Generalised Additive Models for Location Scale and Shape

Date: Mon, Oct 7 - Fri, Oct 11 2019

Hour: 09:00

Location: BCAM Seminar room

Speakers: Prof. Mikis Stasinopoulos (London Metropolitan University, UK)

DATES: 7 - 11 October 2019 (5 sessions)
TIME: 09:00 - 11:00 (a total of 10 hours)
LOCATION: BCAM Seminar room


First block:
- Introduction to GAMLSS
- The gamlss packages, algorithms and diagnostics.
- Practicals with R

Second block:
- Continuous distributions
- Discrete distributions
- Mixed distributions

Third block:
- Additive terms
- Model selection
- Centile Estimation

Fourth block:
- Case studies

Basic knowledge of Statistics, statistical inference and regression techniques, and basic knowledge of R programming language. Master, PhD students and researchers are encouraged to participate.

All course materials will be availiable at this link.


  • Rigby RA, Stasinopoulos D (2005). "Generalized Additive Models for Location, Scale and Shape." Applied Statistics, 54, 507-554.

  • Rigby RA, Stasinopoulos DM (2006). "Using the Box-Cox t Distribution in GAMLSS to Model Skewness and Kurtosis." Statistical Modelling, 6, 209-229.

  • Rigby RA, Stasinopoulos D (2004). "Smooth Centile Curves for Skew and Kurtotic data Modelled Using the Box-Cox Power Exponential Distribution". Statistics in Medicine, 23 (19): 3053-3076. doi:10.1002/sim.1861.

  • Stasinopoulos D., Rigby, RA (2007). "Generalized additive models for location scale and shape (GAMLSS) in R". Journal of Statistical Software, 23 (7). doi:10.18637/jss.v023.i07.

  • Stasinopoulos D, Rigby RA, Heller GZ, Voudouris V, De Bastiani F (2017). "Flexible Regression and Smoothing: Using GAMLSS in R", 1st Edition. Chapman and Hall/CRC. ISBN 9781138197909. A preprint old draft version.

  • WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study Group (2006). "WHO Child Growth Standards: Methods and Development". World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.


More information:

*Registration is free, but mandatory before October 3rd.
To sign-up go to and fill the registration form.

Student grants are available. Please, let us know if you need support for travel and accommodation expenses in the previous form before September 8th.


Confirmed speakers:

Prof. Mikis Stasinopoulos (London Metropolitan University, UK)