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References on semi-supervised LDA

I'd like to perform semi-supervised LDA (Latent Dirichlet Allocation) in the following sense: I have several topics that I'd like to use, and have seed documents that relate to these topics. I'd like ...
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Books with good coverage of joint distributions, multivariate statistics, etc?

I searched on the internet for books on statistics (particularly 4shared.com), and most of the books I found do not cover multivariate statistics in detail. Are there any good books which cover these ...
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Bayesian statistics tutorial

I am trying to get upto speed in Bayesian Statistics. I have a little bit of stats background (STAT 101) but not too much - I think I can understand prior, posterior, and likelihood :D. I don't want ...
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Resources for beginners - how to determine probability of user action based on certain criteria?

Sorry if this is similar to another question, but I'm still trying to learn data analysis and I don't know what to search for. What I'd like to do is take some information that a potential customer ...
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A resource on concepts underlying statistics, not the techniques used in applied stats

What book is the most thorough treatment of fundamental concepts in statistics? I am not asking for a book on details of the methods of calculations and procedures, I am mainly interested in a book ...
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Book on designing clinical trials in oncology [duplicate]

I would like to have a good idea on how to design clinical trials in oncology. In that issue, I am looking for a compact book that could give me a good overview, with the emphasis on statistical ...
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When and how to use standardized explanatory variables in linear regression

I have 2 simple questions about linear regression: When is it advised to standardize the explanatory variables? Once estimation is carried out with standardized values, how can one predict with new ...
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Online, scalable statistical methods

This was inspired by Efficient online linear regression, which I found very interesting. Are there any texts or resources devoted to large-scale statistical computing, by which computing with ...
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Any good reference books/material to help me build a txn level fraud detection model?

I am looking for a book/case study etc on how to build a fraud detection model at the transaction level. Something applied rather than theoretical would be really helpful.
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Mathematician wants the equivalent knowledge to a quality stats degree

I know people love to close duplicates so I am not asking for a reference to start learning statistics (as here). I have a doctorate in mathematics but never learned statistics. What is the shortest ...
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R examples for Durbin & Koopman “Time Series Analysis by State Space Methods”

I was wondering if anyone has ported the examples from Durbin & Koopman "Time Series Analysis by State Space Methods" to R? You can find RATS code for the examples online and obviosly SsfPack/Ox ...
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Good introductions to time series (with R)

I am currently collecting data for an experiment into psychosocial characteristics associated with the experience of pain. As part of this, I am collecting GSR and BP measurements electronically from ...
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Balanced sampling for network training?

I have a very unbalanced sample set, e.g. 99% true and 1% false. Is it reasonable to select a balanced subset with a 50/50-distribution for neural network training? The reason for this is, that I ...
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Introduction to measure theory

I'm interested in learning more about nonparametric Bayesian (and related) techniques. My background is in computer science and though I have never taken a course on measure theory or probability ...
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Good book on statistics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What book would you recommend for non-statisticians? Hello all, Which is a good book for self-learning of statistics? I tried the "Head first statistics" which starts very ...
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Tiny (real) datasets for giving examples in class?

When teaching an introductory level class, the teachers I know tend to invent some numbers and a story in order to exemplify the method they are teaching. What I would prefer is to tell a real story ...
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Good sources for learning Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)

Any suggestions for a good source to learn MCMC methods?
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Basics of extreme values / high-water marks?

With real-valued $X_1, X_2, \ldots$, define $Max_n := \max(X_1,\ldots,X_n)$ record value or high-water mark $NextMax_n :=$ the next greater high water, $Max_{n+m} > Max_n$ $Up_n := NextMax_n - ...
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Good text for resampling?

Can the group recommend a good introduction text/resource to applied resampling techniques? Specifically, I am interested in alternatives to classical parametric tests (e.g. t tests, ANOVA, ANCOVA) ...
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War stories where wrong decisions were made based on statistical information?

I think it is fair to say statistics is an applied science so when averages and standard deviations are calculated it is because someone is looking to make some decisions based on those numbers. ...
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References for use of symplectic geometry in statistics?

I have heard that many problems in Mathematical Statistics can be stated and solved in terms of Symplectic Geometry. Unfortunately this was a pretty vague statement and I am interested in something ...
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Coordinate descent for the lasso or elastic net

Are there any good papers or books dealing with the use of coordinate descent for L1 (lasso) and/or elastic net regularization for linear regression problems?
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Online resources for learning statistics, exercises (with solutions)?

I'm currently working as a teaching assistant at my university, in an introductory statistics course (for medical students). Offline, there are many books available with information to aid the ...
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Basics of data analysis with exponential data/noise?

Can you suggest a tutorial or book chapter on basics of data analysis with exponentially distributed data / exponential noise, at undergraduate level? By "basics" I mean: is a given set of data ...
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R resources in non-English languages

Through a project I am now working on (which I won't link to so to not have this an ad question), I came to realize how difficult it is to find R resources, not in English. Thus my question is - what ...
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Econometrics textbooks?

