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C++ is one of the best languages for the development of financial engineering and instrument pricing applications. It has several features that allow developers to write robust, flexible and extensible software systems. It is an ANSI/ISO standard, fully object?oriented and interfaces with many third?party applications. It has support for templates and generic programming, massive reusability using templates (?write once?) and support for legacy C applications.This book applies C++ to the design and implementation of classes, libraries and latest applications for option and derivative pricing models. The new edition follows the same structure as used in the first edition but is completely updated to reflect current practice and the numerous new developments that have taken place in computational finance over the past 5 years. It features over 50% new material including brand new code libraries supplied by Boost C++ (a repository for free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries), more extensive examples than used in the first edition, as well as calibration techniques that will bring readers right up to date with the latest programming technology. It supports the latest pricing and numerical techniques quants use as well as parallel and multithreading applications.Using the most up to date models and code it employs modern software engineering techniques to produce industrial?strength applications: ? ?Using the Standard Template Library (STL) in finance ?Creating your own template classes and functions ?Reusable data structures for vectors, matrices and tensors ?Classes for numerical analysis (numerical linear algebra ?) ?Solving the Black Scholes equations, exact and approximate solutions ?Implementing the Finite Difference Method in C++ ?Integration with the ?Gang of Four? Design Patterns ?Interfacing with Excel (output and Add?Ins) ?Financial engineering and XML ?Cash flow and yield curves With the forthcoming launch of C++0x there has never been a better time for a revised edition to this C++ classic.The book is accompanied by a CD ROM which includes the most up to date source code so readers can implement all models immediately.
Must-have guide for professionals responsible for securing credit and debit card transactions
As recent breaches like Target and Neiman Marcus show, payment card information is involved in more security breaches than any other data type. In too many places, sensitive card data is simply not protected adequately. "Hacking Point of Sale" is a compelling book that tackles this enormous problem head-on. Exploring all aspects of the problem in detail - from how attacks are structured to the structure of magnetic strips to point-to-point encryption, and more - it's packed with practical recommendations. This terrific resource goes beyond standard PCI compliance guides to offer real solutions on how to achieve better security at the point of sale.A unique book on credit and debit card security, with an emphasis on point-to-point encryption of payment transactions (P2PE) from standards to design to applicationExplores all groups of security standards applicable to payment applications, including PCI, FIPS, ANSI, EMV, and ISOExplains how protected areas are hacked and how hackers spot vulnerabilitiesProposes defensive maneuvers, such as introducing cryptography to payment applications and better securing application code
"Hacking Point of Sale: Payment Application Secrets, Threats, and Solutions" is essential reading for security providers, software architects, consultants, and other professionals charged with addressing this serious problem.
Get ready for the fight of your life. <====> Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a true shinobi experience-if you're not devious, patient and above all masterful, you'll almost certainly be cut down. Fear not, as Future Press have crafted a guide that makes the path to mastery clear. Sekiro's opponents are so ferocious and unyielding that defeating them in any form will take practice and dedication; beating them flawlessly requires shinobi skills that this book is designed to teach you: consider it the ultimate Esoteric Text. <====> The official guide to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is filled to bursting with combat tutorials, analysis, and overviews of the game's interconnecting mechanics. It's a veritable encyclopedia that is certain to enrich your shinobi experience. You've never faced a challenge like this before. It would be unwise to face it alone. <====> The Path of the Shinobi <====> With our expertly-crafted walkthrough, nothing is left to chance-following it will ensure that you never miss an opportunity for a Stealth Deathblow and learn all shortcuts, while grabbing everything of value along the way. Beautifully illustrated maps reveal the full majesty of the Ashina territories and all the secrets they hide. <====> Opposing Forces <====> The Ashina clan and the many monstrous creatures that inhabit their lands are FromSoftware's most deadly creations yet. 140 pages of this book are dedicated to dissecting them-we show you how to prepare, break down their attacks and explain exactly when and how to cut through their guard. <====> Ninjutsu Combat <====> This book will take you deep into the inner workings of Sekiro's combat. You'll learn how to acquire and manage a multitude of skill trees, combat arts, ninjutsu techniques and Prosthetic Tools, and not least your trusty katana, Kusabimaru-every encounter depends on it, and after reading this guide, you'll have mastered every aspect of the shinobi's arsenal. <====> NPCs <====> A truly mysterious bunch of characters stalk these lands. Each of them has their own schemes and desires that motivate them to help or hinder you, and many outcomes are possible. Easily keep track of them all with complete event lists, connection charts and quest walkthroughs. <====> The Ultimate Reference <====> This guide is designed to be extremely reference-friendly. Every item you can acquire in the game is detailed and indexed. We've also included step-by-step progression guides, with recommended orders for tackling bosses, upgrading tools, learning skills and spending your hard-earned Sen. <====> Video Links <====> Want to see a strategy in action? Many of the strategies and tutorials in this guide feature a QR code linking them to a video on our YouTube channel. These will be updated after the book's release to ensure that the absolute best strategies are always at your fingertips.
