Cool Statistical Term Names

hlsmith

Less is more. Stay pure. Stay poor.
#1
I thought it might be fun to draft a list of cool names for statistical terms/procedures. Since some of us may not be familiar with them or know their meanings.


Bootstrap (a play on pulling yourself up by your bootstrap - resampling procedure)
Random Forrest (using bootstrap while performing regression trees)
BAgging (bootstrap aggregating with regression trees, bootstrapping variables as well)


I can't remember whether the Jackknife has a cool definition or not?
 

vinux

Dark Knight
#2
Boosting
BLUE (best linear unbiased estimator)
MIDAS (Mixed data sampling)
Hat Matrix
Agnes (agglomerative nesting : clustering)
Diana (DIvisive ANAlysis :Clustering)


(will add the details later )
 

Jake

Cookie Scientist
#4
Hat matrix would be an awesome Halloween costume. You could carry around a bunch of cheap hats and put them on people at the Halloween party.

How about: Deep Learning
 

hlsmith

Less is more. Stay pure. Stay poor.
#5
Or what about a matrix filled with different types of hats.


Hat_matrix <- (baseball_hat, cowboy_hat, beret, ski_mask, rows=2)
 

noetsi

Fortran must die
#11
You know you made it in academics when you can coin acronyms :p

HVRPFSUDAPCR is not a stats term but is a military acronym I believe...if you know what it stands for (its a type of ammo) you seriously need to get a life :p
 

hlsmith

Less is more. Stay pure. Stay poor.
#15
In causal diagrams


Collider/M-Bias (inverted fork):
variable with respect to a particular path and there are two variables along the path with arrows that both point to the it (collider).


Confounder: common ancestor of two connected variables


Butterfly Bias: causal model with both confounding and M-bias (looks like a butterfly)
 

vinux

Dark Knight
#18
t-test (tea test)
VARMA (vector ARMA) - An Indian name
NOMINTAE (Nominal Three-Step Estimation)
ARCH Model
MARCH (Multiplicative ARCH)
STAR (Smooth Transition Autoregressive)
Kitchen sink
regression
ZIP
zero inflated poisson