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September 12, 2007

hoa in R: case studies

A new book of statistical case studies shows "how higher order asymptotics may be applied in realistic examples with very little more effort than is needed for first order procedures" with "resulting improved inferences." This approach depends on the hoa package bundle in R, available at http://www.isib.cnr.it/~brazzale/AA/AAsoftware.html. Applied here to an interesting range of topics: evidence for the top quark, traffic accidents (related to cell phones and speed limits), construction costs of nuclear power stations, radioimmunoassays of drug concentrations, failure times of PET films used as electrical insulation, wasp predator-prey experiments, etc.

Applied Asymptotics: Case Studies in Small-Sample Statistics, by A. R. Brazzale, A.C. Davison, and N. Reid. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Mathematics Library QA277 .B73 Link to MNCAT record