Modern scientific computational methods are undergoing a transformative change; big data and statistical learning methods now have the potential to outperform the classical first-principles modeling paradigm. This book bridges this transition, connecting the theory of probability, stochastic processes, functional analysis, numerical analysis, and differential geometry. It describes two classes of computational methods to leverage data for modeling dynamical systems. The first is concerned with data fitting algorithms to estimate parameters in parametric models that are postulated on the basis of physical or dynamical laws. The second is on operator estimation, which uses the data to nonparametrically approximate the operator generated by the transition function of the underlying dynamical systems. This self-contained book is suitable for graduate studies in applied mathematics, statistics, and engineering. Carefully chosen elementary examples with supplementary MATLAB (R) codes and appendices covering the relevant prerequisite materials are provided, making it suitable for self-study.
Complexity theory aims to understand and classify computational problems, especially decision problems, according to their inherent complexity. This book uses new techniques to expand the theory for use with counting problems. The authors present dichotomy classifications for broad classes of counting problems in the realm of P and NP. Classifications are proved for partition functions of spin systems, graph homomorphisms, constraint satisfaction problems, and Holant problems. The book assumes minimal prior knowledge of computational complexity theory, developing proof techniques as needed and gradually increasing the generality and abstraction of the theory. This volume presents the theory on the Boolean domain, and includes a thorough presentation of holographic algorithms, culminating in classifications of computational problems studied in exactly solvable models from statistical mechanics.
Online Risk to Children brings together the most up-to-date theory, policy, and best practices for online child protection and abuse prevention. * Moves beyond offender assessment and treatment to discuss the impact of online abuse on children themselves, and the risks and vulnerabilities inherent in their constantly connected lives * Global in scope, setting contributions from leading researchers and practitioners in the UK in international context via chapters from Australia, the USA and Europe. * Key topics covered include cyberbullying, peer-oriented abuse, victim treatment approaches, international law enforcement strategies, policy responses, and the role of schools and industry
Want to design your own video games? Let expert Scott Rogers show you how! If you want to design and build cutting-edge video games but aren t sure where to start, then the SECOND EDITION of the acclaimed Level Up! is for you! Written by leading video game expert Scott Rogers, who has designed the hits Pac Man World, Maximo and SpongeBob Squarepants, this updated edition provides clear and well-thought out examples that forgo theoretical gobbledygook with charmingly illustrated concepts and solutions based on years of professional experience. Level Up! 2nd Edition has been NEWLY EXPANDED to teach you how to develop marketable ideas, learn what perils and pitfalls await during a game s pre-production, production and post-production stages, and provide even more creative ideas to serve as fuel for your own projects including: * Developing your game design from the spark of inspiration all the way to production * Learning how to design the most exciting levels, the most precise controls, and the fiercest foes that will keep your players challenged * Creating games for mobile and console systems including detailed rules for touch and motion controls * Monetizing your game from the design up * Writing effective and professional design documents with the help of brand new examples Level Up! 2nd Edition is includes all-new content, an introduction by David God of War Jaffe and even a brand-new chili recipe making it an even more indispensable guide for video game designers both in the field and the classroom. Grab your copy of Level Up! 2nd Edition and let s make a game!
