[R] bs() function of the splines package

From: Eddy G. <eddy_lolo_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Tue 14 Jun 2005 - 20:15:53 EST

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Hello,

I'm implementing a function using non uniform B-Splines. Looking at the code of the bs() function, I realized that if the intercept was set to TRUE, the behavior of the function was the following (df is the number of degrees of freedom that I believe can be interpreted as the number of control points):

This results in a design matrix with df+1 columns. The bs function then _removes_ the first column of the matrix (resulting as expected in a matrix with df columns).

I'm a bit confused, does anyone see a mathematical justification to this manipulation?

In this case, is it licit tu use df- ord + 2 internal knots and remove the last columns too?

Thanks a lot,

Laurent



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