Questions on (linear or nonlinear) regression, the fitting of functions that best approximate empirical data.

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Gaussian prior favors values closest to zero?

I am reading an article on Bayesian Logistic Regression, where they're using Logistic Regression, imposing a Gaussian prior (with mean = 0) on its parameters. They state that a Gaussian prior favors ...
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What is the difference between Curve Fitting and Regression(Machine Learning)?

I know that Machine Learning regression algorithms try to find the function of the data. That is, if we have 1000 data points (x,y), to find a general continuous function that follows the trends of ...
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Merging Linear Regression

If I have built two linear regression models over sets $A$ and $B$, and now want a linear regression over set $A\cup{}B$. Is there a way to reuse what I already have?
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Regression model when under-estimations costs us more than over-estimations

We have a factory and we are planning how many items produce in 2014. During the learning process we minimize the mean squared error. But, under-estimations costs us more than over-estimations. Let's ...
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How to fit a sinusoidal function through 2 points with known slopes?

I can define my sinusoidal function as $y(x) = A\sin(B x+c) + D$ or as $y(x) = A \sin(B x) + C \cos(B x) + D$ Now, I have two points with known slopes that I must fit this sine wave to, thus my ...
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Creating a lift chart for a classification tree

This is likely a simple question but I'm new to data mining techniques and am trying to compare two different predictive models. I've created a logistic regression and a classification tree and would ...
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Linear Regression: Expectation Proof

I found the following proof in my notes: $E(Y_i) = E[\beta_0 + \beta X_i + \varepsilon_i] =\cdots= \beta_0 + \beta X_i$. This does not seem right to me, however. Why would $E(\beta_1 X_i) = \beta_1 ...
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Techniques to find regression parameters for multiple datasets where a subset of parameters should be the same for all datasets

I have five sets of observations of measured y as some function of measured $x_1, x_2, x_3,\ldots$ and I want to fit five functions to these observations. They have the form $$ y = f(x_1, x_2, ...
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Finding uncertainty in the slope/intercept for a non-linear least squares fit

I have the following function: $$M = a(\log_{10}W-2.5)+b$$ I also have a set of data with actual measured values of $W$ and $M$ (each have individual $\pm$ errors). Here's a small sampling of the ...
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Least Squares Regression To Half of a Parabola

I have a set of points in two dimensional space, and I know a priori that they approximate half of a parabola. I want to find the coefficients for a quadratic function where all of the points fall on ...
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maximize log determinant subject to a linear constraint

Does anyone know any efficient method to solve the following problem? $ (\alpha,\beta) = \text{argmax} \log \det (\alpha K_1 + \beta K_2)$ s.t. $c_1 \alpha + c_2 \beta = c_3, \alpha\geq0, \beta\geq ...
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Possibility of Unboundedness in Least Squares Minimization

Suppose we have the quadratic minimization problem \begin{equation} \min_x \frac{1}{2} x^TPx + q^Tx +r \end{equation} We know that when $P$ is symmetric positive semi-definite, but the optimality ...
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What am I reinventing? RE: Linear regression modeling for frequency of discrete events

I'm looking to model the frequency of events to quantify how much that frequency is increasing or decreasing. For the sake of concreteness think of the events as web page hits for several low traffic ...
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Biased linear regression

I have a set $S$ of coordinates $(x,y)$, and am estimating $f(x) = ax + b$ where $a > 0$. I also happen to know that $\forall x,y((x,y) \in S \implies y < f(x))$. The question is how I can ...
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Equations For Quadratic Regression

Does anyone know the specific equations for the three parameters in a least-squares quadratic regression? I'm looking for something like $\beta_1=,\beta_2=,\beta_3=$ for each of ...
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How to find a parametric equation?

