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hdnom creates nomogram visualizations for penalized Cox regression models, with the support of reproducible survival model building, validation, calibration, and comparison for high-dimensional data.

Paper Citation

Formatted citation for the preprint:

Nan Xiao, Qing-Song Xu, and Miao-Zhu Li. "hdnom: Building Nomograms for Penalized Cox Models with High-Dimensional Survival Data." bioRxiv (2016): 065524; doi:

BibTeX entry:

@article {hdnompreprint2016,
  author = {Xiao, Nan and Xu, Qing-Song and Li, Miao-Zhu},
  title = {hdnom: Building Nomograms for Penalized Cox Models with High-Dimensional Survival Data},
  year = {2016},
  doi = {10.1101/065524},
  publisher = {Cold Spring Harbor Labs Journals},
  URL = {},
  eprint = {},
  journal = {bioRxiv}


To download and install hdnom from CRAN:


Or try the development version on GitHub:

# install.packages("devtools")

Browse the vignettes to start.


Nomogram Visualization / Kaplan-Meier Plot with Number at Risk Table


Model Validation / Model Calibration


Model Comparison via Validation / Calibration




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hdnom documentation built on May 14, 2018, 9:04 a.m.