MortalityLaws: Parametric Mortality Models, Life Tables and HMD

Fit the most popular human mortality 'laws', and construct full and abridge life tables given various input indices. A mortality law is a parametric function that describes the dying-out process of individuals in a population during a significant portion of their life spans. For a comprehensive review of the most important mortality laws see Tabeau (2001) <doi:10.1007/0-306-47562-6_1>. An elegant function for downloading data from Human Mortality Database <> is provided as well.

Version: 1.3.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.0.0)
Imports: minpack.lm, RCurl, pbapply
Suggests: testthat, knitr, rmarkdown, diagram
Published: 2018-01-11
Author: Marius D. Pascariu [aut, cre], Vladimir Canudas-Romo [ctb]
Maintainer: Marius D. Pascariu <mpascariu at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: MortalityLaws results


Reference manual: MortalityLaws.pdf
Vignettes: Installation
User Manual
Package source: MortalityLaws_1.3.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: MortalityLaws_1.3.0.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: MortalityLaws_1.2.0.tgz
Old sources: MortalityLaws archive


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