[R] R setting number of knots in smoothing splines

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 23:15:15 CET 2015

1. I am not an expert on smoothing splines, but what you are trying to
do seems unwise. See e.g. Chapter 5 of Hastie et. al. "The Elements of
Statistical Learning."

2. However, could you not do what you want by setting some of the
weights, w, to 0?


Bert Gunter
Bert Gunter

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On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 11:34 AM,  <writetohana at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am solving a problem about setting a knots in function smooth. spline. I am not very sure how to set a knot points in this. I understand it accept only number of points, but not distances between them. Can you help me how to specify the distances?
> Thanks a lot.
> Regards!
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