Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines
Statistical and Numerical Computing
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
How to Cite
Kooperberg, C. 2006. Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 4.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
The multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS) algorithm was developed by Friedman as a nonparametric method for multiple regression. The MARS algorithm uses adaptively selected spline functions. Because of its adaptivity MARS is often able to model functions that express high variation in one region of the predictor space and are smoother in other parts.