Questions tagged [regression]

Techniques for analyzing the relationship between one (or more) "dependent" variables and "independent" variables.

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How does a Relevance Vector Machine (RVM) work?

Relevance Vector Machines (RVMs) are really interesting models when contrasted with the highly geometrical (and popular) SVMs. In the light of a question like How does a Support Vector Machine (SVM) ...
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Ratios in Regression, aka Questions on Kronmal

Recently, randomly browsing questions triggered a memory of on off-hand comment from one of my professors a few years back warning about the usage of ratios in regression models. So I started reading ...
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Asymptotic property of tuning parameter in penalized regression

I'm currently working on asymptotic properties of penalized regression. I've read a myriad of papers by now, but there is an essential issue that I cannot get my head around. To keep things simple, I'...
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Gamma hurdle model for continuous response

I am modelling invertebrate.biomass ~ habitat.type * calendar.day + habitat.type * calendar.day ^ 2, with a random intercept of transect.id (50 transects were repeated 5 times) My response is zero-...
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Efficient nonparametric estimation of confidence intervals and p-values for nonlinear regression

I'm estimating parameters for a complex, "implicit" nonlinear model $f(\mathbf{x}, \boldsymbol{\theta})$. It's "implicit" in the sense that I don't have an explicit formula for $f$: its value is the ...
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Should I use unpenalized logistic regression, lasso or ridge for explanatory modelling?

When using logistic regression for predictive modelling, the choice between 'standard' logistic regression vs ridge vs LASSO versions of logistic regression seems relatively straightforward - just ...
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Robust Gamma Regression

I am modeling some spectroscopic data where the response of the instrument to the size of the input is strictly positive and non-linear. Gamma regression seems like a good choice to explain the data, ...
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Regression with dependent data with low dependence

Suppose you have data that is grouped in one way or another and therefore the assumption of independence is suspect. But you look at the intraclass correlation (or autocorrelation) and it is very ...
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Is there any geometric intuition on least absolute deviation regression?

There are a lot of geometric intuitions for regression with least square, e.g., projection, orthogonal, etc. (This and this answers are good examples.) Is there similar geometric intuition for least ...
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Can I use bootstrap results at the observation level?

I have read quite a bit of bootstrapping, but the issue I want to address seem not to appear. Consider a simple regression model: $$y_{i} = \beta_{0} + \beta_{1}x_{i} + e_{i}$$ I am aware that ...
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Cause of a high condition number in a python statsmodels regression?

I'm pretty new to regression analysis, and I'm using python's statsmodels to look at the relationship between GDP/health/social services spending and health outcomes (DALYs) across the OECD. Just to ...
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Comparing models using the deviance and log-likelihood ratio tests

This is an update to a previous question that I have posted. I am looking for clarification on comparing glm models using deviance and log-likelihood ratio tests (I have updated my question to make it ...
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Is autocorrelation not worth addressing with small N?

Consider a simple regression context in which there is a small set of response values, $Y$, and corresponding dates, $X$. (For simplicity, we can assume the dates are equally spaced.) We would like ...
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Is there an appropriate order to apply bagging and filter feature selection?

I'm training a (regression) learner on a $p \gg n$ problem, including bagging and filter feature selection (information gain). I'm in doubt though regarding the order of the procedures: Apply the ...
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How to deal with failing the proportional odds assumption in ordinal logistic regression

I am attempting to do ordinal logistic regression but I keep failing to pass the proportional odds assumption. Almost all of my features are shown to have high significance, but the only model that I ...
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Why would I use ratio estimation instead of regression estimation to estimate means?

I am taking a graduate course on survey data analysis. I was recently introduced to ratio estimation and regression estimation. I understand that using ratio estimator may be easier if we are ...
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Interpretation of smoothing spline

This question is about interpreting the results from non-linear regression models, especially when using regression splines. The numerical output is not very informative when interpreting the effects, ...
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Can I calculate Cohen's $d$ from multiple regression coefficient?

Question: Is it appropriate to calculate Cohen's $d$ (effect size) from the regression coefficient of an independent categorical variable? Background: My regression coefficient represents ...
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What techniques are there to measure goodness of fit of Deming (orthogonal) regression?

Questions: Even if there is no "widely accepted" technique, is there a useful-and-above-average technique for estimating goodness of fit in orthogonal regressions? What are the pros/cons of this ...
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Regression on large samples: can aggregation of the dependent variable by covariate pattern increase speed of estimation?

Is there a way to build a regression model for continuous output using aggregate data instead of individual data points when all input variables are categorical? I have a moderately large dataset (...
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Regress residuals in second regression

I am wondering if anyone can point me to a paper/lecture notes on the rationale behind first running an OLS on a set of variables, and then in a second regression using the residuals of that ...
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How to evaluate uncertainty estimates in regression?

Some regression algorithms (e.g. Gaussian process regression) can produce uncertainties along with point predictions at test time. These should also be evaluated. How about calculating the Pearson ...
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Ideal statistical or machine learning technique to model highly cross-correlated data

I'm trying to build a model that can predict streamflow for an alpine (snowmelt-fed) watershed using snow albedo (roughly, the energy reflectance of the snow) data. Albedo controls the melt of the ...
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Restriction matrix for a VAR

In New Introduction to Multiple Time Series Analysis by Luetkepohl (2005), section 5.2.1, it says that one can specify linear restraints for a VAR, $Y = \beta X + U$, in the form  \operatorname{vec}{...
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R packages that work with biased samples

I'm working with a biased sample of web users. I'm only able to track responses of users who have navigated my site in a certain way, and I'd like to run an analysis to determine how certain factors (...
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Standardizing count variables in panel data with overdispersion - R or Stata

I'm running a regression where the dependent (response) variable is a highly dispersed (slightly zero-inflated) count and the explanatory (independent or predictor) variables are continuous, counts as ...
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Is it ever appropriate to put dependent variables in a model when they calculate the independent variable directly?

Is it ever appropriate to fit a multivariable regression model with dependent variables that directly calculate the independent variable? For example, I know that fitting a model to predict BMI by ...
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Logistic regression and maximum entropy

I have read (e.g. here) that a (multinomial) logistic regressor corresponds to a maximum entropy classifier. My question is, how does one end up with the formula for logistic regression starting with ...
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Running regularized logistic regressions on very large datasets

I want to run a regularized logistic regression on a dataset with 25 million observations and about a 1000 mostly non-sparse columns with non-ignorable weights. My first choice would be BayesGLM, ...
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Studentized residuals and goodness-of-fit with robust linear regression

Could you please advise whether studentized residuals are meaningful when computed on a robust linear regression model using an M-estimator? I'd like to use it to detect outliers by doing something ...