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Call number:SPRINGER-2009-9780387096162:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Nonlinear Regression with R [electronic resource]
Author(s): Christian Ritz
Jens Carl Streibig
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:R is a rapidly evolving lingua franca of graphical display and statistical analysis of experiments from the applied sciences. Currently, R offers a wide range of functionality for nonlinear regression analysis, but the relevantfunctions, packages and documentation are scattered across the R environment. This book provides a coherent and unified treatment of nonlinear regression with R by means of examples from a diversity of applied sciences such as biology,chemistry, engineering, medicine and toxico logy. The book begins with an introduction on how to fit nonlinear regression models in R. Subsequent chapters explain in more depth the salient features of the fitting function nls(), the useof model diagnostics, the remedies for various model departures , and how to do hypothesis testing. In the final chapter grouped-data structures, including an example of a nonlinear mixed-effects regression model, are considered.Christian Ritz has a PhD in biostatistics from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural Unive rsity. For the last 5 years he has been working extensively with various applications of nonlinear regression in the life sciences and relateddisciplines, authoring several R packages and papers on this topic. He is currently doing postdoctoral research a t the University of Copenhagen. Jens C. Streibig is a professor in Weed Science at the University of Copenhagen. He hasfor more than 25 years worked on selectivity of herbicides and more recently on the ecotoxicology of pesticides and has extensive experi ence in applying nonlinear regression models. Together with the first author he has developed shortcourses on the subject of this book for students in the life sciences
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Contents:Introduction
Getting started
Starting values and self starters
More on nls ()
Model diagnostics
Remedies for model variations
Uncertainty, hypothesis testing and model selection
Grouped data
Appendix A: Datasets and models
Appendix B: Self starter functions
Appendix C: Packages and functions
References
Index
ISBN:9780387096162
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Series:Use R
Series:Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649)
Keywords: Statistics , Toxicology , Epidemiology , Forests and forestry , Mathematical statistics , Engineering
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Call number:SPRINGER-2008-9780387728353:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Frailty Model [electronic resource]
Author(s): Luc Duchateau
Paul Janssen
Date:2008
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Clustered survival data are encountered in many scientific disciplines including human and veterinary medicine, biology, epidemiology, public health and demography. Frailty models provide a powerful tool to analyse clusteredsurvival data. In contrast to the large number of research publications on frailty models, relatively few statistical software packages contain frailty models. It is demanding for statistical practitioners and graduate students tograsp a good knowledge on frailty models from the e xisting literature. This book provides an in-depth discussion and explanation of the basics of frailty model methodology for such readers. The discussion includes parametric andsemiparametric frailty models and accelerated failure time models. Common tech niques to fit frailty models include the EM-algorithm, penalised likelihood techniques, Laplacian integration and Bayesian techniques. More advanced frailtymodels for hierarchical data are also included. Real-life examples are used to demonstrate how part icular frailty models can be fitted and how the results should be interpreted. The programs to fit all the worked-out examples in thebook are available from the Springer website with most of the programs developed in the freeware packages R and Winbugs. T he book starts with a brief overview of some basic concepts in classical survival analysis, collecting what isneeded for the reading on the more complex frailty models. Luc Duchateau is Associate Professor of Statistics at the Faculty of Veterinary Medici ne of the Ghent University, Belgium. He is board member of the Quetelet Society (BelgianRegion of the International Biometric Society) and of the International Biometric Society Channel Network. He has collaborated extensively with physicians in oncology and allergy, public health workers and veterinarians, and is anauthor of numerous papers in statistical, medical and veterinarian journals. Paul Janssen is Professor of Statistics at the Centre for Stat
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Contents:Parametric proportional hazards models with gamma frailty
Alternatives for the frailty model
Frailty distributions
The semiparametric frailty model
Multifrailty and multilevel models
Extensions of the frailty model
ISBN:9780387728353
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Series:Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649)
Keywords: Statistics , Oncology , Emerging infectious diseases , Epidemiology , Computer simulation , Biometrics
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Call number:SPRINGER-1981-9781468440522:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Measurement of Risks
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Date:1981
Note:10.1007/978-1-4684-4052-2
Contents:The risks of measuring risk -- Session I: Statistical Inference of Risks -- The proper interpretation of significance tests in risk assessment -- Remarks on sequential designs in risk assessment -- Epidemiologic studies of toxic
response — significance requirements -- Biological models in epidemiology: radiation carcinogenesis -- Session II: Risks of Prenatal Exposures -- Dose-response relationships for adult and prenatal exposures to methylmercury -- Risk
factors for deficits in early cognitive development -- Utilization of critical periods during development to study the effects of low levels of environmental agents -- Epidemiologic studies of environmental exposures in human
reproduction -- Session III: Risks of Contaminated Air and Drinking Water -- Health risks of lead as judged from autopsy material -- Use of tests of pulmonary function to measure effect of air pollutants -- Experimental evaluation of
air pollutants in humans as a basis for estimating risk -- Problems and possibilities of determining the carcinogenic potency of inhalable fibrous dusts and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons -- Session IV: Comparative Risks of Energy
Sources -- Some probabilistic aspects of safety assessment -- What is the total risk of energy systems? -- Have the nuclear power risk assessors failed? -- Session V: Genetic and Cancer Hazards -- Cytogenetic bases for risk inference
-- Problems and solutions in the estimation of genetic risks from radiation and chemicals -- Evaluation of genetic risks -- Session VI: Extrapolation to Low Doses -- Extrapolation from long term low dose animal studies -I. Review --
Extrapolation from long term low dose animal studies -II. The ED01 study -- The shapes of the radiation dose — mutation response curves in Drosophila: mechanisms and implications -- The cancer risk from low level radiation -- A simple
threshold model for the classical bioassay problem -- A biological basis for the linear non-threshold dose — response relationship for low-level carcinogen response -- Participants
ISBN:9781468440522
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Series:Environmental Science Research : 21
Keywords: Medicine , Veterinary medicine , Medicine & Public Health , Veterinary Medicine
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