Introduction

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1.1 About Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves

1.2 Summary of Chapters

1.1 About Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves

This book describes how to analyze receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves using SAS software. A receiver operating characteristic curve is a statistical tool to assess the accuracy of predictions. It is often abbreviated as ROC curve or ROC chart, the latter being used more often in data mining literature.

Making predictions has become an essential part of every business enterprise and scientific field of inquiry. A simple example that has irreversibly penetrated daily life is the weather forecast. ...

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