Statistics for Spatial Data

Author: Noel Cressie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119115183

Category: Mathematics

Page: 928

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The Wiley Classics Library consists of selected books that have been made more accessible to consumers in an effort to increase global appeal and general circulation. With these new unabridged softcover volumes, Wiley hopes to extend the lives of these works by making them available to future generations of statisticians, mathematicians, and scientists. Spatial statistics — analyzing spatial data through statistical models — has proven exceptionally versatile, encompassing problems ranging from the microscopic to the astronomic. However, for the scientist and engineer faced only with scattered and uneven treatments of the subject in the scientific literature, learning how to make practical use of spatial statistics in day-to-day analytical work is very difficult. Designed exclusively for scientists eager to tap into the enormous potential of this analytical tool and upgrade their range of technical skills, Statistics for Spatial Data is a comprehensive, single-source guide to both the theory and applied aspects of spatial statistical methods. The hard-cover edition was hailed by Mathematical Reviews as an "excellent book which will become a basic reference." This paper-back edition of the 1993 edition, is designed to meet the many technological challenges facing the scientist and engineer. Concentrating on the three areas of geostatistical data, lattice data, and point patterns, the book sheds light on the link between data and model, revealing how design, inference, and diagnostics are an outgrowth of that link. It then explores new methods to reveal just how spatial statistical models can be used to solve important problems in a host of areas in science and engineering. Discussion includes: Exploratory spatial data analysis Spectral theory for stationary processes Spatial scale Simulation methods for spatial processes Spatial bootstrapping Statistical image analysis and remote sensing Computational aspects of model fitting Application of models to disease mapping Designed to accommodate the practical needs of the professional, it features a unified and common notation for its subject as well as many detailed examples woven into the text, numerous illustrations (including graphs that illuminate the theory discussed) and over 1,000 references. Fully balancing theory with applications, Statistics for Spatial Data, Revised Edition is an exceptionally clear guide on making optimal use of one of the ascendant analytical tools of the decade, one that has begun to capture the imagination of professionals in biology, earth science, civil, electrical, and agricultural engineering, geography, epidemiology, and ecology.
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Multivariate Observations

Author: George A. F. Seber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470317310

Category: Mathematics

Page: 686

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WILEY-INTERSCIENCE PAPERBACK SERIES The Wiley-Interscience Paperback Series consists of selected books that have been made more accessible to consumers in an effort to increase global appeal and general circulation. With these new unabridged softcover volumes, Wiley hopes to extend the lives of these works by making them available to future generations of statisticians, mathematicians, and scientists. "In recent years many monographs have been published on specialized aspects of multivariate data-analysis–on cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling, correspondence analysis, developments of discriminant analysis, graphical methods, classification, and so on. This book is an attempt to review these newer methods together with the classical theory. . . . This one merits two cheers." –J. C. Gower, Department of Statistics Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, U.K. Review in Biometrics, June 1987 Multivariate Observations is a comprehensive sourcebook that treats data-oriented techniques as well as classical methods. Emphasis is on principles rather than mathematical detail, and coverage ranges from the practical problems of graphically representing high-dimensional data to the theoretical problems relating to matrices of random variables. Each chapter serves as a self-contained survey of a specific topic. The book includes many numerical examples and over 1,100 references.
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Statistics for Spatio-Temporal Data

Author: Noel Cressie,Christopher K. Wikle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471692743

Category: Mathematics

Page: 588

View: 6408

Throughout the book, interesting applications demonstrate the relevance of the presented concepts. Vivid, full-color graphics emphasize the visual nature of the topic, and a related FTP site contains supplementary material.
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Generalized, Linear, and Mixed Models

Author: Charles E. McCulloch,Shayle R. Searle,John M. Neuhaus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118209966

