Modern Directional Statistics

Author: Christophe Ley,Thomas Verdebout

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351645781

Category: Computers

Page: 176

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Modern Directional Statistics collects important advances in methodology and theory for directional statistics over the last two decades. It provides a detailed overview and analysis of recent results that can help both researchers and practitioners. Knowledge of multivariate statistics eases the reading but is not mandatory. The field of directional statistics has received a lot of attention over the past two decades, due to new demands from domains such as life sciences or machine learning, to the availability of massive data sets requiring adapted statistical techniques, and to technological advances. This book covers important progresses in distribution theory,high-dimensional statistics, kernel density estimation, efficient inference on directional supports, and computational and graphical methods. Christophe Ley is professor of mathematical statistics at Ghent University. His research interests include semi-parametrically efficient inference, flexible modeling, directional statistics and the study of asymptotic approximations via Stein’s Method. His achievements include the Marie-Jeanne Laurent-Duhamel prize of the Société Française de Statistique and an elected membership at the International Statistical Institute. He is associate editor for the journals Computational Statistics & Data Analysis and Econometrics and Statistics. Thomas Verdebout is professor of mathematical statistics at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). His main research interests are semi-parametric statistics, high- dimensional statistics, directional statistics and rank-based procedures. He has won an annual prize of the Belgian Academy of Sciences and is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He is associate editor for the journals Statistics and Probability Letters and Journal of Multivariate Analysis.

Applied Directional Statistics

Modern Methods and Case Studies

Author: Christophe Ley,Thomas Verdebout

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351856529

Category: Mathematics

Page: 300

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This book collects important advances in methodology and data analysis for directional statistics. It is the companion book of the more theoretical treatment presented in Modern Directional Statistics (CRC Press, 2017). The field of directional statistics has received a lot of attention due to demands from disciplines such as life sciences or machine learning, the availability of massive data sets requiring adapted statistical techniques, and technological advances. This book covers important progress in bioinformatics, biology, astrophysics, oceanography, environmental sciences, earth sciences, machine learning and social sciences.

Modern Interdisciplinary University Statistics Education

Proceedings of a Symposium

Author: Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309586380

Category: Education

Page: 138

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This book examines how the discipline of statistics should respond to the changing environment in which statisticians work. What does the academic, industry, and government customer need? How can the content of courses and of the overall statistics educational experience be arranged to address the customer's needs? Interdisciplinary needs are described, and successful university programs in interdisciplinary statistics are detailed.

Survival Analysis with Interval-Censored Data

A Practical Approach with Examples in R, SAS, and BUGS

Author: Kris Bogaerts,Arnost Komarek,Emmanuel Lesaffre

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420077481

Category: Mathematics

Page: 584

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Survival Analysis with Interval-Censored Data: A Practical Approach with Examples in R, SAS, and BUGS provides the reader with a practical introduction into the analysis of interval-censored survival times. Although many theoretical developments have appeared in the last fifty years, interval censoring is often ignored in practice. Many are unaware of the impact of inappropriately dealing with interval censoring. In addition, the necessary software is at times difficult to trace. This book fills in the gap between theory and practice. Features: -Provides an overview of frequentist as well as Bayesian methods. -Include a focus on practical aspects and applications. -Extensively illustrates the methods with examples using R, SAS, and BUGS. Full programs are available on a supplementary website. The authors: Kris Bogaerts is project manager at I-BioStat, KU Leuven. He received his PhD in science (statistics) at KU Leuven on the analysis of interval-censored data. He has gained expertise in a great variety of statistical topics with a focus on the design and analysis of clinical trials. Arnošt Komárek is associate professor of statistics at Charles University, Prague. His subject area of expertise covers mainly survival analysis with the emphasis on interval-censored data and classification based on longitudinal data. He is past chair of the Statistical Modelling Society?and editor of?Statistical Modelling: An International Journal. Emmanuel Lesaffre is professor of biostatistics at I-BioStat, KU Leuven. His research interests include Bayesian methods, longitudinal data analysis, statistical modelling, analysis of dental data, interval-censored data, misclassification issues, and clinical trials. He is the founding chair of the?Statistical Modelling Society, past-president of the?International Society for Clinical Biostatistics,?and fellow of?ISI?and?ASA.

