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Survival analysis, also called event history analysis in social science, or reliability analysis in engineering, deals with time until occurrence of an event of interest. However, this failure time may not be observed within the relevant time period, producing so-called censored observations.

This task view aims at presenting the useful R packages for the analysis of time to event data.

Please let the maintainers know if something is inaccurate or missing, either via e-mail or by submitting an issue or pull request in the GitHub repository linked above.

The*Kaplan-Meier:*`survfit`

function from the survival package computes the Kaplan-Meier estimator for truncated and/or censored data. rms (replacement of the Design package) proposes a modified version of the`survfit`

function. The prodlim package implements a fast algorithm and some features not included in survival. Various confidence intervals and confidence bands for the Kaplan-Meier estimator are implemented in the km.ci package.`plot.Surv`

of package eha plots the Kaplan-Meier estimator. The NADA package includes a function to compute the Kaplan-Meier estimator for left-censored data.`svykm`

in survey provides a weighted Kaplan-Meier estimator. The`kaplan-meier`

function in spatstat computes the Kaplan-Meier estimator from histogram data. The`KM`

function in package rhosp plots the survival function using a variant of the Kaplan-Meier estimator in a hospitalisation risk context. The survPresmooth package computes presmoothed estimates of the main quantities used for right-censored data, i.e., survival, hazard and density functions. The asbio package permits to compute the Kaplan-Meier estimator following Pollock et al. (1998). The bpcp package provides several functions for computing confidence intervals of the survival distribution (e.g., beta product confidence procedure). The kmc package implements the Kaplan-Meier estimator with constraints. The landest package allows landmark estimation and testing of survival probabilities. The jackknifeKME package computes the original and modified jackknife estimates of Kaplan-Meier estimators. The tranSurv package permits to estimate a survival distribution in the presence of dependent left-truncation and right-censoring. The condSURV package provides methods for estimating the conditional survival function for ordered multivariate failure time data. The gte package implements the generalised Turnbull estimator proposed by Dehghan and Duchesne for estimating the conditional survival function with interval-censored data.The*Non-Parametric maximum likelihood estimation (NPMLE):*

Icens package provides several ways to compute the NPMLE of the survival distribution for various censoring and truncation schemes. MLEcens can also be used to compute the MLE for interval-censored data. dblcens permits to compute the NPMLE of the cumulative distribution function for left- and right-censored data. The`icfit`

function in package interval computes the NPMLE for interval-censored data. The DTDA package implements several algorithms permitting to analyse possibly doubly truncated survival data.

npsurv computes the NPMLE of a survival function for general interval-censored data. The csci package provides confidence intervals for the cumulative distribution function of the event time for current status data, including a new method that is valid (i.e., exact).The fitdistrplus package permits to fit an univariate distribution by maximum likelihood. Data can be interval censored. The vitality package provides routines for fitting models in the vitality family of mortality models.*Parametric:*

- The muhaz package permits to estimate the hazard function through kernel methods for right-censored data.
- The
`epi.insthaz`

function from epiR computes the instantaneous hazard from the Kaplan-Meier estimator. - polspline, gss and logspline allow to estimate the hazard function using splines.
- The bshazard package provides non-parametric smoothing of the hazard through B-splines.

- The
`survdiff`

function in survival compares survival curves using the Fleming-Harrington G-rho family of test. NADA implements this class of tests for left-censored data. - The maxcombo package compares survival curves using the max-combo test, which is often based on the Fleming-Harrington G-rho family of tests and is designed to have higher power than the logrank test in the scenario of non-proportional hazards such as those resulting from delayed treatment effects.
- clinfun implements a permutation version of the logrank test and a version of the logrank that adjusts for covariates.
- The exactRankTests implements the shift-algorithm by Streitberg and Roehmel for computing exact conditional p-values and quantiles, possibly for censored data.
`SurvTest`

in the coin package implements the logrank test reformulated as a linear rank test.- The maxstat package performs tests using maximally selected rank statistics.
- The interval package implements logrank and Wilcoxon type tests for interval-censored data.
- survcomp compares 2 hazard ratios.
- The TSHRC implements a two stage procedure for comparing hazard functions.
- The FHtest package offers several tests based on the Fleming-Harrington class for comparing surival curves with right- and interval-censored data.
- The short term and long term hazard ratio model for two samples survival data can be found in the YPmodel package.
- The controlTest implements a nonparametric two-sample procedure for comparing the median survival time.
- The survRM2 package performs two-sample comparison of the restricted mean survival time
- The emplik2 package permits to compare two samples with censored data using empirical likelihood ratio tests.
- The KONPsurv package provides powerful nonparametric K-sample tests for right-censored data. The tests are consistent against any differences between the hazard functions of the groups.

