

SignificanceLevel  (1)

The significance level is used for "TestConclusion" and "ShortTestConclusion":

Properties & Relations  (7)

By default, the test statistic is assumed to follow a ChiSquareDistribution under :

Weighting schemes allow for particular time points to be emphasized:

Named schemes tend to place more weight on early events:

FlemingHarrington parameters allow fine control over weighting:

MannWhitneyTest can be used in the absence of censoring with two samples:

The tests are asymptotically equivalent:

The KruskalWallis test can be used in the absence of censoring with more than two samples:

The tests are asymptotically equivalent:

Use SurvivalModelFit to estimate survival probabilities:

Estimate the survival curve:

Create a 95% confidence interval about the survival probability at 30:

Use CoxModelFit to estimate survival probabilities in the presence of covariates:

Obtain parameter estimates:

Visualize survival estimate at covariate levels and :

The log rank test recognizes the path structure of a TemporalData:

Use the values directly:

Wolfram Research (2012), LogRankTest, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/LogRankTest.html.


Wolfram Research (2012), LogRankTest, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/LogRankTest.html.


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Wolfram Language. 2012. "LogRankTest." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/LogRankTest.html.


Wolfram Language. (2012). LogRankTest. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/LogRankTest.html