Modeling Trick: Masked Variables

July 1, 2012 | John Mount

A primary problem data scientists face again and again is: how to properly adapt or treat variables so they are best possible components of a regression. Some analysts at this point delegate control to a shape choosing system like neural nets. I feel such a choice gives up far too ... [Read more...]

Infidelity and econometrics

January 17, 2012 | arthur charpentier

On http://www.bakadesuyo.com, there was recently an interesting discussion about infidelity, the key question being "at what ages are men and women most likely to have affairs?" The discussion is based on some graphs, e.g. The source is a paper b... [Read more...]

Splines: opening the (black) box…

November 4, 2010 | arthur charpentier

Splines in regression is something which looks like a black box (or maybe like some dishes you get when you travel away from home: it tastes good, but you don't what's inside... even if you might have some clues, you never know for sure*). With spl... [Read more...]

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