Exploratory Data Mining and Data Cleaning


Author: Tamraparni Dasu,Theodore Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471458643
Category: Mathematics
Page: 203
View: 6031

Continue Reading →

Written for practitioners of data mining, data cleaning anddatabase management. Presents a technical treatment of data quality includingprocess, metrics, tools and algorithms. Focuses on developing an evolving modeling strategy through aniterative data exploration loop and incorporation of domainknowledge. Addresses methods of detecting, quantifying and correcting dataquality issues that can have a significant impact on findings anddecisions, using commercially available tools as well as newalgorithmic approaches. Uses case studies to illustrate applications in real lifescenarios. Highlights new approaches and methodologies, such as theDataSphere space partitioning and summary based analysistechniques. Exploratory Data Mining and Data Cleaning will serve as animportant reference for serious data analysts who need to analyzelarge amounts of unfamiliar data, managers of operations databases,and students in undergraduate or graduate level courses dealingwith large scale data analys is and data mining.

Statistik-Workshop für Programmierer


Author: Allen B. Downey
Publisher: O'Reilly Germany
ISBN: 3868993436
Category: Computers
Page: 160
View: 2527

Continue Reading →

Wenn Sie programmieren können, beherrschen Sie bereits Techniken, um aus Daten Wissen zu extrahieren. Diese kompakte Einführung in die Statistik zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie rechnergestützt, anstatt auf mathematischem Weg Datenanalysen mit Python durchführen können. Praktischer Programmier-Workshop statt grauer Theorie: Das Buch führt Sie anhand eines durchgängigen Fallbeispiels durch eine vollständige Datenanalyse -- von der Datensammlung über die Berechnung statistischer Kennwerte und Identifikation von Mustern bis hin zum Testen statistischer Hypothesen. Gleichzeitig werden Sie mit statistischen Verteilungen, den Regeln der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, Visualisierungsmöglichkeiten und vielen anderen Arbeitstechniken und Konzepten vertraut gemacht. Statistik-Konzepte zum Ausprobieren: Entwickeln Sie über das Schreiben und Testen von Code ein Verständnis für die Grundlagen von Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und Statistik: Überprüfen Sie das Verhalten statistischer Merkmale durch Zufallsexperimente, zum Beispiel indem Sie Stichproben aus unterschiedlichen Verteilungen ziehen. Nutzen Sie Simulationen, um Konzepte zu verstehen, die auf mathematischem Weg nur schwer zugänglich sind. Lernen Sie etwas über Themen, die in Einführungen üblicherweise nicht vermittelt werden, beispielsweise über die Bayessche Schätzung. Nutzen Sie Python zur Bereinigung und Aufbereitung von Rohdaten aus nahezu beliebigen Quellen. Beantworten Sie mit den Mitteln der Inferenzstatistik Fragestellungen zu realen Daten.

Encyclopedia of Machine Learning and Data Mining, Sammut & Webb, 2nd Ed, 2017

Encyclopedia of Machine Learning and Data Mining
Author: Springer Science, Inc
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 1341
View: 3508

Continue Reading →

Machine learning and data mining are rapidly developing fields. Following the success of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Machine Learning, we are delighted to bring you this updated and expanded edition. We have expanded the scope, as reflected in the revised title Encyclopedia of Machine Learning and Data Mining, to encompass more of the broader activity that surrounds the machine learning process. This includes new articles in such diverse areas as anomaly detection, online controlled experiments, and record linkage as well as substantial expansion of existing entries such as data preparation. We have also included new entries on key recent developments in core machine learning, such as deep learning. A thorough review has also led to updating of much of the existing content. This substantial tome is the product of an intense effort by many individuals. We thank the Editorial Board and the numerous contributors who have provided the content.We are grateful to the Springer team of Andrew Spencer, Michael Hermann, and Melissa Fearon who have shepherded us through the long process of bringing this second edition to print. We are also grateful to the production staff who have turned the content into its final form. We are confident that this revised encyclopedia will consolidate the first edition’s place as a key reference source for the machine learning and data mining communities.

