[Rd] Numerics behind splineDesign

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 18:17:26 CEST 2012

On Aug 1, 2012, at 18:03 , Bert Gunter wrote:

> Inline...
> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 8:36 AM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
>> Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
>> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 2:39 PM, peter dalgaard <pdalgd at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Jul 31, 2012, at 15:46 , Bert Gunter wrote:
>>>> Well, I would first check the references given in the Help file!.
>>>> That's what they're for, no?  Hastie's book is likely to more complete
>>>> on the algebra, I think.
>> How embarrassing... the help files do cite the white book (only), and
>> I did check it of course, but it has no more details on how the basis
>> functions are computed than does the help file itself, and so I must
>> have forgotten about it when writing my email. Still, my apologies for
>> the confusion.
>> I'm not sure what you mean by "Hastie's book", though?
> Ummm...  The following appears in the  ?bs man page. Why do you not
> see it? Are you perhaps being too "hasty" in your reading (heh-heh)?
> References
> Hastie, T. J. (1992) Generalized additive models. Chapter 7 of
> Statistical Models in S eds J. M. Chambers and T. J. Hastie, Wadsworth
> & Brooks/Cole.

It's not Hastie's book, though.... It's his chapter in a book edited by Chambers and Hastie. 

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