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Statistics and Analysis of Shapes by Sylvain Bouix, Kaleem Siddiqi, Allen Tannenbaum (auth.),

By Sylvain Bouix, Kaleem Siddiqi, Allen Tannenbaum (auth.), Hamid Krim, Anthony Yezzi Jr. (eds.)

The topic of development research and popularity pervades many features of our day-by-day lives, together with person authentication in banking, item retrieval from databases within the shopper zone, and the omnipresent surveillance and safety features round delicate parts. form research, a basic construction block in lots of ways to those purposes, can also be utilized in information, biomedical purposes (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), and plenty of different similar disciplines.

With contributions from many of the major specialists and pioneers within the box, this self-contained, unified quantity is the 1st accomplished therapy of thought, equipment, and algorithms, to be had in one source, with out the common quagmire of huge details scattered over a large physique of literature. advancements are mentioned from a speedily expanding variety of learn papers in varied fields, together with the mathematical and actual sciences, engineering, and medicine.

The preliminary chapters discover the statistical modeling of landmarks whereas next chapters tackle the probabilistic modeling of complete shapes. The latter a part of the publication, aside from the final chapters, concentrates on case reviews in addition to implementational and sensible demanding situations in actual platforms. vast illustrations all through aid readers triumph over the occasionally terse technical information of the geometric and probabilistic formalism. wisdom of complex calculus and simple records and likelihood thought are the one necessities for the reader.

Statistics and research of Shapes may be a necessary studying package for statistical researchers, engineers, scientists, clinical researchers, and scholars looking a quick creation to the sphere. it can be used as a textbook for a graduate-level specific subject matters direction in records and signal/image research, or for a thorough brief path on form research and modeling. The cutting-edge strategies offered may also be precious for skilled researchers and practitioners in academia and industry.

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Probability and Statistical Models: Foundations for Problems by Arjun K. Gupta, Wei-Bin Zeng, Yanhong Wu

By Arjun K. Gupta, Wei-Bin Zeng, Yanhong Wu

With an emphasis on versions and strategies, this textbook introduces the various basic recommendations of stochastic modeling which are now an important part of nearly each clinical research. those types shape the foundation of famous parametric lifetime distributions equivalent to exponential, Weibull, and gamma distributions, in addition to change-point and combination types. The authors additionally examine extra normal notions of non-parametric lifetime distribution sessions. specifically, emphasis is put on laying the root for fixing difficulties in reliability, assurance, finance, and credits probability. workouts and ideas to chose difficulties accompany every one bankruptcy so as to permit scholars to discover those foundations.

The key topics lined include:

* Exponential distributions and the Poisson process

* Parametric lifetime distributions

* Non-parametric lifetime distribution classes

* Multivariate exponential extensions

* organization and dependence

* Renewal theory

* difficulties in reliability, coverage, finance, and credits risk

This paintings differs from conventional likelihood textbooks in a few methods. for the reason that no degree thought wisdom is critical to appreciate the cloth and assurance of the critical restrict theorem and basic idea comparable issues has been passed over, the paintings can be used as a single-semester senior undergraduate or first-year graduate textbook in addition to in a moment path on chance modeling. some of the chapters that learn vital issues in utilized chance might be learn independently, permitting either teachers and readers additional flexibility of their use of the book.

Probability and Statistical Models is for a large viewers together with complicated undergraduate and beginning-level graduate scholars, researchers, and practitioners in arithmetic, records, engineering, and economics.

