Aug 25th, 2009| 09:19 pm | Posted by hlee

**Kriging** is the first thing that one learns from a spatial statistics course. If an astronomer sees its definition and application, almost every astronomer will say, “Oh, I know this! It is like the 2pt correlation function!!” At least this was my first impression when I first met **kriging.**

There are three distinctive subjects in spatial statistics: **geostatistics**, **lattice data analysis**, and **spatial point pattern analysis.** Because of the resemblance between the spatial distribution of observations in coordinates and the notion of spatially random points, spatial statistics in astronomy has leaned more toward the spatial point pattern analysis than the other subjects. In other fields from immunology to forestry to geology whose data are associated spatial coordinates of underlying geometric structures or whose data were sampled from lattices, observations depend on these spatial structures and scientists enjoy various applications from geostatistics and lattice data analysis. Particularly, **kriging** is the fundamental notion in **geostatistics** whose application is found many fields. Continue reading ‘[MADS] Kriging’ »

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Apr 20th, 2008| 09:05 pm | Posted by hlee

The dichotomy of outliers; detecting outliers to be discarded or to be investigated; statistics that is robust enough not to be influenced by outliers or sensitive enough to alert the anomaly in the data distribution. Although not related, one paper about outliers made me to dwell on what outliers are. This week topics are diverse. Continue reading ‘[ArXiv] 3rd week, Apr. 2008’ »

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maximum likelihood,

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neural network,

outlier,

SDSS,

sunspot,

systematic errors,

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Mar 7th, 2008| 06:01 pm | Posted by hlee

Irrelevant to astrostatistics but interesting for baseball lovers.

[stat.AP:0802.4317] Jensen, Shirley, & Wyner

**Bayesball: A Bayesian Hierarchical Model for Evaluating Fielding in Major League Baseball**

With the 5th year WMAP data release, there were many WMAP related papers and among them, most statistical papers are listed. Continue reading ‘[ArXiv] 1st week, Mar. 2008’ »

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Mar 5th, 2008| 02:13 pm | Posted by hlee

There have been strong collaborations among statisticians, mathematicians, computer scientists, and astronomers (cosmologists) under WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe) mission. Today, the 5th year data was released (The news is found here). For more, click Continue reading ‘The WMAP Five-Year Data Release’ »

Jan 11th, 2008| 03:44 pm | Posted by hlee

It is notable that there’s an astronomy paper contains **AIC, BIC**, and **Bayesian evidence** in the title. The topic of the paper, unexceptionally, is cosmology like other astronomy papers discussed these (statistical) information criteria (I only found a couple of papers on model selection applied to astronomical data analysis without articulating CMB stuffs. Note that I exclude Bayes factor for the model selection purpose).

To find the paper or other interesting ones, click Continue reading ‘[ArXiv] 2nd week, Jan. 2007’ »

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Dec 14th, 2007| 05:16 pm | Posted by hlee

Nov 18th, 2007| 02:50 am | Posted by hlee

Greetings from Korea. I found that the menu on the right was almost invisible from my mother’s computer. The look seems OS and browser dependent. If you find any problems of viewing the slog, please notify me. Otherwise, please find a paper or two that drag your attention.

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