Analyzing Medical Data Using S-PLUS / Edition 1

Analyzing Medical Data Using S-PLUS / Edition 1

by Brian Everitt, Sophia Rabe-Hesketh
     
 

This book covers a range of statistical methods useful in the analysis of medical data, from the simple to the sophisticated, and shows how they may be applied using the latest versions of S-PLUS and S-PLUS 6.
In each chapter several sets of medical data are explored and analysed using a mixture of graphical and model fitting approaches. At the end of each

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This book covers a range of statistical methods useful in the analysis of medical data, from the simple to the sophisticated, and shows how they may be applied using the latest versions of S-PLUS and S-PLUS 6.
In each chapter several sets of medical data are explored and analysed using a mixture of graphical and model fitting approaches. At the end of each chapter the S-PLUS script files are listed, enabling readers to reproduce all the analyses and graphics in the chapter. These script files can be downloaded from a web site.
The aim of the book is to show how to use S-PLUS as a powerful environment for undertaking a variety of statistical analyses from simple inference to complex model fitting, and for providing informative graphics. All such methods are of increasing importance in handling data from a variety of medical investigations including epidemiological studies and clinical trials. The mix of real data examples and background theory make this book useful for students and researchers alike. For the former, exercises are provided at the end of each chapter to increase their fluency in using the command line language of the S-PLUS software.
Professor Brian Everitt is Head of the Department of Biostatistics and Computing at the Institute of Psychiatry in London and Sophia Rabe-Hesketh is a senior lecturer in the same department. Professor Everitt is the author of over 30 books on statistics including two previously co-authored with Dr. Rabe-Hesketh.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441931764
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/06/2010
Series:
Statistics for Biology and Health Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001
Pages:
486
Product dimensions:
1.01(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

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Table of Contents

An Introduction to S-PLUS
• Describing Data
• Basic Inference
• Scatterplots, Simple Regression and Smoothing
• Analysis of Variance and Covariance
• The Analysis of Longitudinal Data
• More Graphics
• Multiple Linear Regression
• Generalized Linear Models I: Logistic Regression
• Generalized Linear Models II: Poisson Regression
• Linear Mixed Models I
• Linear Mixed Models II
• Generalized Additive Models
• Nonlinear models
• Regression Trees · Survival Analysis I · Survival Analysis II: Cox's Regression
• Principal Components and Factor Analysis
• Cluster Analysis
• Discriminant Function Analysis
• The S-PLUS GUI

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