
Accession Number : AD0645593
Title : TOPICS IN THE INVESTIGATION OF LINEAR RELATIONS FITTED BY THE METHOD OF LEAST SQUARES.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN DEPT OF STATISTICS
Personal Author(s) : Anscombe,F. J.
Report Date : DEC 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 50
Abstract : Various topics are reviewed: the effect of modern computers on statistical calculation; analysis by vector components rather than analysis merely of variance; 'stepwise regression'; testing goodness of fit by examining residuals. Possible alternatives to the method of least squares appropriate when the distribution of errors has long tails, and computation of the likelihood function resulting from a Pearson Type VII distribution of errors, are considered. Some of the methods discussed are illustrated by study of several sets of observations already wellknown in the literature. (Author)
Descriptors : (*LEAST SQUARES METHOD, *EQUATIONS), (*STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, CURVE FITTING), STATISTICAL TESTS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, VECTOR ANALYSIS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, ERRORS
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE