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A multivariable scatterplot smoother


  • Patrick Royston

    () (Cancer Division, MRC Clinical Trials Unit)

  • Nicholas J. Cox

    () (University of Durham, UK)


We present an extension of Sasieni, Royston, and Cox’s bivariate smoother running to the multivariable context. The software aims to provide a picture of the relation between a response variable and each of several continu- ous predictors simultaneously. This may be a valuable tool in exploratory data analysis, before constructing a more formal multiple regression model. Copyright 2005 by StataCorp LP.

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  • Patrick Royston & Nicholas J. Cox, 2005. "A multivariable scatterplot smoother," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 5(3), pages 405-412, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:5:y:2005:i:3:p:405-412

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