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Wannabe Data Scientists! Learn the basics with these 7 books! – Medium In the last few years I spent a significant time with reading books about Data Science. I found these 7 books the best. These together are a very valuable source of learning the basics. It drives you through everything, you need to know. Analysis and Control of Linear Systems Edited by Philippe de Larminat, IRCCyN, Nantes, France Publication Date: January 2007 Hardback 560 pp. eBooks Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) — Joinpoint Help System 4.3.1.0 While Joinpoint computes the trend in segments whose start and end are determined to best fit the data, sometimes it is useful to summarize the trend over a fixed predetermined interval. The AAPC is a method which uses the underlying Joinpoint model to compute a summary measure over a fixed pre-specified interval. Annual Percent Change (APC) is one way to characterize trends in cancer rates over time. With this approach, the cancer rates are assumed to change at a constant percentage of the rate of the previous year. For example, if the APC is 1%, and the rate is 50 per 100,000 in 1990, the rate is 50 x 1.01 = 50.5 in 1991 and 50.5 x 1.01 = 51.005 in 1992.

101 Ways to Design an Experiment, or Some Ideas About Teaching Design of Experiments by William G. Hunter Techincal Report number 413 Univesity of Wisconsin - Madison June 1975 I want to share some ideas about teaching design of experiments. They are related to something I have often wondered about: whether it is possible to let students experience first-hand all the steps involved in an experimental investigation-thinking of the problem, deciding what experiments might shed light on the problem, planning the runs to be made, carrying them out, analyzing the results, and writing a report summarizing the work. Pioneering Ants Challenge Self-Organization Assumptions Some worker ants are more equal than others. As with other social insects, it was once thought that workers were essentially equivalent in ant colony hierarchies. But it appears that a few well-informed individuals shape group decisions by leading nestmates to new homes. The findings could add a new dimension to ant-derived models of self-organization. “Although self-organized systems appear very effective under the assumption that all individuals follow the same simple set of rules, the presence of key, well-informed individuals altering their behavior according to their prior experience might generally enhance performance even further,” wrote biologists from the University of Bristol and the University of Toulouse in an Aug. 24 Journal of Experimental Biology paper. To study nest-hunting, Nathalie Stroeymeyt and colleagues Nigel Franks and Martin Giurfa collected “house-hunting” ants, or Temnothorax albipennis, from the southern coast of the United Kingdom.

35 invaluable books on Data Visualization Are you a hard-core enthusiast of data visualization? Or a beginner, who wants to learn and be able to create more effective visualisations? Check out our list of 35 invaluable books you must read for better visualization. (Some books in the list might not be directly connected to data visualization as such, but we included them because they were highly recommended by many data visualization experts.

ntrol of Continuous Linear Systems Kaddour Najim, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France Publication Date: April 2006 Hardback 352 pp. eBooks Description This book contains more than 150 problems and solutions on the control of linear continuous systems. The main definitions and theoretical tools are summarized at the beginning of each chapter, after which the reader is guided through the problems and how to solve them. Geometric standard deviation In probability theory and statistics, the geometric standard deviation describes how spread out are a set of numbers whose preferred average is the geometric mean. For such data, it may be preferred to the more usual standard deviation. Note that unlike the usual arithmetic standard deviation, the geometric standard deviation is a multiplicative factor, and thus is dimensionless, rather than having the same dimension as the input values. Definition[edit] If the geometric mean of a set of numbers {A1, A2, ..., An} is denoted as μg, then the geometric standard deviation is

Give Trainees DOE Experience with Simulated Experiments Michael Ohler February 26, 2010 Over the past 25 years, design of experiments (DOE) has enjoyed increasing application in manufacturing and service industries in the improvement of products, processes and service quality. The method is used to conduct experimental runs for identifying the best settings in multiparameter problems. Although experimentation can be a costly process, great potential is usually uncovered wherever engineering teams use DOE to drive improvement. Therefore, it is important that new Belts get a good grasp of this concept. The decline effect and the scientific method On September 18, 2007, a few dozen neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and drug-company executives gathered in a hotel conference room in Brussels to hear some startling news. It had to do with a class of drugs known as atypical or second-generation antipsychotics, which came on the market in the early nineties. The drugs, sold under brand names such as Abilify, Seroquel, and Zyprexa, had been tested on schizophrenics in several large clinical trials, all of which had demonstrated a dramatic decrease in the subjects’ psychiatric symptoms. As a result, second-generation antipsychotics had become one of the fastest-growing and most profitable pharmaceutical classes.

Read It: Search User Interfaces Read the Book The full text of this book can be read free of charge. Select a chapter: 0: Preface: an overview of the structure of the book, and a guide to who should read which parts. 1: Design of Search User Interfaces: introduces the ideas and practices surrounding search interface design, places modern design in a historical context, and summarizes design guidelines for search interfaces. 2: Evaluation of Search User Interfaces: includes informal studies, formal studies, longitudinal studies and log-based analysis including bucket testing. Terms of Service By permission of Cambridge University Press, browsing the contents of the book on this web site is free.

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