A note on continuous and discontinuous segmented regressions

Douglas M. Hawkins

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It is pointed out that the inferential theory of the segmented regression model depends strongly on whether or not continuity at the change-point is assumed. In particular, if it is not, the likelihood ratio test for the presence of two segments tends to infinity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-444
Number of pages2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1980


  • 1lJonlinear regression
  • Change-points
  • Segmented regression

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