[R] Reduced Error Logistic Regression, and R?

Roy Mendelssohn Roy.Mendelssohn at noaa.gov
Thu Apr 26 04:49:21 CEST 2007

I don't know about the claims, but I do know about this:

> Recent News: January 31, 2007. St. Louis, MO - Rice Analytics  
> applied for a U.S. patent this week on a generalized form of  
> Reduced Error Logistic Regression.  This generalized form allows  
> repeated measures, multilevel, and survival designs that include  
> individual level estimates.  None of these capabilities were  
> possible with the previously disclosed formulation which also had  
> limited application because it could only be applied to models  
> where all variables had no missing observations

This is a very bad trend in science and statistics, IMHO.

-Roy M.

On Apr 25, 2007, at 7:29 PM, Tim Churches wrote:

> This news item in a data mining newsletter makes various claims for  
> a technique called "Reduced Error Logistic Regression": http:// 
> www.kdnuggets.com/news/2007/n08/12i.html
> In brief, are these (ambitious) claims justified and if so, has  
> this technique been implemented in R (or does anyone have any plans  
> to do so)?
> Tim C
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