Comparing Sample Size and Power Calculation Results for a Group Sequential Trial with a Survival Endpoint: rpact vs. gsDesign

Planning

Survival

This document provides an example that illustrates how to compare sample size and power calculation results of the two different R packages rpact and gsDesign.

is not exactly equal to getPowerSurvival from above. This, however, has definitely no consequences in practice but explains the slight differences in rpact and gsDesign.

System: rpact 4.0.0, R version 4.3.3 (2024-02-29 ucrt), platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32

To cite R in publications use:

R Core Team (2024). R: A Language and Environment for Statistical Computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria. https://www.R-project.org/. To cite package ‘rpact’ in publications use:

Wassmer G, Pahlke F (2024). rpact: Confirmatory Adaptive Clinical Trial Design and Analysis. R package version 4.0.0, https://www.rpact.com, https://github.com/rpact-com/rpact, https://rpact-com.github.io/rpact/, https://www.rpact.org.