# A new approach to variable selection in least squares problems

@article{Osborne2000ANA, title={A new approach to variable selection in least squares problems}, author={Michael R. Osborne and Brett Presnell and Berwin A. Turlach}, journal={Ima Journal of Numerical Analysis}, year={2000}, volume={20}, pages={389-403} }

The title Lasso has been suggested by Tibshirani (1996) as a colourful name for a technique of variable selection which requires the minimization of a sum of squares subject to an l
1 bound κ on the solution. This forces zero components in the minimizing solution for small values of κ. Thus this bound can function as a selection parameter. This paper makes two contributions to computational problems associated with implementing the Lasso: (1) a compact descent method for solving the…

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