Florian Leitenstorfer

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In many studies, it is known that one or more of the covariates have a monotonic effect on the response variable. In these circumstances, standard fitting methods for generalized additive models (GAMs) generate implausible results. A fitting procedure is proposed that incorporates monotonicity assumptions on one or more smooth components within a GAM(More)
Common approaches to monotonic regression focus on the case of a unidimensional covariate and continuous dependent variable. Here a general approach is proposed that allows for additive and multiplicative structures where one or more variables have monotone influence on the dependent variable. In addition the approach allows for dependent variables from an(More)
A novel concept for estimating smooth functions by selection techniques based on boosting is developed. It is suggested to put radial basis functions with different spreads at each knot and to do selection and estimation simultaneously by a componentwise boosting algorithm. The methodology of various other smoothing and knot selection procedures (e.g.(More)
A shrinkage type estimator is introduced which has favourable properties in binary regression. The proposed response shrinkage estimator is based on a smoothedversion of the observed responseswhich is obtained by shifting the observation slightly towards the mean of the observations and therefore closer to the underlying probability. Estimates of this type(More)
In many studies where it is known that one or more of the certain covariates have monotonic effect on the response variable, common fitting methods for generalized additive models (GAM) may be affected by a sparse design and often generate implausible results. A fitting procedure is proposed that incorporates the monotonicity assumptions on one or more(More)
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