Articles by Al-Ahmadgaid Asaad

R and Python: Gradient Descent

December 22, 2015 | Al-Ahmadgaid Asaad

One of the problems often dealt in Statistics is minimization of the objective function. And contrary to the linear models, there is no analytical solution for models that are nonlinear on the parameters such as logistic regression, neural networks, and nonlinear regression models (like Michaelis-Menten model). In this situation, we ... [Read more...]

R and Python: Theory of Linear Least Squares

December 15, 2015 | Al-Ahmadgaid Asaad

In my previous article, we talked about implementations of linear regression models in R, Python and SAS. On the theoretical sides, however, I briefly mentioned the estimation procedure for the parameter $boldsymbol{beta}$. So to help us understand how software does the estimation procedure, we'll look at the mathematics behind ...
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Parametric Inference: Karlin-Rubin Theorem

July 20, 2015 | Al-Ahmadgaid Asaad

A family of pdfs or pmfs ${g(t|theta):thetainTheta}$ for a univariate random variable $T$ with real-valued parameter $theta$ has a monotone likelihood ratio (MLR) if, for every $theta_2__theta_1$, $g(t|theta_2)/g(t|theta_1)$ is a monotone (nonincreasing or nondecreasing) function of $t$ on ${t:g(t|...
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Parametric Inference: Likelihood Ratio Test Problem 2

May 23, 2015 | Al-Ahmadgaid Asaad

More on Likelihood Ratio Test, the following problem is originally from Casella and Berger (2001), exercise 8.12.ProblemFor samples of size $n=1,4,16,64,100$ from a normal population with mean $mu$ and known variance $sigma^2$, plot the power function of the following LRTs (Likelihood Ratio Tests). Take $alpha = .05$. $H_0:muleq 0$ versus $H_1:mu__0$$H_0:...
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Python and R: Basic Sampling Problem

April 16, 2015 | Al-Ahmadgaid Asaad

In this post, I would like to share a simple problem about sampling analysis. And I will demonstrate how to solve this using Python and R. The first two problems are originally from Sampling: Design and Analysis book by Sharon Lohr.ProblemsLet $N=6$ and $n=3$. For purposes of studying sampling ... [Read more...]

Principal Component Analysis on Imaging

December 25, 2014 | Al-Ahmadgaid Asaad

Ever wonder what's the mathematics behind face recognition on most gadgets like digital camera and smartphones? Well for most part it has something to do with statistics. One statistical tool that is capable of doing such feature is the Principal Component Analysis (PCA). In this post, however, we will not ... [Read more...]

ALUES: Agricultural Land Use Evaluation System, R package

October 26, 2014 | Al-Ahmadgaid Asaad

Authors:Arnold R. Salvacion                                                                       [email protected] Analysis and Visualization using R (blog)                                          Al-Ahmadgaid B. Asaad (maintainer)[email protected] Land Use Evaluation System (ALUES) is an R package that evaluates land suitability for different crop production. The package is based on the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the ... [Read more...]

R: k-Means Clustering on an Image

September 12, 2014 | Al-Ahmadgaid Asaad

Enough with the theory we recently published, let's take a break and have fun on the application of Statistics used in Data Mining and Machine Learning, the k-Means Clustering.k-means clustering is a method of vector quantization, originally from signa... [Read more...]

R: Image Analysis using EBImage

September 5, 2014 | Al-Ahmadgaid Asaad

Currently, I am taking Statistics for Image Analysis on my masteral, and have been exploring this topic in R. One package that has the capability in this field is the EBImage from Bioconductor, which will be showcased in this post.InstallationFor those... [Read more...]

R and Python Meetups, Philippines

May 21, 2014 | Al-Ahmadgaid Asaad

There will be upcoming meetups for R User Group Philippines and Python Philippines (PythonPH) Community. Below are the details:R Meetuptopic: R for SAS users, and planning of RUG activities venue: 9/F Sun Life Centre, 5th Avenue corner Rizal Drive... [Read more...]

R: Fun with surf3D function

February 19, 2014 | Al-Ahmadgaid Asaad

There is one package that I've been longing. A package that will give me the power to manipulate and do any 3D stuffs in R. I tried persp and wireframe, but I find them difficult to use especially on complicated mathematical functions, like doing param...
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R: Animating 2D and 3D plots

February 13, 2014 | Al-Ahmadgaid Asaad

One great package in R is the animation made by Yihui Xie. And just for fun, we are going to explore that. Our aim is to create simple animated 2D and 3D plots. Here is the first one, 2D of courseThe code,It's a piece of cake right? The function ...
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