WRegTest: Test the case weighted regression estimator by Empirical...

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Use the empirical likelihood ratio and Wilks theorem to test if the regression coefficient is equal to beta0, by the case weighted estimation method.

The log empirical likelihood been maximized is

∑_{d=1} \log Δ F(y_i) + ∑_{d=0} \log [1-F(y_i)].


WRegTest(x, y, delta, beta0, psifun=function(t){t})



a matrix of size N by q. Random design matrix.


a vector of length N, containing the censored responses.


a vector (length N) of either 1's or 0's. delta=1 means y is uncensored; delta=0 means y is right censored.


a vector of length q. The value of the regression coefficient to be tested in the linear model



the estimating function. The definition of it determines the type of estimator under testing.


The above likelihood should be understood as the likelihood of the censored responses y and delta.

This version can handle the model where beta is a vector (of length q).

The estimation equations used when maximize the empirical likelihood is

0 = ∑ δ_i Δ F(Y_i) X_i ( Y_i - X_i β0 )

which was described in detail in the reference below.

For median regression (Least Absolute Deviation) estimator, you should define the psifun as +1, -1 or 0 when t is >0, <0 or =0.

For ordinary least squares estimator, psifun should be the identity function psifun <- function(t)t.


A list with the following components:


the -2 log likelihood ratio; have approximate chisq distribution under H_0.


the p-value using the chi-square approximation.


Mai Zhou.


Zhou, M.; Bathke, A. and Kim, M. (2012). Empirical likelihood analysis of the case weighted estimator in heteroscastic AFT model. Statistica Sinica, 22, 295-316.


xx <- c(28,-44,29,30,26,27,22,23,33,16,24,29,24,40,21,31,34,-2,25,19)

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