[S] Testing for nonlinearity in GAM/GLM

Ottar N. Bjornstad (bjornsta@nceas.ucsb.edu)
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 23:36:50 +0100


Can somebody please explain to me the test for the significanse of the nonlinear component that comes from summary.gam?

Why is the F-test rather than the chi-square test for difference in deviance between the linear and the nonlinear model?

I would like to test for the significance of nonlinearity in something like:
tmp_glm(Y~bs(X), family=quasi(variance="mu")


tmp2_glm(Y~X, family=quasi(variance="mu")

How is that test constructed?

Yours sincerely,
Ottar Bjørnstad
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