Do you want to deepen your understanding of complex systems and design integrated circuits more quickly? Learn how with this step-by-step guide that shows, from first principles, how to employ estimation techniques to analyze and solve complex problems in IC design using a simplified modeling approach. Applications are richly illustrated using real-world examples from across IC design, from simple circuit theory, to the electromagnetic effects and high frequency design, and systems such as data converters and phase-locked loops. Basic concepts like inductance and capacitance are related to one other and other RF phenomena inside a modern chip, enhancing understanding without the need for simulators. Use the easy-to-follow models presented to start designing your own products, from inductors and amplifiers to more complex systems. Whether you are an early-career professional or researcher, graduate student, or established IC engineer looking to reduce your reliance on commercial software packages, this is essential reading.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Most Comprehensive C# Resource Available With its support for Language-Integrated Query (LINQ), C# 3.0 has revolutionized C# programming, and bestselling author Herb Schildt has updated and expanded his classic programming reference to cover it. Using carefully crafted explanations, insider tips, and hundreds of examples, this book presents in-depth coverage of all aspects of C#, including its keywords, syntax, and core libraries. Of course, details on the new C# 3.0 features, such as LINQ, lambda expressions, implicitly typed variables, and anonymous types are included. Essential for every C# programmer, this comprehensive guide is written in the clear, crisp, uncompromising style that has made Herb the choice of millions worldwide. Whether you are a novice programmer or a seasoned pro, the answers to all of your C# questions can be found in this definitive resource. Coverage includes: Data types and operators Control statements Classes and objects Constructors, destructors, and methods Interfaces, arrays, enumerations, and structures Method and operator overloading Inheritance and virtual methods Reflection and runtime type ID Exception handling Delegates, properties, events, and indexers Attributes Multithreading Generics LINQ (Language-Integrated Query) Lambda expressions Anonymous types Extension methods Implicitly typed variables I/O, networking, and collections The preprocessor and much, much more
The bestselling PC reference on the planet now available in its 13th edition Completely updated to cover the latest technology and software, the 13th edition of PCs For Dummies tackles using a computer in friendly, human terms. Focusing on the needs of the beginning computer user, while also targeting those who are familiar with PCs, but need to get up to speed on the latest version of Windows. This hands-on guide takes the dread out of working with a personal computer. Leaving painful jargon and confusing terminology behind, it covers Windows 10 OS, connecting to and using services and data in the cloud, and so much more. Written by Dan Gookin, the original For Dummies author, it tells you how to make a PC purchase, what to look for in a new PC, how to work with the latest operating system, ways to protect your files, what you can do online, media management tips, and even basic topics you're probably too shy to ask a friend about. * Determine what you need in a PC and how to set it up * Configure your PC, hook up a printer, and connect to the Internet * Find your way around Windows 10 OS with ease and confidence * Play movies and music, view photos, and explore social media If you're a first-time PC user at home or at work or just need to brush up on the latest technological advancements, the new edition of this bestselling guide gets you up and running fast.
This is the dramatic story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it. If you had told Roger McNamee three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor, but few things had made him prouder, or been better for his fund's bottom line, than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large shareholder in Facebook, he had every good reason to stay on the bright side. Until he simply couldn't. Zucked is McNamee's intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world's most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing. It's a story that begins with a series of rude awakenings. First there is the author's dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors. Then there is the even more unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns, polite as they may be to his face. And then comes Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, and the emergence of one horrific piece of news after another about the malign ends to which the Facebook platform has been put. To McNamee's shock, Facebook's leaders still duck and dissemble, viewing the matter as a public relations problem. Now thoroughly alienated, McNamee digs into the issue, and fortuitously meets up with some fellow travellers who share his concerns, and help him sharpen its focus. Soon he and a dream team of Silicon Valley technologists are charging into the fray, to raise consciousness about the existential threat of Facebook, and the persuasion architecture of the attention economy more broadly - to our public health and to our political order. Zucked is both an enthralling personal narrative and a masterful explication of the forces that have conspired to place us all on the horns of this dilemma. This is the story of a company and its leadership, but it's also a larger tale of a business sector unmoored from normal constraints, at a moment of political and cultural crisis, the worst possible time to be given new tools for summoning the darker angels of our nature and whipping them into a frenzy. This is a wise, hard-hitting, and urgently necessary account that crystallizes the issue definitively for the rest of us.