The*Cox model:*`coxph`

function in the survival package fits the Cox model.`cph`

in the rms package and the eha package propose some extensions to the`coxph`

function. The package coxphf implements the Firth’s penalised maximum likelihood bias reduction method for the Cox model. An implementation of weighted estimation in Cox regression can be found in coxphw. The coxrobust package proposes a robust implementation of the Cox model.`timecox`

in package timereg fits Cox models with possibly time-varying effects. A Cox model model can be fitted to data from complex survey design using the`svycoxph`

function in survey. The multipleNCC package fits Cox models using a weighted partial likelihood for nested case-control studies. The ICsurv package fits Cox models for interval-censored data through an EM algorithm. The dynsurv package fits time-varying coefficient models for interval censored and right censored survival data using a Bayesian Cox model, a spline based Cox model or a transformation model. The OrdFacReg package implements the Cox model using an active set algorithm for dummy variables of ordered factors. The survivalMPL package fits Cox models using maximum penalised likelihood and provide a non parametric smooth estimate of the baseline hazard function. A Cox model with piecewise constant hazards can be fitted using the pch package. The icenReg package implements several models for interval-censored data, e.g., Cox, proportional odds, and accelerated failure time models. A Cox type Self-Exciting Intensity model can be fitted to right-censored data using the coxsei package. The SurvLong contains methods for estimation of proportional hazards models with intermittently observed longitudinal covariates. The plac package provides routines to fit the Cox model with left-truncated data using augmented information from the marginal of the truncation times.

The proportionality assumption can be checked using the`cox.zph`

function in survival. The`coxphCPE`

function in clinfun calculates concordance probability estimate for the Cox model. The`coxphQuantile`

in the latter package draws a quantile curve of the survival distribution as a function of covariates. The multcomp package computes simultaneous tests and confidence intervals for the Cox model and other parametric survival models. The lsmeans package permits to obtain least-squares means (and contrasts thereof) from linear models. In particular, it provides support for the`coxph`

,`survreg`

and`coxme`

functions. The multtest package on Bioconductor proposes a resampling based multiple hypothesis testing that can be applied to the Cox model. Testing coefficients of Cox regression models using a Wald test with a sandwich estimator of variance can be done using the saws package. The rankhazard package permits to plot visualisation of the relative importance of covariates in a proportional hazards model. The smoothHR package provides hazard ratio curves that allows for nonlinear relationship between predictor and survival. The PHeval package proposes tools to check the proportional hazards assumption using a standardised score process. The ELYP package implements empirical likelihood analysis for the Cox Model and Yang-Prentice (2005) Model.*Parametric Proportional Hazards Model:*`survreg`

(from survival) fits a parametric proportional hazards model. The eha and mixPHM packages implement a proportional hazards model with a parametric baseline hazard. The`pphsm`

in rms translates an AFT model to a proportional hazards form. The polspline package includes the`hare`

function that fits a hazard regression model, using splines to model the baseline hazard. Hazards can be, but not necessarily, proportional. The flexsurv package implements the model of Royston and Parmar (2002). The model uses natural cubic splines for the baseline survival function, and proportional hazards, proportional odds or probit functions for regression. The SurvRegCensCov package allows estimation of a Weibull Regression for a right-censored endpoint, one interval-censored covariate, and an arbitrary number of non-censored covariates.The*Accelerated Failure Time (AFT) Models:*`survreg`

function in package survival can fit an accelerated failure time model. A modified version of`survreg`

is implemented in the rms package (`psm`

function). It permits to use some of the rms functionalities. The eha package also proposes an implementation of the AFT model (function`aftreg`

