[R] own family for glm()

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 11 15:23:09 CEST 2004

On Fri, 11 Jun 2004, I M S White wrote:

> Is it possible in R to create a customized family to be used with glm()? I
> see no mention of this possibility in the documentation. (S-plus has
> something called make.family).

It is possible.  Package MASS has two examples, the simpler of which is 
neg.bin and the other is negative.binomial.

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