Model selection is a problem of judging which model from some set performs best. Popular methods include $R^2$, AIC and BIC criteria, test sets, and cross-validation. To some extent, feature selection is a subproblem of model selection.

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R programming: Lapply(split) and Model Generation [on hold]

I would like to generate and store for multiple models to subsets of my data, but am having a hard time getting the programming code to produce correct output for more than one model. I have hundreds ...
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How to choose between exponential and gamma distributions

I have same data and I would like to choose a model for it. To start with I fit an exponential distribution and a gamma distribution. Now I wanted to do a simple likelihood ratio test . However, I ...
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True discovery rate or intrinsic sensitivity?

I'm trying to evaluate my species distribution model by the rate of discovered\predicted localities. For example, my model at a stated threshold predicts 50 grid suitable cells. Then, after field ...
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GEE in SPSS: the case of ever-decreasing QICc values

I've been using GEEs in SPSS 22 to analyze my dissertation data and have discovered an interesting problem: when trying to figure out which subset of model factors have the lowest QICc, and therefore ...
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Determining if time has influence on correlation between x and y

Is there a sort of statistics model I could use to determine if time has an influence on the correlation between two sets of data? For example say I have a column $X$ and a column $Y$, both just ...
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Why is Lasso regression for high dimensional data better than Stepwise AIC?

I know Lasso eventually set some parameters to zero, acting like variable selection. I also read from paper talking about automated variable selection method like Stepwise AIC can be troublesome. So ...
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How to deal with categorical features.

Recently I am playing in the famous Big-Data website Kaggle. There is a Display Advertising Challenge. In this competition, you are giving a training file which include huge records. the records is ...
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Why is $R^2$ poor for AR model selection used for forecasting?

There is a related question here, about how to calculate the R-squared on a regression with ARIMA errors. I found the answer quite useful, and hoped for some elaboration, particularly on Rob's closing ...
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Model selection in nlme's

I can think of four ways to perform model selection nlme's: LRT, AIC, ...
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Number of parameters for AIC for a particular model

I know there have been a few well answered questions on this topic, but i have found myself in a bit of a special case this time. I am using AIC for model selection, and i am having trouble counting ...
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Understanding the Rank Probability Score

The ranked probability score (RPS) is a measure of how good forecasts that are expressed as probability distributions are in matching observed outcomes. Both the location and spread of the forecast ...
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Testing the variance part of a Generalized Linear Model out of sample

Suppose I have a response vector and an ANOVA design (for simplicity, assume it’s a one-way ANOVA with two treatments). A few Generalized Linear Models (Poisson, Negative Binomial, etc) are fitted to ...
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What is the upside of treating a factor as random in a mixed model?

I have a problem embracing the benefits of labeling a model factor as random for a few reasons. To me it appears like in almost all cases the optimal solution is to treat all of the factors as fixed. ...
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Choosing models with similar AIC values [duplicate]

I'm using a multinomial logistic regression analysis to examine deer behavioural responses to camera traps in terms of 7 predictors (both singly and their interactions). I have found that the model ...
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Looking for catalog of “mechanism classes” that give rise to specific curve shapes

(I apologize for the length of this post. I don't know how to frame the question more succinctly.) I have some experimental data, in the form of a collection of curves with fairly little noise, ...
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How can I use Akaike's Information Criterion to compare two models of multi-peaked emission spectra?

I have several photoluminescence emission spectra that I am trying to fit curves to. The spectra each have a slight baseline and four peaks. The independent variable $x_i$ is wavelength (converted to ...
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model specification problem

I have the following model that I would like to rebuild: $Y_{i,t}=a+bx_{i,t}+cx_{i,t-1}+e_{i,t}$ I' am wondering now whether this is the same as the model above: $Y_{i,t}=a+ d\Delta ...
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Cross-validation with dummy variables?

Does it make sense to use cross-validation with factor variables that have 3+ levels? When using bestglm, I get an error saying that it doesn't work with categorical variables. In the documentation ...
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Error when using glmulti with aicc?

Does anyone know the solution to the error I get when I run glmulti with the aicc criteria: Error in if (length(lesCrit) == confsetsize && minouN - minou >= -deltaM && : missing value ...
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Motivating likelihood ratio test vs Wald test for paper reviewer

I've got back reviews for a paper I've submitted, with the following problem. I have two logistic regression models, say y ~ A, and y ~ A + B, where B is a factor with several levels. I have ...
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How to get both MSE and R2 from a sklearn GridSearchCV?

I can use a GridSearchCV on a pipeline and specify scoring to either be 'MSE' or 'R2'. I can then access ...
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Is cross validation for validating a model or for selecting best model in different kinds of models?

I am confused about the concept of cross validation and its usage. As I read about cross validation before, it is a way of validating a model. I did cross validation in my project (developing ...
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Can I use cross-validation to select optimal parameters SEPARATELY?

I'm wondering if there is any math/stat theory out there to support or deny this idea: I am using cross-validation and building models over a vector of parameter values to then choose the optimal ...
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What interactions to include in my GLM model?

