Multivariate Density Estimation

Author: David W. Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118575536
Release Date: 2015-03-12
Genre: Mathematics

Clarifies modern data analysis through nonparametric density estimation for a complete working knowledge of the theory and methods Featuring a thoroughly revised presentation, Multivariate Density Estimation: Theory, Practice, and Visualization, Second Edition maintains an intuitive approach to the underlying methodology and supporting theory of density estimation. Including new material and updated research in each chapter, the Second Edition presents additional clarification of theoretical opportunities, new algorithms, and up-to-date coverage of the unique challenges presented in the field of data analysis. The new edition focuses on the various density estimation techniques and methods that can be used in the field of big data. Defining optimal nonparametric estimators, the Second Edition demonstrates the density estimation tools to use when dealing with various multivariate structures in univariate, bivariate, trivariate, and quadrivariate data analysis. Continuing to illustrate the major concepts in the context of the classical histogram, Multivariate Density Estimation: Theory, Practice, and Visualization, Second Edition also features: Over 150 updated figures to clarify theoretical results and to show analyses of real data sets An updated presentation of graphic visualization using computer software such as R A clear discussion of selections of important research during the past decade, including mixture estimation, robust parametric modeling algorithms, and clustering More than 130 problems to help readers reinforce the main concepts and ideas presented Boxed theorems and results allowing easy identification of crucial ideas Figures in color in the digital versions of the book A website with related data sets Multivariate Density Estimation: Theory, Practice, and Visualization, Second Edition is an ideal reference for theoretical and applied statisticians, practicing engineers, as well as readers interested in the theoretical aspects of nonparametric estimation and the application of these methods to multivariate data. The Second Edition is also useful as a textbook for introductory courses in kernel statistics, smoothing, advanced computational statistics, and general forms of statistical distributions.


Author: Friedrich Schmid
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783540297956
Release Date: 2006-02-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Dieses Buch gibt eine Einführung in die wichtigsten Verfahren der statistischen Analyse von Finanzmarktdaten wie beispielsweise Kursen oder Renditen von Aktien oder Aktienindizes. Unter den Themen sind die Deskription und Analyse von uni- und multivariaten Renditeverteilungen, die Analyse der Struktur von Renditezeitreihen sowie statistische Verfahren für das CAPM und die Untersuchung der stochastischen Dominanz. Das Buch richtet sich an Studierende der Wirtschaftswissenschaften im Hauptstudium, aber auch an Praktiker in Banken und Versicherungen. Es ist sehr gut zum Selbststudium geeignet. Kenntnisse der Mathematik und Statistik werden nur soweit vorausgesetzt, wie sie im wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Grundstudium vermittelt werden.

Operational Risk

Author: Harry H. Panjer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470051306
Release Date: 2006-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Discover how to optimize business strategies from both qualitative and quantitative points of view Operational Risk: Modeling Analytics is organized around the principle that the analysis of operational risk consists, in part, of the collection of data and the building of mathematical models to describe risk. This book is designed to provide risk analysts with a framework of the mathematical models and methods used in the measurement and modeling of operational risk in both the banking and insurance sectors. Beginning with a foundation for operational risk modeling and a focus on the modeling process, the book flows logically to discussion of probabilistic tools for operational risk modeling and statistical methods for calibrating models of operational risk. Exercises are included in chapters involving numerical computations for students' practice and reinforcement of concepts. Written by Harry Panjer, one of the foremost authorities in the world on risk modeling and its effects in business management, this is the first comprehensive book dedicated to the quantitative assessment of operational risk using the tools of probability, statistics, and actuarial science. In addition to providing great detail of the many probabilistic and statistical methods used in operational risk, this book features: * Ample exercises to further elucidate the concepts in the text * Definitive coverage of distribution functions and related concepts * Models for the size of losses * Models for frequency of loss * Aggregate loss modeling * Extreme value modeling * Dependency modeling using copulas * Statistical methods in model selection and calibration Assuming no previous expertise in either operational risk terminology or in mathematical statistics, the text is designed for beginning graduate-level courses on risk and operational management or enterprise risk management. This book is also useful as a reference for practitioners in both enterprise risk management and risk and operational management.

Applied Linear Regression

Author: Sanford Weisberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118594858
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Mathematics

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.

