I am reading up on splines and as a beginner I have a basic question -
Does it make sense to say - "I will fit a cubic b-spline to the data". As b-spline is just a representation of spline in terms of its bases. I think, a more accurate statement will be - "I will fit a natural/not-a-knot/clamped/etc. cubic spline to the data and present results in terms of its basis."
My question arises out of my limited understanding of relevant concepts. Could someone please confirm this. Many thanks!