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 5465

An accessible and self-contained introduction to statisticalmodels-now in a modernized new edition Generalized, Linear, and Mixed Models, Second Editionprovides an up-to-date treatment of the essential techniques fordeveloping and applying a wide variety of statistical models. Thebook presents thorough and unified coverage of the theory behindgeneralized, linear, and mixed models and highlights theirsimilarities and differences in various construction, application,and computational aspects. A clear introduction to the basic ideas of fixed effects models,random effects models, and mixed models is maintained throughout,and each chapter illustrates how these models are applicable in awide array of contexts. In addition, a discussion of generalmethods for the analysis of such models is presented with anemphasis on the method of maximum likelihood for the estimation ofparameters. The authors also provide comprehensive coverage of thelatest statistical models for correlated, non-normally distributeddata. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest developments in thefield, the Second Edition features: A new chapter that covers omitted covariates, incorrect randomeffects distribution, correlation of covariates and random effects,and robust variance estimation A new chapter that treats shared random effects models, latentclass models, and properties of models A revised chapter on longitudinal data, which now includes adiscussion of generalized linear models, modern advances inlongitudinal data analysis, and the use between and withincovariate decompositions Expanded coverage of marginal versus conditional models Numerous new and updated examples With its accessible style and wealth of illustrative exercises,Generalized, Linear, and Mixed Models, Second Edition is anideal book for courses on generalized linear and mixed models atthe upper-undergraduate and beginning-graduate levels. It alsoserves as a valuable reference for applied statisticians,industrial practitioners, and researchers.
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Nonparametric Statistical Methods

Author: Myles Hollander,Douglas A. Wolfe,Eric Chicken

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118553292

Category: Mathematics

Page: 848

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Praise for the Second Edition “This book should be an essential part of the personallibrary of every practicingstatistician.”—Technometrics Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition of NonparametricStatistical Methods includes additional modern topics andprocedures, more practical data sets, and new problems fromreal-life situations. The book continues to emphasize theimportance of nonparametric methods as a significant branch ofmodern statistics and equips readers with the conceptual andtechnical skills necessary to select and apply the appropriateprocedures for any given situation. Written by leading statisticians, Nonparametric StatisticalMethods, Third Edition provides readers with crucialnonparametric techniques in a variety of settings, emphasizing theassumptions underlying the methods. The book provides an extensivearray of examples that clearly illustrate how to use nonparametricapproaches for handling one- or two-sample location and dispersionproblems, dichotomous data, and one-way and two-way layoutproblems. In addition, the Third Edition features: The use of the freely available R software to aid incomputation and simulation, including many new R programs writtenexplicitly for this new edition New chapters that address density estimation, wavelets,smoothing, ranked set sampling, and Bayesian nonparametrics Problems that illustrate examples from agricultural science,astronomy, biology, criminology, education, engineering,environmental science, geology, home economics, medicine,oceanography, physics, psychology, sociology, and spacescience Nonparametric Statistical Methods, Third Edition is anexcellent reference for applied statisticians and practitioners whoseek a review of nonparametric methods and their relevantapplications. The book is also an ideal textbook forupper-undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in appliednonparametric statistics.
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Nonparametric Analysis of Univariate Heavy-Tailed Data

Research and Practice

Author: Natalia Markovich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470723593

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 5938

Heavy-tailed distributions are typical for phenomena in complex multi-component systems such as biometry, economics, ecological systems, sociology, web access statistics, internet traffic, biblio-metrics, finance and business. The analysis of such distributions requires special methods of estimation due to their specific features. These are not only the slow decay to zero of the tail, but also the violation of Cramer’s condition, possible non-existence of some moments, and sparse observations in the tail of the distribution. The book focuses on the methods of statistical analysis of heavy-tailed independent identically distributed random variables by empirical samples of moderate sizes. It provides a detailed survey of classical results and recent developments in the theory of nonparametric estimation of the probability density function, the tail index, the hazard rate and the renewal function. Both asymptotical results, for example convergence rates of the estimates, and results for the samples of moderate sizes supported by Monte-Carlo investigation, are considered. The text is illustrated by the application of the considered methodologies to real data of web traffic measurements.
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Hierarchical Modeling and Analysis for Spatial Data, Second Edition

