Tests on Discrete Data

  • Thomas Haslwanter
Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)


Generalized Linear Models (GLMs) substantially extend the power of statistical modeling. This chapter introduces GLMs and shows how to implement logistic regression, a frequently used application of GLMs, with the tools provided by Python. A worked example of Ordinal Logistic Regression demonstrates how the package “scikit-learn” and the tools of machine learning can be used for statistical modeling.


Ordinal Logistic Regression Model Generalized Linear Models (GLMs) Exponential Family Proportional Odds Model Linear Predictor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Haslwanter
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  1. 1.School of Applied Health and Social SciencesUniversity of Applied Sciences Upper AustriaLinzAustria

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