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Can SPSS Statistics implement Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS)

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Does IBM SPSS Statistics include a procedure for Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS)?

Friedman, J.H. (1991). Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines. Annals of Statistics, 19(1), 1-67.


MARS methods are not implemented in SPSS Statistics. There are apparently R and Python packages that do implement MARS, so an R or Python routine could be written with the programmability plug-ins and turned into an extension command, but there are no built-in procedures available. An Enhancement Request has been filed to suggest the addition of MARS modeling methods to SPSS Statistics.

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More support for: SPSS Statistics

Software version: Not Applicable

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1650051

Modified date: 07 September 2016

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