Foundations of Statistical Algorithms

Ebook Details

Authors

Claus Weihs , Olaf Mersmann , Uwe Ligges

Year 2015
Pages 500
Publisher hapman and Hall/CRC
Language en
ISBN 9781439878859
File Size 3.42 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

A new and refreshingly different approach to presenting the foundations of statistical algorithms, Foundations of Statistical Algorithms: With References to R Packages reviews the historical development of basic algorithms to illuminate the evolution of today’s more powerful statistical algorithms. It emphasizes recurring themes in all statistical algorithms, including computation, assessment and verification, iteration, intuition, randomness, repetition and parallelization, and scalability. Unique in scope, the book reviews the upcoming challenge of scaling many of the established techniques to very large data sets and delves into systematic verification by demonstrating how to derive general classes of worst case inputs and emphasizing the importance of testing over a large number of different inputs.