locfit.quasi assumes a specified mean-variance relation,
and performs iterartive reweighted local regression under this
assumption. This is appropriate for local quasi-likelihood models,
and is an alternative to specifying a family such as "qpoisson".
locfit.quasi is designed as a front end
to locfit.raw with data vectors, or as an intemediary
between locfit and locfit.raw with a
model formula. If you can stand the syntax, the second calling
sequence above will be slightly more efficient than the third.