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Generates the I-spline (integral of M-spline) basis matrix for a polynomial spline or the corresponding derivatives of given order.

## Usage

iSpline(
x,
df = NULL,
knots = NULL,
degree = 3L,
intercept = TRUE,
Boundary.knots = NULL,
derivs = 0L,
warn.outside = getOption("splines2.warn.outside", TRUE),
...
)

isp(
x,
df = NULL,
knots = NULL,
degree = 3L,
intercept = TRUE,
Boundary.knots = NULL,
derivs = 0L,
warn.outside = getOption("splines2.warn.outside", TRUE),
...
)

## Arguments

x

The predictor variable. Missing values are allowed and will be returned as they are.

df

Degree of freedom that equals to the column number of the returned matrix. One can specify df rather than knots, then the function chooses df - degree - as.integer(intercept) internal knots at suitable quantiles of x ignoring missing values and those x outside of the boundary. For periodic splines, df - as.integer(intercept) internal knots will be chosen at suitable quantiles of x relative to the beginning of the cyclic intervals they belong to (see Examples) and the number of internal knots must be greater or equal to the specified degree - 1. If internal knots are specified via knots, the specified df will be ignored.

knots

The internal breakpoints that define the splines. The default is NULL, which results in a basis for ordinary polynomial regression. Typical values are the mean or median for one knot, quantiles for more knots. For periodic splines, the number of knots must be greater or equal to the specified degree - 1. Duplicated internal knots are not allowed.

degree

The degree of I-spline defined to be the degree of the associated M-spline instead of actual polynomial degree. For example, I-spline basis of degree 2 is defined as the integral of associated M-spline basis of degree 2.

intercept

If TRUE by default, all of the spline basis functions are returned. Notice that when using I-Spline for monotonic regression, intercept = TRUE should be set even when an intercept term is considered additional to the spline basis functions.

Boundary.knots

Boundary points at which to anchor the splines. By default, they are the range of x excluding NA. If both knots and Boundary.knots are supplied, the basis parameters do not depend on x. Data can extend beyond Boundary.knots. For periodic splines, the specified bounary knots define the cyclic interval.

derivs

A nonnegative integer specifying the order of derivatives of I-splines.

warn.outside

A logical value indicating if a warning should be thrown out when any x is outside the boundary. This option can also be set through options("splines2.warn.outside") after the package is loaded.

...

Optional arguments that are not used.

## Value

A numeric matrix of length(x) rows and df columns if

df is specified. If knots are specified instead, the output matrix will consist of length(knots) + degree + as.integer(intercept) columns. Attributes that correspond to the arguments specified are returned for usage of other functions in this package.

## Details

It is an implementation of the closed-form I-spline basis based on the recursion formula given by Ramsay (1988). The function isp() is an alias of to encourage the use in a model formula.

## References

Ramsay, J. O. (1988). Monotone regression splines in action. Statistical Science, 3(4), 425--441.

## See also

mSpline for M-splines; cSpline for C-splines;

## Examples

library(splines2)

## an example given in Ramsay (1988)
x <- seq.int(0, 1, by = 0.01)
knots <- c(0.3, 0.5, 0.6)
isMat <- iSpline(x, knots = knots, degree = 2)

op <- par(mar = c(2.5, 2.5, 0.2, 0.1), mgp = c(1.5, 0.5, 0))
plot(isMat, ylab = "I-spline basis", mark_knots = "internal")

par(op) # reset to previous plotting settings

## the derivative of I-splines is M-spline
msMat1 <- iSpline(x, knots = knots, degree = 2, derivs = 1)
msMat2 <- mSpline(x, knots = knots, degree = 2, intercept = TRUE)
stopifnot(all.equal(msMat1, msMat2))