Talk:Poisson regression

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I gave this a "Start-Class" rating on the quality scale. To improve in quality, this article needs at least the following:

  1. A picture showing the conditional Poisson distribution as x changes.
  2. A separate section on maximum likelihood estimation, giving the likelihood function with graphs of its surface, and going into greater detail on numerical methods for finding its maximum.
  3. Discussion of the relationship to proportional hazard models.
  4. A section on the use of Poisson regression in spatial models.
  5. A section giving more examples in detail.
  6. Better and deeper references.

This is a good topic, and it deserves a thorough treatment. —Aetheling (talk) 05:45, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Ridge regularization[edit]

The present article states: "Regularization can be added to this optimization problem by instead maximizing


But maximizing and a positive sign on the penalty term seem not to go hand in hand. Shouldn't it be a minus instead? — fnielsen (talk) 13:37, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I believe you are correct. I've changed it. -BlueScreenD — Preceding unsigned comment added by BlueScreenD (talkcontribs) 03:51, 16 May 2012 (UTC)