## Regression, especially Nonparametric Regression

*06 Jun 2018 14:08*

"Regression", in statistical jargon, is the problem of guessing the average level of some quantitative response variable from various predictor variables.

Linear regression is perhaps the single most common quantitative tool in
economics, sociology, and many other fields; it's certainly the most common use
of statistics. (Analysis of variance, arguably
more common in psychology and biology, is a disguised form of regression.)
While linear regression deserves *a* place in statistics, that place
should be nowhere near as large and prominent as it currently is. There are
very few situations where we actually have *scientific* support for
linear models. Fortunately, very flexible nonlinear regression methods now
exist, and from the user's point of view are just as easy as linear regression,
and at least as insightful. (Regression trees and additive models, in
particular, are just as interpretable.) At the very least, if you *do*
have a particular functional form in mind for the regression, linear or
otherwise, you should use a non-parametric regression to test the adequacy of
that form.

From a technical point of view, the main drawback of modern regression
methods is that their extra flexibility comes at the price of less "efficiency"
— estimates converge more slowly, so you have less precision for the same
amount of data. There are some situations where you'd prefer to have more
precise estimates from a bad model than less precise estimates from a model
which doesn't make systematic errors, but I don't think that's what most users
of linear regression are chosing to do; they're just taught to
type `lm`
rather
than `gam`.
In this day and age, though, I don't understand why not.

(Of course, for the statistician, a lot of the more flexible regression
methods look more or less like linear regression in some disguised form,
because fundamentally all it does is project on to a function basis. So it's
not crazy to make it a foundational topic *for statisticians*. We
should not, however, give the rest of the world the impression that the hat
matrix is the source of all knowledge.)

The use of regression, linear or otherwise, for causal inference, rather than prediction, is a different, and far more sordid, story.

See also: Computational Statistics; Data Mining; Learning Theory; Model Selection; Neural Nets; Social Science Methodology; What Is the Right Null Model for Linear Regression?

- Recommended, more general:
- Richard A. Berk
- Julian J. Faraway
- Linear Models with R
- Extending the Linear Model with R: Generalized Linear, Mixed Effects and Nonparametric Regression Models

- Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani and Jerome Friedman, The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction [This is a corner-stone book, but is about much, much more than just regression.]
- Jeffrey S. Racine, "Nonparametric Econometrics: A Primer",
Foundations and Trends in Econometrics
**3**(2008): 1--88 [Good primer of nonparametric techniques for regression, density estimation and hypothesis testing; next to no economic content (except for examples). PDF reprint] - Larry Wasserman
- All of Statistics
- All of Nonparametric Statistics
- Notes for 36-707, Regression Analysis

