**Author**: Michael R. Chernick

**Publisher:**John Wiley & Sons

**ISBN:**1118625412

**Size**: 78.91 MB

**Format:**PDF

**Category :**Mathematics

**Languages :**un

**Pages :**240

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**Book Description:**

#### An Introduction To Bootstrap Methods With Applications To R

by Michael R. Chernick, An Introduction To Bootstrap Methods With Applications To R Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download**An Introduction To Bootstrap Methods With Applications To R books**, A comprehensive introduction to bootstrap methods in the Rprogramming environment Bootstrap methods provide a powerful approach to statisticaldata analysis, as they have more general applications than standardparametric methods. An Introduction to Bootstrap Methods withApplications to R explores the practicality of this approach andsuccessfully utilizes R to illustrate applications for thebootstrap and other resampling methods. This book provides a modernintroduction to bootstrap methods for readers who do not have anextensive background in advanced mathematics. Emphasis throughoutis on the use of bootstrap methods as an exploratory tool,including its value in variable selection and other modelingenvironments. The authors begin with a description of bootstrap methods andits relationship to other resampling methods, along with anoverview of the wide variety of applications of the approach.Subsequent chapters offer coverage of improved confidence setestimation, estimation of error rates in discriminant analysis, andapplications to a wide variety of hypothesis testing and estimationproblems, including pharmaceutical, genomics, and economics. Toinform readers on the limitations of the method, the book alsoexhibits counterexamples to the consistency of bootstrapmethods. An introduction to R programming provides the needed preparationto work with the numerous exercises and applications presentedthroughout the book. A related website houses the book's Rsubroutines, and an extensive listing of references providesresources for further study. Discussing the topic at a remarkably practical and accessiblelevel, An Introduction to Bootstrap Methods with Applications to Ris an excellent book for introductory courses on bootstrap andresampling methods at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.It also serves as an insightful reference for practitioners workingwith data in engineering, medicine, and the social sciences whowould like to acquire a basic understanding of bootstrapmethods.