Survival Analysis in R – Udemy

(10 customer reviews)



What you’ll learn

  • The general concepts of survival analysis
  • How to use R for survival analysis
  • Identify the best packages for survival data
  • The best data structure of a survival dataset and how to clean it
  • Visualizing survival models with different charting tools: ggplot2, ggfortify, R Base
  • Kaplan-Meier estimator
  • Logrank test
  • Cox proportional hazards model
  • Parametric models
  • Survival trees
  • Missing data imputation
  • Outlier detection
  • Date and time data handling with lubridate

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Survival Analysis is a sub discipline of statistics. It actually has several names. In some fields it is called event-time analysis, reliability analysis or duration analysis. R is one of the main tools to perform this sort of analysis thanks to the survival package.

In this course you will learn how to use R to perform survival analysis. To check out the course content it is recommended to take a look at the course curriculum. There are also videos available for free preview.

The course structure is as follows:

We will start out with course orientation, background on which packages are primarily used for survival analysis and how to find them, the course datasets as well as general survival analysis concepts.

After that we will dive right in and create our first survival models. We will use the Kaplan Meier estimator as well as the logrank test as our first standard survival analysis tools.

When we talk about survival analysis there is one model type which is an absolute cornerstone of survival analysis: the Cox proportional hazards model. You will learn how to create such a model, how to add covariates and how to interpret the results.

You will also learn about survival trees. These rather new machine learning tools are more and more popular in survival analysis. In R you have several functions available to fit such a survival tree.

The last 2 sections of the course are designed to get your dataset ready for analysis. In many scenarios you will find that date-time data needs to be properly formatted to even work with it. Therefore, I added a dedicated section on date-time handling with a focus on the lubridate package. And you will also learn how to detect and replace missing values as well as outliers. These problematic pieces of data can totally destroy your analysis, therefore it is crucial to understand how to manage it.

Besides the videos, the code and the datasets, you also get access to a vivid discussion board dedicated to survival analysis.

By the way, this course is part of a whole data science course portfolio. Check out the R-Tutorials instructor page to see all the other available course.

Well over 100.000 people around the world did already use our classes to master data science. Why don´t you try it out yourself? With a Udemy 30-day money back guarantee there is nothing you can lose, you can only gain precious skills to come out ahead in today’s job market.

Who this course is for:

  • Analysts working with survival data
  • Data scientists interested in this sub discipline of statistics
  • Medical researches and clinical trials personnel
  • Engineers and people in academia working with time event data
  • Students taking classes in survival analysis or related topics

Course content

  • Introduction
  • General Survival Analysis Models
  • Cox Proportional Hazards Model and Parametric Models
  • Tree Based Models
  • Managing the Time Variable in a Survival Dataset
  • Outlier Detection and Missing Value Imputation in Survival Analysis

10 reviews for Survival Analysis in R – Udemy

  1. Donny Phan

    Super practical. Lessons are catered towards anyone looking to find work in this industry. It felt very comprehensive and gave me a broad understanding of the programming spectrum

  2. Madhav raj Verma

    Thanks for your great effort. i am fully satisfied with this course the way you teach and your explanation are very clear ,The content you provide in your course no one can do this at this price.

  3. Sachin Gupta

    I really didn’t want to leave a low rating as Angela is a great teacher. The 1st half of this course was terrific. The 2nd half was terrible. Under the justification of “teaching students how to figure things out on their own”, pretty much all videos and all explanations were dropped. You were just told what to do, given links to documentation and told to figure it out on your own. I understand doing that to some degree, but to revert to that entirely for nearly half the content barely makes this a course. It’s just a list of things for you to learn, then you’re left on your own to learn them. The 2nd half was so bad, especially the data science component, that I didn’t bother finishing the course.

  4. Vincent Beaudet

    Amazing 40 days course.
    Angela is a great teacher.
    The other 60 days are all about web developement, interacting with web pages, on your own with little to no explanations. I did not expect that at all. I wanted to learn more about software and scripting.
    This left me disappointed , confused and i started to doubt myself. Not a fun experience after the amount of effort i’v put in this course.

    Exercices format and explanations for the first 40 days were worth it tho.

  5. Ben K

    Not just an introduction to python, but really helps you learn fundamental aspects of python and coding in general. Some parts may require some knowledge on the subject (data science comes to mind) and there is quite some web development in the course. So, a few areas were not completely to my liking (I would have liked to see it done differently), but this course deserves the 5 stars in my opinion.

  6. Omid Alikhel

    I found the method a bit difficult when a code is written and then changed back to something different, with no enough explanation of how something happened and where it came from or a step by step explanation of why something is happening, i have no doubt in the instructors talent, but we are beginners!

  7. Devang Jain

    The course is not updated and most of the solution codes don’t work and there are no video solutions towards the end

  8. Szymon Kozak

    I think that the course tutor is really good in giving right information to learn at the right time. Thanks to this fact, my understanding of coding in python after 29 days of learning is above my expectations.

  9. Begoña Ruiz Diaz

    Ha sido la mejor elección que podría haber hecho.

  10. Vaibhav Sachdeva

    I want to thank Angela for making such an amazing course. It really helped me explore more things with python.

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