[R] About lm.ridge in the MASS package

From: <baghaliforoosh_at_Yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 18:43:37 -0700 (PDT)


Hi,

I had a questions about doing ridge regression in R.

Why is it that when I try this on datasets with more predictors than samples (p>n) using lambda=0, it still finds coefficients for all predictors? I thought when lambda=0, it should be like ordinary regression and therefore not find coefficients for all due to singularity?

I would greatly appreciate your help.

Thank you,

--James K.



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