Author: Sudipto Banerjee,Bradley P. Carlin,Alan E. Gelfand

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439819181

Category: Mathematics

Page: 584

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Keep Up to Date with the Evolving Landscape of Space and Space-Time Data Analysis and Modeling Since the publication of the first edition, the statistical landscape has substantially changed for analyzing space and space-time data. More than twice the size of its predecessor, Hierarchical Modeling and Analysis for Spatial Data, Second Edition reflects the major growth in spatial statistics as both a research area and an area of application. New to the Second Edition New chapter on spatial point patterns developed primarily from a modeling perspective New chapter on big data that shows how the predictive process handles reasonably large datasets New chapter on spatial and spatiotemporal gradient modeling that incorporates recent developments in spatial boundary analysis and wombling New chapter on the theoretical aspects of geostatistical (point-referenced) modeling Greatly expanded chapters on methods for multivariate and spatiotemporal modeling New special topics sections on data fusion/assimilation and spatial analysis for data on extremes Double the number of exercises Many more color figures integrated throughout the text Updated computational aspects, including the latest version of WinBUGS, the new flexible spBayes software, and assorted R packages The Only Comprehensive Treatment of the Theory, Methods, and Software This second edition continues to provide a complete treatment of the theory, methods, and application of hierarchical modeling for spatial and spatiotemporal data. It tackles current challenges in handling this type of data, with increased emphasis on observational data, big data, and the upsurge of associated software tools. The authors also explore important application domains, including environmental science, forestry, public health, and real estate.
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Models for Investors in Real World Markets

Author: James R. Thompson,Edward E. Williams,M. Chapman Findlay, III

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470317930

Category: Mathematics

Page: 408

View: 8860

* Considers neoclassical models in light of results that can go wrong with them to bring about better models. * Questions the assumption that markets clear quickly. * Offers a timely examination of the LTCM collapse. * Written by a group of well-respected and highly qualified authors.
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Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis

Author: Elisa T. Lee,John Wenyu Wang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118593057

Category: Mathematics

Page: 512

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Praise for the Third Edition “. . . an easy-to read introduction to survival analysiswhich covers the major concepts and techniques of thesubject.” —Statistics in Medical Research Updated and expanded to reflect the latest developments,Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, FourthEdition continues to deliver a comprehensive introduction tothe most commonly-used methods for analyzing survival data.Authored by a uniquely well-qualified author team, the FourthEdition is a critically acclaimed guide to statistical methods withapplications in clinical trials, epidemiology, areas of business,and the social sciences. The book features many real-world examplesto illustrate applications within these various fields, althoughspecial consideration is given to the study of survival data inbiomedical sciences. Emphasizing the latest research and providing the mostup-to-date information regarding software applications in thefield, Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, FourthEdition also includes: Marginal and random effect models for analyzing correlatedcensored or uncensored data Multiple types of two-sample and K-sample comparisonanalysis Updated treatment of parametric methods for regression modelfitting with a new focus on accelerated failure time models Expanded coverage of the Cox proportional hazards model Exercises at the end of each chapter to deepen knowledge of thepresented material Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis is anideal text for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses onsurvival data analysis. The book is also an excellent resource forbiomedical investigators, statisticians, and epidemiologists, aswell as researchers in every field in which the analysis ofsurvival data plays a role.
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Statistical Modeling by Wavelets

Author: Brani Vidakovic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470317868

Category: Mathematics

Page: 408

View: 2152

A comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to wavelets in statistics. What are wavelets? What makes them increasingly indispensable in statistical nonparametrics? Why are they suitable for "time-scale" applications? How are they used to solve such problems as denoising, regression, or density estimation? Where can one find up-to-date information on these newly "discovered" mathematical objects? These are some of the questions Brani Vidakovic answers in Statistical Modeling by Wavelets. Providing a much-needed introduction to the latest tools afforded statisticians by wavelet theory, Vidakovic compiles, organizes, and explains in depth research data previously available only in disparate journal articles. He carefully balances both statistical and mathematical techniques, supplementing the material with a wealth of examples, more than 100 illustrations, and extensive references-with data sets and S-Plus wavelet overviews made available for downloading over the Internet. Both introductory and data-oriented modeling topics are featured, including: * Continuous and discrete wavelet transformations. * Statistical optimality properties of wavelet shrinkage. * Theoretical aspects of wavelet density estimation. * Bayesian modeling in the wavelet domain. * Properties of wavelet-based random functions and densities. * Several novel and important wavelet applications in statistics. * Wavelet methods in time series. Accessible to anyone with a background in advanced calculus and algebra, Statistical Modeling by Wavelets promises to become the standard reference for statisticians and engineers seeking a comprehensive introduction to an emerging field.
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Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist

