The authors present tools and concepts of multivariate data analysis by means of exercises and their solutions. The first part is devoted to graphical techniques. The second part deals with multivariate random variables and presents the derivation of estimators and tests for various practical situations. The last part introduces a wide variety of exercises in applied multivariate data analysis. The book demonstrates the application of simple calculus and basic multivariate methods in real life situations. It contains altogether 234 solved exercises which can assist a university teacher in setting up a modern multivariate analysis course. All computer-based exercises are available in the R or XploRe languages. The corresponding libraries are downloadable from the Springer link web pages and from the author's home pages.
Wolfgang Karl Härdle is the Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz Professor of Statistics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and director of C.A.S.E. (Center for Applied Statistics and Economics), director of the CRC-649 (Collaborative Research Center) “Economic Risk” and director of the IRTG 1792 “High Dimensional Non-stationary Time Series”. He teaches quantitative finance and semi-parametric statistics. His research focuses on dynamic factor models, multivariate statistics in finance and computational statistics. He is an elected member of the ISI (International Statistical Institute) and advisor to the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, and senior fellow of Sim Kee Boon Institute of Financial Economics at the Singapore Management University.
Zdenek Hlávka studied mathematics at the Charles University in Prague and biostatistics at Limburgs Universitair Centrum in Diepenbeek. Later he held a position at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin before he became a member of the Department of Probability and Mathematical Statistics at Charles University in Prague.