Simulation of simple and complex survival/time-to-event data

The survsim packages implement the methodology described in the papers:

Crowther MJ, Lambert PC. Simulating biologically plausible complex survival data. Statistics in Medicine 2013;32(23):4118-4134.


Crowther MJ, Lambert PC. Simulating complex survival data. The Stata Journal 2012;12(4):674-687.

I recommend you read them before trying out the accompanying software. This page details the development of the package, both in terms of version histories and planned features to be added.


survsim in Stata

The current version of survsim in Stata, which requires version 11.2 or higher, can be installed by typing:

ssc install survsim

and then run adoupdate as normal to pick up any updates.


survsim in R…is actually simsurv and simjm

My PhD student Sam Brilleman has written simsurv and simjm, which are essentially R ports of Stata’s survsim. Check out his website for more details.


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