Examines classic algorithms, geometric diagrams, and mechanical principles for enhancing visualization of statistical estimation procedures and mathematical concepts in physics, engineering, and computer programming.
1. Introduction 2. Abstract Geometrical and Mechanical Representations 3. Mechanical Models for Multidimensional Medians 4. Method of Least Squared Deviations 5. Method of Least Absolute Deviation 6. Minimax Absolute Deviation Method 7. Method of Least Median of Squared Deviations 8. Mechanical Models for Metric Graphs 9. Categorical Data Analysis 10. Method of Averages and Curve Fitting by Splines 11. Multivariate Generalisations of the Method of Least Squares