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Getting to the Bottom of Regression with Gradient Descent feature

  • Authors: Jocelyn T. Chi and Eric C. Chi
  • Published Date: Jan 10, 2014

This article on gradient descent was written as part of a series on optimization methods for Statisticsviews.com. The article presents an overview of the gradient descent algorithm, offers some intuition on why the algorithm works and where it comes from, and provides examples of implementing it for ordinary least squares and logistic regression in R. Introduction From splines to generalized linear models, many problems in statistical estimation and regression can be cast as optimization problems. To...

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Journal of Time Series Analysis journal

  • Published Date: Jul 18, 2012

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Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them), 4th... book

  • Authors: Phillip I. Good, James W. Hardin
  • Published Date: Aug 03, 2012

Praise for Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them) "A very engaging and valuable book for all who use statistics in any setting."—CHOICE "Addresses popular mistakes often made in data collection and provides an indispensable guide to accurate statistical analysis and reporting. The authors' emphasis on careful practice, combined with a focus on the development of solutions, reveals the true value of statistics when applied correctly in any area of research."—MAA...

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Some Easter statistics for you news

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Mar 29, 2013

• In 2012, a survey by ComRes found that 90% of Christians think that children today know less about Easter than compared to thirty years before. • 77% of Christians believe that Easter is more important than Christmas. • According to a survey by Chocolate Manufacturers Association, Switzerland has the highest consumption of chocolate in the world at 22.36 pounds per person, followed by Austria with 20.13 pounds and Ireland with 19.47 pounds. 16 of the top 20 countries are European with the UK in 7th...

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Mathematical Finance journal

  • Published Date: Oct 15, 2012

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List of available consultants tools

  • Published Date: Oct 29, 2012

Here is a list of consultants for your reference:

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Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based... book

  • Authors: Allen Rubin, Jennifer Bellamy
  • Published Date: Sep 07, 2012

Praise for the previous edition "An extraordinary and important book. Its approach to evidence-based practice (EBP) is very sound, realistic, and generous to the complexities of everyday practice. Reading and using this book is a must."—Haluk Soydan, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Southern California "This book has the potential to change practice in the helping professions. Rather than focusing on how to conduct research, Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for...

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Climate change and green taxes: the statistics of energy... feature

  • Authors: Dr John Fry
  • Published Date: Jan 02, 2014

Climate change is an important issue affecting the future of all humanity. However, if you can’t afford enough to eat or to heat your home, and this is happening in the here and now, it would be difficult to argue that the debate about the standard of living is not also of a similar magnitude of importance. To counter man-made climate change a series of government measures labelled “green taxes” have been introduced to encourage the expansion of low-carbon power, subsidise home insulation and tackle fuel...

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Risk Management and Insurance Review journal

  • Published Date: Nov 20, 2012

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Complexity journal

  • Published Date: Oct 16, 2012

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Mathematische Nachrichten journal

  • Published Date: Oct 16, 2012

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Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences book

  • Authors: Bart L. Weathington, Christopher J. L. Cunningham, David J. Pittenger
  • Published Date: Feb 09, 2010

A comprehensive introduction to research methods and best practices for designing,conducting, interpreting, and reporting findings This text is designed to develop in students a passion for conducting research and an understanding of the practical value of systematic information- gathering and decision-making. It features step-by-step coverage of the research process including research design, statistical considerations, and guidance on writing up and presenting results. Recognized leaders in the...

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International Transactions in Operational Research journal

  • Published Date: Oct 04, 2013

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New Journal: Stat – The ISI’s Journal for the Rapid... feature

  • Published Date: Jul 19, 2012

Launching in July 2012, Stat – The ISI’s Journal for the Rapid Dissemination of Statistics Research is a new online only, rapid communication research journal publishing short articles of the highest quality from all areas of statistics and interdisciplinary areas. Stat is a joint venture between the International Statistical Institute and Wiley-Blackwell.

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Structural Equation Modeling: Applications Using Mplus:... book

  • Authors: Jichuan Wang, Xiaoqian Wang
  • Published Date: Aug 24, 2012

A reference guide for applications of SEM using Mplus Structural Equation Modeling: Applications Using Mplus is intended as both a teaching resource and a reference guide. Written in non-mathematical terms, this book focuses on the conceptual and practical aspects of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Basic concepts and examples of various SEM models are demonstrated along with recently developed advanced methods, such as mixture modeling and model-based power analysis and sample size estimate for SEM....

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Loss Models: From Data to Decisions, Student Solutions... book

  • Authors: Stuart A. Klugman, Harry H. Panjer, Gordon E. Willmot
  • Published Date: Oct 15, 2012

An update of one of the most trusted books on constructing and analyzing actuarial models for the C/4 actuarial exam This new, abridged edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include the essential material related to Exam C of the Society of Actuaries' and Casualty Actuarial Society’s accreditation programs. The book maintains an approach to modeling and forecasting that utilizes tools related to risk theory, loss distributions, and survival models. Random variables, basic distributional...

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Naval Research Logistics journal

  • Published Date: Jul 18, 2012

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The Analysis of Covariance and Alternatives: Statistical... book

  • Authors: Bradley Huitema
  • Published Date: Dec 02, 2011

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...

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Royal Statistical Society 2012 Annual International... news

  • Published Date: Aug 31, 2012

The Royal Statistical Society’s Annual International Conference takes place next week in Telford between 3 and 6 September. The conference will feature high-profile international plenary speakers, invited and contributed presentations, awards presentations, poster sessions, short courses and workshops, and a busy social and networking programme.

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Uncertainty in Risk Assessment: An interview with co-author... feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2014

Last month, Wiley was proud to publish Uncertainty in Risk Assessment: The Representation and Treatment of Uncertainties by Probabilistic and Non-Probabilistic Methods by authors Terje Aven, Enrico Zio, Piero Baraldi and Roger Flage, which explores methods for the representation and treatment of uncertainty in risk assessment. In providing guidance for practical decision-making situations concerning high-consequence technologies (e.g., nuclear, oil and gas, transport, etc.), the theories and methods...

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