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Virtual StatsPD@Waite meeting
Aug 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every month, the professional development meetings of statisticians and data scientists at Waite, known as StatsPD@Waite, bring together specialists in various aspects of data sciences in agriculture from Waite, Roseworthy and Adelaide.
Please join us for the next Virtual StatsPD@Waite seminar where Dr Max Moldovan from the University of Adelaide will present on the R mgcv package as a key to unlocking the GAM magic.
Please note that the StatsPD@Waite meetings are recorded. If you have a question to the speaker but would rather not be recorded, please send me your question via chat during the meeting and it will be asked on your behalf.
Please email Beata Sznajder for details of the Zoom meeting.
Presenter: Dr Max Moldovan (University of Adelaide)
Title: I wish I knew tried it years ago: the R mgcv package as a key to unlocking the GAM magic
I will introduce the generalised additive modelling framework and give an empirical illustration to demonstrate how a single R mgcv::gam function can replace stats::glm, lme4::glmer and (patially) glmnet::glmnet. The modelling approach will be illustrated firstly, based on a prospective human trial data with an expected U-shape exposure-outcome form of association and secondly, modelling panel data with a spatial component from an agricultural experiment. I will utilise a wide range of visualisation tools available for mgcv::gam models.