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Modern Data Science with R

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Benjamin S. Baumer, Daniel T. Kaplan, Nicholas J. Horton
February 2, 2017

Modern Data Science with R is a comprehensive data science textbook for undergraduates that incorporates statistical and computational thinking to solve real-world problems with data. Rather than focus exclusively on case studies or programming syntax, this book illustrates how statistical programmi...

Generalized Additive Models: An Introduction with R, Second Edition

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Simon N. Wood
April 21, 2017

The first edition of this book has established itself as one of the leading references on generalized additive models (GAMs), and the only book on the topic to be introductory in nature with a wealth of practical examples and software implementation. It is self-contained, providing the necessary bac...

Testing R Code

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Richard Cotton
January 19, 2017

Learn how to write R code with fewer bugs. The problem with programming is that you are always one typo away from writing something silly. Likewise with data analysis, a small mistake in your model can lead to a big mistake in your results. Combining the two disciplines means that it is all too easy...

Errors, Blunders, and Lies: How to Tell the Difference

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David Salsburg
April 19, 2017

We live in a world that is not quite "right." The central tenet of statistical inquiry is that Observation = Truth + Error because even the most careful of scientific investigations have always been bedeviled by uncertainty. Our attempts to measure things are plagued with small errors. Our attempt...

Errors, Blunders, and Lies: How to Tell the Difference

David Salsburg
April 28, 2017

We live in a world that is not quite "right." The central tenet of statistical inquiry is that Observation = Truth + Error because even the most careful of scientific investigations have always been bedeviled by uncertainty. Our attempts to measure things are plagued with small errors. Our attempts...

Generalized Additive Models: An Introduction with R, Second Edition

Simon N. Wood
April 21, 2017

The first edition of this book has established itself as one of the leading references on generalized additive models (GAMs), and the only book on the topic to be introductory in nature with a wealth of practical examples and software implementation. It is self-contained, providing the necessary...

Data Science Foundations: Geometry and Topology of Complex Hierarchic Systems and Big Data Analytics

Fionn Murtagh
April 12, 2017

"Data Science Foundations is most welcome and, indeed, a piece of literature that the field is very much in need of…quite different from most data analytics texts which largely ignore foundational concepts and simply present a cookbook of methods…a very useful text and I would certainly use it in...

Modern Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition

Rand Wilcox
April 12, 2017

Requiring no prior training, Modern Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences provides a two-semester, graduate-level introduction to basic statistical techniques that takes into account recent advances and insights that are typically ignored in an introductory course. Hundreds of journal...

Flexible Regression and Smoothing: Using GAMLSS in R

Mikis D. Stasinopoulos, Robert A. Rigby, Gillian Z. Heller, Vlasios Voudouris, Fernanda De Bastiani
April 11, 2017

This book is about learning from data using the Generalized Additive Models for Location, Scale and Shape (GAMLSS). GAMLSS extends the Generalized Linear Models (GLMs) and Generalized Additive Models (GAMs) to accommodate large complex datasets, which are increasingly prevalent. GAMLSS allows any...

Equivalence: Elizabeth L. Scott at Berkeley

Amanda L. Golbeck
April 10, 2017

Equivalence: Elizabeth L. Scott at Berkeley is the compelling story of one pioneering statistician’s relentless twenty-year effort to promote the status of women in academe and science. Part biography and part microhistory, the book provides the context and background to understand Scott’s...

An Introduction to Excel VBA Programming: with Applications in Finance and Insurance

Guojun Gan
April 07, 2017

Excel Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) can be used to automate operations in Excel and is one of the most frequently used software programs for manipulating data and building models in banks and insurance companies. An Introduction to Excel VBA Programming: with Applications in Finance and...

R for Programmers: Advanced Techniques

Dan Zhang
March 30, 2017

This book discusses advanced topics such as R core programing, object oriented R programing, parallel computing with R, and spatial data types. The author leads readers to merge mature and effective methdologies in traditional programing to R programing. It shows how to...

Change-Point Analysis in Nonstationary Stochastic Models

Boris Brodsky
March 23, 2017

This book covers the development of methods for detection and estimation of changes in complex systems. These systems are generally described by nonstationary stochastic models, which comprise both static and dynamic regimes, linear and nonlinear dynamics, and constant and time-variant structures...

Continuous Improvement, Probability, and Statistics: Using Creative Hands-On Techniques

William Hooper
March 23, 2017

What happens when the sport of Juggling meets a Statistical Process Control class? This book shows a creative approach to teaching data analysis for continuous improvement. Using step by step instructions, including over 65 photos and 40 graphs, traditional continuous improvement topics (design of...

Meta-Analysis in Psychiatry Research: Fundamental and Advanced Methods

Mallikarjun B. Hanji
March 21, 2017

This book introduces the latest meta-analytical methods and discusses their applications in the field of psychiatry. A comprehensive list of methods used in meta-analysis has been described in simple language and demonstrated with real-time examples. This informative volume explains the importance...

Improving Population Health Using Electronic Health Records: Methods for Data Management and Epidemiological Analysis

Neal D. Goldstein
March 16, 2017

Electronic health records (EHRs) have become commonplace in the medical profession. Health data are readily captured and permanently stored in a digital fashion, and consequently, are increasingly being utilized in health research. The quality of this research depends upon the investigator’s...

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