Manga Guide to Regression Analysis

by Shin Takahashi, Iroha Inoue, and Trend-Pro Co., Ltd.

2016, 224 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59327-419-1

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Regression analysis is a core component of the statistics classes required of millions of students. It has numerous practical applications, such as predicting sales, finding risk factors for a disease, or anticipating demand for goods at a given price, but the math is challenging, and many struggle with the course.

By combining comics with real-world examples, The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis teaches you how to use regression analysis to analyze data and make predictions. The book begins with a review of inverse functions, matrix algebra, and differential calculus, then goes on to explain single, multiple and logistic regression analysis. Readers also learn hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, F and Chi-squared distributions, significance levels, as well as how to use Microsoft Excel for calculations.

About the Author

Shin Takahashi attended Kyushu University, where he graduated with a master's degree in information technology. Having previously worked both as a data analyst and an instructor, he is now an author specializing in technical books. He is the author of The Manga Guide to Statistics and The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra (No Starch Press).

Table of Contents

Prologue: More Tea?

Chapter 1: A Refreshing Glass of Math
Chapter 2: Regression Analysis
Chapter 3: Multiple Linear Regression Analysis
Chapter 4: Logistic Regression Analysis