). The NADA package proposes the front end of the`survreg`

function for left-censored data. The simexaft package implements the Simulation-Extrapolation algorithm for the AFT model, that can be used when covariates are subject to measurement error. A robust version of the accelerated failure time model can be found in RobustAFT. The coarseDataTools package fits AFT models for interval censored data. An alternative weighting scheme for parameter estimation in the AFT model is proposed in the imputeYn package. The aftgee package implements recently developed inference procedures for the AFT models with both the rank-based approach and the least squares approach.Both survival and timereg fit the additive hazards model of Aalen in functions*Additive Models:*`aareg`

and`aalen`

, respectively. timereg also proposes an implementation of the Cox-Aalen model (that can also be used to perform the Lin, Wei and Ying (1994) goodness-of-fit for Cox regression models) and the partly parametric additive risk model of McKeague and Sasieni. The uniah package fits shape-restricted additive hazards models. The addhazard package contains tools to fit additive hazards model to random sampling, two-phase sampling and two-phase sampling with auxiliary information.The*Buckley-James Models:*`bj`

function in rms and`BJnoint`

in emplik compute the Buckley-James model, though the latter does it without an intercept term. The bujar package fits the Buckley-James model with high-dimensional covariates (L2 boosting, regression trees and boosted MARS, elastic net).Functions like*Other models:*`survreg`

can fit other types of models depending on the chosen distribution,*e.g.*, a tobit model. The AER package provides the`tobit`

function, which is a wrapper of`survreg`

to fit the tobit model. An implementation of the tobit model for cross-sectional data and panel data can be found in the censReg package. The timereg package provides implementation of the proportional odds model and of the proportional excess hazards model. The invGauss package fits the inverse Gaussian distribution to survival data. The model is based on describing time to event as the barrier hitting time of a Wiener process, where drift towards the barrier has been randomized with a Gaussian distribution. The pseudo package computes the pseudo-observation for modelling the survival function based on the Kaplan-Meier estimator and the restricted mean. The fastpseudo*(archived)*package dose the same for the restricted mean survival time. flexsurv fits parametric time-to-event models, in which any parametric distribution can be used to model the survival probability, and where any of the parameters can be modelled as a function of covariates. The`Icens`

function in package Epi provides a multiplicative relative risk and an additive excess risk model for interval-censored data. The VGAM package can fit vector generalised linear and additive models for censored data. The gamlss.cens package implements the generalised additive model for location, scale and shape that can be fitted to censored data. The`locfit.censor`

function in locfit produces local regression estimates. The`crq`

function included in the quantreg package implements a conditional quantile regression model for censored data. The JM package fits shared parameter models for the joint modelling of a longitudinal response and event times. The temporal process regression model is implemented in the tpr package. Aster models, which combine aspects of generalized linear models and Cox models, are implemented in the aster and aster2 packages. The concreg package implements conditional logistic regression for survival data as an alternative to the Cox model when hazards are non-proportional. The surv2sampleComp packages proposes some model-free contrast comparison measures such as difference/ratio of cumulative hazards, quantiles and restricted mean. The rstpm2 package provides link-based survival models that extend the Royston-Parmar models, a family of flexible parametric models. The TransModel package implements a unified estimation procedure for the analysis of censored data using linear transformation models. The ICGOR fits the generalized odds rate hazards model to interval-censored data while GORCure generalized odds rate mixture cure model to interval-censored data. The thregI package permits to fit a threshold regression model for interval-censored data based on the first-hitting-time of a boundary by the sample path of a Wiener diffusion process. The miCoPTCM package fits semiparametric promotion time cure models with possibly mis-measured covariates. The smcure package permits to fit semiparametric proportional hazards and accelerated failure time mixture cure models. The case-base sampling approach for fitting flexible hazard regression models to survival data with single event type or multiple competing causes via logistic and multinomial regression can be found in package casebase. The intsurv package fits regular Cox cure rate model via an EM algorithm, regularized Cox cure rate model with elastic net penalty, and weighted concordance index for cure models.

