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Model Building in Mathematical Programming published in... feature

  • Authors: H.P. Williams
  • Published Date: Apr 04, 2013

A fifth edition of the widely read Model Building in Mathematical Programming has just been published. The first edition was published in 1978. In this article, H.P. Williams explains his original motivation and objectives in writing the book, how it has been modified and updated over the years, what is new in this edition and why it has maintained its relevance and popularity over the years.

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Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them), 4th... book

  • Authors: Phillip I. Good, James W. Hardin
  • Published Date: Aug 03, 2012

Praise for Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them) "A very engaging and valuable book for all who use statistics in any setting."—CHOICE "Addresses popular mistakes often made in data collection and provides an indispensable guide to accurate statistical analysis and reporting. The authors' emphasis on careful practice, combined with a focus on the development of solutions, reveals the true value of statistics when applied correctly in any area of research."—MAA...

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Some Easter statistics for you news

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Mar 29, 2013

• In 2012, a survey by ComRes found that 90% of Christians think that children today know less about Easter than compared to thirty years before. • 77% of Christians believe that Easter is more important than Christmas. • According to a survey by Chocolate Manufacturers Association, Switzerland has the highest consumption of chocolate in the world at 22.36 pounds per person, followed by Austria with 20.13 pounds and Ireland with 19.47 pounds. 16 of the top 20 countries are European with the UK in 7th...

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Naval Research Logistics journal

  • Published Date: Jul 18, 2012

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Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics journal

  • Published Date: Jul 18, 2012

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"The key is to teach people about uncertainty." An interview... feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jul 29, 2013

Tying in with our celebrations of the 250th anniversary of Bayes’ theory, StatisticsViews.com interviewed Dennis Lindley, a British statistician, renowned for being one of the founding fathers of Bayesian statistics who celebrated his 90th birthday last week. Lindley read mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1941. During the war the degree course lasted only two years and, on finishing, Lindley had a choice between entering the armed forces and joining the Civil Service as a statistician. He chose...

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Tutorial in Biostatistics available from Statistics in... news

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Dec 13, 2012

A tutorial in biostatistics is now available to download in Early View from Statistics in Medicine, where articles are published online before they are allocated to an issue.

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The statistics of speech: from Corn Laws to the Presidential... feature

  • Published Date: Oct 22, 2012

Dr. Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey is Reader in Political Science in the Government Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she teaches courses in the politics of economic policy and legislative politics. Her research interests are in political economy and quantitative textual analysis. By measuring the words, arguments and deliberation of politicians and policy makers, she aims to gauge the extent to which ideas, interests and institutions shape political behaviour. Here,...

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"Let's get back to science and make our governance work":... feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jan 16, 2013

During last summer, John Hinde, Professor of Statistics at NUI Galway was elected as the next President for the International Biometric Society. This year he steps in as Vice-President before becoming President in 2014. Statistics Views met up with Professor Hinde last month to ask about his plans for the Society, the International Year of Statistics and his own career. In celebration of the International Year of Statistics, Wiley have a virtual issue in biometrics freely available to read here. Video...

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Biometrical Journal journal

  • Published Date: Jul 18, 2012

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The Analysis of Covariance and Alternatives: Statistical... book

  • Authors: Bradley Huitema
  • Published Date: Dec 02, 2011

A complete guide to cutting-edge techniques and best practices for applying covariance analysis methods The Second Edition of Analysis of Covariance and Alternatives sheds new light on its topic, offering in-depth discussions of underlying assumptions, comprehensive interpretations of results, and comparisons of distinct approaches. The book has been extensively revised and updated to feature an in-depth review of prerequisites and the latest developments in the field. The author begins with a...

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Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change journal

  • Published Date: Oct 16, 2012

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Genichi Taguchi, 1924-2012 news

  • Authors: Julian Champkin, Significance editor
  • Published Date: Jul 24, 2012

Strangely unmarked in newspapers and media has been the death last month of Genichi Taguchi. Of whom? If you have not heard of him, you have felt the effects of what he did. He was the statistician and engineer who revolutionised quality control in industry.

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Complexity journal

  • Published Date: Oct 16, 2012

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Genetic Epidemiology journal

  • Published Date: Sep 25, 2012

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Loss Models: From Data to Decisions, Student Solutions... book

  • Authors: Stuart A. Klugman, Harry H. Panjer, Gordon E. Willmot
  • Published Date: Oct 15, 2012

An update of one of the most trusted books on constructing and analyzing actuarial models for the C/4 actuarial exam This new, abridged edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include the essential material related to Exam C of the Society of Actuaries' and Casualty Actuarial Society’s accreditation programs. The book maintains an approach to modeling and forecasting that utilizes tools related to risk theory, loss distributions, and survival models. Random variables, basic distributional...

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Royal Statistical Society 2012 Annual International... news

  • Published Date: Aug 31, 2012

The Royal Statistical Society’s Annual International Conference takes place next week in Telford between 3 and 6 September. The conference will feature high-profile international plenary speakers, invited and contributed presentations, awards presentations, poster sessions, short courses and workshops, and a busy social and networking programme.

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Quality and Reliability Engineering International: Special... feature

  • Published Date: Sep 26, 2012

The recent special issue of Quality and Reliability Engineering International, guest edited by Wenbin Wang (University of Science and Technology, Beijing), Philip Scarf (University of Salford) and Shaomin Wu (University of Cranfield) features selected papers presented at the 7th IMA International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR), held at Sidney Sussex College,  University of Cambridge, UK, on 18–19 April 2011. The 10 papers published in this...

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“Pay attention to the real data which truly motivates the... feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Feb 08, 2013

Further to last week's feature on the winner of the Gottfried E. Noether Senior Scholar Award, Professor Joseph Gastwirth, at last year’s Joint Statistical Meeting in San Diego, the Gottfried E. Noether Young Scholar Award was won by Guang Cheng, Assistant Professor of Statistics at Purdue University for ‘outstanding early career contributions to nonparametric statistics ‘(ASA, 1st October 2012). Statistics Views talks to Professor Cheng about his background and his research on...

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Leading biostatistician Marvin Zelen talks about his... feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Feb 20, 2013

Professor Marvin Zelen, Lemuel Shattuck Research Professor of Statistical Sciences at Harvard University, is one of the world’s leading statisticians in biostatistics. He has worked on breakthrough clinical trials for cancer and is perhaps best known for helping to find a link in the 1980s between a number of childhood leukaemia cases and the contaminated water supply of a Boston suburb, the subject of which later became a Hollywood feature film, A Civil Action. Statistics Views talks to Professor Zelen...

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