Re: [R] R & gams

From: Sarah Goslee <>
Date: Fri 27 Oct 2006 - 19:31:37 GMT

On 10/27/06, Wensui Liu <> wrote:
> I am so surprised to hear "gams is specialised in dealing with huge,
> hevy-weight linear and non-linear modelling ". That is not what I know
> of about GAM, which means generalized additive model.

That would be because the original question was not about GAM, but rather GAMS, which is a software package, not a single statistical technique.

>From the web page (

The General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) is a high-level modeling system for mathematical programming and optimization. It consists of a language compiler and a stable of integrated high-performance solvers. GAMS is tailored for complex, large scale modeling applications, and allows you to build large maintainable models that can be adapted quickly to new situations.

I would guess that it's _possible_ to do all of the included analyses in R, but it
most likely won't be as easy as in a prearranged commercial package.


Sarah Goslee

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