Genetic parameters for various random regression models to describe the weight data of pigs.

@article{Huisman2002GeneticPF,
  title={Genetic parameters for various random regression models to describe the weight data of pigs.},
  author={A. E. Huisman and Roel F Veerkamp and Johana M van Arendonk},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2002},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={575-82}
}
Various random regression models have been advocated for the fitting of covariance structures. It was suggested that a spline model would fit better to weight data than a random regression model that utilizes orthogonal polynomials. The objective of this study was to investigate which kind of random regression model fits best to weight data of pigs. Two random regression models that described weight of individual pigs, one using orthogonal polynomials, and the other using splines, were compared… CONTINUE READING