[R] How to estimate or approximate a 3-D surface

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Mar 4 11:42:03 CET 2003

On Tue, 4 Mar 2003, Stuart Leask wrote:

> Locfit has worked well for me.
> http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/ms/departments/sia/project/locfit/

Unfortunately it has not been updated for current versions of R: it also 
writes diagnostic output to stderr which is not shown on GUI versions of R
(especially on Windows).  There is a version in the Devel area on CRAN.

Package akima is the most obvious choice for interpolation.  For
smoothing, there are all the various spatial packages (and package fields)
as well as mgcv and gss already mentioned.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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