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
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.
This is a roughly weekly series of didactical blackboard talks focussing on some theoretical aspect of Condensed Matter, Biological, and Statistical Physics..