Some articles on adaptive regression splines, regressions, regression splines, regression, splines:
... Multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS) is a non-parametric technique that builds flexible models by fitting piecewise linear regressions ... An important concept associated with regression splines is that of a knot ... Knot is where one local regression model gives way to another and thus is the point of intersection between two splines ...
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