I want to find an equation for a race track, so I could get the position of a point with respect to time. Let's say I have this track and here are a few points on it: Could it be possible to model ...
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Binary Logistic Regression Model Processing

Thanks for showing interest and wanting to help out. My aim is to develop a model that - as accurately as possible - predicts how entities in a population will either cooperate or defect, as a % of ...
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Nonlinear regression with correlated errors

it's my first post here and I'm a newbie in statistics, so please forgive me if I'm doing something wrong or explaining myself badly. Anyway, I have a problem similar to this: How to perform ...
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variance of multiple regression coefficients

If I consider universal kriging (or multiple spatial regression) in matrix form as: ${\bf{V = XA + R }}$ where $\bf{R}$ is the residual and $\bf{A}$ are the trend coefficients, then the estimate of ...
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Probabilistic regression on outliers

I have a given data set $D = \{ x_i, y_i \}_{i=1}^n$ for a regression problem. When I plot the data, it looks like there is an underlying parabola (2nd order linear model) and some outliers. I want ...
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An intuitive explanation for neural networks as function approximators ?

We use normal linear regression for modelling functions on datasets . But Can someone explain how neural networks help in approximating more complex ,especially non-linear functions ? intuitively , ...
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How to fit an equation to a curve with disturbances

For example, I have the following data: Y = 366 measured values X = 366 measured values t = [ 1 : 366 ], representing the days of the year (index) So at each t (day), we have value of Y and ...
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Choosing set of best estimators for linear least squares

I have a measured experimental dataset which is well approximated by the sum of several basis functions in linear combinations. Linear least squares of course gives me the optimal weight for each ...
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Fitting data to a portion of an ellipse or conic section

Is there a straightforward algorithm for fitting data to an ellipse or other conic section? The data generally only approximately fits a portion of the ellipse. I am looking for something that doesn't ...
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Proof – OLS estimator regression [on hold]

I am having trouble figuring out how I need to form and present an answer to a question. I completely understand the concepts of the math and analysis, I just don't understand how to give an answer ...
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Machine Learning: Linear Regression models

I'm currently in a course learning about neural networks and machine learning, and I came across these two formulas in this textbook page on linear regression: 1) $y(x) = a + bx$ and 2) $y(x) = ...
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Likelyhood function analysis

I've done some calculations on a large number of data, and created the following graph in excel representing the data: How do I go about analysing this regression in order to find the formula that ...
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Predicting the increase/decrease of number

I have these entries in my database that looks like this: ...
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Predicting profit with price variation

I am currently working on a high school project that aims to predict profit from X amount of items to Y amount of profit based off a deviated sale price. For instance: I sale 10 cookies for 10 ...
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Normal equations for minimization of Frobenius norm least squares error

I'm having a hard time understanding the most efficient sequence of steps for deriving the normal equations for Frobenius norm least squares minimization. Here I want to minimize the norm of a matrix ...
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Best line fit for correlated points

Given in $\mathbb{R}^3$ are $n$ points $\mathbf{y}_i\sim N(\mathbf{y}_i-\mathbf{\hat{y}}_i, \mathbf{C}_i)$, which are normally distributed. I want to determine a best fit line $\mathbf{u}(\lambda) = ...
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Is there a site that will allow me to calculate a best fit for a set of data?

I have a bunch of x's and their corresponding y values, but do not have a Wolfram Pro account. Is there another site where I can input my dataset and have it spit out a best-fit regression (be it ...
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Showing Hat matrix equal specific values

Consider a one way layout model $y_{ij}$ = $\mu_i + e_{ij}$ (1 $\leq$ i $\leq$ a, 1 $\leq$ j $\leq$ $n_i$) where a = 3 and $n_1$ = 2, $n_2$ = 3, $n_3$ = 4. Show that the hat matrix for this design ...
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How to perform a monotonic function fitting of data points?

I'm seeking suggestions for general purpose function fitting of a set of data points, where, based on physical intuition, the relationship is expected to be "monotonic", i.e. the function should be ...
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Trigonometric regression

What methods are performed for regression with trigonometric functions? E.g. : Sequence: $$-1, 0, 1, -1, 0, 1, \text{.....}$$ Regression: ...
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Is it compulsory to make transformation to the econometric model in order to have only diagonal elements on variance-covariance matrix of errors?

