The Analytical Models used would depend on:
a. The Purpose: What is the study / hypothesis ?
b. The type of data (Continuous, Discrete, Nominal, Ordinal, Mixed etc.)
i. For the independent variables / attributes (also called the x’s)
ii. For the dependent variable / Attribute (also called the Y)
c. Optimization Analytics is done for optimizing multiple Dependent Variables (Y’s) eg, SL and Occupancy.