I have the marker data of 32 patients for eight different markers. WHat needs to be done here is to predict the type of marker which is suitable for the disease control.
I used Disease control as the dependent variable and markers as the independent variable and did a multiple regression analysis. And from the results of which I did not see a linear trend in the data and the below figure gives an idea of how the data looks like and it is very clear that a model cannot be fit using linear methods.
I would like to focus on the non-linear trends in the data.
Will doing a support vector regression help in this case? Iam using R to do the regression.