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Gauss M Cordeiro, Rodrigo B Silva and Abraão D. C Nascimento
This chapter presents mathematical and statistical background
for understanding this book. Some results and formulae presented in this
chapter are revisited in the next chapters. Initially, important survival
analysis concepts are dened and issues with respect to inference and statistical
methods. Subsequently, several special functions are presented. The chapter
ends with some discussions on statistical elements that will be used in the rest
of the book.
Censoring data; Inference; Mathematical functions; Statistical
functions; Survival functions; Survival regression.
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil.