Statistics and data fitting, why should you care?

Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meeting

Statistics and data fitting, why should you care?

  • Event time: 10:15am
  • Event date: 25th June 2009
  • Speaker: Lawrence Mitchell (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: TBA

Event details

I shall give a whistlestop tour of data fitting and statistical techniques. Touching briefly on (not necessarily in order): 1/ Least squares regression -- please don't make the baby Gauss cry; 2/ Did adding parameters give me a better fit? 3/ Maximum likelihood parameter estimation; 4/ Hypothesis testing; 5/ Pitfalls; 6/ Recipes for data fitting.