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Wendy L. Martinez, Angel R. Martinez, Jeffrey L. Solka ... 616 pages - Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; 3rd edition (August, 2017) ... Language: English - ASIN: B074MVTKM9 by Amazon

Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) is an important part of the data analysis process. The methods presented in this text are ones that should be in the toolkit of every data scientist. As computational sophistication has increased and data sets have grown in size and complexity, EDA has become an even more important process for visualizing and summarizing data before making assumptions to generate hypotheses and models. Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB, Third Edition presents EDA methods from a computational perspective and uses numerous examples and applications to show how the methods are used in practice. The authors use MATLAB code, pseudo-code, and algorithm descriptions to illustrate the concepts. The MATLAB code for examples, data sets, and the EDA Toolbox are available for download on the book’s website.

New to the Third Edition: Random projections and estimating local intrinsic dimensionality. + Deep learning autoencoders and stochastic neighbor embedding. + Minimum spanning tree and additional cluster validity indices. + Kernel density estimation. + Plots for visualizing data distributions, such as beanplots and violin plots. + A chapter on visualizing categorical data.

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Wendy L. Martinez, Angel Martinez, Jeffrey Solka ... 536 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (December, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1439812209 - ISBN-13: 978-1439812204

Since the publication of the bestselling first edition, many advances have been made in exploratory data analysis (EDA). Covering innovative approaches for dimensionality reduction, clustering, and visualization, Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB, Second Edition uses numerous examples and applications to show how the methods are used in practice. New to the Second Edition: Discussions of nonnegative matrix factorization, linear discriminant analysis, curvilinear component analysis, independent component analysis, and smoothing splines - An expanded set of methods for estimating the intrinsic dimensionality of a data set - Several clustering methods, including probabilistic latent semantic analysis and spectral-based clustering - Additional visualization methods, such as a rangefinder boxplot, scatterplots with marginal histograms, biplots, and a new method called Andrews’ images -Instructions on a free MATLAB GUI toolbox for EDA... Like its predecessor, this edition continues to focus on using EDA methods, rather than theoretical aspects. The MATLAB codes for the examples, EDA toolboxes, data sets, and color versions of all figures are available for download at

Amin Ghali, Adam Neville ... 962 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 7th edition (September, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1498725066 - ISBN-13: 978-1498725064

This comprehensive textbook combines classical and matrix-based methods of structural analysis and develops them concurrently. It is widely used by civil and structural engineering lecturers and students because of its clear and thorough style and content. The text is used for undergraduate and graduate courses and serves as reference in structural engineering practice. With its six translations, the book is used internationally, independent of codes of practice and regardless of the adopted system of units. Now in its seventh edition: the introductory background material has been reworked and enhanced * throughout, and particularly in early chapters, explanatory notes, new examples and problems are inserted for more clarity., along with 160 examples and 430 problems with solutions. * dynamic analysis of structures, and applications to vibration and earthquake problems, are presented in new sections and in two new chapters * the companion website provides an enlarged set of 16 computer programs to assist in teaching and learning linear and nonlinear structural analysis. The source code, an executable file, input example(s) and a brief manual are provided for each program.

Mark H. Holmes ... 497 pages - Publisher: Springer; (May, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 331930254X - ISBN-13: 978-3319302546

This textbook provides and introduction to numerical computing and its applications in science and engineering. The topics covered include those usually found in an introductory course, as well as those that arise in data analysis. This includes optimization and regression based methods using a singular value decomposition. The emphasis is on problem solving, and there are numerous exercises throughout the text concerning applications in engineering and science. The essential role of the mathematical theory underlying the methods is also considered, both for understanding how the method works, as well as how the error in the computation depends on the method being used. The MATLAB codes used to produce most of the figures and data tables in the text are available on the author’s website and SpringerLink.

