Month: September 2015

Logistic Regression published!

Exciting news!  Caustic Cat has just published it’s first book – Dr Neil Scott’s “I’m not afraid of Logistic Regression”.  This light-hearted introduction for students walks the uninitiated, the worried and the plain confused through a series of fictional studies to equip them with the basic information they need to set up, run and interpret their own analysis.

You can get the book at the Amazon score – it costs around $4.99/£3.29/€somethingsimilar.  Just type in “I’m not afraid of Logistic Regression” or, if you’re a bit busy, just type “Logistic regression” and scroll down.

It’s a bit early for reviews so we thought we’d write a few of our own, all of which will be replaced in due course.

“A thumping good read”

“Makes Shakespeare look like a pile of old shopping lists”

“Rip-snorting” (actually that was about another book but we liked the word)

“If this book was a horse I’d marry it”

We will probably take this post down once we’ve all calmed down and thought about it a bit, but for the moment we are just too excited to act rationally.


Caustic Cat


Logistic Regression even more immanent than it used to be!

OK, it was over a week ago that we told you that Neil Scott’s ‘I’m not afraid of Logistic Regression’ e-book was immanent.

Well it was, and still is, only more so.

This book should suit a wide range of Logistic Regression users but the particular soul’s that Neil had in mind when putting it together are the ones who have to use Logistic Regression for a project, dissertation or report and who’d maybe had a lecture or two on it, maybe none, and were feeling a bit unsure about the whole thing.

It’s designed to be helpful, friendly and engaging but to walk you through the relevant details without assuming you are fully at home with all the background you might need.

It doesn’t assume you are clear on what ‘multi-collinearity’ means.

It accepts that ,whilst you may have heard of ‘residuals’, you might not remember off hand exactly what you are meant to do with them.

It even  accepts that you might have to pause and catch your breath for a moment, fighting down a sense of panic, when asked which are your dependent variables and which are the independent.  Sure, we all get comfortable with the distinction after a while, but if you don’t use them regularly then it can sometimes take you a moment to get your head in gear, so all these terms are helpfully covered with the sole view of getting you through your Logistic Regression and maybe even enjoying the process.

However, we do have to draw the line somewhere so if you can’t count past 20 you’re on your own.  This book is not going to get your life sorted. Sorry.

Have a nice weekend and hopefully we’ll be able to announce the book’s release next week.

Yours caringly

Caustic Cat

Logistic Regression book for students immanent

I guess most people are frantically excited about the idea of a Logistic Regression book for students? One that doesn’t assume that you are entirely comfortable with the language of statistics, that is aware that you don’t want to see a scary equation that stretches over three pages or blithely assumes that ‘multi-collinearity’ is a term that bounces back and forth across your breakfast table each sunny morn?

If so, then you will be greeting the news that Neil Scott’s ‘I’m not afraid of Logistic Regression’ should be with us any day now with undiluted joy. Even better; as it is an e-book you don’t have to do the whole ‘queuing outside Waterstones or Barnes & Noble till midnight in case they run out’ sort of thing. No, life is much easier than that. We’ll just yell when it is here and you can amble along to the Amazon Kindle store in the comfort of your armchair.

A small act of kindness from Caustic Cat.

Have a lovely day

Caustic Cat