The*General Multistate Models:*`coxph`

function from package survival can be fitted for any transition of a multistate model. It can also be used for comparing two transition hazards, using correspondence between multistate models and time-dependent covariates. Besides, all the regression methods presented above can be used for multistate models as long as they allow for left-truncation. The mvna package provides convenient functions for estimating and plotting the cumulative transition hazards in any multistate model, possibly subject to right-censoring and left-truncation. The etm package estimates and plots transition probabilities for any multistate models. It can also estimate the variance of the Aalen-Johansen estimator, and handles left-truncated data. The mstate package permits to estimate hazards and probabilities, possibly depending on covariates, and to obtain prediction probabilities in the context of competing risks and multistate models. The flexsurv package can fit and predict from fully-parametric multistate models, with arbitrarily-flexible time-to-event distributions, using either a cause-specific hazards or mixture model framework. The msm package contains functions for fitting general continuous-time Markov and hidden Markov multistate models to longitudinal data. Transition rates and output processes can be modelled in terms of covariates. The msmtools package provides utilities to facilitate the modelling of longitudinal data under a multistate framework using the msm package. The flexmsm package provides a general estimation framework for multi-state Markov processes with flexible specification of the transition intensities. It supports any type of process structure (forward and backward transitions, any number of states) and transition intensities can be specified via Generalised Additive Models, with syntax similar to that used for GAMs in R. The SemiMarkov package can be used to fit semi-Markov multistate models in continuous time. The distribution of the waiting times can be chosen between the exponential, the Weibull and exponentiated Weibull distributions. The TPmsm package permits to estimate transition probabilities of an illness-death model or three-state progressive model. The gamboostMSM package extends the mboost package to estimation in the mulstistate model framework, while the penMSM package proposes L1 penalised estimation. The SmoothHazard*(archived)*package fits proportional hazards models for the illness-death model with possibly interval-censored data for transition toward the transient state. Left-truncated and right-censored data are also allowed. The model is either parametric (Weibull) or semi-parametric with M-splines approximation of the baseline intensities. The TP.idm package implement the estimator of Una-Alvarez and Meira-Machado (2015) for non-Markov illness-death models.

The Epi package implements Lexis objects as a way to represent, manipulate and summarise data from multistate models. The LexisPlotR package, based on**ggplot2**, permits to draw Lexis diagrams. The TraMineR package is intended for analysing state or event sequences that describe life courses. asbio computes the expected numbers of individuals in specified age classes or life stages given survivorship probabilities from a transition matrix.The package cmprsk estimates the cumulative incidence functions, but they can be compared in more than two samples. The package also implements the Fine and Gray model for regressing the subdistribution hazard of a competing risk. crrSC extends the cmprsk package to stratified and clustered data. The kmi package performs a Kaplan-Meier multiple imputation to recover missing potential censoring information from competing risks events, permitting to use standard right-censored methods to analyse cumulative incidence functions. Package pseudo computes pseudo observations for modelling competing risks based on the cumulative incidence functions. timereg does flexible regression modelling for competing risks data based on the on the inverse-probability-censoring-weights and direct binomial regression approach. riskRegression implements risk regression for competing risks data, along with other extensions of existing packages useful for survival analysis and competing risks data. Packages survival (via*Competing risks:*`survfit`

) and prodlim can also be used to estimate the cumulative incidence function. The NPMLEcmprsk package implements the semi-parametric mixture model for competing risks data. The CFC package permits to perform Bayesian, and non-Bayesian, cause-specific competing risks analysis for parametric and non-parametric survival functions. The gcerisk package provides some methods for competing risks data. Estimation, testing and regression modeling of subdistribution functions in the competing risks setting using quantile regressions can be had in cmprskQR. The intccr package permits to fit the Fine and Gray model as well other models that belong to the class of semiparametric generalized odds rate transformation models to interval-censored competing risks data. The mmcif fits mixed cumulative incidence function models to model within-cluster dependence of both risk and timing.*Recurrent event data:*`coxph`

from the survival package can be used to analyse recurrent event data. The`cph`

function of the rms package fits the Anderson-Gill model for recurrent events, model that can also be fitted with the frailtypack*(archived)*package. The latter also permits to fit joint frailty models for joint modelling of recurrent events and a terminal event. The condGEE package implements the conditional GEE for recurrent event gap times. The reda package provides function to fit gamma frailty model with either a piecewise constant or a spline as the baseline rate function for recurrent event data, as well as some miscellaneous functions for recurrent event data. Several regression models for recurrent event data are implemented in the reReg package. The spef package includes functions for fitting semiparametric regression models for panel count survival data.

