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Big Java - Early Objects (Paperback, 7th Edition, EMEA Edition): Cay S. Horstmann Big Java - Early Objects (Paperback, 7th Edition, EMEA Edition)
Cay S. Horstmann
R1,506 R1,386 Discovery Miles 13 860 Save R120 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Cyber Security and Safety of Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems (Hardcover): Michael A. Yastrebenetsky,... Cyber Security and Safety of Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems (Hardcover)
Michael A. Yastrebenetsky, Vyacheslav S. Kharchenko
R5,230 Discovery Miles 52 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Safety and security are crucial to the operations of nuclear power plants, but cyber threats to these facilities are increasing significantly. Instrumentation and control systems, which play a vital role in the prevention of these incidents, have seen major design modifications with the implementation of digital technologies. Advanced computing systems are assisting in the protection and safety of nuclear power plants; however, significant research on these computational methods is deficient. Cyber Security and Safety of Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the digital developments of instrumentation and control systems for assuring the safety and security of nuclear power plants. While highlighting topics such as accident monitoring systems, classification measures, and UAV fleets, this publication explores individual cases of security breaches as well as future methods of practice. This book is ideally designed for engineers, industry specialists, researchers, policymakers, scientists, academicians, practitioners, and students involved in the development and operation of instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants, chemical and petrochemical industries, transport, and medical equipment.

The Yahoo! Style Guide (Paperback): Yahoo! The Yahoo! Style Guide (Paperback)
Yahoo!
R893 R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Save R191 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

WWW may be an acronym for the World Wide Web, but no one could fault you for thinking it stands for wild, wild West. The rapid growth of the Web has meant having to rely on style guides intended for print publishing, but these guides do not address the new challenges of communicating online. Enter "The Yahoo Style Guide." From Yahoo , a leader in online content and one of the most visited Internet destinations in the world, comes the definitive reference on the essential elements of Web style for writers, editors, bloggers, and students. With topics that range from the basics of grammar and punctuation to Web-specific ways to improve your writing, this comprehensive resource will help you:

- Shape your text for online reading

- Construct clear and compelling copy

- Write eye-catching and effective headings

- Develop your site's unique voice

- Streamline text for mobile users

- Optimize webpages to boost your chances of appearing in search results

- Create better blogs and newsletters

- Learn easy fixes for your writing mistakes

- Write clear user-interface text

This essential sourcebook--based on internal editorial practices that have helped Yahoo writers and editors for the last fifteen years--is now at "your" fingertips.

Machine Learning For Dummies (Paperback): John Paul Mueller, Luca Massaron Machine Learning For Dummies (Paperback)
John Paul Mueller, Luca Massaron
R711 R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Save R184 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Your no-nonsense guide to making sense of machine learning Machine learning can be a mind-boggling concept for the masses, but those who are in the trenches of computer programming know just how invaluable it is. Without machine learning, fraud detection, web search results, real-time ads on web pages, credit scoring, automation, and email spam filtering wouldn't be possible, and this is only showcasing just a few of its capabilities. Written by two data science experts, Machine Learning For Dummies offers a much-needed entry point for anyone looking to use machine learning to accomplish practical tasks. Covering the entry-level topics needed to get you familiar with the basic concepts of machine learning, this guide quickly helps you make sense of the programming languages and tools you need to turn machine learning-based tasks into a reality. Whether you're maddened by the math behind machine learning, apprehensive about AI, perplexed by preprocessing data or anything in between this guide makes it easier to understand and implement machine learning seamlessly. * Grasp how day-to-day activities are powered by machine learning * Learn to 'speak' certain languages, such as Python and R, to teach machines to perform pattern-oriented tasks and data analysis * Learn to code in R using R Studio * Find out how to code in Python using Anaconda Dive into this complete beginner's guide so you are armed with all you need to know about machine learning!

Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Aaron Philipp Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Aaron Philipp
R1,832 R1,383 Discovery Miles 13 830 Save R449 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
(ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide (Paperback, 8th Edition): Mike Chapple,... (ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide (Paperback, 8th Edition)
Mike Chapple, James Michael. Stewart, Darril Gibson
R1,589 R1,063 Discovery Miles 10 630 Save R526 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

CISSP Study Guide - fully updated for the 2018 CISSP Body of Knowledge CISSP (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 8th Edition has been completely updated for the latest 2018 CISSP Body of Knowledge. This bestselling Sybex study guide covers 100% of all exam objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to expert content, real-world examples, advice on passing each section of the exam, access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, and much more. Reinforce what you've learned with key topic exam essentials and chapter review questions. Along with the book, you also get access to Sybex's superior online interactive learning environment that includes: Six unique 150 question practice exams to help you identify where you need to study more. Get more than 90 percent of the answers correct, and you're ready to take the certification exam. More than 700 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce your learning and give you last-minute test prep before the exam A searchable glossary in PDF to give you instant access to the key terms you need to know for the exam Coverage of all of the exam topics in the book means you'll be ready for: Security and Risk Management Asset Security Security Engineering Communication and Network Security Identity and Access Management Security Assessment and Testing Security Operations Software Development Security

AQA AS/A-level Computer Science Workbook 1 (Paperback): Mark Clarkson AQA AS/A-level Computer Science Workbook 1 (Paperback)
Mark Clarkson
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exam board: AQA Level: A-level Subject: Computer Science First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2016 (AS); Summer 2017 (A-level) Strengthen your students' understanding and upgrade their confidence with our AQA Computer Science workbooks, full of self-contained exercises to consolidate knowledge and improve performance. Written by an experienced Computer Science author and teacher, these full colourworkbooks provide stimulus materials on a number of AS and A-level topics, followed by sets of questions designed to develop and test skills in the unit. * With consolidation questions to reinforce knowledge and test understanding, these workbooks will raise your students' chances of achieving the highest grades. * Helps students identify their revision needs and see how to target the top grades using online answers for each question. * Saves valuable preparation time and expense, with self-contained exercises that don't need photocopying and provide instant lesson and homework solutions for specialist and non-specialist teachers. * Encourages ongoing revision throughout the course as students progressively develop their skills in class and at home.

An Introduction to Reservoir Simulation Using MATLAB/GNU Octave - User Guide for the MATLAB Reservoir Simulation Toolbox (MRST)... An Introduction to Reservoir Simulation Using MATLAB/GNU Octave - User Guide for the MATLAB Reservoir Simulation Toolbox (MRST) (Hardcover)
Knut-Andreas Lie
R2,084 R1,967 Discovery Miles 19 670 Save R117 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a self-contained introduction to the simulation of flow and transport in porous media, written by a developer of numerical methods. The reader will learn how to implement reservoir simulation models and computational algorithms in a robust and efficient manner. The book contains a large number of numerical examples, all fully equipped with online code and data, allowing the reader to reproduce results, and use them as a starting point for their own work. All of the examples in the book are based on the MATLAB Reservoir Simulation Toolbox (MRST), an open-source toolbox popular popularity in both academic institutions and the petroleum industry. The book can also be seen as a user guide to the MRST software. It will prove invaluable for researchers, professionals and advanced students using reservoir simulation methods. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

OCR AS/A-level Computer Science Workbook 1: Computer systems (Paperback): Sarah Lawrey OCR AS/A-level Computer Science Workbook 1: Computer systems (Paperback)
Sarah Lawrey
R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exam board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: Computer Science First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2017 Strengthen your students' understanding and upgrade their confidence and exam skills with our OCR Computer Science workbooks, full of self-contained exercises to consolidate knowledge and exam practice questions to improve performance. Written by an experienced Computer Science author, these full colour workbooks provide stimulus materials on all AS and A-level topics, followed by sets of questions designed to develop and test skills in the unit. * Thoroughly prepares students for their examinations as they work through numerous practice questions that cover every question type in the specification. * Helps students identify their revision needs and see how to target the top grades using online answers for each question. * Encourages ongoing revision throughout the course as students progressively develop their skills in class and at home. * Packed full with consolidation and exam practice questions, these workbooks can save valuable preparation time and expense, with self-contained exercises that don't need photocopying and provide instant lesson and homework solutions for specialist and non-specialist teachers. * Ensures that students feel confident tackling their exams as they know what to expect in each section.

