[BioC] basics of GLMFit

James W. MacDonald jmacdon at uw.edu
Thu May 3 16:24:45 CEST 2012

On 5/3/2012 9:48 AM, Steve Lianoglou wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 3:59 AM, chris Jhon<cjhon217 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I read the manual of glmFit and fitLRT functions but i would appreciate if
>> any one can explain or (send me a tutorial) about the basics of fitting
>> binomial generalized linear model to a data.
> Is it the "negative binomial" part, or the "glm" part that you are
> curious about learning? Or are you curious about how one actually
> "fits" a model to data?
> This is a hard question to answer because there's just so much to know
> and it's unclear what you mean by "the basics" since ... well ...
> depending on your background it's not all that basic ;-)
> Have you read through:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generalized_linear_model
> Lots of refs there including a link to McCullagh&  Nelder Textbook if

OMG McCullagh & Nelder please make it stop... Save yourself while you 
still can... <dies under a pile of greek letters>

> that's what you're interested in. There's also lots of things that pop
> up when you google "fit glm" (it's not just R help pages, either ;-)
> -steve

James W. MacDonald, M.S.
University of Washington
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
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