Datenqualität in Datenbanken


Author: Sönke Cordts
Publisher: mana-Buch
ISBN: 3944330137
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 8970

Continue Reading →

Entwickelt man Anwendungssysteme, so wird man immer wieder mit der Integration, Zusammen­führung oder dem Austausch von Daten konfrontiert. Jeder, der das kennt, weiß, wie mühselig es ist, Datenprobleme zunächst zu erkennen und dann zu beheben. Vor allem bei der Entwicklung von Data Warehouse Systemen, bei denen unterschiedliche Daten­bestände zu einem gemeinsamen Datenbestand integriert werden sollen, ist das Erkennen von Problemen ohne entsprechende Softwarewerkzeuge häufig eine wahre „Sisyphos“-Arbeit. Ist man hier nur auf herkömmliche SQL-Anweisungen angewiesen, so bleiben die Erkenntnisse über Probleme eben doch nur oberflächlich. Ein Anspruch dieses Buches ist es daher, Ansätze aufzuzeigen, wie man relationale Datenbankmanagementsysteme um Datenqualitätsverfahren erweitern kann.

Datenanalyse mit Python

Auswertung von Daten mit Pandas, NumPy und IPython
Author: Wes McKinney
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 3960102143
Category: Computers
Page: 542
View: 1488

Continue Reading →

Erfahren Sie alles über das Manipulieren, Bereinigen, Verarbeiten und Aufbereiten von Datensätzen mit Python: Aktualisiert auf Python 3.6, zeigt Ihnen dieses konsequent praxisbezogene Buch anhand konkreter Fallbeispiele, wie Sie eine Vielzahl von typischen Datenanalyse-Problemen effektiv lösen. Gleichzeitig lernen Sie die neuesten Versionen von pandas, NumPy, IPython und Jupyter kennen.Geschrieben von Wes McKinney, dem Begründer des pandas-Projekts, bietet Datenanalyse mit Python einen praktischen Einstieg in die Data-Science-Tools von Python. Das Buch eignet sich sowohl für Datenanalysten, für die Python Neuland ist, als auch für Python-Programmierer, die sich in Data Science und Scientific Computing einarbeiten wollen. Daten und zugehöriges Material des Buchs sind auf GitHub verfügbar.Aus dem Inhalt:Nutzen Sie die IPython-Shell und Jupyter Notebook für das explorative ComputingLernen Sie Grundfunktionen und fortgeschrittene Features von NumPy kennenSetzen Sie die Datenanalyse-Tools der pandasBibliothek einVerwenden Sie flexible Werkzeuge zum Laden, Bereinigen, Transformieren, Zusammenführen und Umformen von DatenErstellen Sie interformative Visualisierungen mit matplotlibWenden Sie die GroupBy-Mechanismen von pandas an, um Datensätzen zurechtzuschneiden, umzugestalten und zusammenzufassenAnalysieren und manipulieren Sie verschiedenste Zeitreihen-DatenFür diese aktualisierte 2. Auflage wurde der gesamte Code an Python 3.6 und die neuesten Versionen der pandas-Bibliothek angepasst. Neu in dieser Auflage: Informationen zu fortgeschrittenen pandas-Tools sowie eine kurze Einführung in statsmodels und scikit-learn.

Data Mining in Bioinformatics


Author: Jason T. L. Wang,Mohammed J. Zaki,Hannu Toivonen,Dennis Shasha
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846280591
Category: Computers
Page: 340
View: 6820

Continue Reading →

Written especially for computer scientists, all necessary biology is explained. Presents new techniques on gene expression data mining, gene mapping for disease detection, and phylogenetic knowledge discovery.

Data mining

praktische Werkzeuge und Techniken für das maschinelle Lernen
Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783446215337
Category:
Page: 386
View: 7411

Continue Reading →

Data Preparation for Data Mining


Author: Dorian Pyle
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9781558605299
Category: Computers
Page: 540
View: 1649

Continue Reading →

A guide to the importance of well-structured data as the first step to successful data mining. It shows how data should be prepared prior to mining in order to maximize mining performance, and provides examples of how to apply a variety of techniques in order to solve real world business problems.

R Data Mining

Implement data mining techniques through practical use cases and real world datasets
Author: Andrea Cirillo
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1787129233
Category: Computers
Page: 442
View: 1441