Christian Ritz, Signe Marie Jensen, Daniel Gerhard, Jens Carl Streibig ... 226 pages - Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; (July, 2019) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1138034312 - ISBN-13: 978-1138034310

Nowadays the term dose-response is used in many different contexts and many different scientific disciplines including agriculture, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental sciences, genetics, pharmacology, plant sciences, toxicology, and zoology. In the 1940 and 1950s, dose-response analysis was intimately linked to evaluation of toxicity in terms of binary responses, such as immobility and mortality, with a limited number of doses of a toxic compound being compared to a control group (dose 0). Later, dose-response analysis has been extended to other types of data and to more complex experimental designs. Moreover, estimation of model parameters has undergone a dramatic change, from struggling with cumbersome manual operations and transformations with pen and paper to rapid calculations on any laptop. Advances in statistical software have fueled this development.

Key Features: Provides a practical and comprehensive overview of dose-response analysis. + Includes numerous real data examples to illustrate the methodology. + R code is integrated into the text to give guidance on applying the methods. + Written with minimal mathematics to be suitable for practitioners. + Includes code and datasets on the book’s GitHub: This book focuses on estimation and interpretation of entirely parametric nonlinear dose-response models using the powerful statistical environment R. Specifically, this book introduces dose-response analysis of continuous, binomial, count, multinomial, and event-time dose-response data. The statistical models used are partly special cases, partly extensions of nonlinear regression models, generalized linear and nonlinear regression models, and nonlinear mixed-effects models (for hierarchical dose-response data). Both simple and complex dose-response experiments will be analyzed.

Robert J. F. Goodfellow ... 176 pages - Publisher: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (June, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0873353463 - ISBN-13: 978-0873353465

Concrete is a vital component of almost every underground construction project. Because it significantly impacts both the durability and cost of a project, owners, designers, and contractors are constantly challenged with designing and placing the concrete to meet their quality standards in the most cost-effective way. Concrete for Underground Structures: Guidelines for Design and Construction can make that task a lot easier. Instead of searching pages of scattered reference materials when writing specifications, this book is a one-source guide to help you quickly find the answers you need. The first resource of its kind, this practical nuts-and-bolts handbook provides an industry voice as well as recommendations for areas of concrete application. You’ll get valuable insights into current best practices for all aspects of the design and construction of underground structural concrete. Internationally respected authors examine three key applications: cast-in-place concrete, precast concrete segmental linings, and shotcrete. Each chapter addresses the differences between aboveground and underground use. The various types of concrete admixtures are also discussed, and sample specifications for each are included. Concrete for Underground Structures is an indispensable resource for industry veterans as well as an educational tool for those who are new to the profession.

Samprit Chatterjee, Jeffrey S. Simonoff ... 252 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (December, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470887168 - ISBN-13: 978-0470887165

Written by two established experts in the field, the purpose of the Handbook of Regression Analysis is to provide a practical, one-stop reference on regression analysis. The focus is on the tools that both practitioners and researchers use in real life. It is intended to be a comprehensive collection of the theory, methods, and applications of regression methods, but it has been deliberately written at an accessible level. The handbook provides a quick and convenient reference or “refresher” on ideas and methods that are useful for the effective analysis of data and its resulting interpretations. Students can use the book as an introduction to and/or summary of key concepts in regression and related course work (including linear, binary logistic, multinomial logistic, count, and nonlinear regression models). Theory underlying the methodology is presented when it advances conceptual understanding and is always supplemented by hands-on examples.

Gowrishankar S., Veena A. ... 464 pages - Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; (November, 2018) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0815394373 - ISBN-13: 978-0815394372

Introduction to Python Programming is written for students who are beginners in the field of computer programming. This book presents an intuitive approach to the concepts of Python Programming for students. This book differs from traditional texts not only in its philosophy but also in its overall focus, level of activities, development of topics, and attention to programming details. The contents of the book are chosen with utmost care after analyzing the syllabus for Python course prescribed by various top universities in USA, Europe, and Asia. Since the prerequisite know-how varies significantly from student to student, the book’s overall overture addresses the challenges of teaching and learning of students which is fine-tuned by the authors’ experience with large sections of students. This book uses natural language expressions instead of the traditional shortened words of the programming world. This book has been written with the goal to provide students with a textbook that can be easily understood and to make a connection between what students are learning and how they may apply that knowledge.