Astrostatistics

Author: Gutti Jogesh Babu,E.D. Feigelson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780412983917

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

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Modern astronomers encounter a vast range of challenging statistical problems, yet few are familiar with the wealth of techniques developed by statisticians. Conversely, few statisticians deal with the compelling problems confronted in astronomy. Astrostatistics bridges this gap. Authored by a statistician-astronomer team, it provides professionals and advanced students in both fields with exposure to issues of mutual interest. In the first half of the book the authors introduce statisticians to stellar, galactic, and cosmological astronomy and discuss the complex character of astronomical data. For astronomers, they introduce the statistical principles of nonparametrics, multivariate analysis, time series analysis, density estimation, and resampling methods. The second half of the book is organized by statistical topic. Each chapter contains examples of problems encountered astronomical research and highlights methodological issues. The final chapter explores some controversial issues in astronomy that have a strong statistical component. The authors provide an extensive bibliography and references to software for implementing statistical methods. The "marriage" of astronomy and statistics is a natural one and benefits both disciplines. Astronomers need the tools and methods of statistics to interpret the vast amount of data they generate, and the issues related to astronomical data pose intriguing challenges for statisticians. Astrostatistics paves the way to improved statistical analysis of astronomical data and provides a common ground for future collaboration between the two fields.

Analysis I

Author: Christiane Tretter

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034803494

Category: Mathematics

Page: 157

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Das Lehrbuch ist der erste von zwei einführenden Bänden in die Analysis. Es zeichnet sich dadurch aus, dass alle klassischen Themen der Analysis des ersten Semesters kompakt zusammengefasst sind und dennoch auf typische Anfängerprobleme eingegangen wird. Neben einer Einführung in die formale Sprache und die wichtigsten Beweistechniken der Mathematik bietet der Band eingängige Erläuterungen zu abstrakten Begriffen. Alle prüfungsrelevanten Inhalte sind abgedeckt und können anhand von Beispielen, Gegenbeispielen und Aufgaben nachvollzogen werden.

Towards an Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Life Course

Author: René Levy,Paolo Ghisletta,Jean-Marie Le Goff,Dario Spini,Eric Widmer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080460801

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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Despite the well-established consensus on the need for an interdisciplinary research paradigm to understand the unfolding of human lives within their social context, existing empirical research rarely embraces this belief. This volume aims at examining the feasibility and hurdles of interdisciplinarity specific to given research fields by bringing together leading North-American and European researchers in sociology, psychology, social psychology and social demography, all highly concerned with fostering an interdisciplinary perspective for the study of the human life course. The contributions are organized along four major axes, three of them substantive (agency and structure, transitions, and biographical re-constructions) and one methodological (methodological innovations), leaving ample leeway for the contributions to address the specific gains and difficulties of empirical interdisciplinary research within their particular domain. The editors introduce the volume by discussing general features, theoretical linkages, and transversal substantive themes of interdisciplinarity in life course research. Likewise, the volume is ended by the editors’ conclusions based on the contributions; they single out major challenges and difficulties for the interdisciplinary study of the life course, together with some promising research meant to address such difficulties and improve current knowledge about the life course. The volume speaks to both experienced scholars and graduate students of the life course. Advanced scholars will benefit from the latest in life course research domains and from a comprehensive overview of life course methodologies. Graduate students of the life course will find in the book an original introduction to many empirical aspects of life course research and to the application of innovative methods to various research settings, as well as rich bibliographical references from the research literature in English, German and French.

Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Historie für das Leben

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3946619169

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

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Die Historie ist mehr als nur Geschichtsschreibung und -forschung: sie ist ein Antrieb für das Lebens, motiviert es und liefert das Sinngerüst. Nietzsche hält kein Plädoyer gegen die Geschichte, sondern betont, dass Geschichte unverzichtbar ist für ein kultur- und wertorientiertes Leben. Gleichzeitig darf sich das Leben nicht der Geschichte beugen, muss in der Gegenwart stehen und zielgerichtet die Zukunft im Auge behalten. Nietzsche verlangt mit der Neuorientierung der Historie einen neuen Begriff der Kultur, der - wie vieles bei ihm - auf der Vorstellung des antiken Eros beruht. So bedeutet Genealogie für Nietzsche nicht historische Forschung, sondern kritische Erklärung von Gegenwartsphänomenen anhand theoretischer Ableitungen aus der Geschichte. Im Mittelpunkt steht eine »Deplausibilisierung« (E. Müller) bisheriger Narrative durch historisch gestützte psychologische Thesen. Großen Einfluss hat dieses Konzept Nietzsches auf Michel Foucault.

Bayesian Methods in Structural Bioinformatics

Author: Thomas Hamelryck,Kanti Mardia,Jesper Ferkinghoff-Borg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642272258

Category: Medical

Page: 386

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This book is an edited volume, the goal of which is to provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art in statistical methods applied to problems in structural bioinformatics (and in particular protein structure prediction, simulation, experimental structure determination and analysis). It focuses on statistical methods that have a clear interpretation in the framework of statistical physics, rather than ad hoc, black box methods based on neural networks or support vector machines. In addition, the emphasis is on methods that deal with biomolecular structure in atomic detail. The book is highly accessible, and only assumes background knowledge on protein structure, with a minimum of mathematical knowledge. Therefore, the book includes introductory chapters that contain a solid introduction to key topics such as Bayesian statistics and concepts in machine learning and statistical physics.

