Create a default M-spline model structure

## Usage

```
mspline_init(
df = 10,
degree = 3,
bsmooth = TRUE,
knots = NULL,
bknot = 10,
obstimes = NULL
)
```

## Arguments

- df
Desired number of basis terms, or "degrees of freedom" in the spline. If

`knots`

is not supplied, the number of knots is then chosen to satisfy this.- degree
Spline polynomial degree. Can only be changed from the default of 3 if

`bsmooth`

is`FALSE`

.- bsmooth
If

`TRUE`

then the function is constrained to also have zero derivative and second derivative at the boundary.- knots
Vector of knot locations. If not supplied,

`df`

has to be specified. One of two rules is then used to choose the knot locations. If`bknot`

is specified, a set of equally spaced knots between zero and`bknot`

is used. Otherwise if`obstimes`

is supplied, the knots are chosen as equally spaced quantiles of`obstimes`

.The number of knots (excluding zero) is

`df - degree + 1`

if`bsmooth`

is`TRUE`

, or`df - degree - 1`

otherwise.- bknot
Location of the final spline knot.

- obstimes
Vector of observation times whose quantiles will be used to choose knot locations