Author: Micah Altman,Jeff Gill,Michael P. McDonald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471475742

Category: Mathematics

Page: 323

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At last—a social scientist's guide through the pitfalls ofmodern statistical computing Addressing the current deficiency in the literature onstatistical methods as they apply to the social and behavioralsciences, Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the SocialScientist seeks to provide readers with a unique practicalguidebook to the numerical methods underlying computerizedstatistical calculations specific to these fields. The authorsdemonstrate that knowledge of these numerical methods and how theyare used in statistical packages is essential for making accurateinferences. With the aid of key contributors from both the socialand behavioral sciences, the authors have assembled a rich set ofinterrelated chapters designed to guide empirical social scientiststhrough the potential minefield of modern statisticalcomputing. Uniquely accessible and abounding in modern-day tools, tricks,and advice, the text successfully bridges the gap between thecurrent level of social science methodology and the moresophisticated technical coverage usually associated with thestatistical field. Highlights include: A focus on problems occurring in maximum likelihoodestimation Integrated examples of statistical computing (using softwarepackages such as the SAS, Gauss, Splus, R, Stata, LIMDEP, SPSS,WinBUGS, and MATLAB®) A guide to choosing accurate statistical packages Discussions of a multitude of computationally intensivestatistical approaches such as ecological inference, Markov chainMonte Carlo, and spatial regression analysis Emphasis on specific numerical problems, statisticalprocedures, and their applications in the field Replications and re-analysis of published social scienceresearch, using innovative numerical methods Key numerical estimation issues along with the means ofavoiding common pitfalls A related Web site includes test data for use in demonstratingnumerical problems, code for applying the original methodsdescribed in the book, and an online bibliography of Web resourcesfor the statistical computation Designed as an independent research tool, a professionalreference, or a classroom supplement, the book presents awell-thought-out treatment of a complex and multifaceted field.
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Visual Statistics

Seeing Data with Dynamic Interactive Graphics

Author: Forrest W. Young,Pedro M. Valero-Mora,Michael Friendly

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118165411

Category: Mathematics

Page: 363

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A visually intuitive approach to statistical data analysis Visual Statistics brings the most complex and advanced statisticalmethods within reach of those with little statistical training byusing animated graphics of the data. Using ViSta: The VisualStatistics System-developed by Forrest Young and Pedro Valero-Moraand available free of charge on the Internet-students can easilycreate fully interactive visualizations from relevant mathematicalstatistics, promoting perceptual and cognitive understanding of thedata's story. An emphasis is placed on a paradigm for understandingdata that is visual, intuitive, geometric, and active, rather thanone that relies on convoluted logic, heavy mathematics, systems ofalgebraic equations, or passive acceptance of results. A companion Web site complements the book by further demonstratingthe concept of creating interactive and dynamic graphics. The bookprovides users with the opportunity to view the graphics in adynamic way by illustrating how to analyze statistical data andexplore the concepts of visual statistics. Visual Statistics addresses and features the followingtopics: * Why use dynamic graphics? * A history of statistical graphics * Visual statistics and the graphical user interface * Visual statistics and the scientific method * Character-based statistical interface objects * Graphics-based statistical interfaces * Visualization for exploring univariate data This is an excellent textbook for undergraduate courses in dataanalysis and regression, for students majoring or minoring instatistics, mathematics, science, engineering, and computerscience, as well as for graduate-level courses in mathematics. Thebook is also ideal as a reference/self-study guide for engineers,scientists, and mathematicians. With contributions by highly regarded professionals in the field,Visual Statistics not only improves a student's understanding ofstatistics, but also builds confidence to overcome problems thatmay have previously been intimidating.
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Modes of Parametric Statistical Inference

Author: Seymour Geisser,Wesley O. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471743127