Digital signal processing (DSP) has been applied to a very wide range of applications. This includes voice processing, image processing, digital communications, the transfer of data over the internet, image and data compression, etc. Engineers who develop DSP applications today, and in the future, will need to address many implementation issues including mapping algorithms to computational structures, computational efficiency, power dissipation, the effects of finite precision arithmetic, throughput and hardware implementation. It is not practical to cover all of these in a single text. However, this text emphasizes the practical implementation of DSP algorithms as well as the fundamental theories and analytical procedures that form the basis for modern DSP applications. Digital Signal Processing: Principles, Algorithms and System Design provides an introduction to the principals of digital signal processing along with a balanced analytical and practical treatment of algorithms and applications for digital signal processing. It is intended to serve as a suitable text for a one semester junior or senior level undergraduate course. It is also intended for use in a following one semester first-year graduate level course in digital signal processing. It may also be used as a reference by professionals involved in the design of embedded computer systems, application specific integrated circuits or special purpose computer systems for digital signal processing, multimedia, communications, or image processing.
This book predicts the decline of today's professions and introduces the people and systems that will replace them. In an internet-enhanced society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century. The Future of the Professions explains how increasingly capable technologies - from telepresence to artificial intelligence - will place the 'practical expertise' of the finest specialists at the fingertips of everyone, often at no or low cost and without face-to-face interaction. The authors challenge the 'grand bargain' - the arrangement that grants various monopolies to today's professionals. They argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable, and that the expertise of their best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose five new models for producing and distributing expertise in society. The book raises profound policy issues, not least about employment (they envisage a new generation of 'open-collared workers') and about control over online expertise (they warn of new 'gatekeepers') - in an era when machines become more capable than human beings at most tasks. Based on the authors' in-depth research of more than a dozen professions, and illustrated by numerous examples from each, this is the first book to assess and question the future of the professions in the 21st century.
Written by leading researchers, this complete introduction brings together all the theory and tools needed for building robust machine learning in adversarial environments. Discover how machine learning systems can adapt when an adversary actively poisons data to manipulate statistical inference, learn the latest practical techniques for investigating system security and performing robust data analysis, and gain insight into new approaches for designing effective countermeasures against the latest wave of cyber-attacks. Privacy-preserving mechanisms and the near-optimal evasion of classifiers are discussed in detail, and in-depth case studies on email spam and network security highlight successful attacks on traditional machine learning algorithms. Providing a thorough overview of the current state of the art in the field, and possible future directions, this groundbreaking work is essential reading for researchers, practitioners and students in computer security and machine learning, and those wanting to learn about the next stage of the cybersecurity arms race.
Brilliant Laptops for the Over 50s is a visual quick reference book that shows you how to make the most of your laptop computer, particularly if it is your first one, or if you are new to the world of computers ! . It will give you a solid grounding on how choose the right laptop for you, how it works and how to get the best out of your laptop a complete reference for the beginner and intermediate user who hasn't growen up with a laptop. If you are considering buying a laptop, or want to learn how to get the very best out of your current laptop, this book is for you. The first couple of chapters look at the different types and specs of of laptops available and matches these to the needs and demands of the older user, helping you to understand what your laptop can do for you and how it fits into the bigger universe of laptops. As you move though the chapters you will learn more about how your laptop works, how to get the most from its and how to keep it in tip top condition. We also look at the kinds of software and peripherals you might find useful, how to manage security and connectivity issues and how to manage that all important aspect of the laptop ecosystem its battery. Brilliant Laptops provides . A visual tutorial taking you from laptop novice to accomplished user in easy steps. A guide to optimising your use of your laptop. making a more integral and essential part of your life. Essential guidance on the vast array of software and peripferal hardware available to you, allowing you to make the right choices for how you wnat to work Insider tips and tricks on optimising your hardware an software to make sure that you get every extra ounce of power and time from your battery.
