{glmnet}R Documentation

Compute a survival curve from a cv.glmnet object


Computes the predicted survivor function for a Cox proportional hazards model with elastic net penalty from a cross-validated glmnet model.


## S3 method for class 'cv.glmnet'
survfit(formula, s = c("lambda.1se", "lambda.min"), ...)



A class cv.glmnet object. The object should have been fit with family = "cox".


Value(s) of the penalty parameter lambda at which predictions are required. Default is the value s="lambda.1se" stored on the CV object. Alternatively s="lambda.min" can be used. If s is numeric, it is taken as the value(s) of lambda to be used.


Other arguments to be passed to survfit.coxnet.


This function makes it easier to use the results of cross-validation to compute a survival curve.


If s is a single value, an object of class "survfitcox" and "survfit" containing one or more survival curves. Otherwise, a list of such objects, one element for each value in s. Methods defined for survfit objects are print, summary and plot.


nobs <- 100; nvars <- 15
xvec <- rnorm(nobs * nvars)
x <- matrix(xvec, nrow = nobs)
beta <- rnorm(nvars / 3)
fx <- x[, seq(nvars / 3)] %*% beta / 3
ty <- rexp(nobs, exp(fx))
tcens <- rbinom(n = nobs, prob = 0.3, size = 1)
y <- survival::Surv(ty, tcens)
cvfit <- cv.glmnet(x, y, family = "cox")
# default: s = "lambda.1se"
survival::survfit(cvfit, x = x, y = y)

# s = "lambda.min"
survival::survfit(cvfit, s = "lambda.min", x = x, y = y)

[Package glmnet version 4.1-8 Index]