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401-6221-00L  Nonparametric Regression

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersM. Mächler
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
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AbstractThis course focusses on nonparametric estimation of probability densities and regression functions. These recent methods allow modelling without restrictive assumptions such as 'linear function'. These smoothing methods require a weight function and a smoothing parameter. Focus is on one dimension, higher dimensions and samples of curves are treated briefly. Exercises at the computer.
ObjectiveKnowledge on estimation of probability densities and regression functions via various statistical methods.
Understanding of the choice of weight function and of the smoothing parameter, also done automatically.
Practical application on data sets at the computer.