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Linear Regression

  • Gareth James
  • Daniela Witten
  • Trevor Hastie
  • Robert Tibshirani
Chapter
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS, volume 103)

Abstract

This chapter is about linear regression, a very simple approach for supervised learning. In particular, linear regression is a useful tool for predicting a quantitative response. Linear regression has been around for a long time and is the topic of innumerable textbooks. Though it may seem somewhat dull compared to some of the more modern statistical learning approaches described in later chapters of this book, linear regression is still a useful and widely used statistical learning method.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gareth James
    • 1
  • Daniela Witten
    • 2
  • Trevor Hastie
    • 3
  • Robert Tibshirani
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Information and Operations ManagementUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiostatisticsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Department of StatisticsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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