Create 5 datasets from standard gam example #1. The noise parameter is scaled, such that the first GAM has lowest noise and the last has highest noise. In a dominance plot, we plot the relative contributions of each dataset on the prediction. By the way we generated the data, we expect largest influence by dataset 1 and lowest by dataset 5.

```
## simulate datasets
set.seed(123)
datasets <- lapply(1:num.datasets, function(x) mgcv::gamSim(scale = x, verbose = FALSE))
```

Delete all data in the first dataset that has values lower than .2 on the dimension `x2`

. Thus, we expect a low (i.e., zero) contribution of the first dataset on low values of dimensions `x2`

.

Next, delete all values of the second dataset for large values (`x2`

>.8).

Next, we fit the individual GAMs for each of the eight datasets.

Then, we analyze the term `s(x2)`

.

`## Loading required package: Matrix`

```
## Loading 'metafor' package (version 2.4-0). For an overview
## and introduction to the package please type: help(metafor).
```

Finally, we create a dominance plot that tells us how much the points on axis `x2`

are influenced by the individual GAMs. Since `plot_dominance`

returns a ggplot object, we can modify the colors using, e.g. the viridis package. We see that the influence of the GAMs is graded according to the simulated noise levels. Second, we see that on the left-hand side, the influence of the first dataset is almost zero whereas the influence of the second dataset is almost zero on the righthand side.

`## Loading required package: viridisLite`