Semi- and Nonparametric Approaches to Regression Analysis
In this chapter we give developments that lead beyond the framework of parametric models. Instead of assuming a functional form that specifies how explanatory variables determine dependent variables, the functional form is mostly assumed to be in some way smooth, and the data are allowed to determine the appropriate functional form under weak restrictions.
KeywordsSmoothing Parameter Nonparametric Approach Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline Smoothing Technique Spline Smoothing
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