GLIM (an acronym for Generalized Linear Interactive Modelling) is a statistical software program for fitting generalized linear models (GLMs). It was developed by the Royal Statistical Society's Working Party on Statistical Computing (later renamed the GLIM Working Party), chaired initially by John Nelder. It was first released in 1974 with the last major release, GLIM4, in 1993. GLIM was distributed by the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG).
GLIM was notable for being the first package capable of fitting a wide range of generalized linear models in a unified framework, and for encouraging an interactive, iterative approach to statistical modelling. GLIM used a command-line interface and allowed users to define their own macros. Many articles in academic journals were written about the use of GLIM. GLIM was reviewed in The American Statistician in 1994, along with other software for fitting generalized linear models.
GLIM is no longer actively developed or distributed.
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- Royal Statistical Society webpage on Working Parties at the Wayback Machine (archived February 21, 2007)
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- Francis, Brian; Mick Green; Clive Payne (1993). The GLIM System: Release 4 Manual. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 0-19-852231-2.
- Generalized Linear Interactive Modeling Package (GLIM) at the Wayback Machine (archived 12 October 2010)
- Aitkin, Murray; Dorothy Anderson; Brian Francis; John Hinde (1989). Statistical Modelling in GLIM. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-852203-7.
- Wacholder, Sholom (1986). "Binomial regression in GLIM: Estimating risk ratios and risk differences". American Journal of Epidemiology 123 (1): 174–184. PMID 3509965.
- Aitken, Murray; Clayton, David (1980). "The Fitting of Exponential, Weibull and Extreme Value Distributions to Complex Censored Survival Data Using GLIM". Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C 29 (2): 156–163. JSTOR 2986301.
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- Hilbe, Joseph (1994). "Review: Generalized Linear Models". The American Statistician 48 (3): 255–265. doi:10.2307/2684732. JSTOR 2684732.
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