- Weisberg, Applied Linear Regression

- Recommended, more specialized:
- Azadeh Alimadad and Matias Salibian-Barrera, "An Outlier-Robust
Fit for Generalized Additive Models with Applications to Disease Outbreak
Detection", Journal of the
American Statistical Association
**106**(2011): 719--731 - Norman H. Anderson and James Shanteau, "Weak inference with linear models", Psychological Bulletin
**84**(1977): 1155--1170 [A demonstration of why you should not rely on $R^2$ to back up your claims] - Mikhail Belkin, Partha Niyogi, Vikas Sindhwani, "Manifold Regularization: A Geometric Framework for Learning from Labeled and Unlabeled Examples", Journal of Machine Learning Research
**7**(2006): 2399--2434 - Peter J. Bickel and Bo Li, "Local polynomial regression on unknown manifolds", pp. 177--186 in Regina Liu, William Strawderman and Cun-Hui Zhang (eds.), Complex Datasets and Inverse Problems: Tomography, Networks and Beyond (2007) ["`naive' multivariate local polynomial regression can adapt to local smooth lower dimensional structure in the sense that it achieves the optimal convergence rate for nonparametric estimation of regression functions ... when the predictor variables live on or close to a lower dimensional manifold"]
- Michael H. Birnbaum, "The Devil Rides Again: Correlation as an
Index of Fit", Psychological
Bulletin
**79**(1973): 239--242 - Lawrence D. Brown and Mark G. Low, "Asymptotic Equivalence of
Nonparametric Regression and White Noise", Annals of Statistics
**24**(1996): 2384--2398 [JSTOR] - Peter Bühlmann, M. Kalisch and M. H. Maathuis, "Variable selection in high-dimensional linear models: partially faithful distributions and the PC-simple algorithm", Biometrika
**97**(2010): 261--278 - Peter Bühlmann and Sara van de Geer, Statistics for High-Dimensional Data: Methods, Theory and Applications [State-of-the art (2011) compendium of what's known about using high-dimensional regression, especially but not just the Lasso.]
- A. Buja, R. Berk, L. Brown, E. George, E. Pitkin, M. Traskin, K. Zhan, L. Zhao, "Models as Approximations: How Random Predictors and Model Violations Invalidate Classical Inference in Regression", arxiv:1404.1578
- Andreas Buja, Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani, "Linear smoothers
and additive models", Annals of Statistics
**17**(1989): 453--510 [A classic additive models paper. The discussions and reply fill pp. 510--555.] - Raymond J. Carroll, Aurore Delaigle, and Peter Hall, "Nonparametric
Prediction in Measurement Error
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**86**(1999): 541--554 - Kevin A. Clarke, "The Phantom Menace: Omitted Variables Bias in Econometric Research" [PDF. Or: Kitchen-sink regressions considered harmful. Including extra variables in your linear regression may or may not reduce the bias in your estimate of any particular coefficients of interest, depending on the correlations between the added variables, the predictors of interest, the response, and omitted relevant variables. Adding more variables always increases the variance of your estimates.]
- Eduardo Corona, Terran Lane, Curtis Storlie, Joshua Neil, "Using Laplacian Methods, RKHS Smoothing Splines and Bayesian Estimation as a framework for Regression on Graph and Graph Related Domains" [Technical report, University of New Mexico Computer Science, 2008-06, PDF]
- William H. DuMouchel and Greg J. Duncan, "Using Sample Survey
Weights in Multiple Regression Analysis of Stratified
Samples", Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American
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[PDF
reprint; presumably very similar to "Using Sample Survey Weights to Compare
Various Linear Regression Models", Journal of the American Statistical
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**78**(1983): 535--543, but I have not looked at the latter] - Andrew Gelman and Iain Pardoe, "Average predictive comparisons for models with nonlinearity, interactions, and variance components", Sociological Methodology forthcoming (2007) [PDF preprint, Gelman's comments]
- Lee-Ad Gottlieb, Aryeh Kontorovich, Robert Krauthgamer, "Efficient Regression in Metric Spaces via Approximate Lipschitz Extension", arxiv:1111.4470
- Lászlo Györfi, Michael Kohler, Adam Krzyzak and Harro Walk, A Distribution-Free Theory of Nonparametric Regression
- Berthold R. Haag, "Non-parametric Regression Tests Using Dimension
Reduction Techniques", Scandinavian Journal of Statistics
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Regression", Annals of Statistics
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- M. Kohler, A. Krzyzak and D. Schafer, "Application of
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**8**(2002): 475--490 - Alexander Korostelev, "A minimaxity criterion in nonparametric regression based on large-deviations probabilities", Annals of Statistics
**24**(1996): 1075--1083 - Jon Lafferty and Larry Wasserman [To be honest, I haven't checked to see how different these two papers actually are...]
- "Rodeo: Sparse Nonparametric Regression in High Dimensions", math.ST/0506342
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**36**(2008): 27--63, arxiv:0803.1709

- Diane Lambert and Kathryn Roeder, "Overdispersion Diagnostics for
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- Patrick O. Perry, "Fast Moment-Based Estimation for Hierarchical Models", arxiv:1504.04941
- Garvesh Raskutti, Martin J. Wainwright, and Bin Yu, "Early stopping and non-parametric regression: An optimal and data-dependent stopping rule", arxiv:1306.3574
- Pradeep Ravikumar, John Lafferty, Han Liu, Larry Wasserman, "Sparse Additive Models", arxiv:0711.4555 [a.k.a. "SpAM"]
- B. W. Silverman, "Spline Smoothing: The Equivalent Variable Kernel
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**12**(1984): 898--916 - Ryan J. Tibshirani, "Degrees of Freedom and Model Search", arxiv:1402.1920
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- Grace Wahba, Spline Models for Observational Data
- Jianming Ye, "On Measuring and Correcting the Effects of Data Mining and Model Selection", Journal of the American Statistical Association
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- Recommended, historical:
- Mordecai Ezekiel, "A Method of Handling Curvilinear Correlation for
Any Number of Variables", Journal of the American Statistical
Association
**19**(1924): 431--453 [JSTOR. The oldest publication I have found introducing and advocating additive, as opposed to linear, regression models. The estimation procedure Ezekiel uses is even*almost*the same as modern "back-fitting", but will get into trouble with correlated input variables.] - Erich L. Lehmann, "On the history and use of some standard statistical models", pp. 114--126 in Deborah Nolan and Terry Speed (eds.), Probability and Statistics: Essays in Honor of David A. Freedman
- E. T. Whittaker, "On a New Method of Graduation",
Proceedings of the
Edinburgh Mathematical Society
**41**(1922): 63--75 [Introduces splines, complete with the Bayesian derivation (if you are in to that sort of thing), though without the name.]

