Maximizing Predictive Accuracy (2016)


ISBN-10: 0-692-70092-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-692-70092-1
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1368.3286

Typeset in Calibri size 10 font, 12 chapters, 408 pages, 93 illustrations, 207 tables, and 491 references. The book has four sections: Introduction (Pragmatic Considerations; Fundamental Concepts; Methodological Matters); Bivariate Methods (Categorical Attributes, Ordered Attributes); Linear Multiattribute Methods (General Linear Models; Maximum-Likelihood Models; Explicitly Optimal Models; Statistical Confounding); and Non-Linear Multiattribute Methods (Hierarchically, Enumerated, Globally Optimal CTA).


Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xii
Chapter 1 Pragmatic Considerations     1
Chapter 2 Fundamental Concepts     9
Chapter 3 Methodological Matters     40
Chapter 4 UniODA with Categorical Attributes     72
Chapter 5 UniODA with Ordered Attributes     99
Chapter 6 Optimized General-Linear Models     142
Chapter 7 Optimized Maximum-Likelihood Models     158
Chapter 8 Explicitly Optimal Linear Models     173
Chapter 9 Identifying and Ameliorating Statistical Confounding     183
Chapter 10 Hierarchically Optimal Classification Tree Analysis     231
Chapter 11 Enumerated Optimal Classification Tree Analysis     251
Chapter 12 Globally Optimal Statistical Analysis     261
Appendix A: UniODA and MegaODA Command Syntax     298
Appendix B: MegaODA Time Trials     306
Appendix C: CTA Command Syntax     312
Appendix D: Troubleshooting ODA Software     319
Appendix E: Weather Prediction Results     320
Chapter References     338
Alphabetical References     362
Index     388
About the Authors     396


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  • No limit on the number of attributes that can be analyzed.
  • Clear, easy-to-understand examples.
  • Parallel command syntax in MegaODA and CTA software.


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  • Clear, easy-to-understand examples.
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