Frank Porter's Statistics Page

Statistical Analysis Techniques in Particle Physics
Fits, Density Estimation and Supervised Learning
Wiley site (US) (DE)
Ilya Narsky and Frank Porter
Wiley-VCH, Berlin, First edition, published November 2013
Ph 129 notes
  • Probability [pdf]
  • Simulation [pdf]
  • Bayesian and Frequentist Statistics [pdf]
  • Point Estimation [pdf]
  • Intervals [pdf]
  • Hypothesis Testing [pdf]
  • Density Estimation [pdf]
  • Statistics lectures at the Flecken-Zechlin ``School on Concepts of Modern Amplitude Analysis Techniques'', 18-26 September, 2013
  • BaBar Statistics Working Group
  • SLUO Statistics Lectures
  • Statistical Issues in Particle Physics -- A View from BaBar [Slides:PDF] [Paper: PDF] (Talk at PHYSTAT2003: Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology, 8-11 September, 2003, Stanford).
  • BaBar Analysis School Lectures
  • Averaging with theoretical uncertainties [pdf]

  • MISCELLANEOUS NOTES - Hypothesis tests
  • Significance of HEP Observations
  • Checking Consistency between Repeated Analyses [ps][pdf]
  • The Simple Hypothesis Test [pdf]
  • Comparing histograms paper [pdf] slides [pdf]

  • MISCELLANEOUS NOTES - Interval estimation
  • Interval Estimation Using the Likelihood Function [pdf][ps]
  • Correlations in systematic uncertainty evaluation
  • Nuisance parameters
  • Poisson Statistics with Backgrounds
  • Confidence intervals for the binomial distribution [pdf] Spreadsheet [xls]

    MISCELLANEOUS NOTES - Parameter estimation
  • Scale Correlations in a Chi-square Fit [ps][pdf]
  • Correlation with a small subset [ps][pdf]
  • Low Statistics Likelihood Fits are Tricky

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