Matrix Algebra: Theory, Computations, and Applications in Statistics / Edition 1

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Overview

Matrix algebra is one of the most important areas of mathematics for data analysis and for statistical theory. This much-needed work presents the relevant aspects of the theory of matrix algebra for applications in statistics. It moves on to consider the various types of matrices encountered in statistics, such as projection matrices and positive definite matrices, and describes the special properties of those matrices. Finally, it covers numerical linear algebra, beginning with a discussion of the basics of numerical computations, and following up with accurate and efficient algorithms for factoring matrices, solving linear systems of equations, and extracting eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

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"[T]his well-written book on matrix algebra reminds me of many classics in the field. It is both concise and timely, and provides a good collection of overviews and reviews of important tools used in statistical methods. The book seems best suited as a supplementary text for various courses in multivariate statistical analysis or linear models. I also can safely recommend this book as a handy resource manual for researchers as well as practitioners." (Technometrics, May 2008, Vol. 50, No. 2)

"Readership: Students of a course in matrix algebra for statistics, or in statistical computing. … Recently, quite a number of books on matrices related to statistics have been published … . computational orientation of this book is probably the main difference between it and these other books. … I never thought that one could write a matrix book with statistical applications without having C.R. Rao in the references; here the book now is. … an extensive, personal, and easy-to-read matrix book of high quality. Recommended." (Simo Puntanen, International Statistical Review, Vol. 75 (3), 2007)

"This book is a remarkable and in a way unusual approach to integrate the two mega fields by a kind of interrelated guide. … Remarkably the referencing is done by pages … and the pages are precisely on target, which is proof of the careful writing and editing. … The book is a careful and interesting exposition of almost encyclopedic coverage of the interrelatedness of matrices and computation, emphasizing also statistical applications. … a strong, highly recommendable guide to the intricacies of matrices in statistics." (Götz Uebe, Advances in Statistical Analysis, Vol. 92 (3), 2008)

"This is a very refreshing book covering matrix theory and its applications in statistics and numerical analysis. It has the character of a handbook and is lucidly written. … A 14 page bibliography that is sufficient to trace the omitted proof details rounds out this book into almost a handbook of current state of the art knowledge in matrix theory and applications. There are eleven sets of exercises and detailed hints and partial solutions also." (Frank Uhlig, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1133 (11), 2008)

"This book could serve as a text for a course in matrices for statistics … or, more generally, a course in statistical computing or linear models. … this can be a useful reference book for such a course or, more generally, as a reference for any statistician who uses matrix algebra extensively. … Overall, I really enjoyed reading Matrix Algebra: Theory, Computations, and Applications in Statistics, and I would recommend it as a nice reference to anyone interested in linear models, particularly its numerical aspects." (Abhyuday Mandal, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 103 (484), December, 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387708720
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/27/2007
  • Series: Springer Texts in Statistics
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 530
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Basic Vector/Matrix Structure and Notation.-Vectors and Vector Spaces.- Basic Properties of Matrices.- Vector/Matrix Derivatives and Integrals.- Matrix Tranformations and Factorizations.- Solution of Linear Systems.- Evaluation of Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.- Special Matrices and Operations Useful in Modeling and Data Analysis.- Selected Applications in Statistics.- Numerical Methods.- Numerical Linear Algebra.- Software for Numerical Linear Algebra.

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