Clarisse Dhaenens, Laetitia Jourdan ... 213 pages - Publisher: Wiley-ISTE; (August, 2016) ... Language: English - ASIN: B01KZO6P4U by Amazon

Big Data is a new field, with many technological challenges to be understood in order to use it to its full potential. These challenges arise at all stages of working with Big Data, beginning with data generation and acquisition. The storage and management phase presents two critical challenges: infrastructure, for storage and transportation, and conceptual models. Finally, to extract meaning from Big Data requires complex analysis. Here the authors propose using metaheuristics as a solution to these challenges; they are first able to deal with large size problems and secondly flexible and therefore easily adaptable to different types of data and different contexts. The use of metaheuristics to overcome some of these data mining challenges is introduced and justified in the first part of the book, alongside a specific protocol for the performance evaluation of algorithms. An introduction to metaheuristics follows. The second part of the book details a number of data mining tasks, including clustering, association rules, supervised classification and feature selection, before explaining how metaheuristics can be used to deal with them. This book is designed to be self-contained, so that readers can understand all of the concepts discussed within it, and to provide an overview of recent applications of metaheuristics to knowledge discovery problems in the context of Big Data.

Patrick Laurie Davies ... 320 pages - Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; (July, 2014) ... Language: English - ASIN: B00L2LDVM0 by Amazon

The First Detailed Account of Statistical Analysis That Treats Models as Approximations: The idea of truth plays a role in both Bayesian and frequentist statistics. The Bayesian concept of coherence is based on the fact that two different models or parameter values cannot both be true. Frequentist statistics is formulated as the problem of estimating the "true but unknown" parameter value that generated the data. Forgoing any concept of truth, Data Analysis and Approximate Models: Model Choice, Location-Scale, Analysis of Variance, Nonparametric Regression and Image Analysis presents statistical analysis/inference based on approximate models. Developed by the author, this approach consistently treats models as approximations to data, not to some underlying truth.

The author develops a concept of approximation for probability models with applications to: Discrete data + Location scale + Analysis of variance (ANOVA) + Nonparametric regression, image analysis, and densities + Time series + Model choice. The book first highlights problems with concepts such as likelihood and efficiency and covers the definition of approximation and its consequences. A chapter on discrete data then presents the total variation metric as well as the Kullback–Leibler and chi-squared discrepancies as measures of fit. After focusing on outliers, the book discusses the location-scale problem, including approximation intervals, and gives a new treatment of higher-way ANOVA. The next several chapters describe novel procedures of nonparametric regression based on approximation. The final chapter assesses a range of statistical topics, from the likelihood principle to asymptotics and model choice.

Daniel J. Denis ... 224 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (September, 2018) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9781119465812 - ISBN-13: 978-1119465812

This concise and very easy-to-use primer introduces readers to a host of computational tools useful for making sense out of data, whether that data come from the social, behavioral, or natural sciences. The book places great emphasis on both data analysis and drawing conclusions from empirical observations. It also provides formulas where needed in many places, while always remaining focused on concepts rather than mathematical abstraction. SPSS Data Analysis for Univariate, Bivariate, and Multivariate Statistics offers a variety of popular statistical analyses and data management tasks using SPSS that readers can immediately apply as needed for their own research, and emphasizes many helpful computational tools used in the discovery of empirical patterns. The book begins with a review of essential statistical principles before introducing readers to SPSS. The book then goes on to offer chapters on: Exploratory Data Analysis, Basic Statistics, and Visual Displays; Data Management in SPSS; Inferential Tests on Correlations, Counts, and Means; Power Analysis and Estimating Sample Size; Analysis of Variance – Fixed and Random Effects; Repeated Measures ANOVA; Simple and Multiple Linear Regression; Logistic Regression; Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) and Discriminant Analysis; Principal Components Analysis; Exploratory Factor Analysis; and Non-Parametric Tests. This helpful resource allows readers to: Understand data analysis in practice rather than delving too deeply into abstract mathematical concepts. Make use of computational tools used by data analysis professionals. Focus on real-world application to apply concepts from the book to actual research.

