Flexible Regression and Smoothing: Using GAMLSS in R

Mikis D. Stasinopoulos, Robert A. Rigby, Gillian Z. Heller, Vlasios Voudouris, Fernanda De Bastiani

May 8, 2017 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 549 Pages - 164 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138197909 - CAT# K31320
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series

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Features

    • Provides a broad overview of flexible regression and smoothing techniques to learn from data whilst also focusing on the practical application of methodology using GAMLSS software in R.
    • Includes a comprehensive collection of real data examples, which reflect the range of problems addressed by GAMLSS models and provide a practical illustration of the process of using flexible GAMLSS models for statistical learning.
    • R code integrated into the text for ease of understanding and replication.
    • Supplemented by a website with code, data and extra materials.

Summary

This book is about learning from data using the Generalized Additive Models for Location, Scale and Shape (GAMLSS). GAMLSS extends the Generalized Linear Models (GLMs) and Generalized Additive Models (GAMs) to accommodate large complex datasets, which are increasingly prevalent. GAMLSS allows any parametric distribution for the response variable and modelling all the parameters (location, scale and shape) of the distribution as linear or smooth functions of explanatory variables. This book provides a broad overview of GAMLSS methodology and how it is implemented in R. It includes a comprehensive collection of real data examples, integrated code, and figures to illustrate the methods, and is supplemented by a website with code, data and additional materials.