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

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A fascinating investigation into the foundations of statisticalinference This publication examines the distinct philosophical foundations ofdifferent statistical modes of parametric inference. Unlike manyother texts that focus on methodology and applications, this bookfocuses on a rather unique combination of theoretical andfoundational aspects that underlie the field of statisticalinference. Readers gain a deeper understanding of the evolution andunderlying logic of each mode as well as each mode's strengths andweaknesses. The book begins with fascinating highlights from the history ofstatistical inference. Readers are given historical examples ofstatistical reasoning used to address practical problems that arosethroughout the centuries. Next, the book goes on to scrutinize fourmajor modes of statistical inference: * Frequentist * Likelihood * Fiducial * Bayesian The author provides readers with specific examples andcounterexamples of situations and datasets where the modes yieldboth similar and dissimilar results, including a violation of thelikelihood principle in which Bayesian and likelihood methodsdiffer from frequentist methods. Each example is followed by adetailed discussion of why the results may have varied from onemode to another, helping the reader to gain a greater understandingof each mode and how it works. Moreover, the author providesconsiderable mathematical detail on certain points to highlight keyaspects of theoretical development. The author's writing style and use of examples make the text clearand engaging. This book is fundamental reading for graduate-levelstudents in statistics as well as anyone with an interest in thefoundations of statistics and the principles underlying statisticalinference, including students in mathematics and the philosophy ofscience. Readers with a background in theoretical statistics willfind the text both accessible and absorbing.
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Simulation

A Modeler's Approach

Author: James R. Thompson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470317906

Category: Mathematics

Page: 328

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A unique, integrated treatment of computer modeling and simulation "The future of science belongs to those willing to make the shift to simulation-based modeling," predicts Rice Professor James Thompson, a leading modeler and computational statistician widely known for his original ideas and engaging style. He discusses methods, available to anyone with a fast desktop computer, for integrating simulation into the modeling process in order to create meaningful models of real phenomena. Drawing from a wealth of experience, he gives examples from trading markets, oncology, epidemiology, statistical process control, physics, public policy, combat, real-world optimization, Bayesian analyses, and population dynamics. Dr. Thompson believes that, so far from liberating us from the necessity of modeling, the fast computer enables us to engage in realistic models of processes in , for example, economics, which have not been possible earlier because simple stochastic models in the forward temporal direction generally become quite unmanageably complex when one is looking for such things as likelihoods. Thompson shows how simulation may be used to bypass the necessity of obtaining likelihood functions or moment-generating functions as a precursor to parameter estimation. Simulation: A Modeler's Approach is a provocative and practical guide for professionals in applied statistics as well as engineers, scientists, computer scientists, financial analysts, and anyone with an interest in the synergy between data, models, and the digital computer.
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Introduction to Statistical Time Series

Author: Wayne A. Fuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470317752

Category: Mathematics

Page: 728

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The subject of time series is of considerable interest, especially among researchers in econometrics, engineering, and the natural sciences. As part of the prestigious Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics, this book provides a lucid introduction to the field and, in this new Second Edition, covers the important advances of recent years, including nonstationary models, nonlinear estimation, multivariate models, state space representations, and empirical model identification. New sections have also been added on the Wold decomposition, partial autocorrelation, long memory processes, and the Kalman filter. Major topics include: * Moving average and autoregressive processes * Introduction to Fourier analysis * Spectral theory and filtering * Large sample theory * Estimation of the mean and autocorrelations * Estimation of the spectrum * Parameter estimation * Regression, trend, and seasonality * Unit root and explosive time series To accommodate a wide variety of readers, review material, especially on elementary results in Fourier analysis, large sample statistics, and difference equations, has been included.
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Applied Linear Regression

Author: Sanford Weisberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118594851

