Re: [Rd] Numerics behind splineDesign

From: Bert Gunter <>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 09:03:06 -0700


On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 8:36 AM, Nathaniel Smith <> wrote:
> Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 2:39 PM, peter dalgaard <> wrote:
>> On Jul 31, 2012, at 15:46 , 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.
> How embarrassing... the help files do cite the white book (only), and
> I did check it of course, but it has no more details on how the basis
> functions are computed than does the help file itself, and so I must
> have forgotten about it when writing my email. Still, my apologies for
> the confusion.
> I'm not sure what you mean by "Hastie's book", though?

Ummm... The following appears in the ?bs man page. Why do you not see it? Are you perhaps being too "hasty" in your reading (heh-heh)?


Hastie, T. J. (1992) Generalized additive models. Chapter 7 of Statistical Models in S eds J. M. Chambers and T. J. Hastie, Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.


Bert Gunter
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