[R] density estimation from interval-censored data

David Firth david.firth at nuffield.oxford.ac.uk
Thu Jul 12 18:33:11 CEST 2001

I am aware of the nice R package "logspline", which does smooth 
density estimation from interval-censored data (that is, values that 
are known to lie in a specified interval rather than known exactly). 
Function logspline.fit uses a maximum penalized likelihood method, 
with the penalty related to the number of knots used in a cubic 
regression-spline fit.

I need to be able to do some things that don't seem straightforward 
with the logspline package:
   (a) penalize the likelihood also for roughness, e.g. using the 
integrated squared second derivative
   (b) obtain approximate confidence limits for the density at specified points

My question: is there another R package that can help me with these 
things?  If so it would be good to know before I embark on 
programming them myself.

Thanks -- David

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