## About these proceedings

### Introduction

This volume presents the published Proceedings of the joint meeting of GUM92 and the 7th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, held in Munich, Germany from 13 to 17 July 1992. The meeting aimed to bring together researchers interested in the development and applications of generalized linear modelling in GUM and those interested in statistical modelling in its widest sense. This joint meeting built upon the success of previous workshops and GUM conferences. Previous GUM conferences were held in London and Lancaster, and a joint GUM Conference/4th Modelling Workshop was held in Trento. (The Proceedings of previous GUM conferences/Statistical Modelling Workshops are available as numbers 14 , 32 and 57 of the Springer Verlag series of Lecture Notes in Statistics). Workshops have been organized in Innsbruck, Perugia, Vienna, Toulouse and Utrecht. (Proceedings of the Toulouse Workshop appear as numbers 3 and 4 of volume 13 of the journal Computational Statistics and Data Analysis). Much statistical modelling is carried out using GUM, as is apparent from many of the papers in these Proceedings. Thus the Programme Committee were also keen on encouraging papers which addressed problems which are not only of practical importance but which are also relevant to GUM or other software development. The Programme Committee requested both theoretical and applied papers. Thus there are papers in a wide range of practical areas, such as ecology, breast cancer remission and diabetes mortality, banking and insurance, quality control, social mobility, organizational behaviour.

### Keywords

Fitting Generalized linear model Likelihood Random variable STATISTICA Time series best fit data analysis

### Editors and affiliations

- Ludwig Fahrmeir
- Brian Francis
- Robert Gilchrist
- Gerhard Tutz

- 1.Seminar für StatistikUniversity of MunichMunich 22Germany
- 2.Centre for Applied StatisticsLancaster University, Fylde CollegeLancasterUK
- 3.Faculty of Science, Computing and EngineeringPolytechnic of North LondonLondonEngland
- 4.Institut für StatistikUniversity of RegensburgGermany

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