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Test Equating, Scaling, and Linking: Methods and Practices by Michael J. Kolen, Robert L. Brennan

By Michael J. Kolen, Robert L. Brennan

This ebook offers an creation to check equating, scaling and linking, together with these suggestions and useful matters which are serious for builders and all different trying out execs. as well as statistical tactics, profitable equating, scaling and linking comprises many facets of trying out, together with approaches to boost checks, to manage and ranking exams and to interpret rankings earned on assessments. attempt equating tools are used with many standardized exams in schooling and psychology to make sure that ratings from a number of try out types can be utilized interchangeably. attempt scaling is the method of constructing rating scales which are used while ratings on standardized exams are mentioned. In try linking, rankings from or extra checks are with regards to each other. Linking has got a lot contemporary consciousness, due mostly to investigations of linking equally named checks from diversified try out publishers or assessments developed for various reasons. lately, researchers from the schooling, psychology and information groups have contributed to the quickly starting to be statistical and psychometric methodologies utilized in try out equating, scaling and linking. as well as the literature coated in past variations, this re-creation offers assurance of important contemporary research.

In order to help researchers, complex graduate scholars and checking out pros, examples are used usually and conceptual concerns are under pressure. New fabric contains version selection in log-linear smoothing, in-depth presentation of chained linear and equipercentile equating, equating standards, try out scoring and a brand new part on ratings for mixed-format checks. within the 3rd variation, each one bankruptcy includes a reference record, instead of having a unmarried reference checklist on the finish of the quantity

The subject matters of the 3rd version include:

* the needs of equating, scaling and linking and their sensible context

* information assortment designs

* statistical methodology

* designing moderate and important equating, scaling, and linking studies

* significance of try improvement and qc procedures to equating

* equating blunders, and the underlying statistical assumptions for equating

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Quantitative Methods for Business (4th Edition) by Donald Waters

By Donald Waters

Quantitative equipment for company has been completely revised and up to date for this 4th version, and maintains to supply an easy and functional advent to a space that scholars can locate tricky. The booklet takes a non-threatening method of the topic, averting over the top arithmetic and summary concept. It exhibits tips on how to practice quantitative principles to the true difficulties confronted through managers. The e-book contains a number of routines and examples that support scholars comprehend the relevance of quantitative rules to company. Assuming no past wisdom, the textual content presents entire assurance for a primary direction in quantitative methods. 

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Statistical Design for Research (Wiley Classics Library) by Leslie Kish

By Leslie Kish

The Wiley Classics Library contains chosen books that experience turn into well-known classics of their respective fields. With those new unabridged and cheap variants, Wiley hopes to increase the lifetime of those vital works by means of making them to be had to destiny generations of mathematicians and scientists.

This name addresses these simple features of analysis layout that are universal to many similar fields within the social sciences, health and wellbeing sciences, schooling, and industry examine. The paintings provides a unified method of a typical middle of difficulties of statistical layout that exists in most of these fields, in addition to simple similarities in sensible options. Describing many examples and analogies which are 'portable' from software box to program box, Statistical layout for study offers with designs which are the first foundation of study reviews, yet are ignored in so much statistical textbooks that have a tendency to pay attention to statistical research. this article takes a broader, extra normal and philosophical view of the records for the extra basic facets of layout than do the normal remedies of experimental layout. broadly illustrated and thoroughly equipped into seven chapters and forty four sections, this ebook will be simply consulted by means of examine employees or graduate students!

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The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference by Trevor Hastie

By Trevor Hastie

Prior to now decade there was an explosion in computation and data know-how. With it have come huge quantities of knowledge in various fields similar to medication, biology, finance, and advertising and marketing. The problem of figuring out those info has ended in the improvement of latest instruments within the box of information, and spawned new parts equivalent to info mining, laptop studying, and bioinformatics. lots of those instruments have universal underpinnings yet are frequently expressed with various terminology. This publication describes the $64000 rules in those parts in a typical conceptual framework. whereas the strategy is statistical, the emphasis is on techniques instead of arithmetic. Many examples are given, with a liberal use of colour portraits. it's a precious source for statisticians and somebody drawn to facts mining in technological know-how or undefined. The book's assurance is huge, from supervised studying (prediction) to unsupervised studying. the numerous subject matters comprise neural networks, aid vector machines, category timber and boosting---the first finished therapy of this subject in any book.
This significant re-creation beneficial properties many subject matters no longer coated within the unique, together with graphical versions, random forests, ensemble equipment, least attitude regression & course algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix factorization, and spectral clustering. there's additionally a bankruptcy on equipment for ``wide'' info (p larger than n), together with a number of checking out and fake discovery charges.

