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Causation, prediction, and search

Label
Causation, prediction, and search
Title
Causation, prediction, and search
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The authors address the assumptions and methods that allow us to turn observations into causal knowledge, and use even incomplete causal knowledge in planning and prediction to influence and control our environment.What assumptions and methods allow us to turn observations into causal knowledge, and how can even incomplete causal knowledge be used in planning and prediction to influence and control our environment? In this book Peter Spirtes, Clark Glymour, and Richard Scheines address these questions using the formalism of Bayes networks, with results that have been applied in diverse areas of research in the social, behavioral, and physical sciences.The authors show that although experimental and observational study designs may not always permit the same inferences, they are subject to uniform principles. They axiomatize the connection between causal structure and probabilistic independence, explore several varieties of causal indistinguishability, formulate a theory of manipulation, and develop asymptotically reliable procedures for searching over equivalence classes of causal models, including models of categorical data and structural equation models with and without latent variables.The authors show that the relationship between causality and probability can also help to clarify such diverse topics in statistics as the comparative power of experimentation versus observation, Simpson's paradox, errors in regression models, retrospective versus prospective sampling, and variable selection.The second edition contains a new introduction and an extensive survey of advances and applications that have appeared since the first edition was published in 1993
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Spirtes, Peter
Dewey number
519.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA276
LC item number
.S65 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • statistics
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  • Glymour, Clark N
  • Scheines, Richard
Series statement
Adaptive computation and machine learning
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  • Mathematical statistics
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Mathematical statistics
Label
Causation, prediction, and search
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-529) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Discovery algorithms for causally sufficient structures
  • 6.
  • Discovery algorithms without causal sufficiency
  • 7.
  • Prediction
  • 8.
  • Regression, causation, and prediction
  • 9.
  • The design of empirical studies
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The structure of the unobserved
  • 11.
  • Elaborating linear theories with unmeasured variables
  • 12.
  • Prequels and sequels
  • 13.
  • Proofs of theorems
  • Introduction and advertisement
  • 2.
  • Formal preliminaries
  • 3.
  • Causation and prediction : axioms and explications
  • 4.
  • Statistical indistinguishability
Control code
61677955
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
  • 2nd ed. /
  • Peter Spirtes, Clark Glymour, and Richard Scheines ; with additional material by David Heckerman [and others].
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 543 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262284158
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1754
  • 9780262284158
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61677955
Label
Causation, prediction, and search
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-529) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Discovery algorithms for causally sufficient structures
  • 6.
  • Discovery algorithms without causal sufficiency
  • 7.
  • Prediction
  • 8.
  • Regression, causation, and prediction
  • 9.
  • The design of empirical studies
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The structure of the unobserved
  • 11.
  • Elaborating linear theories with unmeasured variables
  • 12.
  • Prequels and sequels
  • 13.
  • Proofs of theorems
  • Introduction and advertisement
  • 2.
  • Formal preliminaries
  • 3.
  • Causation and prediction : axioms and explications
  • 4.
  • Statistical indistinguishability
Control code
61677955
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
  • 2nd ed. /
  • Peter Spirtes, Clark Glymour, and Richard Scheines ; with additional material by David Heckerman [and others].
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 543 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262284158
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1754
  • 9780262284158
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61677955

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