Set the Right Link Function for Specified Parameter and Distribution


This function is used within the distribution family specification of a GAMLSS model to define the right link for each of the parameters of the distribution. This function should not be called by the user unless he/she specify a new distribution family or wishes to change existing link functions in the parameters.


checklink( = NULL, which.dist = NULL, link = NULL, link.List = NULL)


which parameter link e.g.""


which distribution family e.g. which.dist="Cole.Green"


a repetition of e.g. link=substitute(


what link function are required e.g. link.List=c("inverse", "log", "identity")


Defines the right link for each parameter


Calliope Akantziliotou


Rigby, R. A. and Stasinopoulos D. M. (2005). Generalized additive models for location, scale and shape,(with discussion), Appl. Statist., 54, part 3, pp 507-554.

Stasinopoulos D. M., Rigby R.A. and Akantziliotou C. (2006) Instructions on how to use the GAMLSS package in R. Accompanying documentation in the current GAMLSS help files, (see also

Stasinopoulos D. M. Rigby R.A. (2007) Generalized additive models for location scale and shape (GAMLSS) in R. Journal of Statistical Software, Vol. 23, Issue 7, Dec 2007,

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