Continue Reading →

Mine valuable insights from your data using popular tools and techniques in R About This Book Understand the basics of data mining and why R is a perfect tool for it. Manipulate your data using popular R packages such as ggplot2, dplyr, and so on to gather valuable business insights from it. Apply effective data mining models to perform regression and classification tasks. Who This Book Is For If you are a budding data scientist, or a data analyst with a basic knowledge of R, and want to get into the intricacies of data mining in a practical manner, this is the book for you. No previous experience of data mining is required. What You Will Learn Master relevant packages such as dplyr, ggplot2 and so on for data mining Learn how to effectively organize a data mining project through the CRISP-DM methodology Implement data cleaning and validation tasks to get your data ready for data mining activities Execute Exploratory Data Analysis both the numerical and the graphical way Develop simple and multiple regression models along with logistic regression Apply basic ensemble learning techniques to join together results from different data mining models Perform text mining analysis from unstructured pdf files and textual data Produce reports to effectively communicate objectives, methods, and insights of your analyses In Detail R is widely used to leverage data mining techniques across many different industries, including finance, medicine, scientific research, and more. This book will empower you to produce and present impressive analyses from data, by selecting and implementing the appropriate data mining techniques in R. It will let you gain these powerful skills while immersing in a one of a kind data mining crime case, where you will be requested to help resolving a real fraud case affecting a commercial company, by the mean of both basic and advanced data mining techniques. While moving along the plot of the story you will effectively learn and practice on real data the various R packages commonly employed for this kind of tasks. You will also get the chance of apply some of the most popular and effective data mining models and algos, from the basic multiple linear regression to the most advanced Support Vector Machines. Unlike other data mining learning instruments, this book will effectively expose you the theory behind these models, their relevant assumptions and when they can be applied to the data you are facing. By the end of the book you will hold a new and powerful toolbox of instruments, exactly knowing when and how to employ each of them to solve your data mining problems and get the most out of your data. Finally, to let you maximize the exposure to the concepts described and the learning process, the book comes packed with a reproducible bundle of commented R scripts and a practical set of data mining models cheat sheets. Style and approach This book takes a practical, step-by-step approach to explain the concepts of data mining. Practical use-cases involving real-world datasets are used throughout the book to clearly explain theoretical concepts.

Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis


Author: Elisa T. Lee,John Wenyu Wang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118593057
Category: Mathematics
Page: 512
View: 6597

Continue Reading →

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.

The EM Algorithm and Extensions


Author: Geoffrey McLachlan,Thriyambakam Krishnan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470191600
Category: Mathematics
Page: 384
View: 9561

Continue Reading →

The only single-source——now completely updated and revised——to offer a unified treatment of the theory, methodology, and applications of the EM algorithm Complete with updates that capture developments from the past decade, The EM Algorithm and Extensions, Second Edition successfully provides a basic understanding of the EM algorithm by describing its inception, implementation, and applicability in numerous statistical contexts. In conjunction with the fundamentals of the topic, the authors discuss convergence issues and computation of standard errors, and, in addition, unveil many parallels and connections between the EM algorithm and Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms. Thorough discussions on the complexities and drawbacks that arise from the basic EM algorithm, such as slow convergence and lack of an in-built procedure to compute the covariance matrix of parameter estimates, are also presented. While the general philosophy of the First Edition has been maintained, this timely new edition has been updated, revised, and expanded to include: New chapters on Monte Carlo versions of the EM algorithm and generalizations of the EM algorithm New results on convergence, including convergence of the EM algorithm in constrained parameter spaces Expanded discussion of standard error computation methods, such as methods for categorical data and methods based on numerical differentiation Coverage of the interval EM, which locates all stationary points in a designated region of the parameter space Exploration of the EM algorithm's relationship with the Gibbs sampler and other Markov chain Monte Carlo methods Plentiful pedagogical elements—chapter introductions, lists of examples, author and subject indices, computer-drawn graphics, and a related Web site The EM Algorithm and Extensions, Second Edition serves as an excellent text for graduate-level statistics students and is also a comprehensive resource for theoreticians, practitioners, and researchers in the social and physical sciences who would like to extend their knowledge of the EM algorithm.

Nonparametric Statistics with Applications to Science and Engineering


Author: Paul H. Kvam,Brani Vidakovic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470168691
Category: Mathematics
Page: 448
View: 4367

Continue Reading →

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.