Conrad Carlberg ... 568 pages - Publisher: Que Publishing; (December, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0789759055 - ISBN-13: 978-0789759054

Nationally recognized Excel expert Conrad Carlberg shows you how to use Excel 2016 to perform core statistical tasks every business professional, student, and researcher should master. Using real-world examples and downloadable workbooks, Carlberg helps you choose the right technique for each problem and get the most out of Excel’s statistical features. Along the way, he clarifies confusing statistical terminology and helps you avoid common mistakes. You’ll learn how to use correlation and regression, analyze variance and covariance, and test statistical hypotheses using the normal, binomial, t, and F distributions. To help you make accurate inferences based on samples from a population, Carlberg offers insightful coverage of crucial topics ranging from experimental design to the statistical power of F tests. Updated for Excel 2016, this guide covers both modern consistency functions and legacy compatibility functions. Becoming an expert with Excel statistics has never been easier! In this book, you’ll find crystal-clear instructions, insider insights, and complete step-by-step guidance.

Amin Ghali, Adam Neville ... 864 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 6th edition (April, 2009) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415774322 - ISBN-13: 978-0415774321

This comprehensive textbook, now in its sixth edition, combines classical and matrix-based methods of structural analysis and develops them concurrently. New solved examples and problems have been added, giving over 140 worked examples and more than 400 problems with answers. The introductory chapter on structural analysis modelling gives a good grounding to the beginner, showing how structures can be modelled as beams, plane or space frames and trusses, plane grids or assemblages of finite element. Idealization of loads, anticipated deformations, deflected shapes and bending moment diagrams are presented. Readers are also shown how to idealize real three-dimensional structures into simplified models that can be analyzed with little or no calculation, or with more involved calculations using computers. Dynamic analysis, essential for structures subject to seismic ground motion, is further developed in this edition and in a code-neutral manner. The topic of structural reliability analysis is discussed in a new chapter. Translated into six languages, this textbook is of considerable international renown, and is widely recommended by many civil and structural engineering lecturers to their students because of its clear and thorough style and content.

Alan J. Lutenegger ... 512 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (March, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1498741010 - ISBN-13: 978-1498741019

This book covers the field of applied geotechnology related to all aspects of construction in ground, including compacted fill, excavations, ground improvement, foundations, earth retaining systems and geotechnical site characterization. It suits the first year of a graduate course on ground improvement and geoconstruction and will suit practicing engineers, both consultants and contractors. Distinctively it covers the identification of problematic soils and appropriate mitigation measures, and the inspection of ground construction work. It combines the technical and the practical in applied geotechnology.

Philip Kotler, Gary Armstrong ... 736 pages - Publisher: Pearson; 17th edition (July, 2017) ... Language: English - ASIN: B073R6T7XH by Amazon

In a fast-changing, increasingly digital and social marketplace, it’s more vital than ever for marketers to develop meaningful connections with their customers. Principles of Marketing helps students master today’s key marketing challenge: to create vibrant, interactive communities of consumers who make products and brands an integral part of their daily lives. To help students understand how to create value and build customer relationships, Kotler and Armstrong present fundamental marketing information within an innovative customer-value framework. Thoroughly revised to reflect the major trends impacting contemporary marketing, the 17th Edition is packed with stories illustrating how companies use new digital technologies to maximize customer engagement and shape brand conversations, experiences, and communities.

