# statsmodels.genmod.families.family.Gaussian.starting_mu¶

Gaussian.starting_mu(y)

Starting value for mu in the IRLS algorithm.

Parameters: y (array) – The untransformed response variable. mu_0 – The first guess on the transformed response variable. array

Notes

$\mu_0 = (Y + \overline{Y})/2$

Only the Binomial family takes a different initial value.