The book Flexible Regression and Smoothing: Using GAMLSS in R is just published by CRC Press. The R code of the examples in the book is given here.

A very old draft version of the book is given here.

Two other books on GAMLSS are in preparation

- Distributions for Location Scale and Shape,: Using GAMLSS in R (Here it is old draft version under an different title)
- Generalized Additive Models for Location Scale and Shape: A Distributional Regression Approach

The GAMLSS vignettes

More example for using GAMLSS (to complement the book) can be found in the following vignettes:

- i) Inflated distributions on the interval [0, 1]
- ii) Zero adjusted distributions on the positive real line
- iii) The GMRF implementation in GAMLSS.

The GAMLSS R reference card

The gamlss packages reference card is available here

Each packages has its individual help files. Here is a list of what users may find useful.

Manuals and Booklets from past short courses

- The second edition of the manual of the gamlss package in pdf form. This is a good starting point covering most of the topics of the original gamlss package but it is now dated since was created in 2008.
- The Journal of Statistical Software which has a brief introduction to GAMLSS and shows how the models can be used in practice.
- Course notes from the Utrecht 2008 short course on GAMLSS.
- Course notes from the Lancaster 2009 short course.
- The notes for the Athens 2010 short course can be downloaded here (12 MB)