Calls mboost::glmboost().

The dist parameter is specified slightly differently than in mboost. Whereas the latter takes in objects, in this learner instead a string is specified in order to identify which distribution to use. As the default in mboost is the Gaussian family, which is not compatible with survival models, instead we have by default "coxph".

If the value given to the Family parameter is "" then an object of class mboost::Family() needs to be passed to the parameter.


R6::R6Class() inheriting from LearnerSurv.



Meta Information

  • Type: "surv"

  • Predict Types: distr, crank, lp

  • Feature Types: integer, numeric, factor, logical

  • Packages: mboost distr6 survival


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See also


library(mlr3) task = tgen("simsurv")$generate(200) learner = lrn("surv.glmboost") resampling = rsmp("cv", folds = 3) resample(task, learner, resampling)
#> <ResampleResult> of 3 iterations #> * Task: simsurv #> * Learner: surv.glmboost #> * Warnings: 0 in 0 iterations #> * Errors: 0 in 0 iterations