Theory of Preliminary Test and Stein-Type Estimation with Applications


Author: A. K. Md. Ehsanes Saleh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471773743
Category: Mathematics
Page: 656
View: 5707

Continue Reading →

Theory of Preliminary Test and Stein-Type Estimation withApplications provides a com-prehensive account of the theory andmethods of estimation in a variety of standard models used inapplied statistical inference. It is an in-depth introduction tothe estimation theory for graduate students, practitioners, andresearchers in various fields, such as statistics, engineering,social sciences, and medical sciences. Coverage of the material isdesigned as a first step in improving the estimates before applyingfull Bayesian methodology, while problems at the end of eachchapter enlarge the scope of the applications. This book contains clear and detailed coverage of basic terminologyrelated to various topics, including: * Simple linear model; ANOVA; parallelism model; multipleregression model with non-stochastic and stochastic constraints;regression with autocorrelated errors; ridge regression; andmultivariate and discrete data models * Normal, non-normal, and nonparametric theory of estimation * Bayes and empirical Bayes methods * R-estimation and U-statistics * Confidence set estimation

The Analysis of Covariance and Alternatives

Statistical Methods for Experiments, Quasi-Experiments, and Single-Case Studies
Author: Bradley Huitema
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118067468
Category: Mathematics
Page: 480
View: 6754

Continue Reading →

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.

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
View: 8485

Continue Reading →

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.

Loss Models

From Data to Decisions
Author: Stuart A. Klugman,Harry H. Panjer,Gordon E. Willmot
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470391332
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 784
View: 5721

Continue Reading →

The Theory of Measures and Integration


Author: Eric M. Vestrup
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470317957
Category: Mathematics
Page: 624
View: 6794

Continue Reading →

An accessible, clearly organized survey of the basic topics of measure theory for students and researchers in mathematics, statistics, and physics In order to fully understand and appreciate advanced probability, analysis, and advanced mathematical statistics, a rudimentary knowledge of measure theory and like subjects must first be obtained. The Theory of Measures and Integration illuminates the fundamental ideas of the subject-fascinating in their own right-for both students and researchers, providing a useful theoretical background as well as a solid foundation for further inquiry. Eric Vestrup's patient and measured text presents the major results of classical measure and integration theory in a clear and rigorous fashion. Besides offering the mainstream fare, the author also offers detailed discussions of extensions, the structure of Borel and Lebesgue sets, set-theoretic considerations, the Riesz representation theorem, and the Hardy-Littlewood theorem, among other topics, employing a clear presentation style that is both evenly paced and user-friendly. Chapters include: * Measurable Functions * The Lp Spaces * The Radon-Nikodym Theorem * Products of Two Measure Spaces * Arbitrary Products of Measure Spaces Sections conclude with exercises that range in difficulty between easy "finger exercises"and substantial and independent points of interest. These more difficult exercises are accompanied by detailed hints and outlines. They demonstrate optional side paths in the subject as well as alternative ways of presenting the mainstream topics. In writing his proofs and notation, Vestrup targets the person who wants all of the details shown up front. Ideal for graduate students in mathematics, statistics, and physics, as well as strong undergraduates in these disciplines and practicing researchers, The Theory of Measures and Integration proves both an able primary text for a real analysis sequence with a focus on measure theory and a helpful background text for advanced courses in probability and statistics.

Nonparametric Statistical Methods


Author: Myles Hollander,Douglas A. Wolfe,Eric Chicken
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118553292
Category: Mathematics
Page: 848
View: 8382

Continue Reading →

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.

Linear Models

The Theory and Application of Analysis of Variance
Author: Brenton R. Clarke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470377970
Category: Mathematics
Page: 288
View: 8999

Continue Reading →

An insightful approach to the analysis of variance in the study of linear models Linear Models explores the theory of linear models and the dynamic relationships that these models have with Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), experimental design, and random and mixed-model effects. This one-of-a-kind book emphasizes an approach that clearly explains the distribution theory of linear models and experimental design starting from basic mathematical concepts in linear algebra. The author begins with a presentation of the classic fixed-effects linear model and goes on to illustrate eight common linear models, along with the value of their use in statistics. From this foundation, subsequent chapters introduce concepts pertaining to the linear model, starting with vector space theory and the theory of least-squares estimation. An outline of the Helmert matrix is also presented, along with a thorough explanation of how the ANOVA is created in both typical two-way and higher layout designs, ultimately revealing the distribution theory. Other important topics covered include: Vector space theory The theory of least squares estimation Gauss-Markov theorem Kronecker products Diagnostic and robust methods for linear models Likelihood approaches to estimation A discussion of Bayesian theory is also included for purposes of comparison and contrast, and numerous illustrative exercises assist the reader with uncovering the nature of the models, using both classic and new data sets. Requiring only a working knowledge of basic probability and statistical inference, Linear Models is a valuable book for courses on linear models at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also an excellent reference for practitioners who use linear models to conduct research in the fields of econometrics, psychology, sociology, biology, and agriculture.