Longitudinal Data Analysis

Author: Donald Hedeker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470036471
Release Date: 2006-05-12
Genre: Mathematics

Longitudinal data analysis for biomedical and behavioral sciences This innovative book sets forth and describes methods for the analysis of longitudinaldata, emphasizing applications to problems in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Reflecting the growing importance and use of longitudinal data across many areas of research, the text is designed to help users of statistics better analyze and understand this type of data. Much of the material from the book grew out of a course taught by Dr. Hedeker on longitudinal data analysis. The material is, therefore, thoroughly classroom tested and includes a number of features designed to help readers better understand and apply the material. Statistical procedures featured within the text include: * Repeated measures analysis of variance * Multivariate analysis of variance for repeated measures * Random-effects regression models (RRM) * Covariance-pattern models * Generalized-estimating equations (GEE) models * Generalizations of RRM and GEE for categorical outcomes Practical in their approach, the authors emphasize the applications of the methods, using real-world examples for illustration. Some syntax examples are provided, although the authors do not generally focus on software in this book. Several datasets and computer syntax examples are posted on this title's companion Web site. The authors intend to keep the syntax examples current as new versions of the software programs emerge. This text is designed for both undergraduate and graduate courses in longitudinal data analysis. Instructors can take advantage of overheads and additional course materials available online for adopters. Applied statisticians in biomedicine and the social sciences can also use the book as a convenient reference.

Regression Analysis by Example

Author: Samprit Chatterjee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470055458
Release Date: 2006-10-20
Genre: Mathematics

The essentials of regression analysis through practical applications Regression analysis is a conceptually simple method for investigating relationships among variables. Carrying out a successful application of regression analysis, however, requires a balance of theoretical results, empirical rules, and subjective judgement. Regression Analysis by Example, Fourth Edition has been expanded and thoroughly updated to reflect recent advances in the field. The emphasis continues to be on exploratory data analysis rather than statistical theory. The book offers in-depth treatment of regression diagnostics, transformation, multicollinearity, logistic regression, and robust regression. This new edition features the following enhancements: Chapter 12, Logistic Regression, is expanded to reflect the increased use of the logit models in statistical analysis A new chapter entitled Further Topics discusses advanced areas of regression analysis Reorganized, expanded, and upgraded exercises appear at the end of each chapter A fully integrated Web page provides data sets Numerous graphical displays highlight the significance of visual appeal Regression Analysis by Example, Fourth Edition is suitable for anyone with an understanding of elementary statistics. Methods of regression analysis are clearly demonstrated, and examples containing the types of irregularities commonly encountered in the real world are provided. Each example isolates one or two techniques and features detailed discussions of the techniques themselves, the required assumptions, and the evaluated success of each technique. The methods described throughout the book can be carried out with most of the currently available statistical software packages, such as the software package R. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.

Robust Statistics

Author: Frank R. Hampel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118150689
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: Mathematics

The Wiley-Interscience Paperback Series consists of selectedbooks that have been made more accessible to consumers in an effortto increase global appeal and general circulation. With these newunabridged softcover volumes, Wiley hopes to extend the lives ofthese works by making them available to future generations ofstatisticians, mathematicians, and scientists. "This is a nice book containing a wealth of information, much ofit due to the authors. . . . If an instructor designing such acourse wanted a textbook, this book would be the best choiceavailable. . . . There are many stimulating exercises, and the bookalso contains an excellent index and an extensive list ofreferences." —Technometrics "[This] book should be read carefully by anyone who isinterested in dealing with statistical models in a realisticfashion." —American Scientist Introducing concepts, theory, and applications, RobustStatistics is accessible to a broad audience, avoidingallusions to high-powered mathematics while emphasizing ideas,heuristics, and background. The text covers the approach based onthe influence function (the effect of an outlier on an estimater,for example) and related notions such as the breakdown point. Italso treats the change-of-variance function, fundamental conceptsand results in the framework of estimation of a single parameter,and applications to estimation of covariance matrices andregression parameters.

