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Handbook of Quantile Regression


Roger Koenker, Victor Chernozhukov, Xuming He, Limin Peng
October 25, 2017

Quantile regression constitutes an ensemble of statistical techniques intended to estimate and draw inferences about conditional quantile functions. Median regression, as introduced in the 18th century by Boscovich and Laplace, is a special case. In contrast to conventional mean regression that mini...

Adaptive Survey Design


Barry Schouten, Andy Peytchev, James Wagner
August 4, 2017

Adaptive survey designs (ASDs) provide a framework for data-driven tailoring of data collection procedures to different sample members, often for cost and bias reduction. People vary in how likely they are to respond and in how they respond. This variation leads to opportunities to selectively deplo...

Methods in Comparative Effectiveness Research


Constantine Gatsonis, Sally C. Morton
February 7, 2017

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of alternative methods to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care (IOM 2009). CER is conducted to develop evidence that will...

Handbook of Methods for Designing, Monitoring, and Analyzing Dose-Finding Trials


John O'Quigley, Alexia Iasonos, Björn Bornkamp
April 26, 2017

Handbook of Methods for Designing, Monitoring, and Analyzing Dose-Finding Trials gives a thorough presentation of state-of-the-art methods for early phase clinical trials. The methodology of clinical trials has advanced greatly over the last 20 years and, arguably, nowhere greater than that of ear...

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


David S. 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...

Statistical and Machine-Learning Data Mining, Third Edition: Techniques for Better Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Big Data, Third Edition


Bruce Ratner
June 1, 2017

The third edition of a bestseller, Statistical and Machine-Learning Data Mining: Techniques for Better Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Big Data is still the only book, to date, to distinguish between statistical data mining and machine-learning data mining. is a compilation of new and creative d...

Linear Models and the Relevant Distributions and Matrix Algebra

David A. Harville
March 13, 2018

Linear Models and the Relevant Distributions and Matrix Algebra provides in-depth and detailed coverage of the use of linear statistical models as a basis for parametric and predictive inference. It can be a valuable reference, a primary or secondary text in a graduate-level course on linear models...

High-Performance Computing in Finance: Problems, Methods, and Solutions

M. A. H. Dempster, Juho Kanniainen, John Keane, Erik Vynckier
March 12, 2018

High-Performance Computing (HPC) delivers higher computational performance to solve problems in science, engineering and finance. There are various HPC resources available for different needs, ranging from cloud computing– that can be used without much expertise and expense – to more tailored...

Missing and Modified Data in Nonparametric Estimation: With R Examples

Sam Efromovich
March 12, 2018

This book presents a systematic and unified approach for modern nonparametric treatment of missing and modified data via examples of density and hazard rate estimation, nonparametric regression, filtering signals, and time series analysis. All basic types of missing at random and not at random,...

Statistical Methods for Field and Laboratory Studies in Behavioral Ecology

Scott Pardo, Michael Pardo
March 09, 2018

Statistical Methods for Field and Laboratory Studies in Behavioral Ecology focuses on how statistical methods may be used to make sense of behavioral ecology and other data. It presents fundamental concepts in statistical inference and intermediate topics such as multiple least squares regression...

Competitive Math for Middle School: Algebra, Probability, and Number Theory

Vinod Krishnamoorthy
March 06, 2018

The 39 self-contained sections in this book present worked-out examples as well as many sample problems categorized by the level of difficulty as Bronze, Silver, and Gold in order to help the readers gauge their progress and learning. Detailed solutions to all problems in each section are provided...

A Guide to Outcome Modeling In Radiotherapy and Oncology: Listening to the Data

Issam El Naqa
March 02, 2018

This book explores outcome modeling in cancer from a data-centric perspective to enable a better understanding of complex treatment response, to guide the design of advanced clinical trials, and to aid personalized patient care and improve their quality of life. It contains coverage of the relevant...

The Theory of Everything: Quantum and Relativity is everywhere – A Fermat Universe

Norbert Schwarzer
February 28, 2018

The book unifies quantum theory and the general theory of relativity. As an unsolved problem for about 100 years and influencing so many fields, this is probably of some importance to the scientific community. Examples like Higgs field, limit to classical Dirac and Klein–Gordon or Schrödinger cases...

The Mata Book: A Book for Serious Programmers and Those Who Want to Be

William Gould
February 26, 2018

The Mata Book: A Book for Serious Programmers and Those Who Want to Be is the book that Stata programmers have been waiting for. Mata is a serious programming language for developing small- and large-scale projects and for adding features to Stata. What makes Mata serious is that it provides...

Bayesian Regression Modeling with INLA

Xiaofeng Wang, Yu Yue Ryan, Julian J. Faraway
February 22, 2018

This book addresses the applications of extensively used regression models under a Bayesian framework. It emphasizes efficient Bayesian inference through integrated nested Laplace approximations (INLA) and real data analysis using R. The INLA method directly computes very accurate approximations to...

R Programming and Its Applications in Financial Mathematics

Shuichi Ohsaki, Jori Ruppert-Felsot, Daisuke Yoshikawa
February 19, 2018

This book provides an introduction to R programming and a summary of financial mathematics. It is not always easy for graduate students to grasp an overview of the theory of finance in an abstract form. For newcomers to the finance industry, it is not always obvious how to apply the abstract theory...

Principles of Biostatistics, Second Edition

Marcello Pagano, Kimberlee Gauvreau
February 16, 2018

This edition is a reprint of the second edition published in 2000 by Brooks/Cole and then Cengage Learning. Principles of Biostatistics is aimed at students in the biological and health sciences who wish to learn modern research methods. It is based on a required course offered at the Harvard...

Environmental Systems Analysis with MATLAB®

Stefano Marsili-Libelli
February 12, 2018

Explore the inner workings of environmental processes using a mathematical approach. Environmental Systems Analysis with MATLAB® combines environmental science concepts and system theory with numerical techniques to provide a better understanding of how our environment works. The book focuses on...