Bill Mosley, J. H. Bungey, Ray Hulse ... 464 pages - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 7th edition (April, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0230302858 - ISBN-13: 978-0230302853

The best-selling Reinforced Concrete Design provides a straightforward and practical introduction to the principles and methods used in the design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. The book contains many worked examples to illustrate the various aspects of design that are presented in the text. The seventh edition of the text has been fully revised and updated to reflect the interpretation and use of Eurocode 2 since its introduction. Students and practitioners, both in the UK and elsewhere in the world where Eurocode 2 has been adopted, will find it a concise guide both to the basic theory and to appropriate design procedures. Design charts, tables and formulae are included as design aids and, for ease of reference, an appendix contains a summary of important design information. Features of the seventh edition are: * Completely revised to reflect recent experience of the usage of Eurocode 2 since its introduction in 2004 and its adoption in the UK as a design standard in 2010 * Further examples of the theory put into practice * A new chapter on water retaining structures in accordance with Eurocode 2, Part 3 * New sections on, for example, design processes including conceptual design, deep beams and an expanded treatment of designing for fire resistance.

Fred L. Mannering, Scott S. Washburn ... 352 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 5th edition (March, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118120140 - ISBN-13: 978-1118120149

The best-selling Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis, 5th edition provides the depth of coverage necessary to solve the highway-related problems that are most likely to be encountered in engineering practice. The focus on highway transportation is appropriate in light of the dominance of the highway mode in the U.S. and available employment opportunities. Instructors can be confident their students are learning the fundamentals needed to undertake upper-level transportation courses, enter transportation employment with a basic knowledge of highway and traffic engineering, and answer transportation-related questions on the Fundamentals of Civil Engineering and Professional Engineering exams.The new 5th edition is updated with the most recent Highway Capacity Manual and AASHTO Green book, new homework problems, and the text has been streamlined and enhanced pedagogically with descriptive example names and homework problems organized by text section.

Hyoung Woo Oh ... 354 pages - Publisher: InTech; (March, 2012) ... Language: English  - ISBN-13: 9789535102717

This book is served as a reference text to meet the needs of advanced scientists and research engineers who seek for their own computational fluid dynamics (CFD) skills to solve a variety of fluid flow problems.

Key Features: Flow Modeling in Sedimentation Tank  +  Greenhouse Environment + Hypersonic Aerodynamics + Cooling Systems Design + Photochemical Reaction Engineering + Atmospheric Reentry Problem + Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) + Atomization + Hydraulic Component Design + Air Conditioning System + Industrial Applications of CFD.

John Jaeger, N. G. Cook, Robert Zimmerman ... 488 pages - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 4th edition (April, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0632057599 - ISBN-13: 978-0632057597

Since the publication of the first edition in 1969, Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics has been widely regarded as the most authoritative and comprehensive book in its field. This classic book, unavailable for many years, is now back by popular demand. Extensively revised for this fourth edition, it now contains substantially expanded chapters on poroelasticity, wave propagation, and subsurface stresses, as well as entirely new chapters on rock fractures and micromechanical models of rock behavior. Beginning with a detailed discussion of fundamental concepts such as stress and strain, this classic text offers a thorough introduction to the subject of rock mechanics, before expertly delving into a fundamental, self-contained discussion of specific topics. Unmatched in the breadth of its treatment, the new edition of this highly praised text is an invaluable resource for all geologists, geophysicists, and geotechnical engineers working in the field today.

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) ... 436 pages - Publisher: AASHTO; (2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1560516283 - ISBN-13: 978-1560516286

The first edition of the LRFD Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals incorporates and builds upon the design specifications found in the Sixth Edition of Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals, which it supersedes. The specification includes current research on LRFD calibration, loads, and resistances plus relevant specifications from other AASHTO documents. Completely new sections on Fabrication, Construction, Inspection, and Asset Management based upon best practices have also been added.

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