Nonparametric Econometrics

Author: Qi Li
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400841066
Release Date: 2011-10-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Until now, students and researchers in nonparametric and semiparametric statistics and econometrics have had to turn to the latest journal articles to keep pace with these emerging methods of economic analysis. Nonparametric Econometrics fills a major gap by gathering together the most up-to-date theory and techniques and presenting them in a remarkably straightforward and accessible format. The empirical tests, data, and exercises included in this textbook help make it the ideal introduction for graduate students and an indispensable resource for researchers. Nonparametric and semiparametric methods have attracted a great deal of attention from statisticians in recent decades. While the majority of existing books on the subject operate from the presumption that the underlying data is strictly continuous in nature, more often than not social scientists deal with categorical data--nominal and ordinal--in applied settings. The conventional nonparametric approach to dealing with the presence of discrete variables is acknowledged to be unsatisfactory. This book is tailored to the needs of applied econometricians and social scientists. Qi Li and Jeffrey Racine emphasize nonparametric techniques suited to the rich array of data types--continuous, nominal, and ordinal--within one coherent framework. They also emphasize the properties of nonparametric estimators in the presence of potentially irrelevant variables. Nonparametric Econometrics covers all the material necessary to understand and apply nonparametric methods for real-world problems.

Time Series

Author: Ngai Hang Chan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118030714
Release Date: 2011-01-25
Genre: Mathematics

A new edition of the comprehensive, hands-on guide to financialtime series, now featuring S-Plus® and R software Time Series: Applications to Finance with R and S-Plus®,Second Edition is designed to present an in-depth introduction tothe conceptual underpinnings and modern ideas of time seriesanalysis. Utilizing interesting, real-world applications and thelatest software packages, this book successfully helps readersgrasp the technical and conceptual manner of the topic in order togain a deeper understanding of the ever-changing dynamics of thefinancial world. With balanced coverage of both theory and applications, thisSecond Edition includes new content to accurately reflect thecurrent state-of-the-art nature of financial time series analysis.A new chapter on Markov Chain Monte Carlo presents Bayesian methodsfor time series with coverage of Metropolis-Hastings algorithm,Gibbs sampling, and a case study that explores the relevance ofthese techniques for understanding activity in the Dow JonesIndustrial Average. The author also supplies a new presentation ofstatistical arbitrage that includes discussion of pairs trading andcointegration. In addition to standard topics such as forecastingand spectral analysis, real-world financial examples are used toillustrate recent developments in nonstandard techniques,including: Nonstationarity Heteroscedasticity Multivariate time series State space modeling and stochastic volatility Multivariate GARCH Cointegration and common trends The book's succinct and focused organization allows readers tograsp the important ideas of time series. All examples aresystematically illustrated with S-Plus® and R software,highlighting the relevance of time series in financialapplications. End-of-chapter exercises and selected solutions allowreaders to test their comprehension of the presented material, anda related Web site features additional data sets. Time Series: Applications to Finance with R and S-Plus® isan excellent book for courses on financial time series at theupper-undergraduate and beginning graduate levels. It also servesas an indispensible resource for practitioners working withfinancial data in the fields of statistics, economics, business,and risk management.

Weibull Models

Author: D. N. Prabhakar Murthy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471473278
Release Date: 2004-01-28
Genre: Mathematics

A comprehensive perspective on Weibull models The literature on Weibull models is vast, disjointed, andscattered across many different journals. Weibull Models is acomprehensive guide that integrates all the different facets ofWeibull models in a single volume. This book will be of great help to practitioners in reliabilityand other disciplines in the context of modeling data sets usingWeibull models. For researchers interested in these modelingtechniques, exercises at the end of each chapter define potentialtopics for future research. Organized into seven distinct parts, Weibull Models: Covers model analysis, parameter estimation, model validation,and application Serves as both a handbook and a research monograph. As ahandbook, it classifies the different models and presents theirproperties. As a research monograph, it unifies the literature andpresents the results in an integrated manner Intertwines theory and application Focuses on model identification prior to model parameterestimation Discusses the usefulness of the Weibull Probability plot (WPP)in the model selection to model a given data set Highlights the use of Weibull models in reliability theory Filled with in-depth analysis, Weibull Models pulls together themost relevant information on this topic to give everyone fromreliability engineers to applied statisticians involved withreliability and survival analysis a clear look at what Weibullmodels can offer.

