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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...


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.


A Helicopter Experiment by George E.P. Box, Søren Bisgaard... video

  • Authors: George E.P. Box, Søren Bisgaard and Conrad A. Fung
  • Published Date: Jun 19, 2013

In 1990, the late Professor George E.P. Box, together with Søren Bisgaard and Conrad A. Fung put together a series of training videos on the subject of Designing Industrial Experiments.


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...


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.


Outlier Detection Gets a Makeover - Surprise Discovery in... feature

  • Authors: Kirk Borne
  • Published Date: Sep 16, 2014

Novelty and surprise are two of the more exciting aspects of science – finding something totally new and unexpected can lead to a quick research paper, or it can make your career. As scientists, we all yearn to make a significant discovery. Petascale big data collections potentially offer a multitude of such opportunities. But how do we find that unexpected thing? These discoveries come under various names: interestingness, outlier, novelty, anomaly, surprise, or defect (depending on the application)....


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...


Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice journal

  • Published Date: Nov 19, 2012


The role statistics plays in speech recognition feature

  • Authors: Dr Catherine Breslin
  • Published Date: Apr 23, 2014

Speech recognition has been a research topic in universities and research labs since the 1950s, though commercial products have been slow to appear due to poor performance. In recent years, increases in computational power and storage, together with improvements to the underlying technology and analytical methodology, have given rise to large improvements in accuracy. The release of Siri in 2011 and Google Now in 2012 made voice interfaces widely available to smartphone users, and speech recognition is...


Canadian Journal of Statistics pays tribute to Professor... feature

  • Authors: Professor Changbao Wu
  • Published Date: Nov 15, 2012

The latest issue of Canadian Journal of Statistics is a special issue dedicated to Professor Mary Thompson which has been posted online this week. Guest Editor Professor Changbao Wu here pays tribute to Professor Thompson.


WIREs Computational Statistics journal

  • Published Date: Jul 30, 2012


“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...


“Statisticians are the modern explorers.” An interview with... feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jun 07, 2013

In the New Year’s Honours List for 2013, Professor David J. Hand was awarded an OBE for services to research and innovation. Earlier this year he was also appointed as a non-executive director of the UK Statistics Authority for a period of three years. Professor Hand is currently Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College, London. He was previously Professor of Statistics at Imperial College (1999-2011) during which time he was also Head of the Mathematics in Banking and Finance Programme...


“I hope that my most exciting work lies in the future”: An... feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Feb 01, 2013

At last year’s Joint Statistical Meeting in San Diego, Joseph Gastwirth, Professor of Statistics and Economics at George Washington University won the prestigious Gottfried E. Noether Senior Scholar Award for ‘outstanding contributions to the theory, applications, and teaching of nonparametric statistics’ (Amstat News, 1st October 2012). Throughout his outstanding career, Professor Gastwirth has taught at many reputable institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard...


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...


Environmetrics Special Issue: Modern Quantitative Methods... feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jan 02, 2013

In our rapidly changing and evolving world, there are many activities and outcomes that influence each other and the surrounding environment. With all the technological advances and creation of new products our modern society produces, it is critical to assess the impact on our environment and ecosystems. By modeling and interpreting the uncertainty of potentially harmful or dangerous situations, we can reduce the detrimental effect and severity of these events. Quantitative risk assessment (QRA) provides...


Biometrical Journal journal

  • Published Date: Jul 18, 2012


Computational and Statistical Methods for Protein... book

  • Authors: Ingvar Eidhammer, Harald Barsnes, Geir Egil Eide, Lennart Martens
  • Published Date: Jan 25, 2013

The definitive introduction to data analysis in quantitative proteomics This book provides all the necessary knowledge about mass spectrometry based proteomics methods and computational and statistical approaches to pursue the planning, design and analysis of quantitative proteomics experiments. The author’s carefully constructed approach allows readers to easily make the transition into the field of quantitative proteomics. Through detailed descriptions of wet-lab methods, computational approaches...


Random Structures & Algorithms journal

  • Published Date: Jul 19, 2012


Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change journal

  • Published Date: Oct 16, 2012

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