- Volume 3 Issue 2
In this paper, the spline hazard rate model to the randomly censored data is introduced. The unknown hazard rate function is expressed as a linear combination of B-splines which is constrained to be linear(or constant) in tails. We determine the coefficients of the linear combination by maximizing the likelihood function. The number of knots are determined by Bayesian Information Criterion. Examples using simulated data are used to illustrate the performance of this method under presenting the random censoring.