An Introduction to Description Logic (Paperback, New title): Franz Baader, Ian Horrocks, Carsten Lutz, Uli Sattler An Introduction to Description Logic (Paperback, New title)
Franz Baader, Ian Horrocks, Carsten Lutz, Uli Sattler
R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Knowledge representation is a key area of modern AI, underlying the development of semantic networks. Description logics are languages that represent knowledge in a structured and formally well-understood way: they are the cornerstone of the Semantic Web. This is the first textbook describing this importan new topic and will be suitable for courses aimed at advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, or for self-study. It assumes only a basic knowledge of computer science concepts. After generla introducitons motivating and overviewing the subject, the authors describe a simple DL and how it works and can be used, utilizing a running example that recurs through the book. Methods of reasoning and their implementation and complexity are examined, Finally, the authors provide a non-trivial DL knowledge base and use it to illsutrate featues that have been introduced: this base is available for free online access in a form usable by modern ontology editors.

Excel 2019 All-in-One For Dummies (Paperback): Greg Harvey Excel 2019 All-in-One For Dummies (Paperback)
Greg Harvey 1
R815 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R245 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Make Excel work for you Excel 2019 All-In-One For Dummies offers eight books in one!! It is completely updated to reflect the major changes Microsoft is making to Office with the 2019 release. From basic Excel functions, such as creating and editing worksheets, to sharing and reviewing worksheets, to editing macros with Visual Basic, it provides you with a broad scope of the most common Excel applications and functions--including formatting worksheets, setting up formulas, protecting worksheets, importing data, charting data, and performing statistical functions. The book covers importing data, building and editing worksheets, creating formulas, generating pivot tables, and performing financial functions, what-if scenarios, database functions, and Web queries. More advanced topics include worksheet sharing and auditing, performing error trapping, building and running macros, charting data, and using Excel in conjunction with Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) to analyze, model, and visualize vast quantities of data from a variety of local and online sources. Get familiar with Worksheet design Find out how to work with charts and graphics Use Excel for data management, analysis, modeling, and visualization Make sense of macros and VBA If you're a new or inexperienced user looking to spend more time on your projects than trying to figure out how to make Excel work for you, this all-encompassing book makes it easy!

High-Dimensional Statistics - A Non-Asymptotic Viewpoint (Hardcover): Martin J Wainwright High-Dimensional Statistics - A Non-Asymptotic Viewpoint (Hardcover)
Martin J Wainwright
R1,540 Discovery Miles 15 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Recent years have witnessed an explosion in the volume and variety of data collected in all scientific disciplines and industrial settings. Such massive data sets present a number of challenges to researchers in statistics and machine learning. This book provides a self-contained introduction to the area of high-dimensional statistics, aimed at the first-year graduate level. It includes chapters that are focused on core methodology and theory - including tail bounds, concentration inequalities, uniform laws and empirical process, and random matrices - as well as chapters devoted to in-depth exploration of particular model classes - including sparse linear models, matrix models with rank constraints, graphical models, and various types of non-parametric models. With hundreds of worked examples and exercises, this text is intended both for courses and for self-study by graduate students and researchers in statistics, machine learning, and related fields who must understand, apply, and adapt modern statistical methods suited to large-scale data.

Sh*tty Printers (Paperback): Jp Garrigues Sh*tty Printers (Paperback)
Jp Garrigues
R325 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R21 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"You can print from an iPhone(R). It's the dumbest thing." - Bo Fahs, writer and host of Tele-Friends From the moment we began to digitise our world, we created machines that worked tirelessly to pull all that information zooming around back to the physical world. Enter: the home printer. Perhaps as payback for forming a nonsensical dichotomy, these printers couldn't just work. Not without a fight, at least. No. They insisted on screeching at plane-like decibels, plopping out pages at an excruciatingly slow pace, streaking only the most important documents and running out of ink when you know you JUST refilled the cartridge. From the first consumer inkjet to more modern monstrosities, Sh*tty Printers breaks down the worst offenders of our home offices. Featuring popular and exasperating home staples such as: - The HP Thinkjet 2225A - The Lexmark Z22 - The long forgotten Canon BJC-85 - and many more Each printer is beautifully photographed and ruthlessly torn to shreds as their individual strengths, weaknesses and charisma are scored on sliding scales born from relatable frustration.

