[R] GAM with Locfit components

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Mon Apr 5 14:32:00 CEST 2004

Loader's book is referring to the gam() function in S-plus (or S from Bell
Labs), not the one in mgcv.  They are very different things.  I don't know
if it's possible to implement local regression type smoothers (or something
other than splines) in gam() in mgcv, but even if it's possible, the one in
locfit won't work without quite a bit of work, I'd imagine.


> From: Vivian Viallon
> Hi,
> I'm trying to combine the Locfit Package with the Mgcv package (to use
> Generalized Additive Models with Locfit components).  I read the book
> written by Clive Loader  where it's said that, for the S 
> language, you just
> have to "load" the locfit package using the command :
> Library(locfit, first="T")
> in order to use locfit components in an additive model.
> But I can't. I guess the C-command differs from the S-command.
> Thanks in  advance for your help.
> Regards,
> Vivian
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