Applied Functional Data Analysis: Methods and Case Studies

  • James O. Ramsay
  • Bernard W. Silverman

Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)

About this book


Almost as soon as we had completed our previous book Functional Data Analysis in 1997, it became clear that potential interest in the ?eld was far wider than the audience for the thematic presentation we had given there. At the same time, both of us rapidly became involved in relevant new research involving many colleagues in ?elds outside statistics. This book treats the ?eld in a di?erent way, by considering case st- ies arising from our own collaborative research to illustrate how functional data analysis ideas work out in practice in a diverse range of subject areas. These include criminology, economics, archaeology, rheumatology, psych- ogy, neurophysiology, auxology (the study of human growth), meteorology, biomechanics, and education—and also a study of a juggling statistician. Obviously such an approach will not cover the ?eld exhaustively, and in any case functional data analysis is not a hard-edged closed system of thought. Nevertheless we have tried to give a ?avor of the range of meth- ology we ourselves have considered. We hope that our personal experience, including the fun we had working on these projects, will inspire others to extend “functional” thinking to many other statistical contexts. Of course, manyofourcasestudiesrequireddevelopmentofexistingmethodology,and readersshouldgaintheabilitytoadaptmethodstotheirownproblemstoo.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James O. Ramsay
    • 1
  • Bernard W. Silverman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of BristolBristolBS8 1TWUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-95414-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-22465-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7397
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