- The relsurv package proposes several functions to deal with relative survival data. For example,
`rs.surv`

computes a relative survival curve.`rs.add`

fits an additive model and`rsmul`

fits the Cox model of Andersen et al. for relative survival, while`rstrans`

fits a Cox model in transformed time. - The timereg package permits to fit relative survival models like the proportional excess and additive excess models.
- The mexhaz package allows fitting an hazard regression model using different shapes for the baseline hazard. The model can be used in the relative survival setting (excess mortality hazard) as well as in the overall survival setting (overall mortality hazard).
- The flexrsurv package implements the models of Remontet et al. (2007) and Mahboubi et al. (2011).
- The survexp.fr package computes relative survival, absolute excess risk and standardized mortality ratio based on French death rates.
- The GJRM package permits to fit link-based additive models for the excess hazard that allows for the inclusion of many types of covariate effects, including spatial and time-dependent effects, using any type of smoother, such as thin plate, cubic splines, tensor products and Markov random fields.

Frailty terms can be added in*Frailties:*`coxph`

function in package survival. A mixed-effects Cox model is implemented in the coxme package. The`two.stage`

function in the timereg package fits the Clayton-Oakes-Glidden model. The frailtypack*(archived)*package fits proportional hazards models with a shared Gamma frailty to right-censored and/or left-truncated data using a penalised likelihood on the hazard function. The package also fits additive and nested frailty models that can be used for, e.g., meta-analysis and for hierarchically clustered data (with 2 levels of clustering), respectively. The Cox model using h-likelihood estimation for the frailty terms can be fitted using the frailtyHL package. The frailtySurv package simulates and fits semiparametric shared frailty models under a wide range of frailty distributions. The PenCoxFrail package provides a regularisation approach for Cox frailty models through penalisation. The mexhaz enables modelling of the excess hazard regression model with time-dependent and/or non-linear effect(s) and a random effect defined at the cluster level. The frailtyEM package contains functions for fitting shared frailty models with a semi-parametric baseline hazard with the Expectation-Maximization algorithm. Supported data formats include clustered failures with left truncation and recurrent events in gap-time or Andersen-Gill formatThe joineR package allows the analysis of repeated measurements and time-to-event data via joint random effects models. The joint.Cox package performs Cox regression and dynamic prediction under the joint frailty-copula model between tumour progression and death for meta-analysis. JointModel*Joint modelling of time-to-event and longitudinal data:**(archived)*fits semiparametric regression model for longitudinal responses and a semiparametric transformation model for time-to-event data. The joineRML package fits the joint model proposed by Henderson and colleagues (2000) doi:10.1093/biostatistics/1.4.465 , but extended to the case of multiple continuous longitudinal measures. The rstanarm package fits joint models for one or more longitudinal outcomes (continuous, binary or count data) and a time-to-event, estimated under a Bayesian framework.

Multivariate survival refers to the analysis of unit, e.g., the survival of twins or a family. To analyse such data, we can estimate the joint distribution of the survival times

Both Icens and MLEcens can estimate bivariate survival data subject to interval censoring.*Joint modelling:*- The mets package implements various statistical models for multivariate event history data, e.g., multivariate cumulative incidence models, bivariate random effects probit models, Clayton-Oakes model.
- The MST package constructs trees for multivariate survival data using marginal and frailty models.
- The SurvCorr package permits to estimate correlation coefficients with associated confidence limits for bivariate, partially censored survival times.

- The package BMA computes a Bayesian model averaging for Cox proportional hazards models.
`NMixMCMC`

in mixAK performs an MCMC estimation of normal mixtures for censored data.- A MCMC for Gaussian linear regression with left-, right- or interval-censored data can be fitted using the
`MCMCtobit`