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

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Praise for the Third Edition "...this is an excellent book which could easily be used as acourse text..." —International Statistical Institute The Fourth Edition of Applied LinearRegression provides a thorough update of the basic theoryand methodology of linear regression modeling. Demonstrating thepractical applications of linear regression analysis techniques,the Fourth Edition uses interesting, real-worldexercises and examples. Stressing central concepts such as model building, understandingparameters, assessing fit and reliability, and drawing conclusions,the new edition illustrates how to develop estimation, confidence,and testing procedures primarily through the use of least squaresregression. While maintaining the accessible appeal of eachprevious edition,Applied Linear Regression, FourthEdition features: Graphical methods stressed in the initial exploratory phase,analysis phase, and summarization phase of an analysis In-depth coverage of parameter estimates in both simple andcomplex models, transformations, and regression diagnostics Newly added material on topics including testing, ANOVA, andvariance assumptions Updated methodology, such as bootstrapping, cross-validationbinomial and Poisson regression, and modern model selectionmethods Applied Linear Regression, Fourth Edition is anexcellent textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate-levelstudents, as well as an appropriate reference guide forpractitioners and applied statisticians in engineering, businessadministration, economics, and the social sciences.
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Nonparametric Statistics with Applications to Science and Engineering

Author: Paul H. Kvam,Brani Vidakovic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470168691

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

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A thorough and definitive book that fully addresses traditional and modern-day topics of nonparametric statistics This book presents a practical approach to nonparametric statistical analysis and provides comprehensive coverage of both established and newly developed methods. With the use of MATLAB, the authors present information on theorems and rank tests in an applied fashion, with an emphasis on modern methods in regression and curve fitting, bootstrap confidence intervals, splines, wavelets, empirical likelihood, and goodness-of-fit testing. Nonparametric Statistics with Applications to Science and Engineering begins with succinct coverage of basic results for order statistics, methods of categorical data analysis, nonparametric regression, and curve fitting methods. The authors then focus on nonparametric procedures that are becoming more relevant to engineering researchers and practitioners. The important fundamental materials needed to effectively learn and apply the discussed methods are also provided throughout the book. Complete with exercise sets, chapter reviews, and a related Web site that features downloadable MATLAB applications, this book is an essential textbook for graduate courses in engineering and the physical sciences and also serves as a valuable reference for researchers who seek a more comprehensive understanding of modern nonparametric statistical methods.
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Generalized Least Squares

Author: Takeaki Kariya,Hiroshi Kurata

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470866985

Category: Mathematics

Page: 312

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Generalised Least Squares adopts a concise and mathematically rigorous approach. It will provide an up-to-date self-contained introduction to the unified theory of generalized least squares estimations, adopting a concise and mathematically rigorous approach. The book covers in depth the 'lower and upper bounds approach', pioneered by the first author, which is widely regarded as a very powerful and useful tool for generalized least squares estimation, helping the reader develop their understanding of the theory. The book also contains exercises at the end of each chapter and applications to statistics, econometrics, and biometrics, enabling use for self-study or as a course text.
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Precedence-Type Tests and Applications

Author: N. Balakrishnan,H. K. Tony Ng

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470037830

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

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Linear Statistical Models

Author: James H. Stapleton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470317760

Category: Mathematics

Page: 472

View: 9027

Linear Statistical Models Developed and refined over a period of twenty years, the material in this book offers an especially lucid presentation of linear statistical models. These models lead to what is usually called "multiple regression" or "analysis of variance" methodology, which, in turn, opens up a wide range of applications to the physical, biological, and social sciences, as well as to business, agriculture, and engineering. Unlike similar books on this topic, Linear Statistical Models emphasizes the geometry of vector spaces because of the intuitive insights this approach brings to an understanding of the theory. While the focus is on theory, examples of applications, using the SAS and S-Plus packages, are included. Prerequisites include some familiarity with linear algebra, and probability and statistics at the postcalculus level. Major topics covered include: * Methods of study of random vectors, including the multivariate normal, chi-square, t and F distributions, central and noncentral * The linear model and the basic theory of regression analysis and the analysis of variance * Multiple regression methods, including transformations, analysis of residuals, and asymptotic theory for regression analysis. Separate sections are devoted to robust methods and to the bootstrap. * Simultaneous confidence intervals: Bonferroni, Scheffe, Tukey, and Bechhofer * Analysis of variance, with two- and three-way analysis of variance * Random component models, nested designs, and balanced incomplete block designs * Analysis of frequency data through log-linear models, with emphasis on vector space viewpoint. This chapter alone is sufficient for a course on the analysis of frequency data.
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