BuyseTest: Generalized Pairwise Comparisons

Implementation of the Generalized Pairwise Comparisons (GPC) as defined in Buyse (2010) <doi:10.1002/sim.3923> for complete observations, and extended in Peron (2018) <doi:10.1177/0962280216658320> to deal with right-censoring. GPC compare two groups of observations (intervention vs. control group) regarding several prioritized endpoints to estimate the probability that a random observation drawn from one group performs better than a random observation drawn from the other group. The net benefit and win ratio statistics, i.e. the difference and ratio between the probabilities relative to the intervention and control groups, can then be estimated. Confidence intervals and p-values are obtained using permutations, a non-parametric bootstrap, or the asymptotic theory. The software enables the use of thresholds of minimal importance difference, stratification, non-prioritized endpoints (O'Brien test), and corrections to deal with missing values.

Version: 1.8.3
Depends: R (≥ 2.10), Rcpp
Imports: data.table, doParallel, foreach, methods, lava, parallel, prodlim, stats, stats4, utils
LinkingTo: Rcpp, RcppArmadillo
Suggests: cvAUC, pbapply, pROC, R.rsp, riskRegression, survival, testthat
Published: 2020-01-16
Author: Brice Ozenne ORCID iD [aut, cre], Julien Peron [ctb], Eva Cantagallo [aut]
Maintainer: Brice Ozenne < at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: yes
SystemRequirements: C++11
Citation: BuyseTest citation info
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: BuyseTest results


Reference manual: BuyseTest.pdf
Vignettes: BuyseTest: overview
Package source: BuyseTest_1.8.3.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-devel-gcc8:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-release: BuyseTest_1.8.3.tgz, r-oldrel: BuyseTest_1.8.3.tgz
Old sources: BuyseTest archive


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