Chapter 1 Prerequisites

Before we talk about regression theory, we need to review some basic statistical inference methods and matrix algebra.

This book referred from many books including rowlings’ “Applied Regression Analysis: A research Tool”. \(\beta=(\mathbf{X'X})^{-1}\mathbf{X'y}\).

A matrix is a square shape array of numbers (sometimes can be string). In this book, boldface letters mean matrices. For example, \[ \mathbf{A}= \begin{pmatrix} 65 & 154 \\ 73 & 182 \\ 68 &167 \end{pmatrix}. \]

This is a sample book written in Markdown. You can use anything that Pandoc’s Markdown supports, e.g., a math equation \(a^2 + b^2 = c^2\).

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