Software

R package ‘periodR’

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The Saarland Cancer Registry provides a software package for the R language and system for statistical computing for computation of long term survival estimates of cancer patients or patients with other chronical diseases based on the period analysis approach. The period analysis approach provides more up-to-date long term survival estimates of concurrently diagnosed patients and enables early detection of recent changes in long term prognosis. The package also allows the computation of traditional cohort-based survival estimates.

The package requires a version of R >= R 3.1.3. Detailed documentation of all components is integrated in the package. Included examples illustrate the use of the software. The package is provided as a binary package for R on computers with Windows operating systems as well as source package for R on computers with other operating systems (e.g. UNIX/Linux, MacOS).

Current version of the package: 1.0-6

Binary package for Windows platforms (compiled with R 3.1.3): periodR_1.0-6.zip

Binary package for Windows platforms (compiled with R 3.5.1): period_1.0-6.zip

Binary package for Windows platforms (compiled with R 4.0.2): period_1.0-6.zip

Source package for other platforms: periodR_1.0-6.tar.gz

Homepage of the R project for Statistical Programming:

Problem reports:

Please send problem reports or suggestions for further improvement of the software to the author (email address given below).

Publications/Presentations:

Abstract: "periodR - an R package to calculate long term cancer survival estimates using period analysis" Kongress Medizin und Gesellschaft 2007. Augsburg, 17.-21.09.2007. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2007.

periodR – an R package to calculate long term cancer survival estimates using period analysis (Presentation slides)

Holleczek B, Gondos A, Brenner H. periodR - an R package to Calculate Long-term Cancer Survival Estimates Using Period Analysis. Methods Inf Med 2009; 48: 123-128. (externen Link öffnen)

Holleczek B, Brenner H. Model based period analysis of absolute and relative survival with R: Data preparation, model fitting and derivation of survival estimates. Compute Methods Programs Biomed. 2013;110:192-202. (externen Link öffnen)

Financial support:

The development of the software was realized in the IMPROVE study with the support of the Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid; grant no. 70-1366-Br5).

Contact:

Dr. Bernd Holleczek
Tel: +49 681 501-5805
Fax: +49 681 501-5998
E-mail: b.holleczek@soziales.saarland.de

Information about the R software package 'periodR' in German.