[R] GAM using R tutorials?

Gavin Simpson gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Mar 15 13:34:34 CET 2006

On Tue, 2006-03-14 at 23:52 -0800, Michael wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to use GAM to work on some data... Are there any resources
> providing hands-on tutorial/guide on how to do GAM on data in R?
> Specifically, I am not sure about which model to choose, and smooth models
> with which effective degree-of-freedom shall I use...
> I knew there is a book titled: GAM: an introduction using R. Unfornately our
> local library does not have it... so that's not an option given time
> constraint.
> Thanks a lot for your pointers!
> Michael.


Please learn to use the search tools provided for you! You have posted
numerous emails to the list recently, many of which you could have
solved for yourself if only you'd heeded peoples' advice and searched
for yourself.

For this problem;

1) I'd suggest to the local library that they might consider buying the
book, but in the meantime...

2) ...in R, do RSiteSearch("GAM") and look at the list shown in your
browser. The first hit is the help page for package mgcv. Look at the
references included on that help page - most are technical/statistical
papers, but a starting point might be the RNews article Simon Wood

That should get yourself started. But if you'd done the search yourself,
you wouldn't have had to wait for someone on the list to do it for you.

Finally - Please read the posting guide - it is there for a reason.


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