Statistical Methods for Astronomy

@inproceedings{Feigelson2012StatisticalMF,
  title={Statistical Methods for Astronomy},
  author={E. Feigelson and G. J. Babu},
  year={2012}
}
  • E. Feigelson, G. J. Babu
  • Published 2012
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • This review outlines concepts of mathematical statistics, elements of probability theory, hypothesis tests and point estimation for use in the analysis of modern astronomical data. Least squares, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian approaches to statistical inference are treated. Resampling methods, particularly the bootstrap, provide valuable procedures when distributions functions of statistics are not known. Several approaches to model selection and goodness of fit are considered. Applied… CONTINUE READING
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