What considerations should be made regarding sample size for using LASSO or elasticnet? We are going to gather expression data from 1700 genes and our response variable is multinomial (3 categories).

  • $\begingroup$ You might want to add some detail to your question, as I doubt there is enough info here for anyone to be very helpful to you. $\endgroup$ – D L Dahly Dec 3 '13 at 16:22
  • $\begingroup$ I don't need a specific answer to my problem, just some guidelines regarding sample size when using LASSO. $\endgroup$ – Aghila Dec 3 '13 at 16:30
  • $\begingroup$ The answer you will likely get then is "more is better". $\endgroup$ – D L Dahly Dec 3 '13 at 16:31
  • $\begingroup$ Well... in your first comment you state I should add some detail to my question. Telling my what details should I add would answer part of my original question. $\endgroup$ – Aghila Dec 3 '13 at 16:46
  • $\begingroup$ What is a gene? How are your expression data likely to be distributed> $\endgroup$ – D L Dahly Dec 3 '13 at 16:49

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