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More comprehensive summary() function in R? [migrated]

I was wondering if there was a more comprehensive summary() function in R that perhaps includes more model metrics such as confidence intervals around the estimates maybe log-likelihood, AIC, BIC ...
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Using stat methods on summary statistics

Is it ok to use statistical methods on summary statistics, as they're random variables? I ran into an interesting problem while working with a client, but will try to keep it very general as the ...
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Log form of variables and descriptive measures

Because of larger values of variables, I did a log- transformation in my dataset. Now I want to give a descriptive table regarding my variables like mean, max, min, median, skewness, kurtosis. Can I ...
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What are the quantitative methods alternative to Meta-Analysis?

What are the alternative statistical quantitative synthesis methods for combining studies, if we can't apply meta-analysis because of the heteronegeity or the shape of the data, for the data set of ...
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Which method should I use to combine the data of my studies?

I want to make a meta-analysis on household consumption expenditures elasticity data. In these studies that I've got; methods and regions and etc. varies according to studies. But at last, the results ...
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What summary statistics can be applied to the results from a multiple choice question?

I have a list of answers given for a multiple choice question. For multiple choice I mean that from a set of possible answers given, more than one can be chosen. For other answers with single choice I ...
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Partial correlation and multiple regression controlling for categorical variables

I am looking through the linear association between variable $X$ and $Y$ with some controlling variables $\mathbf{Z} =(Z_1, Z_2, Z_3, \dots)$ One approach is to do a regression $E(Y)= \alpha_0 ...
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Definitions of quantiles in R [migrated]

Main question: Suppose you have a discrete, finite data set $d$. Then the command summary(d) returns the Min, 1st quartile, Median, mean, 3rd quartile, and max. My question is: what formula does R use ...
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Calculating overall variability over multiple datasets

I am trying to determine a way to measure the consistency of transit hours performed by transportation providers over their entire portfolio of shipping routes. For example, if a company has 3 ...
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How to represent data graphically in which a respondents can choose more than one group?

I am analyzing a survey in which one of the questions was (What is the industry segment of your company?) and the respondents can choose more than one category. I have used a pie chart to represent ...
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How did they do this analysis? (weighted proportions)

I've read with interest the report by Ayanian et al "Racial and Ethnic Disparities among Enrollees in Medicare Advantage Plans" [1]. They have estimated adjusted proportions of individuals that ...
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glm in R - which pvalue represents the goodness of fit of entire model?

I am running glms in R (generalised linear models). I thought I knew pvalues - until I saw that calling up a summary for a glm does not give you an overriding pvalue representative of the model as a ...
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How to implement Exponential Histograms

I am having trouble in understanding the concept of exponential histograms. They are known to be much efficient for maintaining statistics. I have read it in this article but cant understand how they ...
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Quantitative tail sizing

What is the most generic way of deciding whether the tail of a dataset is long or short? In other words, what would be the unit-free summary metric m that could be ...
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How to prove that the permutation of the points are the minimal sufficient statistics for Cauchy distribution?

I see this everywhere that the permutation of the samples $X_{(1)}, ..., X_{(n)}$ is the minimal sufficient statistic for the Cauchy distribution [1]. It is clear that it is a sufficient statistic,but ...
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Appropriate statistical analysis to use

I have built and tested a computer application, which involved two participant groups (Group-A with existing knowledge of databases and Group-B without knowledge of databases). I was required to apply ...
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Is there a way to characterize the position of a point in a distribution that takes higher moments into account?

When summarizing a location in a distribution, we can take the mean into account by simply calculating $x-\mu$. We can take the standard deviation into account by calculating a Z score ...
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Mann-Whitney U test when only summary data (mean, sd, sample size) are available

When raw data is not available, which normally occurs when we obtain our data from different scientific papers, how is it possible to perform a Mann-Whitney analysis to test whether two samples are ...
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What's the meaning of 'statistical break'? And how to calculate it?

I am reading a paper named "EPRI-GTC Overhead Electric Transmission Line Siting Methodology", and in this paper the author uses "the first statistical break in its histogram" to determine the corridor ...
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A walk through my datas

I wish to study the effect of a categorical factor on the rate of increase of some parameter Y along a given X explanatory variable. My datas looks like: ...
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Interpreting summary output in R [duplicate]

I'm fitting a linear model to a dataset. I've reduced the model from 7 variables to 3 and as part of that I've transformed one of my variables (wt) in order to get a better fit. For my final model, ...
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measure for jobs/complaints ratio

I have a number of jobs in a database which can receive complaints. A job can receive several complaints and a job has an associated supplier. I would like to identify the worst performing suppliers. ...
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how to take the sum in using 3 point scale

I have conducted a survey through a questionnaire which consists of 45 questions grouped under 6 independent variables and apart from this i have taken 3 dependent variables which i want to regress ...
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What statistical analysis should I use for my study?

