`What is survival analysis and why should I learn
Survival analysis was originally developed and applied heavily by the
actuarial and medical community. Its purpose was to answer *why do
events occur now versus later* under uncertainty (where *events* might
refer to deaths, disease remission, etc.). This is great for researchers
who are interested in measuring lifetimes: they can answer questions
like *what factors might influence deaths?*
But outside of medicine and actuarial science, there are many other
interesting and exciting applications of this lesser-known technique,
for example: - SaaS providers are interested in measuring customer
lifetimes, or time to first behaviours. - sociologists are interested in
measure political parties lifetimes, or relationships, or marriages -
Businesses are interested in what variables affect lifetime value
*lifelines* is a pure Python implementation of the best parts of
survival analysis. We'd love to hear if you are using *lifelines*,
please ping me at [@cmrn\_dp](https://twitter.com/Cmrn\_DP) and let me
know your thoughts on the library.
The usual Python data stack: Numpy, Scipy, Pandas (a modern version
You can install *lifelines* using
pip install lifelines
Or getting the bleeding edge version with:
pip install git+https://github.com/CamDavidsonPilon/lifelines.git
or upgrade with
pip install --upgrade git+https://github.com/CamDavidsonPilon/lifelines.git
from the command line.
*lifelines* Documentation and an Intro to Survival Analysis
If you are new to survival analysis, wondering why it is useful, or are interested in *lifelines* examples and syntax,
please check out the [Documentation and Tutorials page](http://lifelines.readthedocs.org/en/latest/index.html)
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