- Modesty forbids me to recommend:
- Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View [Presumes at least some acquaintance with linear regression, however]
- Lecture notes for 36-401, Modern Regression [A first course in linear regression for undergraduates]

- To read:
- Elena Andreou and Bas J. M. Werker, "An Alternative Asymptotic Analysis of Residual-Based Statistics", Review of Economics and Statistics
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- Sylvain Arlot and Pascal Massart, "Data-driven Calibration of Penalties for Least-Squares Regression", Journal of Machine Learning Research
**10**(2009): 245--279 - Anil Aswani, Peter Bickel, and Claire Tomlin, "Regression on manifolds: Estimation of the exterior derivative", Annals of Statistics
**39**(2011): 48--81 - Jean-Baptiste Aubin, Samuela Leoni-Aubin, "A Simple Misspecification Test for Regression Models", arxiv:1003.2294
- Jean-Yves Audibert and Olivier Catoni, "Robust linear least squares regression", Annals of Statistics
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- Gilles Blanchard, Nicole Kraemer, "Kernel Conjugate Gradient is Universally Consistent", arxiv:0902.4380 ["approximate solutions are constructed by projections onto a nested set of data-dependent subspaces"]
- Borowiak, Model Discrimination for Nonlinear Regression Models
- Adrian W. Bowman and Adelchi Azzalini, Applied Smoothing Techniques for Data Analysis: The Kernel Approach with S-Plus Illustrations
- Lawrence D. Brown, T. Tony Cai, and Harrison H. Zhou, "Nonparametric regression in exponential families", Annals of Statistics
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- Benoit Cadre and Qian Dong, "Dimension reduction for regression
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**4**(2010): 436--460 - T. Tony Cai, "Minimax and Adaptive Inference in Nonparametric Function Estimation", Statistical Science
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**35**(2007): 2639--2653, arxiv:0803.3017 - Ruben Dezeure, Peter Bühlmann, Lukas Meier, Nicolai Meinshausen, "High-dimensional Inference: Confidence intervals, p-values and R-Software hdi", arxiv:1408.4026
- Charanpal Dhanjal, Nicolas Baskiotis, Stéphan Clémen&ccdeil;on and Nicolas Usunier, "An Empirical Comparison of V-fold Penalisation and Cross Validation for Model Selection in Distribution-Free Regression", arxiv:1212.1780
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**35**(2007): 2504--2535, arxiv:0803.2984

- P. P. B. Eggermont, V. N. LaRiccia, "Uniform error bounds for smoothing splines", arxiv:math/0612776
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- Andrew Gelman and Jennifer Hill, Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models
- Christopher R. Genovese and Larry Wasserman
- "Confidence sets for
nonparametric wavelet regression", Annals of
Statistics
**33**(2005): 698--729, math.ST/0505632 - "Adaptive Confidence Bands", math.ST/0701513