In my psych class we were testing to see if groups of men or groups of women would be more helpful in an emergency situation (we are testing for the bystander effect), and we are testing to see if ...
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regarding the explanation of interaction plot

I was trying to draw an interaction plot for two predictor variables as follows: interaction.plot(xtest[,2],xtest[,8],y) I got the following plot. I do not know ...
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Average time series data (summarize) increasing slope of line

We are working on time series data forecasting. Our input data set is large, so thought to average two consecutive data points and reduce it to half the size. But we have observed that average values ...
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difference between machine learning and stastitical technique [duplicate]

Is there any difference between machine learning and stastitical techniques. I have searched a lot some researchers say that there are some overlap some are saying there is no difference.Can you give ...
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Should descriptive statistics on percentages data be weighted?

I'm trying to put together descriptive statistics for a set of differently sized groups of students. For each group of students, let's say I know the # of students who are left handed. I'd like to ...
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Best statistical method to show different performance week over week

I am trying to get best statical method to show performance of accumulative revenue by customer compare week over week. Currently I have about over 100 customer charts compare by hour from same day ...
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Getting estimates of hospital specific stroke admissions data

I am analysing a small data set on stroke process of care gathered from public sources but don't have access to hospital specific emergency stroke admissions over a period of time data except for ...
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What are the Outputs of analytic process

I am trying to understand the different types of output generated as a result of the analytic process. If my customer does not understand Linear regression, Random Forest, then what is the best way of ...
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regarding the statistics to test the impact of some subset values on a given variable

For a given variable, there is a set of values. We know that these values can belong to different clusters. For instance, a lot of values center around a small value while other values center around a ...
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How to measure defense and attack of a soccer team using goals

i've been trying to come up with a way to measure attack and defense of a team in terms of goals scored and received. The only thing that has crossed my mind is to divide the number of goals ...
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How to quantify the importance of a win in soccer?

I've been thinking lately that the "importance" of a win in a soccer match depends on how good the opponent is. Let's take the spanish league for example. You have some elite teams like Barcelona FC, ...
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questions on characterizing a variable into ordered, categorical or continuous

When building the regression models, some independent variables are of the following type x={1, 2, -100.1, 200.1, 300, 0, 0, 0, 0, 4000} If there exists an ...
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Summary of Probabilities

I am trying to summarize the ages of a population of five people. I have the following observations with an "Average" calculated at the end: ...
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Drop1() and Summary() on lm object

I need to analyse unbalanced data through linear regression: modJuin=lm(TleafMax~TairMax*orientation, na.action="na.exclude", data=aJuin) "TairMax" is a ...
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stat about variance of error

I have 2 population A and B: A contains the data with errors, while B contains the correct data. I want to find out a way to statistically correct the error of A. I compute the error from every row ...
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ranking based on lower confidence interval

I have a database of bridge scores from a local bridge club that effectively contains for this question, three fields: name, ...
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Presenting summary statistics

For a section reporting descriptive statistics should I use the non-transformed variables $x$ or the transformed variables used in the regression analysis (e.g. differenced logs of a variable, $\Delta ...
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Stratified or multi-stage sampling?

I just started volunteering with a small organization that wants to estimate the average and total number environmental trouble spots in a large US city. They have a clear definition of an ...
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How to project video viewcount based on historicals?

My goal is to create a formula that can give an indication of how a YouTube channel's video will perform in the first 30 days of its lifespan and eliminate viral video / "lightening in a bottle" ...
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UnReSolved Mean Adjust DataSet to achieve .5 Mean [duplicate]

Update So I've done some of my own work on transformational methods, and the best I can get is what I call an s transform as detailed in this workbook; however, various attempts at trying to mean ...
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Is it random and representative of all Australians if 200 people are interviewed from the the Sydney area Phone book?

1000 people selected, 200 replies those were taken in as data. Is this representative of Australian even though it's just in the sydney area. Is it random?
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Summarizing a lognormal distribution with geometric mean and standard deviation

I have some data that I strongly suspect are lognormally distributed, and I'd like to summarize the distribution using the mean and standard deviation. I've read that with lognormal distributions the ...
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Visually summarising a mess of directed line segments

I have a data set of millions of directed line segments. The line segments are sequential - it's a climatic variable (sensible heat), with observed and simulated values at half-hourly intervals. I'm ...
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Calculate odds ratio and confidence interval from p-value

I am working with summary statistics from a genome-wide association study (p-values, odds ratio, standard error). The test statistic in the dataset was inflated, so I have had to correct for this ...
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how to calculate a summary value and statistical error in time series

I have a set of data that comes for empirical measurements over a number of days. From the beginning of the experiment to the end of it, every five minutes temperature was measured inside (Ti) and ...
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How do I perform a statistical analysis on an intervention based study?

I am trying to get my head around the best way to analyse a study. The study comprises of persons that get given a number of up to 10 different interventions, whereby hospital admission frequency is ...