In order to compare the metabolic rate of humans, the concept of basal metabolic rate (BMR) is critical, in a clinical context, as a means of determining thyroid status in humans. The BMR of mammals varies with body mass, with the same allometric exponent as field metabolic rate, and with many physiological and biochemical rates. Fitbit, as a device, uses BMR and activities performed during the day to estimate calories burned throughout the day.
In order to perform shrinkage methods, we shall be using a dataset collected from Fitbit and a calories-burned dataset.
The dataset titled
fitbit_export_20160806.csv which is in CSV format shall be used. The dataset ...