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On Simulating Multivariate Failure Times

Xiao-Gang Su, Juanjuan Fan, Aaron Wang, Mark Johnson


This article discusses several convenient methods of simulating multivariate failure times when the dimension is relatively high. These methods are based on two commonly used models: the multiplicative random effect or frailty models and the multivariate exponential distribution. For each method, measures of association between correlated failure times are either given or derived.


Frailty, Multivariate exponential distribution, Survival times.

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