
EMPIRICAL CDF PLOTName:
where T is the lifetime of a randomly selected unit. A empirical cdf plot is a plot of the empirical CDF versus failure time. The failure time is plotted on the horizontal axis. At each failure time, the following two points are calculated and plotted on the vertical axis:
\( y_2 = \frac{i}{n} \) with n and i denoting the number of data points and the rank of the failure time, respectively. The last failure time only calculates one of these points. When all of the points are connected, a staircase type plot results. The vertical step is constant for the failure times, while the lengths of the horizontal steps are determined by the distances between failure times. This plot is closely related to the TAIL AREA PLOT and the KAPLAN MEIER PLOT.
where <y> is a response variable containing failure times; and where the <SUBSET/EXCEPT/FOR qualification> is optional.
where <y> is a response variable containing counts; <x> is a response variable containing failure times; and where the <SUBSET/EXCEPT/FOR qualification> is optional.
This synatx is used for binned data. That is,
EMPIRICAL CDF PLOT Y1 SUBSET TAG > 1 EMPIRICAL CDF PLOT Y X
 
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Date created: 6/5/2001 