# Nonparametric Estimation from Incomplete Observations

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...The functions (7) and (8) are maximum-likelihood estimates in the family of all possible distributions (Kaplan and Meier, 1958)....

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...…A(u)du}= 1I7I j1-i (8) u aO t(i)K (i For uncensored ata this is the usual sample survivor function; some of the asymptotic properties of (8) are given by Kaplan and Meier (1958) and by Efron (1967) and can be used to adapt to the censored case tests based on sample cumulative distribution function....

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...Kaplan and Meier (1958) gave a comprehensive review of earlier work and many new results....

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...Berkson and Gage [3] have called it the "ad-hoc" method....

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