[R] Where is gam?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Oct 3 15:45:29 CEST 2000
> Subject: [R] Where is gam?
> Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 09:31:23 -0400
> I noticed that there is no generalised additive model functions in R
> (1.1.1) ... is there a package that implements them?
Not for R. The FAQ says:
One place where functionality is still missing is the modeling software
as described in "Statistical Models in S" (see *Note What is S?::);
Generalized Additive Models (*gam*) and some of the nonlinear modeling code
are not there yet.
If you just want additive models there is a much better
function bruto in package MDA.
One reason that gam is not there is that some of us think it
is much over-sold as a technique and the way it is done in S is poorly
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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