Strategic Management of Information Systems (Paperback, 5th Edition International Student Version): Keri E. Pearlson, Carol S.... Strategic Management of Information Systems (Paperback, 5th Edition International Student Version)
Keri E. Pearlson, Carol S. Saunders
R1,093 R1,008 Discovery Miles 10 080 Save R85 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This brief, but complete, paperback builds a basic framework for the relationships among business strategy, information systems, and organizational strategies. Readers will learn how IT relate to organizational design and business strategy, how to recognize opportunities in the work environment, and how to apply current technologies in innovative ways.

OCR A Level Computer Science (Paperback): George Rouse, Jason Pitt, Sean O'byrne OCR A Level Computer Science (Paperback)
George Rouse, Jason Pitt, Sean O'byrne
R1,077 Discovery Miles 10 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exam Board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: Computer Science First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 Develop confident students with our expert authors: their insight and guidance will ensure a thorough understanding of OCR A Level computer science, with challenging tasks and activities to test essential analytical and problem-solving skills. - Endorsed by OCR for use with the OCR AS and A Level Computer Science specification and written by a trusted and experienced author team, OCR Computer Science for A Level: - Builds students' understanding of the core topics and computing skills required by the course units - Computing Systems, Algorithms and Problem Solving, and Programming Project - with detailed topic coverage, case studies and regular questions to measure understanding - Develops a problem-solving approach based on computational thinking required at both AS and A Level - thought-provoking practice questions at the end of each chapter gives opportunities to probe more deeply into key topics - Incorporates full coverage of the skills and knowledge demanded by the examined units, with exercises to help students understand the assessment objectives and advice and examples to support them through the practical element of the course.

Springer Handbook of Computational Intelligence (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Janusz Kacprzyk, Witold Pedrycz Springer Handbook of Computational Intelligence (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Janusz Kacprzyk, Witold Pedrycz
R8,843 R6,766 Discovery Miles 67 660 Save R2,077 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Springer Handbook for Computational Intelligence is the first book covering the basics, the state-of-the-art and important applications of the dynamic and rapidly expanding discipline of computational intelligence. This comprehensive handbook makes readers familiar with a broad spectrum of approaches to solve various problems in science and technology. Possible approaches include, for example, those being inspired by biology, living organisms and animate systems. Content is organized in seven parts: foundations; fuzzy logic; rough sets; evolutionary computation; neural networks; swarm intelligence and hybrid computational intelligence systems. Each Part is supervised by its own Part Editor(s) so that high-quality content as well as completeness are assured.

Professional WordPress Plugin Development (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Brad Williams, Justin Tadlock, John James Jacoby Professional WordPress Plugin Development (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Brad Williams, Justin Tadlock, John James Jacoby
R1,173 R902 Discovery Miles 9 020 Save R271 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Extend WordPress with plugins using this advanced WordPress development book, updated for the current version This significantly updated edition of Professional WordPress Plugin Development addresses modern plugin development for WordPress, the highly popular content management system (CMS). If you're using WordPress to create and manage websites, WordPress plugins are the software that can extend or enhance CMS functionality. This book offers guidance on writing plugins for WordPress sites to share or sell to other users. The second edition of Professional WordPress Plugin Development covers the building of advanced plugin development scenarios. It discusses the plugin framework and coding standards as well as dashboards, settings, menus, and related application programming interfaces (APIs). Additional topics include security, performance, data validation, and SQL statements. - Learn about the power of hooks in WordPress - Discover how JavaScript and Ajax will work in your site - Understand key technologies: Block Editor/Gutenberg, JS/React, PHP, and the REST API - Create and use custom post types and taxonomies. - Creating custom dashboard menus and plugin settings - Work with users and user data - Schedule tasks and utilizing Cron - Performance and security considerations Written by experienced plugin developers, Professional WordPress Plugin Development also helps you internationalize and localize your WordPress website. Find out about debugging systems and optimizing your site for speed. As WordPress use continues to increase, you can elevate your professional knowledge of how to extend WordPress through plugins.

