## Computational Statistics

*23 Aug 2015 22:57*

— I am drawing a somewhat arbitrary terminological divide between "statistical computing", meaning computing environments for statistical data analysis, and "computational statistics", meaning computational methods of special relevance to statistical problems, or tricky or interesting computational problems arising from statistical problems. (One might even call it "numerical methods for statistics", except that some of the most relevant algorithms aren't very numerical.) When I teach statistical computing, only part of what I teach is actually computational statistics...

See also: Bootstrap; Computation; Cross-Validation; Data Mining; Indirect Inference; Monte Carlo; Optimization; Programming; Simulations; Statistical Computing; Statistics; Stochastic Approximation; Statistical Emulators for Simulation Models

- Recommended:
- Michael I. Jordan, "On statistics, computation and scalability",
Bernoulli
**19**(2013): 1378--1390 - John F. Monahan, Numerical Methods of Statistics

- To read:
- Johannes Blömer, Kathrin Bujna, Daniel Kuntze, "A Theoretical and Experimental Comparison of the EM and SEM Algorithm", arxiv:1310.5034
- Luc Devroye, Non-Uniform Random Variate Generation
- Ben Fry, Visualizing Data
- James E. Gentle, Elements of Computational Statistics
- J. E. Gentle, W. Härdle, Y. Mori (eds.), Handbook of Computational Statistics
- Michael Kane, John W. Emerson, Stephen Weston,
"Scalable Strategies for Computing with Massive Data",
Journal of Statistical
Software
**55**(2013): 14 - Robert Mariano, Til Schuermann and Melyvn J. Weeks (eds.), Simulation-Based Inference in Econometrics: Methods and Applications
- Norman Matloff, "Software Alchemy: Turning Complex Statistical Computations into Embarrassingly-Parallel Ones", arxiv:1409.5827
- National Research Council
- Jeffrey S. Racine, "A Primer on Regression Splines" [PDF preprint]
- Ali Rahimi and Benjamin Recht, "Random Features for Large-Scale Kernel Machines", NIPS 2007
- Rajesh Ranganath, Sean Gerrish, David Blei, "Black Box Variational Inference", AI Stats 2014
- Thomas J. Santner, Brian J. Williams and William J. Note, Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments
- Sonnenberg et al., "The SHOGUN Machine Learning Toolbox",
Journal of Machine Learning Research
**11**(2010): 1799--1802 - James C. Spall, Introduction to Stochastic Search and Optimization [Book website]
- Ronald A. Thisted, Elements of Statistical Computing
- Mitchell Watnik, "Early Computational Statistics",
Journal of Computational and Graphical
Statistics
**20**(2011): 811--817