Random Graphs for Statistical Pattern Recognition

Author: David J. Marchette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471722081
Release Date: 2005-02-11
Genre: Mathematics

A timely convergence of two widely used disciplines Random Graphs for Statistical Pattern Recognition is the firstbook to address the topic of random graphs as it applies tostatistical pattern recognition. Both topics are of vital interestto researchers in various mathematical and statistical fields andhave never before been treated together in one book. The use ofdata random graphs in pattern recognition in clustering andclassification is discussed, and the applications for bothdisciplines are enhanced with new tools for the statistical patternrecognition community. New and interesting applications for randomgraph users are also introduced. This important addition to statistical literaturefeatures: Information that previously has been available only throughscattered journal articles Practical tools and techniques for a wide range of real-worldapplications New perspectives on the relationship between patternrecognition and computational geometry Numerous experimental problems to encourage practicalapplications With its comprehensive coverage of two timely fields, enhancedwith many references and real-world examples, Random Graphs forStatistical Pattern Recognition is a valuable resource forindustry professionals and students alike.

Nonparametric Statistical Methods

Author: Myles Hollander
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118553299
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Mathematics

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.

Statistical Analysis of Designed Experiments

Author: Ajit C. Tamhane
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118491430
Release Date: 2012-09-12
Genre: Science

A indispensable guide to understanding and designing modern experiments The tools and techniques of Design of Experiments (DOE) allow researchers to successfully collect, analyze, and interpret data across a wide array of disciplines. Statistical Analysis of Designed Experiments provides a modern and balanced treatment of DOE methodology with thorough coverage of the underlying theory and standard designs of experiments, guiding the reader through applications to research in various fields such as engineering, medicine, business, and the social sciences. The book supplies a foundation for the subject, beginning with basic concepts of DOE and a review of elementary normal theory statistical methods. Subsequent chapters present a uniform, model-based approach to DOE. Each design is presented in a comprehensive format and is accompanied by a motivating example, discussion of the applicability of the design, and a model for its analysis using statistical methods such as graphical plots, analysis of variance (ANOVA), confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. Numerous theoretical and applied exercises are provided in each chapter, and answers to selected exercises are included at the end of the book. An appendix features three case studies that illustrate the challenges often encountered in real-world experiments, such as randomization, unbalanced data, and outliers. Minitab® software is used to perform analyses throughout the book, and an accompanying FTP site houses additional exercises and data sets. With its breadth of real-world examples and accessible treatment of both theory and applications, Statistical Analysis of Designed Experiments is a valuable book for experimental design courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also an indispensable reference for practicing statisticians, engineers, and scientists who would like to further their knowledge of DOE.

The Analysis of Covariance and Alternatives

Author: Bradley Huitema
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118067460
Release Date: 2011-10-24
Genre: Mathematics

A complete guide to cutting-edge techniques and best practices for applying covariance analysis methods The Second Edition of Analysis of Covariance and Alternatives sheds new light on its topic, offering in-depth discussions of underlying assumptions, comprehensive interpretations of results, and comparisons of distinct approaches. The book has been extensively revised and updated to feature an in-depth review of prerequisites and the latest developments in the field. The author begins with a discussion of essential topics relating to experimental design and analysis, including analysis of variance, multiple regression, effect size measures and newly developed methods of communicating statistical results. Subsequent chapters feature newly added methods for the analysis of experiments with ordered treatments, including two parametric and nonparametric monotone analyses as well as approaches based on the robust general linear model and reversed ordinal logistic regression. Four groundbreaking chapters on single-case designs introduce powerful new analyses for simple and complex single-case experiments. This Second Edition also features coverage of advanced methods including: Simple and multiple analysis of covariance using both the Fisher approach and the general linear model approach Methods to manage assumption departures, including heterogeneous slopes, nonlinear functions, dichotomous dependent variables, and covariates affected by treatments Power analysis and the application of covariance analysis to randomized-block designs, two-factor designs, pre- and post-test designs, and multiple dependent variable designs Measurement error correction and propensity score methods developed for quasi-experiments, observational studies, and uncontrolled clinical trials Thoroughly updated to reflect the growing nature of the field, Analysis of Covariance and Alternatives is a suitable book for behavioral and medical scineces courses on design of experiments and regression and the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as an authoritative reference work for researchers and academics in the fields of medicine, clinical trials, epidemiology, public health, sociology, and engineering.