[R] Explore regression models using R? [Broadcast]

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Thu Apr 20 03:19:58 CEST 2006

I suppose neural nets (e.g., in the nnet package, part of the VR bundle)
sort of fits that description:  It has been shown to have the "universal
approximator" property.  Read MASS4, or Pattern Recognition and Neural
Networks (Ripley, 1996) for details.

I don't know of anything as automated as you seem to want, but I can say
that if there's one, I wouldn't trust it.  There's no Free Lunch after all.


From: Michael
> Hi all,
> Looking at my data, I decided to try exploring regression 
> models. Is there a function in R that allows me to 
> automatically explore the universe of (almost all) the 
> possible regression models?
> Do general additive models belong to the category of 
> regression models? Is there a function in R includes all of 
> these and does model selection?
> Thanks a lot!
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