in MCMCpack. - The
`weibullregpost`

function in LearnBayes computes the log posterior density for a Weibull proportional-odds regression model. - The MCMCglmm fits generalised linear mixed models using MCMC to right-, left- and interval censored data.
- The JMbayes package performs joint modelling of longitudinal and time-to-event data under a bayesian approach.
- The rstanarm package fits a joint model for one or more longitudinal outcomes (continuous, binary or count data) and a time-to-event under a Bayesian framework.
- Bayesian parametric and semi-parametric estimation for semi-competing risks data is available via the SemiCompRisks package.
- The psbcGroup package implements penalized semi-parametric Bayesian Cox models with elastic net, fused lasso and group lasso priors.
- The PReMiuM package implements Bayesian clustering using a Dirichlet process mixture model to censored responses.
- The spBayesSurv package provides Bayesian model fitting for several survival models including spatial copula, linear dependent Dirichlet process mixture model, anova Dirichlet process mixture model, proportional hazards model and marginal spatial proportional hazards model.
- The IDPSurvival package implements non-parametric survival analysis techniques using a prior near-ignorant Dirichlet Process.
- The BayesPiecewiseICAR
*(archived)*package fits a piecewise exponential hazard to survival data using a Hierarchical Bayesian model.

rpart implements CART-like trees that can be used with censored outcomes. The party package implements recursive partitioning for survival data. LogicReg can perform logic regression. The LTRCtrees package provides recursive partition algorithms designed for fitting survival tree with left-truncated and right censored data. The package also includes an implementation of recursive partitioning (conditional inference trees) for interval-censored data. bnnSurvival implements a bootstrap aggregated version of the k-nearest neighbors survival probability prediction method.*Recursive partitioning:*Package ipred implements bagging for survival data. The randomForestSRC package fits random forest to survival data, while a variant of the random forest is implemented in party. A faster implementation can be found in package ranger. An alternative algorithm for random forests is implemented in icRSF.*Random forest:*The glmnet package provides procedures for fitting the entire lasso or elastic-net regularization path for Cox models. The glmpath package implements a L1 regularised Cox proportional hazards model. An L1 and L2 penalised Cox models are available in penalized. The pamr package computes a nearest shrunken centroid for survival gene expression data. The lpc package implements the lassoed principal components method. The ahaz package implements the LASSO and elastic net estimator for the additive risk model. The fastcox package implements the Lasso and elastic-net penalized Cox’s regression using the cockail algorithm. The SGL package permits to fit Cox models with a combination of lasso and group lasso regularisation. The hdnom package implements 9 types of penalised Cox regression methods and provides methods for model validation, calibration, comparison, and nomogram visualisation. The Cyclops package implements cyclic coordinate descent for the Cox proportional hazards model.*Regularised and shrinkage methods:*Gradient boosting for the Cox model is implemented in the gbm package. The mboost package includes a generic gradient boosting algorithm for the construction of prognostic and diagnostic models for right-censored data. xgboost includes methods for Cox regression (right censored survival data) and AFT models (right-, left-, interval-, and uncensored).*Boosting:*The superpc package implements the supervised principal components for survival data. The compound.Cox package fits Cox proportional hazards model using the compound covariate method. plsRcox provides partial least squares regression and various techniques for fitting Cox models in high dimensionnal settings.*Other:*

- The pec package provides utilities to plot prediction error curves for several survival models. The riskRegression package now includes most of the functionality of the pec package.
- peperr implements prediction error techniques which can be computed in a parallelised way. Useful for high-dimensional data.
- The timeROC package permits to estimate time-dependent ROC curves and time-dependent AUC with censored data, possibly with competing risks.
- survivalROC computes time-dependent ROC curves and time-dependent AUC from censored data using Kaplan-Meier or Akritas’s nearest neighbour estimation method (Cumulative sensitivity and dynamic specificity).
- tdROC can be used to compute time-dependent ROC curve from censored survival data using nonparametric weight adjustments.
- risksetROC implements time-dependent ROC curves, AUC and integrated AUC of Heagerty and Zheng (Biometrics, 2005).
- Various time-dependent true/false positive rates and Cumulative/Dynamic AUC are implemented in the survAUC package.
- The survcomp package provides several functions to assess and compare the performance of survival models.
- C-statistics for risk prediction models with censored survival data can be computed via the survC1 package.
- The survIDINRI package implements the integrated discrimination improvement index and the category-less net reclassification index for comparing competing risks prediction models.
- The compareC package permits to compare C indices with right-censored survival outcomes
- The APtools package provide tools to estimate the average positive predictive values and the AUC for risk scores or marker.

- The NPHMC permits to calculate sample size based on proportional hazards mixture cure models.
- The powerSurvEpi package provides power and sample size calculation for survival analysis (with a focus towards epidemiological studies).
- Power analysis and sample size calculation for SNP association studies with time-to-event outcomes can be done using the survSNP package.

