Homework: The Advantages of Backwardness (Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View)

February 7, 2013
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(This article was originally published at Three-Toed Sloth , and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

In which we try to discern whether poor countries grow faster, by way of practicing with data-set-splitting, cross-validation, and nonparametric smoothing.

Assignment, R, penn-select.csv data set

Incidentally, I have no idea who is responsible for this —

— and would prefer not to be told.

Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View



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