I realize this might be a too general question, so I'll describe what I'm doing right now first. I'm working for a virtual insurance company and I have this dataset. It has severity (meaning ...
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Generalized log likelihood ratio test for non-nested models

I understand that if I have two models A and B and A is nested in B then, given some data, I can fit the parameters of A and B using MLE and apply the generalized log likelihood ratio test. In ...
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Log-likelihood (and AIC) of robust nlrob model differs from standard nls model

Comparing models generated by nlrob to ones generated by nls, I've noticed that even though the models might be nearly identical, the log-likelihood of the models is sometimes significantly different, ...
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Iterative Addition of Variables to Model Based on P Value

Suppose I have 64 columns that I have chosen out of 500+ columns based on the fact that they have the highest pairwise correlation (is this a good way?). I take 16 of these columns and run a simple ...
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Model diagnostics for a glmmPQL in R mixed-effects model

Several texts (both online and published books) have been reviewed prior to asking this. What diagnostics are accepted as best practise for a generalised linear mixed-effects model fitted in R using ...
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Compare LMM GLMM (generalised linear mixed model, negative binomial) by numerical measure (AIC BIC, cross validation, R² squared) for model validation

How to compare results of generalized linear mixed model (GLMM, negative binomial) with a log transformed linear mixed model (multilevel, hierarchical) . I have a data set (counts), which is nested. ...
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What is a “concordance score” for regression coefficients?

I came across this "concordance score" in a set of slides called Penalized regression methods for ranking variables by effect size, with applications to genetic mapping studies, by Ji Zhu: $$ ...
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Proper scoring rules for observations with different supports

Suppose to have a bivariate variable $z_t=(x_t, y_t)$ indexed by $t=1,2, ..., T$. Suppose now that the two components have different support, i.e. in my specific problem $x_t \in \mathcal{S}$, where ...
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Model without endogeneity correction has lower AIC than one with correction

I have two models, one with endogeneity correction (includes correction terms obtained using Heckman) and one without. The correction terms are significant in the second stage model, yet the AIC/BIC ...
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Applying the Akaike Information Criterion to Data

I have some variables that I would like to run regressions on, to create a model, but I am unsure about how to actually AIC (or the BIC). Unfortunately I have not yet taken a mathematical statistics ...
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Variable coarsening in Naive Bayes

Say we have a binary classification problem that we solve with Naive Bayes. All features are categorical variables. Say we focus on a single feature that takes one of $N$ possible values. If $N$ is ...
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how to measure the model recovery performance

I have some simulated linear model $y = X\beta+\epsilon$ where $\beta$ is sparse. I am comparing different techniques to recover the structure of $\beta$. I have so 4 values True Positives, False ...
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How to deal with bouts of equilibrium in an online learning setting?

I have a kalman filter (a recursive least square filter, really) regressing over real-time streams of data. Because the data-generating process varies slightly over time I add an exponential ...
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using Root Mean Squared Error (RMSE) to compare models with different sample size

I'm using k-fold cross-validation to compare different models. I splitted my dataset in 6 chunks and used 4 random chunks as training set and the remaining 2 as a test set. Now I fitted n-different ...
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BRT analysis using count data

I have some problems with my BRT analysis. Introduction to the data: The dependent variable is count data of a specific palm species in SA, and the predictors consists of nine various kinds of ...
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Cross-Validation vs. AICc for LASSO

I was working on a research project in which I try to estimate the the individual contribution of a group of regional political leaders to local economic growth. The major challenge is that there is ...
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Non-constant standard deviation in residuals

I am fitting a model in the frequency domain, and my fit looks as follows: As you can see, the model function does not fit the data perfectly, especially in the higher frequencies. So, I examined ...
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Is it possible to use the Breusch-Pagan Lagrange multiplier test (xttest0) in Stata for unbalanced data?

Is it possible to use xttest0 in Stata with unbalanced panel data? I want to test whether the I should use pooled OLS or random effects estimation. What does this test actually do?
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Estimating a first order plus dead time model

The data generating process is given by the following differential equation: $y(t) = a + b u(t - \theta) + c \frac {dy} {dt}$ Now imagine having as data a long time series for both $y$ and $u$. If ...
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after using AIC, how to determine the contribution or effect size of a individual covariate?

I am confused and looking for advise. I have found myself in this same situation repeatedly in the last few months. I want to know if covariate X is influential or important. However, I also ...
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How to compare the significance of two models from two different datasets?

I have two different regression models which I learned from two different data sets. Is there any statistical method which shows the significance of models based on the number of parameters and cross ...
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What are the best criteria to select the model for Lasso regression?

I have two different formulations of the Lasso regression for the same problem. For each formulation, I selected the best model based on cross validation error. But Now, I want to compare two models ...
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Multiple predictors in a GAMM: which method for model selection?

Recently a comment of a reviewer made me ask myself questions about model selection. My data are disease counts on algae. I would like to test the relationship between disease counts and percentage ...
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“Better” goodness-of-fit tests than chi squared for histogram modeling?

I work on data from a mass spectrometer that produces billions upon billions of count histograms, and I need a good way to test whether these histograms are consistent with one or several model ...
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How to refer to AIC model-averaged parameters and confidence intervals

I am writing up results from regression analysis where I used AICc model averaging to arrive at my final parameter estimates. I am wondering how best to refer to these parameters and their 95% ...
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Why doesn't Wilks' 1938 proof work for misspecified models?

In the famous 1938 paper ("The large-sample distribution of the likelihood ratio for testing composite hypotheses", Annals of Mathematical Statistics, 9:60-62), Samuel Wilks derived the asymptotic ...
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Correction of variance structure in gls after selection of the fixed effects using R

I'm fitting a gls following these steps: I select the random effect holding the fixed part unchanged. I.e. I try different variance and correlation structures and random effect. Once I find my ...