Generalized Additive Models

An Introduction with R, Second Edition

Author: Simon N. Wood

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498728375

Category: Mathematics

Page: 496

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The first edition of this book has established itself as one of the leading references on generalized additive models (GAMs), and the only book on the topic to be introductory in nature with a wealth of practical examples and software implementation. It is self-contained, providing the necessary background in linear models, linear mixed models, and generalized linear models (GLMs), before presenting a balanced treatment of the theory and applications of GAMs and related models. The author bases his approach on a framework of penalized regression splines, and while firmly focused on the practical aspects of GAMs, discussions include fairly full explanations of the theory underlying the methods. Use of R software helps explain the theory and illustrates the practical application of the methodology. Each chapter contains an extensive set of exercises, with solutions in an appendix or in the book’s R data package gamair, to enable use as a course text or for self-study. Simon N. Wood is a professor of Statistical Science at the University of Bristol, UK, and author of the R package mgcv.

Generalized Additive Models

Author: T.J. Hastie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351445960

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 5599

This book describes an array of power tools for data analysis that are based on nonparametric regression and smoothing techniques. These methods relax the linear assumption of many standard models and allow analysts to uncover structure in the data that might otherwise have been missed. While McCullagh and Nelder's Generalized Linear Models shows how to extend the usual linear methodology to cover analysis of a range of data types, Generalized Additive Models enhances this methodology even further by incorporating the flexibility of nonparametric regression. Clear prose, exercises in each chapter, and case studies enhance this popular text.

Vector Generalized Linear and Additive Models

With an Implementation in R

Author: Thomas W. Yee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 149392818X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 589

View: 5044

This book presents a greatly enlarged statistical framework compared to generalized linear models (GLMs) with which to approach regression modelling. Comprising of about half-a-dozen major classes of statistical models, and fortified with necessary infrastructure to make the models more fully operable, the framework allows analyses based on many semi-traditional applied statistics models to be performed as a coherent whole. Since their advent in 1972, GLMs have unified important distributions under a single umbrella with enormous implications. However, GLMs are not flexible enough to cope with the demands of practical data analysis. And data-driven GLMs, in the form of generalized additive models (GAMs), are also largely confined to the exponential family. The methodology here and accompanying software (the extensive VGAM R package) are directed at these limitations and are described comprehensively for the first time in one volume. This book treats distributions and classical models as generalized regression models, and the result is a much broader application base for GLMs and GAMs. The book can be used in senior undergraduate or first-year postgraduate courses on GLMs or categorical data analysis and as a methodology resource for VGAM users. In the second part of the book, the R package VGAM allows readers to grasp immediately applications of the methodology. R code is integrated in the text, and datasets are used throughout. Potential applications include ecology, finance, biostatistics, and social sciences. The methodological contribution of this book stands alone and does not require use of the VGAM package.

Predictive Modeling Applications in Actuarial Science: Volume 1, Predictive Modeling Techniques

Author: Edward W. Frees,Richard A. Derrig,Glenn Meyers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139992317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 636

Predictive modeling involves the use of data to forecast future events. It relies on capturing relationships between explanatory variables and the predicted variables from past occurrences and exploiting this to predict future outcomes. Forecasting future financial events is a core actuarial skill - actuaries routinely apply predictive-modeling techniques in insurance and other risk-management applications. This book is for actuaries and other financial analysts who are developing their expertise in statistics and wish to become familiar with concrete examples of predictive modeling. The book also addresses the needs of more seasoned practising analysts who would like an overview of advanced statistical topics that are particularly relevant in actuarial practice. Predictive Modeling Applications in Actuarial Science emphasizes lifelong learning by developing tools in an insurance context, providing the relevant actuarial applications, and introducing advanced statistical techniques that can be used by analysts to gain a competitive advantage in situations with complex data.

Analyzing Medical Data Using S-PLUS

Author: Brian Everitt,Sophia Rabe-Hesketh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475732856

Category: Computers

Page: 486

View: 5651

Each chapter consists of basic statistical theory, simple examples of S-PLUS code, plus more complex examples of S-PLUS code, and exercises. All data sets are taken from genuine medical investigations and will be available on a web site. The examples in the book contain extensive graphical analysis to highlight one of the prime features of S-PLUS. Written with few details of S-PLUS and less technical descriptions, the book concentrates solely on medical data sets, demonstrating the flexibility of S-PLUS and its huge advantages, particularly for applied medical statisticians.