**Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics**

1995, Volume 57, Series A, Pt. 1, pp. 126--136

**TWO METHODS OF ESTIMATING THE MEAN SURVIVAL TIME FROM CENSORED SAMPLES**

By

ZHENG ZUKANG, *Fudan University*

SUMMARY. Two methods to estimate the mean survival time from censored samples are discussed. One is the integral of the estimator of the survival function. The other is Class K estimator. Under some conditions they are consistent.

*AMS (1980) subject classification.* 62G05.

*Key words and phrases.* Censored data, mean survival time.