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Statistical Modelling for Social Researchers: Principles and by Roger Tarling

By Roger Tarling

This booklet explains the foundations and concept of statistical modelling in an intelligible approach for the non-mathematical social scientist trying to practice statistical modelling innovations in learn. The publication additionally serves as an creation for these wishing to advance extra designated wisdom and abilities in statistical modelling. instead of current a constrained variety of statistical types in nice intensity, the purpose is to supply a entire assessment of the statistical versions presently followed in social examine, so that the researcher could make applicable offerings and choose the main compatible version for the learn query to be addressed. To facilitate software, the e-book additionally deals sensible counsel and guideline in becoming types utilizing SPSS and Stata, the preferred statistical software program that is on hand to so much social researchers. guide in utilizing MLwiN can also be given. types coated within the e-book comprise; a number of regression, binary, multinomial and ordered logistic regression, log-linear versions, multilevel types, latent variable types (factor analysis), direction research and simultaneous equation types and types for longitudinal facts and occasion histories. An accompanying web site hosts the datasets and additional workouts so that the reader may perhaps perform constructing statistical versions. a fantastic software for postgraduate social technology scholars, study scholars and practising social researchers in universities, marketplace examine, executive social learn and the voluntary region.

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For and Against Method: Including Lakatos's Lectures on by Paul K. Feyerabend, Imre Lakatos

By Paul K. Feyerabend, Imre Lakatos

The paintings that helped to figure out Paul Feyerabend's reputation and notoriety, opposed to strategy, stemmed from Imre Lakatos's problem: "In 1970 Imre cornered me at a celebration. 'Paul,' he stated, 'you have such unusual rules. Why don't you write them down? I shall write a answer, we put up the whole lot and that i promise you—we shall have loads of fun.' " even though Lakatos died prior to he might write his answer, For and opposed to strategy reconstructs his unique counter-arguments from lectures and correspondence formerly unpublished in English, permitting us to benefit from the "fun" of this century's most outstanding philosophers had, matching their wits and ideas almost about the clinical method.

For and opposed to technique opens with an imaginary discussion among Lakatos and Feyerabend, which Matteo Motterlini has built, in response to their released works, to synthesize their positions and arguments. half one offers the transcripts of the final lectures on approach that Lakatos added. half , Feyerabend's reaction, involves a formerly released essay on anarchism, which started the assault on Lakatos's place that Feyerabend later persisted in opposed to technique. The 3rd and longest part comprises the correspondence Lakatos and Feyerabend exchanged on procedure and plenty of different matters and ideas, in addition to the occasions in their day-by-day lives, among 1968 and Lakatos's dying in 1974.

The satisfaction Lakatos and Feyerabend took in philosophical debate, and the savor with which they sparred, come to existence back in For and opposed to technique, making it crucial and full of life examining for somebody drawn to those interesting and debatable thinkers and their titanic contributions to philosophy of science.

"The writings during this quantity are of substantial highbrow significance, and should be of significant curiosity to a person keen on the improvement of the philosophical perspectives of Lakatos and Feyerabend, or certainly with the advance of philosophy of technology regularly in this an important period."—Donald Gillies, British magazine for the Philosophy of technology (on the Italian edition)

"A stimulating alternate of letters among philosophical entertainers."—Tariq Ali, The Independent

Imre Lakatos (1922-1974) used to be professor of common sense on the London college of Economics. He was once the writer of Proofs and Refutations and the two-volume Philosophical Papers. Paul Feyerabend (1924-1994) was once proficient in Europe and held a variety of educating posts all through his profession. between his books are opposed to procedure; technological know-how in a unfastened Society; Farewell to cause; and Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend, the final released via the college of Chicago Press.

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