Which good econometrics textbooks would you recommend? Edit: there are quite a few books out there, with varying levels of mathematical sophistication. It would be good to get some idea of how ...
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Fuzzy textbooks

From what you have read or heard about, which is a good book on fuzzy logic/sets/systems? I'm interested in basic of fuzzy systems, fuzzification/defuzzification, etc.
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Reversible jump MCMC code (Matlab or R)

Does anyone know of some well written code (in Matlab or R) for reversible jump MCMC? Preferably a simple demo application to compliment papers on the subject, that would be useful in understanding ...
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Tips and tricks to get started with statistical modeling?

I work in the field of data mining and have had very little formal schooling in statistics. Lately I have been reading a lot of work that focuses on Bayesian paradigms for learning and mining, which ...
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Testing nonlinearity in logistic regression (or other forms of regression)

One of the assumption of logistic regression is the linearity in the logit. So once I got my model up and running I test for nonlinearity using Box-Tidwell test. One of my continuous predictors (X) ...
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How to annoy a statistical referee?

I recently asked a question regarding general principles around reviewing statistics in papers. What I would now like to ask, is what particularly irritates you when reviewing a paper, i.e. what's the ...
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CIR Process-Variance reduction

I'm trying to evaluate a path dependent function, $f(r_t)$, on a Cox-Ingersoll-Ross process: $$dr_t = \theta (\mu - r_t)dt + \sigma \sqrt r_t dW_t$$ by Monte Carlo simulation. Could anyone suggest ...
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Hurst exponent calculation methodology

I am looking for the Hurst exponent calculation methodology. Please suggest online materials / methodology papers.
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Resources for learning Markov chain and hidden Markov models

I am looking for resources (tutorials, textbooks, webcast, etc) to learn about Markov Chain and HMMs. My background is as a biologist, and I'm currently involved in a bioinformatics-related project. ...
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Statistics library with knapsack constraint

Suppose you had $200 US to build a (very) small library of statistics books. What would your choices be? You may assume free shipping from Amazon, and any freely available texts from the internet are ...
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Statistics based on fractal mathematics

I am looking for books / textbooks on statistics based on fractal mathematics. I know it is not a very well known area and it is rather difficult to find good literature. Any suggestions are welcome (...
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What are good resources/criteria for judging human bias in data collection?

I've just been given a stack of polling data to analyse. Some of the questions are obviously leading or present subtle incentives (for the poller or polled) for specific answers. Of other questions I'...
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Good text on Clinical Trials?

I'm an undergraduate statistics student looking for a good treatment of clinical trials analysis. The text should cover the fundamentals of experimental design, blocking, power analysis, latin squares ...
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Good resource to understand ANOVA and ANCOVA?

I am running experiments for a paper and I am looking for an interesting book / website to understand properly how ANOVA and ANCOVA work. I have a good math background so I don't necessarily need a ...
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What references should be cited to support using 30 as a large enough sample size?

I have read/heard many times that the sample size of at least 30 units is considered as "large sample" (normality assumptions of means usually approximately holds due to the CLT, ...). Therefore, in ...
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Standard reference for classical mathematical statistics?

Can anyone recommend some books that are considered to be standard references for classical (frequentist) statistics? IE, fairly comprehensive, and also, been around for a while so that typos and ...
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What are good references for dynamic pricing?

I think that dynamic pricing algorithms (used in aviation and ticketing industry) is very statistical based, anyone here has experience with those algorithms with references for it?
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Recommended books or articles as introduction to Cluster Analysis?

I'm working on a small (200M) corpus of text, which I want to explore with some cluster analysis. What books or articles on that subject would you recommend?
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Book recommendations for multivariate analysis

I'm interested in getting some books about multivariate analysis, and need your recommendations. Free books are always welcome, but if you know about some great non-free MVA book, please, state it.
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Short online videos that could assist a lecture on statistics

When lecturing statistics, it can be useful to incorporate the occasional short video. My first thoughts included: Animations and visualisations of statistical concepts Stories regarding the ...
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Recommend some books/articles/guides to enter predictive analytics?

What learning material would you suggest for a CS person / novice statistician / novice mathematician to get into predictive analytics?
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Complete substantive examples of reproducible research using R

The Question: Are there any good examples of reproducible research using R that are freely available online? Ideal Example: Specifically, ideal examples would provide: The raw data (and ideally ...
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Learning how to use a new statistical GUI?

The question is in the header, but I would extend the context a bit. Next semester I am due to be a teaching assistant (TA) in a course in statistics, where I would need to help sociology students ...
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Recommended books on experiment design?

What are the panel's recommendations for books on design of experiments? Ideally, books should be still in print or available electronically, although that may not always be feasible. If you feel ...
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Statistics/Probability Videos for Beginners

There was already a request for Mathematical Statistics Videos, but it explicitly asked from people for videos that provide a rigorous mathematical presentation of statistics. i.e., videos ...