Multidimensional Penalized Splines for Survival and Net Survival Models

Fits hazard and excess hazard models with multidimensional penalized splines allowing for time-dependent effects, non-linear effects and interactions between several continuous covariates.


survPen v1.1.0


  • includes a vignette called Survival_analysis_with_survPen that shows detailed examples of the package functionalities
  • examples 5 and 6 from the help page were deleted as they were clumsy. More detailed examples are available in the vignette Survival_analysis_with_survPen
  • returns a convergence indicator (converged = TRUE or FALSE)
  • when using a factor by variable, same.rho=FALSE is used as default instead of same.rho=TRUE
  • function crs returns knots when intercept=FALSE

Reference manual

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1.1.0 by Mathieu Fauvernier, 20 days ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Mathieu Fauvernier [aut, cre] , Laurent Roche [aut] , Laurent Remontet [aut] , Zoe Uhry [ctb] , Nadine Bossard [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 2) license

Imports statmod, stats

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown

See at CRAN