mcwr: a Stata package to calculate Markov chains with rewards


The R mcwr package implements Markov chain with rewards calculations in the context of multistate models. It accompanies the article Schneider / Myrskylä / van Raalte (2023):  Flexible Transition Timing in Discrete-Time Multistate Life Tables Using Markov Chains with Rewards. Population Studies, forthcoming. It accommodates up to nine states and irregular age (time) intervals.


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