Re: [Rd] Numerics behind splineDesign

From: Ben Bolker <>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:49:56 -0400

  ... I took the original poster's word for it that there were no citations in the help files (sorry, that got snipped from my reply because Gmane was complaining ... " I notice that the help pages for these functions don't seem to have any citations.") Now that I took 30 seconds to go back and look for myself, there *is* a citation -- exactly the same one I gave ...

On 12-07-31 09:46 AM, 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.
> You might also be interested in the relevant chapters of Friedman,
> Hastie, et. al "The Elements of Statistical Learning Theory," which
> might be a gentler exposition of the math.
> Of course, the code (or a suitable exposition of it, which may not
> exist) is the ultimate reference.
> -- Bert
> On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 6:25 AM, Ben Bolker <> wrote:

>> Nathaniel Smith <njs <at>> writes:
>>> I find myself needing to be able to reproduce the spline bases that R
>>> computes when using ns() and bs() -- but without using R. Before I go
>>> diving headfirst into the C code in
>>> ./src/library/splines/src/splines.c, are there any simpler references
>>> anyone might recommend?
>>  [snip]
>>   Some of this stuff *might* be in the "White Book" (Statistical
>> Models in S, ed Chambers & Hastie (esp. chapter 7?)
>>   Ben Bolker
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