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Example 103.1 Partial Spline Model Fit

This example analyzes the data set `Measure`

that was introduced in the section Getting Started: TPSPLINE Procedure. That analysis determined that the final estimated surface can be represented by a quadratic function for one or both of
the independent variables. This example illustrates how you can use PROC TPSPLINE to fit a partial spline model. The data
set `Measure`

is fit by using the following model:

The model has a parametric component (associated with the variable) and a nonparametric component (associated with the variable). The following statements fit a partial spline model:

data Measure;
set Measure;
x1sq = x1*x1;
run;
data pred;
do x1=-1 to 1 by 0.1;
do x2=-1 to 1 by 0.1;
x1sq = x1*x1;
output;
end;
end;
run;
proc tpspline data= measure;
model y = x1 x1sq (x2);
score data = pred out = predy;
run;

Output 103.1.1 displays the results from these statements.

Output 103.1.1: Output from PROC TPSPLINE

The TPSPLINE Procedure

Dependent Variable: y

-2.2374 |

205.3461 |

8.5821 |

43.1534 |

6.8466 |

0.4460 |

0.2304 |

As displayed in Output 103.1.1, there are five unique design points for the smoothing variable and two regression variables in the model . The dimension of the polynomial space is the number of columns in . The standard deviation of the estimate is much larger than the one based on the model with both and as smoothing variables (0.445954 compared to 0.098421). One of the many possible explanations might be that the number of
unique design points of the smoothing variable is too small to warrant an accurate estimate for .

The following statements produce a surface plot for the partial spline model by using the `surface`

template that is defined in the section Getting Started: TPSPLINE Procedure.

proc sgrender data=predy template=surface;
dynamic _X='x1' _Y='x2' _Z='P_y' _T='Plot of Fitted Surface on a Fine Grid';
run;

The surface displayed in Output 103.1.2 is similar to the one estimated by using the full nonparametric model (displayed in FigureĀ 103.2 and FigureĀ 103.6).

Output 103.1.2: Plot of PROC TPSPLINE Fit from the Partial Spline Model