- The genSurv package permits to generate data wih one binary time-dependent covariate and data stemming from a progressive illness-death model.
- The PermAlgo package permits the user to simulate complex survival data, in which event and censoring times could be conditional on an user-specified list of (possibly time-dependent) covariates.
- The prodlim package proposes some functions for simulating complex event history data.
- The gems package also permits to simulate and analyse multistate models. The package allows for a general specification of the transition hazard functions, for non-Markov models and for dependencies on the history.
- The simMSM package provides functions for simulating complex multistate models data with possibly nonlinear baseline hazards and nonlinear covariate effects.
- The simPH package implements tools for simulating and plotting quantities of interest estimated from proportional hazards models.
- The survsim package permits to simulate simple and complex survival data such as recurrent event data and competing risks.
- The simsurv package enables the user to simulate survival times from standard parametric survival distributions (exponential, Weibull, Gompertz), 2-component mixture distributions, or a user-defined hazard or log hazard function. Time dependent effects (i.e. non-proportional hazards) can be included by interacting covariates with linear time or some transformation of time.
- The MicSim package provides routines for performing continuous-time microsimulation for population projection. The basis for the microsimulation are a multistate model, Markov or non-Markov, for which the transition intensities are specified, as well as an initial cohort.
- The SimHaz package permits to simulate data with a dichotomous time-dependent exposure.
- The SimSCRPiecewise
*(archived)*package can be used to simulate univariate and semi-competing risks data given covariates and piecewise exponential baseline hazards. - The SimSurvNMarker package provides functions to simulate from joint survival and potentially multivariate marker models. User-defined basis expansions in time can be passed which effect the log hazard, the markers, and the association between the two.

This section tries to list some specialised plot functions that might be useful in the context of event history analysis.

- The rms package proposes functions for plotting survival curves with the at risk table aligned to the x axis. prodlim extends this to the competing risks model.
- The
`plot.Hist`

function in prodlim permits to draw the states and transitions that characterize a multistate model. - The Epi package provides many plot functions for representing multistate data, in particular Lexis diagrams.
- The FamEvent generates time-to-event outcomes for families that habour genetic mutation under different sampling designs and estimates the penetrance functions for family data with ascertainment correction.
- vsd provides graphical shim for visual survival data analysis.

- The survminer package contains the function
`ggsurvplot`

for drawing survival curves with the “number at risk” table. Other functions are also available for visual examinations of Cox model assumptions. - The InformativeCensoring package multiple imputation methods for dealing with informative censoring.
- The discSurv provides data transformations, estimation utilities, predictive evaluation measures and simulation functions for discrete time survival analysis.
- dynpred is the companion package to “Dynamic Prediction in Clinical Survival Analysis”.
- Package boot proposes the
`censboot`

function that implements several types of bootstrap techniques for right-censored data. - The currentSurvival package estimates the current cumulative incidence and the current leukaemia free survival function.
- The KMsurv package includes the data sets from Klein and Moeschberger (1997). The package SMPracticals that accompanies Davidson (2003) and DAAG that accompanies Maindonald, J.H. and Braun, W.J. (2003, 2007) also contain survival data sets.
- The SvyNom package permits to construct, validate and calibrate nomograms stemming from complex right-censored survey data.
- The logconcens package compute the MLE of a density (log-concave) possibly for interval censored data.
- The coarseDataTools package implements an EM algorithm to estimate the relative case fatality ratio between two groups.
- The GSSE package proposes a fully efficient sieve maximum likelihood method to estimate genotype-specific distribution of time-to-event outcomes under a nonparametric model
- power and sample size calculation based on the difference in restricted mean survival times can be performed using the SSRMST package.
- The survMisc provides miscellaneous routines to help in the analysis of right-censored survival data.
- Accompanying data sets to the book
*Applied Survival Analysis Using R*can be found in package asaur. - The survex provides easy-to-apply explanations of survival models (both complex machine learning and simpler statistical ones) that enable their exploration and interpretation.

- GAMLSS
- Tutorial in competing risks and multistate models
- Proportional-Hazards Regression for Survival Data. Appendix to An R and S-PLUS Companion to Applied Regression.
- Journal of Statistical Software. Special Volume: Competing Risks and Multi-State Models