401-6221-00L Nonparametric Regression
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Periodicity||two-yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Comment||Special Students "University of Zurich (UZH)" in the Master Program in Biostatistics at UZH cannot register for this course unit electronically. Forward the lecturer's written permission to attend to the Registrar's Office. Alternatively, the lecturer may also send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Registrar's Office will then register you for the course.|
|Abstract||This 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.|
|Objective||Knowledge 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.