[R] GAM vs. MGCV packages
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Oct 25 08:09:41 CEST 2007
The short answer is
'use mgcv unless you want compatibility with S or to use lo() terms'.
You can read about the main differences by
Note that both packages are lower-case, and case does matter.
On Wed, 24 Oct 2007, Firas Ahmed wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am a new R- user and I am going through the R-manuals, but I could not
> find an answer for my question.
> I am confused about when to use the GAM package and when to use the MGCV
> My Model is a GAM model of continuous outcome and many non-linear continuous
> predictors (using the "s" function) as well as categorical predictors.
> Thanks in advance for your help and time.
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