# Statistical Modelling Functions

Hi guys lets begin the third part of statistical modelling functions

**Sigmoid(s-shaped) function****Biexponential model function**

**Sigmoid(s-shaped) function:** The simplest s-shaped function is **two-parameter logistic**, where **0≤y≤1 **

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y=[e^(a+b*x)]/[1+e^(a+b*x)] |

here is the cirve with parameter 1,0.1, as you increase the value of a(which is asymptotic value)

**Three-parameter logistic:** This allows **y to vary on any scale**

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y=a/[1+b*e(-c*x)] |

Here is the curve with parameter 100,90,10

The intercept is =**a/1+b , **a=asymptotic value initial slope is measured by c

**Four- parameter logistic:** The four-parameter logistic function has asymptotes at the left-a and right-hand b ends of the x axis and scales c the response to x about the midpoint d where the curve has its inflexion:

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y=a+ b−a/1+e^(c*d−x) |

Letting a=20 b=120 c=0.8 and d=3, the function

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y=20+ 100/1+e^(0.8*3−x) |

looks like this

Negative sigmoid curves have the parameter c

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y=20+ 100/1+e^(−0.8*3−x) |

**An asymmetric S-shaped curve much used in demography and life insurance work is the ****Gompertz growth model**,

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y=a*e^(b*e^(c*x)) |

The shape of the function depends on the signs of the parameters b and c.

**For a negative ****sigmoid, b is negative (here −1) and c is positive (here +0.02)**:

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For a positive sigmoid both parameters are negative:

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**Biexponential model:**This is a useful four-parameter non-linear function, which is the sum of two exponential functions of x:

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y=a*e^(b*x) +c*e^(d*x) |

Various shapes depend upon the signs of the parameters b, c and d:

When b, c and d are all negative, this function is known as the first-order compartment model in which a drug administered at time 0 passes through the system with its dynamics affected by elimination, absorption and clearance.

**Transformations of the response and explanatory variables**

We have seen the use of transformation to linearize the relationship between the response

and the explanatory variables:

##### • log(y) against x for exponential relationships;

• log(y) against logx for power functions;

• exp(y) against x for logarithmic relationships;

• 1/y against 1/x for asymptotic relationships;

• log(p/1−p) against x for proportion data.

**Other transformations are useful for variance stabilization:**

##### •√y to stabilize the variance for count data;

• arcsin(y) to stabilize the variance of percentage data.

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