An R package for Life Data Analysis


The WeibullR package provides a flexible data entry capability with three levels of usage.


Quick Fit Functions

Functions with intuitive names MLEw2p through MRRln3p for preparing simple fits, bounds, and displays using default options. Only data sets with exact failure times and/or suspensions are processed.

The quick fit functions return a simple named vector of the fitted parameters with appropriate goodness of fit measure(s).

Optional preparation of appropriate interval bounds (at 90\% confidence), or a display of fit and bounds are controlled by two final arguments taking logical entry, such that a function call like MLEw2p(input_data,T,T) will generate a plot with the fitted data and confidence interval bounds.

When the first logical for bounds is set to TRUE, the returned object will be a list with the fitted parameter vector first and dataframe of bound values second.


wblr Object Model

Construction of a wblr object is initiated by providing a data set through function wblr.

Modification of the object with the progressive addition of fits and confidence interval bounds is made via functions wblr.fit and wblr.conf.

Fine control over many aspects of fit, confidence, and display are made possible using a flexible options mechanism.

Display for single object models is via S3 methods plot or contour, while multiple objects (provided as a list) can be displayed on a single plot using plot.wblr, plot_contour, or contour.wblr.


Back-end Functions

Access to back-end functions providing all the functionality of the upper levels of usage are provided as exported functions.

These functions may provide advanced users with resources to expand analysis further than has been implemented within the WeibullR package.


Data Entry

Data entry is made through the Quick Fit functions, wblr, or on the backend through getPPP for rank regression, and mleframe for mle processing.

In all cases the primary argument x can be a vector of exact time failures or a dataframe with time, and eventcolumns as a minimum. An additional column qty may optionally be used to record duplicated data.

If the dataframe entry is not used (in favor of an exact time failure vector), a second argument, s, can be used to enter a vector of last observed success times for right censored data (suspensions).

Beyond the entry of the first two data types, interval data (including discoveries with last known success time=0) are entered via argument interval as a dataframe with columnsleft, and right as a miniumum. As with the primary argument dataframe entry, an additional column qty may optionally be used to record duplicated interval data. Such interval data entry is not supported with the Quick Fit functions.