Tuesday, November 19, 2013

lit: Some aspects of measurement error in linear regression of astronomical data, Kelly 2007

Kelly 2007:
I describe a Bayesian method to account for measurement errors in linear regression of astronomical data. The method allows for heteroscedastic and possibly correlated measurement errors and intrinsic scatter in the regression relationship. The method is based on deriving a likelihood function for the measured data, and I focus on the case when the intrinsic distribution of the independent variables can be approximated using a mixture of Gaussian functions. I generalize the method to incorporate multiple independent variables, non-detections, and selection effects (e.g., Malmquist bias).

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