The Cox proportional hazards model is used to study the effect of various parameters on the instantaneous hazard experienced by individuals or ‘things’.

The Cox model makes the following assumptions about your data set:

- All individuals or things in the data set experience the same baseline hazard rate.
- The regression variables
do not change with time.*X* - The regression coefficients
do not change with time.*β*

After training the model on the data set, you must test and verify these assumptions *using the trained model* before accepting the model’s result.** …**

One thinks of regression modeling as a process by which you estimate the effect of regression variables ** X** on the dependent variable

But what if you turn that concept on its head by estimating ** X **for a given

That’s right —*you estimate the regression matrix **X **for a given response vector **y**!*

When you do such a thing, what you get are the **Schoenfeld Residuals** named after their inventor **David Schoenfeld** who in 1982 showed (to great success) how to use them to test the assumptions of the **Cox Proportional Hazards model**. …

Survival Analysis lets you calculate the probability of failure by death, disease, breakdown or some other event of interest *at*, *by*, or *after *a certain time. While analyzing survival (or failure), one uses specialized regression models to calculate the contributions of various factors that influence the length of time before a failure occurs.

In **medicine**, survival analysis is used to measure the efficacy of drug and vaccine candidates in randomized controlled trials. …

With the COVID-19 pandemic raging, big pharma, small pharma, medium sized pharma — pharmaceutical companies of any size with an idea for a vaccine and the funding to pursue it — are racing to get the vaccine out to the physician’s desk, and to get the world out of its nightmare.

It’s against this backdrop, that the world got a rare look at the intricate workings of the massive COVID-19 vaccine trials being conducted by Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca. …

Regression with ARIMA errors combines two powerful statistical models namely, Linear Regression, and ARIMA (or Seasonal ARIMA), into a single super-powerful regression model for forecasting time series data.

The following schematic illustrates how Linear Regression, ARIMA and Seasonal ARIMA models are combined to produce the Regression with ARIMA errors model:

White noise are variations in your data that cannot be explained by any regression model.

And yet, there happens to be a statistical model for white noise. It goes like this for time series data:

Linear Regression is the bicycle of regression models. It’s simple yet incredibly useful. It can be used in a variety of domains. It has a nice closed formed solution, which makes model training a super-fast non-iterative process.

A Linear Regression model’s performance characteristics are well understood and backed by decades of rigorous research. The model’s predictions are easy to understand, easy to explain and easy to defend.

If there only one regression model that you have time to learn inside-out, it should be the Linear Regression model.

If your data satisfies the assumptions that the Linear Regression model, specifically the Ordinary Least Squares Regression (OLSR) model makes, in most cases you need look no further. …

Holt-Winters Exponential Smoothing is used for forecasting time series data that exhibits both a trend and a seasonal variation. The Holt-Winters technique is made up of the following four forecasting techniques stacked one over the other:

A time series can be thought of as being made up of 4 components:

A seasonal component

A trend component

A cyclical component, and

A noise component.

The seasonal component explains the periodic ups and downs one sees in many data sets such as the one shown below.

A raw residual is the difference between the actual value and the value predicted by a trained regression model.

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