Linear Models and Generalizations

Least Squares and Alternatives

  • C. Radhakrishna Rao
  • Shalabh 
  • Helge Toutenburg
  • Christian Heumann

Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)

About this book


Thebookisbasedonseveralyearsofexperienceofbothauthorsinteaching linear models at various levels. It gives an up-to-date account of the theory and applications of linear models. The book can be used as a text for courses in statistics at the graduate level and as an accompanying text for courses in other areas. Some of the highlights in this book are as follows. A relatively extensive chapter on matrix theory (Appendix A) provides the necessary tools for proving theorems discussed in the text and o?ers a selectionofclassicalandmodernalgebraicresultsthatareusefulinresearch work in econometrics, engineering, and optimization theory. The matrix theory of the last ten years has produced a series of fundamental results aboutthe de?niteness ofmatrices,especially forthe di?erences ofmatrices, which enable superiority comparisons of two biased estimates to be made for the ?rst time. We have attempted to provide a uni?ed theory of inference from linear models with minimal assumptions. Besides the usual least-squares theory, alternative methods of estimation and testing based on convex loss fu- tions and general estimating equations are discussed. Special emphasis is given to sensitivity analysis and model selection. A special chapter is devoted to the analysis of categorical data based on logit, loglinear, and logistic regression models. The material covered, theoretical discussion, and a variety of practical applications will be useful not only to students but also to researchers and consultants in statistics.


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Authors and affiliations

  • C. Radhakrishna Rao
    • 1
  • Shalabh 
    • 2
  • Helge Toutenburg
    • 3
  • Christian Heumann
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics & StatisticsIndian Institute of TechnologyKanpurIndia
  3. 3.Institut für StatistikLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74226-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-74227-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7397
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