- "Confidence sets for
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- Jose M. Gonzalez-Barrios and Silvia Ruiz-Velasco, "Regression
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- Hong Gu, Toby Kenney, Mu Zhu,
"Partial Generalized Additive Models: An Information-Theoretic Approach for Dealing With Concurvity and Selecting Variables", Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
**19**(2010): 531--551 - Benjamin Guedj, Pierre Alquier, "PAC-Bayesian Estimation and Prediction in Sparse Additive Models", arxiv:1208.1211
- Emmanuel Guerre and Pascal Lavergne, "Data-driven rate-optimal
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**33**(2005): 840--870, math.ST/0505640 - Robert Hable, "Asymptotic Confidence Sets for General Nonparametric Regression and Classification by Regularized Kernel Methods", arxiv:1203.4354
- P. Richard Hahn, Sayan Mukherjee, Carlos Carvalho, "Predictor-dependent shrinkage for linear regression via partial factor modeling", arxiv:1011.3725
- Peter Hall, Joel L. Horowitz, "Nonparametric methods for inference in the presence of instrumental variables", Annals of Statistics
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- "Uniform Convergence Rates for Kernel Estimation with
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- Wolfgang Härdle, Applied Nonparametric Regression
- Wolfgang Härdle, Marlene Müller, Stefan Sperlich and Axel Werwatz, Nonparametric and Semiparametric Models: An Introduction
- Jeffrey D. Hart, "Smoothing-inspired lack-of-fit tests based on ranks", arxiv:0805.2285
- Elad Hazan, Tomer Koren, "Linear Regression with Limited Observation", arxiv:1206.4678
- Mohamed Hebiri and Sara A. Van De Geer, "The Smooth-Lasso and other $\ell_1+\ell_2$-penalized methods", arxiv:1003.4885
- Nancy Heckman, "The theory and application of penalized methods or Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces made easy", arxiv:1111.1915
- Tim Hesterberg, Nam Hee Choi, Lukas Meier, Chris Fraley, "Least angle and $\ell_1$ penalized regression: A review", Statistics Surveys
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- Giles Hooker and Saharon Rosset, "Prediction-based
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**72**(2010): 49--69 - Gerard Kerkyacharian, Mathilde Mougeot, Dominique Picard, Karine Tribouley, "Learning Out of Leaders", arxiv:1001.1919
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**14**(2008): 661--690, arxiv:0802.3364 - Qi Li and Jeffrey Scott Racine, Nonparametric Econometrics: Theory and Practice
- Yehua Li and Tailen Hsing, "Uniform convergence rates for nonparametric regression and principal component analysis in functional/longitudinal data", Annals of Statistics
**38**(2010): 3321--3351 - Heng Lian, "Convergence of Nonparametric Functional Regression Estimates with Functional Responses", arxiv:1111.6230
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- Oliver Linton and Zhijie Xiao, "A Nonparametric Regression
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**23**(2007): 371--413 - James Robert Lloyd, David Duvenaud, Roger Grosse, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Zoubin Ghahramani, "Automatic Construction and Natural-Language Description of Nonparametric Regression Models", arxiv:1402.4304
- Po-Ling Loh, Martin J. Wainwright, "High-dimensional regression with noisy and missing data: Provable guarantees with non-convexity", Annals of Statistics
**40**(2012): 1637--1664, arxiv:1109.3714 - Djamal Louani, Sidi Mohamed Ould Maouloud, "Large Deviation Results for the Nonparametric Regression Function Estimator on Functional Data", arxiv:1111.5989
- Enno Mammen, Christoph Rothe, and Melanie Schienle, "Nonparametric regression with nonparametrically generated covariates", Annals of Statististics
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- Jessica Minnier, Lu Tian and Tianxi Cai, "A Perturbation Method for Inference on Regularized Regression Estimates", Journal of the American Statistical Association
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- Arnab Sen, Bodhisattva Sen, "On Testing Independence and Goodness-of-fit in Linear Models", arxiv:1302.5831
- Zuofeng Shang and Guang Cheng, "Local and global asymptotic inference in smoothing spline models", Annals of Statistics
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- Pablo Sprechmann, Igancio Ramirez, Guillermo Sapiro and Yonina C. Eldar, "C-HiLasso: A Collaborative Hierarchical Sparse Modeling Framework", arxiv:1006.1346
- Ingo Steinwart and Andreas Christmann, Support Vector Machines
- Curtis B. Storlie, Howard D. Bondell, and Brian J. Reich, "A Locally Adaptive Penalty for Estimation of Functions With Varying Roughness", Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics (2010): forthcoming
- Liangjun Su and Aman Ullah, "Local polynomial estimation of nonparametric simultaneous equations models", Journal of Econometrics
**144**(2008): 193--218 - Ryan J. Tibshirani, "The Lasso Problem and Uniqueness", arxiv:1206.0313
- Jo-Anne Ting, Aaron D'Souza, Sethu Vijayakumar and Stefan Schaal,
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**22**(2010): 831--886 - Daniell Toth and John L. Eltinge, "Building Consistent Regression Trees From Complex Sample Data", Journal of the American Statistical Association
**106**(2011): 1626--1636 - Minh-Ngoc Tran, David Nott, Chenlei Leng, "The Predictive Lasso", arxiv:1009.2302
- Gerhard Tutz and Sebastian Petty, "Nonparametric estimation of
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**22**(2011): 545--561 - Gerhard Tutz and Jan Ulbricht, "Penalized regression with
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