# Posts tagged regression

## GLM: Poisson Regression

- 30 November 2022
- Category: intermediate

This is a minimal reproducible example of Poisson regression to predict counts using dummy data.

## Difference in differences

- 01 September 2022
- Category: intermediate

This notebook provides a brief overview of the difference in differences approach to causal inference, and shows a working example of how to conduct this type of analysis under the Bayesian framework, using PyMC. While the notebooks provides a high level overview of the approach, I recommend consulting two excellent textbooks on causal inference. Both The Effect [Huntington-Klein, 2021] and Causal Inference: The Mixtape [Cunningham, 2021] have chapters devoted to difference in differences.

## Bayesian regression with truncated or censored data

- 01 September 2022
- Category: beginner

The notebook provides an example of how to conduct linear regression when your outcome variable is either censored or truncated.

## Counterfactual inference: calculating excess deaths due to COVID-19

- 01 July 2022
- Category: intermediate

Causal reasoning and counterfactual thinking are really interesting but complex topics! Nevertheless, we can make headway into understanding the ideas through relatively simple examples. This notebook focuses on the concepts and the practical implementation of Bayesian causal reasoning using PyMC.

## Splines

- 04 June 2022
- Category: beginner

Often, the model we want to fit is not a perfect line between some \(x\) and \(y\).
Instead, the parameters of the model are expected to vary over \(x\).
There are multiple ways to handle this situation, one of which is to fit a *spline*.
Spline fit is effectively a sum of multiple individual curves (piecewise polynomials), each fit to a different section of \(x\), that are tied together at their boundaries, often called *knots*.

## Rolling Regression

- 01 June 2022
- Category: intermediate

Pairs trading is a famous technique in algorithmic trading that plays two stocks against each other.

## Regression discontinuity design analysis

- 01 April 2022
- Category: beginner, explanation

Quasi experiments involve experimental interventions and quantitative measures. However, quasi-experiments do *not* involve random assignment of units (e.g. cells, people, companies, schools, states) to test or control groups. This inability to conduct random assignment poses problems when making causal claims as it makes it harder to argue that any difference between a control and test group are because of an intervention and not because of a confounding factor.

## Lasso regression with block updating

- 10 February 2022
- Category: beginner

Sometimes, it is very useful to update a set of parameters together. For example, variables that are highly correlated are often good to update together. In PyMC block updating is simple. This will be demonstrated using the parameter `step`

of `pymc.sample`

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## Bayesian mediation analysis

- 01 February 2022
- Category: beginner

This notebook covers Bayesian mediation analysis. This is useful when we want to explore possible mediating pathways between a predictor and an outcome variable.

## Bayesian Additive Regression Trees: Introduction

- 21 December 2021
- Category: intermediate, explanation

Bayesian additive regression trees (BART) is a non-parametric regression approach. If we have some covariates \(X\) and we want to use them to model \(Y\), a BART model (omitting the priors) can be represented as:

## GLM: Robust Regression using Custom Likelihood for Outlier Classification

- 17 November 2021
- Category: intermediate

top-level ‘substitutions’ key is deprecated, place under ‘myst’ key instead [myst.topmatter]

## Multivariate Gaussian Random Walk

- 25 September 2021
- Category: beginner

This notebook shows how to fit a correlated time series using multivariate Gaussian random walks (GRWs). In particular, we perform a Bayesian regression of the time series data against a model dependent on GRWs.