I need some sharped and advanced advices for the following issue ... Model and its assumptions I'm working on the methodology of a two-way error component model. Here is the model: $y_{jis} = ...
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What is ${\rm cov}(e_i, \hat y_i)$ in simple linear regression?

The model is $y_i = \beta_0 + \beta_1x_i + \epsilon_i$ What is ${\rm cov}(e_i, \hat y_i)$? What is ${\rm cov}(\epsilon_i, \hat \beta_1)$? What is ${\rm cov}(e_i, \epsilon_i)$? For 1, I am writing ...
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Understanding Regularization parameters in Machine Learning/Statistics

Suppose I have the following $k$ degree polynomial regression model with a data set of size $n$ which includes a $k$-dimensional feature vector $x$ and an outcome denoted $t_i$ for each vector in the ...
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Smallest set of Liner equations, which exactly fit a set of points

I have a set of 2-d points,(it can be of any arbitrary dimension n). I want to find the minimum set of straight lines(linear equations) which exactly passes through the given 2-d points (unlike ...
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How to calculate $\sum(X_i-\bar{X})^2$ in R

I'm trying to figure out how to calculate $\sum(X_i-\bar{X})^2$ in R, specifically identifying it in either the aov function or $\operatorname{lm}(y\sim x)$ function. I am trying to use it to ...
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Aproximate data with this equation (or linearize the equation)

I have found an equation that describes the behaviour of a phisical system: $$ y=a_1e^{-a_2x} + a_3 + a_4x + a_5e^{{-a_6} / {(1-x)}}$$ Now I have data of that physical system and I want to ...
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Best fit line using geometric distance (not vertical distance)

There must be a theory of finding the best fit line to a bunch of points in the plane, where "best fit" is defined by the geometric distance, not vertical distance. In other words, we are trying to ...
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Basic Multilinear regression question for finding examples or counterexamples.

Hello Wise mathematicians! I have few quenstions about Multi linear regresstion. I've been asked from my friend, but I have very weak knowledge background from that field. It seems my friend is in ...
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Why does the regression line of $x$ on $y$ and $y$ on $x$ meet at $\bar{x}$ and $\bar{y}$?

Why does the least squares regression line of $x$ on $y$ and $y$ on $x$ intersect at $\bar{x}$ and $\bar{y}$? Also, why are the form of regression lines as they are? For the general form ...
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Probit model question (regression)

I'm reading a thesis and I need your help to understand the equation below. $$\Pr(\text{failure}=1 \mid X_1,X_3,X_3,X_4)=\int_{-\infty}^z \varphi(k) \, dk\tag{1}$$ $\varphi(k)$ is the standard ...
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Computing evidence for least-squares fit

I'm at a loss trying to implement Bayesian model selection for standard least-squares polynomials fits. I have three polynomials of order $1$, $2$, and $3$, and a sequence of $(x,y)$ data points. ...
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What is the Moore-Penrose pseudoinverse for scaled linear regression?

The matrix equation for linear regression is: $$ \vec{y} = X\vec{\beta}+\vec{\epsilon} $$ The Least Square Error solution of this forms the normal equations: $$ ({\bf{X}}^T \bf{X}) \vec{\beta}= ...
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Lasso - constraint form equivalent to penalty form

We know that there are two definitions to describe lasso. Regression with constraint definition: $$\min\limits_{\beta} \|y-X\beta\|^2, \sum\limits_{p}|\beta_p|\leq t, \exists t $$ Regression with ...
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Linear regression. Lowering response maintaining equal independent variable.

I have put some data together and modelled the behaviour of the response ($y$) as function of three independent variables $x_1$, $x_2$ and $x_3$. A simple multi-linear regression. The model looks ...
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Coefficient of determination

$$ \displaystyle \sum^n_{i = 1} (y_i - \bar{y})^2 = ( \displaystyle \sum^n_{i = 1} (y_i - \bar{y})^2 - \displaystyle \sum^n_{i = 1} (y_i - \hat{y}_i)^2 ) + \displaystyle \sum^n_{i = 1} (y_i - ...