The Web Application Hacker's Handbook - Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Dafydd Stuttard,... The Web Application Hacker's Handbook - Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Dafydd Stuttard, Marcus Pinto
R1,245 R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Save R494 (40%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The highly successful security book returns with a new edition, completely updated Web applications are the front door to most organizations, exposing them to attacks that may disclose personal information, execute fraudulent transactions, or compromise ordinary users. This practical book has been completely updated and revised to discuss the latest step-by-step techniques for attacking and defending the range of ever-evolving web applications. You'll explore the various new technologies employed in web applications that have appeared since the first edition and review the new attack techniques that have been developed, particularly in relation to the client side. * Reveals how to overcome the new technologies and techniques aimed at defending web applications against attacks that have appeared since the previous edition * Discusses new remoting frameworks, HTML5, cross-domain integration techniques, UI redress, framebusting, HTTP parameter pollution, hybrid file attacks, and more * Features a companion web site hosted by the authors that allows readers to try out the attacks described, gives answers to the questions that are posed at the end of each chapter, and provides a summarized methodology and checklist of tasks Focusing on the areas of web application security where things have changed in recent years, this book is the most current resource on the critical topic of discovering, exploiting, and preventing web application security flaws. Also available as a set with, CEHv8: Certified Hacker Version 8 Study Guide, Ethical Hacking and Web Hacking Set, 9781119072171.

Integrating Innovation in Architecture - Design, Methods and Technology for Progressive Practice and Research (Hardcover): Ajla... Integrating Innovation in Architecture - Design, Methods and Technology for Progressive Practice and Research (Hardcover)
Ajla Aksamija
R1,132 R1,048 Discovery Miles 10 480 Save R84 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Today s design professionals are faced with challenges on all fronts. They need not only to keep in step with rapid technological changes and the current revolution in design and construction processes, but to lead the industry. This means actively seeking to innovate through design research, raising the bar in building performance and adopting advanced technologies in their practice. In a constant drive to improve design processes and services, how is it possible to implement innovations? And, moreover, to assimilate them in such a way that design, methods and technologies remain fully integrated? Focusing on innovations in architecture, this book covers new materials and design methods, advances in computational design practices, innovations in building technologies and construction techniques, and the integration of research with design. Moreover, it discusses strategies for integrating innovation into design practices, risks and economic impacts. Through numerous case studies, it illustrates how innovations have been implemented on actual architectural projects, and how design and technical innovations are used to improve building performance, as well as design practices in cutting-edge architectural and engineering firms. Projects of all scales and building types are discussed in the book, ranging from small-scale installations, academic and commercial buildings to large-scale mixed-use, healthcare, civic, academic, scientific research and sports facilities. Work from design firms around the globe and of various scales is discussed in the book, including for example Asymptote Architecture, cepezed, CO Architects, Consarc Architects, FAAB Architektura, Gerber Architekten, HOK, IDOM-ACXT, MAD Architects, Morphosis Architects, SDA | Synthesis Design + Architecture, Studiotrope, Perkins+Will, Richter Dahl Rocha & Associes, Snohetta, Rob Ley Studio, Trahan Architects, UNStudio and Zaha Hadid Architects, among many others.

Blockchain Revolution - Understanding the Crypto Economy of the Future. A Non-Technical Guide to the Basics of Cryptocurrency... Blockchain Revolution - Understanding the Crypto Economy of the Future. A Non-Technical Guide to the Basics of Cryptocurrency Trading and Investing (Paperback)
Bradley Lakeman
R386 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R56 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Power-Up - Unlocking the Hidden Mathematics in Video Games (Hardcover): Matthew Lane Power-Up - Unlocking the Hidden Mathematics in Video Games (Hardcover)
Matthew Lane
R712 R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Save R143 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A fun and lively look at the mathematical ideas concealed in video games Did you know that every time you pick up the controller to your PlayStation or Xbox, you are entering a game world steeped in mathematics? Power-Up reveals the hidden mathematics in many of today's most popular video games and explains why mathematical learning doesn't just happen in the classroom or from books--you're doing it without even realizing it when you play games on your cell phone. In this lively and entertaining book, Matthew Lane discusses how gamers are engaging with the traveling salesman problem when they play Assassin's Creed, why it is mathematically impossible for Mario to jump through the Mushroom Kingdom in Super Mario Bros., and how The Sims teaches us the mathematical costs of maintaining relationships. He looks at mathematical pursuit problems in classic games like Missile Command and Ms. Pac-Man, and how each time you play Tetris, you're grappling with one of the most famous unsolved problems in all of mathematics and computer science. Along the way, Lane discusses why Family Feud and Pictionary make for ho-hum video games, how realism in video games (or the lack of it) influences learning, what video games can teach us about the mathematics of voting, the mathematics of designing video games, and much more. Power-Up shows how the world of video games is an unexpectedly rich medium for learning about the beautiful mathematical ideas that touch all aspects of our lives--including our virtual ones.

Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies (Paperback, 4th Edition): Peter Weverka Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Peter Weverka
R594 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The easy way to get up and running with Windows 10! With Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies, becoming familiarized with Windows 10 is a painless process. If you're interested in learning the basics of this operating system without having to dig through confusing computer jargon, look no further. This book offers a step-by-step approach that is specifically designed to assist first time Windows 10 users who are over-50, providing easy-to-understand language, large-print text, and an abundance of helpful images along the way! Protect your computer Follow friends and family online Use Windows 10 to play games and enjoy media Check your security and maintenance status Step-by-step instructions are provided to ensure that you don't get lost at any point along the way.

CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead - SY0-501 Study Guide (Paperback): Darril Gibson CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead - SY0-501 Study Guide (Paperback)
Darril Gibson
R972 R920 Discovery Miles 9 200 Save R52 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Elements of Statistical Learning - Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2009, Corr.... The Elements of Statistical Learning - Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2009, Corr. 9th printing 2017)
Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, Jerome Friedman
R1,767 R1,655 Discovery Miles 16 550 Save R112 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

During the past decade there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. With it have come vast amounts of data in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing. The challenge of understanding these data has led to the development of new tools in the field of statistics, and spawned new areas such as data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Many of these tools have common underpinnings but are often expressed with different terminology. This book describes the important ideas in these areas in a common conceptual framework. While the approach is statistical, the emphasis is on concepts rather than mathematics. Many examples are given, with a liberal use of color graphics. It is a valuable resource for statisticians and anyone interested in data mining in science or industry. The book's coverage is broad, from supervised learning (prediction) to unsupervised learning. The many topics include neural networks, support vector machines, classification trees and boosting---the first comprehensive treatment of this topic in any book.

This major new edition features many topics not covered in the original, including graphical models, random forests, ensemble methods, least angle regression & path algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix factorization, and spectral clustering. There is also a chapter on methods for wide'' data (p bigger than n), including multiple testing and false discovery rates.

Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, and Jerome Friedman are professors of statistics at Stanford University. They are prominent researchers in this area: Hastie and Tibshirani developed generalized additive models and wrote a popular book of that title. Hastie co-developed much of the statistical modeling software and environment in R/S-PLUS and invented principal curves and surfaces. Tibshirani proposed the lasso and is co-author of the very successful An Introduction to the Bootstrap. Friedman is the co-inventor of many data-mining tools including CART, MARS, projection pursuit and gradient boosting.

The Algorithm Design Manual (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2008): Steven S Skiena The Algorithm Design Manual (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2008)
Steven S Skiena
R1,552 R1,419 Discovery Miles 14 190 Save R133 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This newly expanded and updated second edition of the best-selling classic continues to take the "mystery" out of designing algorithms, and analyzing their efficacy and efficiency. Expanding on the first edition, the book now serves as the primary textbook of choice for algorithm design courses while maintaining its status as the premier practical reference guide to algorithms for programmers, researchers, and students. The reader-friendly Algorithm Design Manual provides straightforward access to combinatorial algorithms technology, stressing design over analysis. The first part, Techniques, provides accessible instruction on methods for designing and analyzing computer algorithms. The second part, Resources, is intended for browsing and reference, and comprises the catalog of algorithmic resources, implementations and an extensive bibliography. NEW to the second edition: * Doubles the tutorial material and exercises over the first edition * Provides full online support for lecturers, and a completely updated and improved website component with lecture slides, audio and video * Contains a unique catalog identifying the 75 algorithmic problems that arise most often in practice, leading the reader down the right path to solve them * Includes several NEW "war stories" relating experiences from real-world applications * Provides up-to-date links leading to the very best algorithm implementations available in C, C++, and Java

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