[R] QUERY: gam models in R?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Nov 3 11:03:18 CET 2000

On Fri, 3 Nov 2000, atobias wrote:

> Hi Allstaters,

You posted to the R-help list!

> Does anybody know if the R package can fit 
> Generalised Additive Models?.

Base R cannot, and that is in the FAQ (point 5.6).

For gaussian additive models, see package mda, for GAMs package gss, on

If you look in the R-help archives you will see discussion last time this
came up of why you might not want to fit GAMs.

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