Data mining

praktische Werkzeuge und Techniken für das maschinelle Lernen

Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446215337

Category:

Page: 386

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Die Grundsätze wissenschaftlicher Betriebsführung

Author: Frederick Winslow Taylor,R. Roesler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861957132

Category:

Page: 96

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Fredericks W. Taylors Werk "Die Grunds tze wissenschaftlicher Betriebsf hrung" ist einer der wichtigsten betriebswirtschaftlichen Klassiker. Das Buch von Taylor (1856-1915) begr ndet den Taylorismus, der den richtigen Bewegungsablauf aus umfangreichen Zeit- und Arbeitsstudien ermittelte. Taylor untersuchte als Inginieur verschiedene Unternehmen und bewirkte in diesen Branchen deutliche Verbesserungen.

Retrotopia

Author: Bauman, Zygmunt

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518754742

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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»Jedes einzelne von Baumans Büchern in der letzten Dekade kann als Meisterwerk gelesen werden.« Ulrich Beck »Make America great again«, lautet der Leitspruch des amtierenden US-Präsidenten. Nicht »vorwärts« soll es gehen, wie Barack Obama noch im Wahlkampf von 2012 versprochen hatte, sondern zurück zu alter Größe. Die Menschen scheinen die Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben in der Zukunft aufgegeben zu haben und wenden sich stattdessen einer angeblich guten alten Zeit zu. In seinem letzten zu Lebzeiten vollendeten Buch untersucht der große Soziologe und Philosoph Zygmunt Bauman die Gründe für diese globale Epidemie der Nostalgie. Gut fünfhundert Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung von Thomas Morus’ Utopia, so seine These, haben die Nationalstaaten die Fähigkeit eingebüßt, ihre Versprechen auf Wohlstand und Sicherheit einzulösen. Wer in einer globalisierten Welt nach Orientierung sucht, der richtet seinen Blick daher nicht länger auf einen als Ideal verklärten Ort – einen topos –, sondern in eine untote Vergangenheit.

Photoshop CS4 für Fotografen

Handbuch für professionelle Bildgestalter

Author: Martin Evening

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827327932

Category: Digitale Photographie - Adobe Photoshop CS4

Page: 671

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Analysis II

Author: Herbert Amann,Joachim Escher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764371056

Category: Mathematics

Page: 415

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Wie schon der erste, enthait auch dieser zweite Band wesentlich mehr Stoff, als in einer einsemestrigen Vorlesung behandelt werden kann. Wir hoffen, dadurch den Leser anzuregen, im Selbststudium weiter in die Mathem tik einzudringen und vie.-. Ie schone und tiefgriindige Anwend ungen der Analysis kennfmzulernen und groJ3ere Zusammenhange zu erfahren. Dem Dozenten mochten wir geeignetes Material fiir Proseminare und Seminare zur Verfiigung stellen. Fiir einen Uberblick iiber den dargebotenen Stoff verweisen wir auf das aus fiihrliche Inhaltsverzeichnis sowie auf die Einleitungen zu den einzelnen Kapiteln. Hervorheben mochten wir die zahlreichen Ubungsaufgaben, deren Bearbeitung fUr das Verstandnis der Materie unabdingbar ist. Dariiber hinaus haben wir viele niitzliche Erganzungen und Abrundungen des im Haupttext behandelten Materials in den Aufgabenteil verlegt. Auch beim Schreiben dieses Bandes konnten wir uns auf die Hilfe Ande rer verlassen. Ganz besonders danken wir unseren Freunden und Kollegen Pavol Quittner und Gieri Simonett. Sie haben nicht nur groJ3e Teile des Manuskripts sorgfaitig gelesen und uns geholfen, Fehler auszumerzen, sondern durch ihre wert vollen Verbesserungsvorschlage wesentlich zur endgiiltigen Darstellung beigetra gen. Zu groJ3em Dank sind wir auch unseren Mitarbeitern Georg Prokert, Frank Weber und Bea Wollenmann verpflichtet fiir die sehr genaue Lektiire des gesamten Manuskripts und das Aufspiiren von Druckfehlern und Ungenauigkeiten. Unser allerherzlichster Dank gilt wieder unserem "Satzperfektionisten," ohne l dessen unermiidliche Arbeit dieses Buch nie in der vorliegenden perfekten Gestalt zustandegekommen ware, sowie Andreas, der uns wieder bei Hard-und Software Problemen zur Seite stand."