UCSC-SOE-08-12: Selection of a Representative Sample

Herbert Lee, Matthew Taddy and Genetha Gray
06/12/2008 09:00 AM
Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Sometimes a larger dataset needs to be reduced to just a few points, and it is desirable that these points be representative of the whole dataset. If the future uses of these points are not fully specified in advance, standard decision-theoretic approaches will not work. We present here methodology for choosing a small representative sample based on a mixture modeling approach.