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Discover how to maximize the advantages that the latest version of Microsoft (R) Office offers with the focused approach found in MICROSOFT (R) OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016: INTRODUCTORY. This new edition is part of the acclaimed Shelly Cashman Series (R) that has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students like you. MICROSOFT (R) OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016: INTRODUCTORY continues the Series' strong history of innovation with an enhanced learning approach to address your needs, no matter what your learning style. A trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach encourages you to expand your understanding of Microsoft (R) Office 2016 through experimentation, critical thought, and personalization. This new edition delivers the most effective educational materials specifically designed to engage, improve retention, and prepare you for success.
Equip yourself with the most up-to-date information to pass CompTIA's Linux (R)+ (Powered by LPI) Certification exam successfully and excel when using Linux (R) in today's business world with Eckert's LINUX (R)+ GUIDE TO LINUX (R) CERTIFICATION, 4E. This complete guide provides the solid conceptual foundation and mastery of hands-on skills necessary to work with the Linux (R) operation system in today's network administration environment. You'll find a focus on quality throughout with an emphasis on preparing you for valuable real-world experiences. This edition's comprehensive coverage presents updated information on the latest Linux (R) distributions as well as storage technologies commonly used in server environments, such as LVM and ZFS. New, expanded material addresses key job-related networking services, including FTP, NFS, Samba, Apache, DNS, DHCP, NTP, Squid, Postfix, SSH, VNC, Postgresql, and iptables/firewalld. You study the latest information on current and emerging security practices and technologies. Hands-On Projects help you practice new skills using both Fedora (TM) 20 and Ubuntu (R) Server 14.04 Linux (R), while review questions and key terms reinforce important concepts. Trust LINUX (R)+ GUIDE TO LINUX (R) CERTIFICATION, 4E for success on the certification exam and your career beyond.
The Wrinklies' Guide to Home Computing shows that you can teach an old dog new tricks - of the virtual kind. If you think a 'hard drive' is a journey beyond the local shop or that 'software' is something that your other half puts on before bed at night, this is the computing book for you. If 'tweeting' is a noise you associated with the dawn chorus and 'RAM' is a male sheep, then it's time to open these pages. A host of wrinkly-directed tips and advice tells you everything you need to know about buying a computer, setting it up, emailing your wrinkly chums and so much more. With this book you can work with the worldwide web, master magical movie software, select a social network and invade the internet. Catch up with the kids, make the grandchildren groan and tell the world that you might be wrinkly but you can still keep up with technical jargon.
A comprehensive guide to learning technologies that unlock the value in big data Cognitive Computing provides detailed guidance toward building a new class of systems that learn from experience and derive insights to unlock the value of big data. This book helps technologists understand cognitive computing's underlying technologies, from knowledge representation techniques and natural language processing algorithms to dynamic learning approaches based on accumulated evidence, rather than reprogramming. Detailed case examples from the financial, healthcare, and manufacturing walk readers step-by-step through the design and testing of cognitive systems, and expert perspectives from organizations such as Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, as well as commercial vendors that are creating solutions. These organizations provide insight into the real-world implementation of cognitive computing systems. The IBM Watson cognitive computing platform is described in a detailed chapter because of its significance in helping to define this emerging market. In addition, the book includes implementations of emerging projects from Qualcomm, Hitachi, Google and Amazon. Today's cognitive computing solutions build on established concepts from artificial intelligence, natural language processing, ontologies, and leverage advances in big data management and analytics. They foreshadow an intelligent infrastructure that enables a new generation of customer and context-aware smart applications in all industries. Cognitive Computing is a comprehensive guide to the subject, providing both the theoretical and practical guidance technologists need. * Discover how cognitive computing evolved from promise to reality * Learn the elements that make up a cognitive computing system * Understand the groundbreaking hardware and software technologies behind cognitive computing * Learn to evaluate your own application portfolio to find the best candidates for pilot projects * Leverage cognitive computing capabilities to transform the organization Cognitive systems are rightly being hailed as the new era of computing. Learn how these technologies enable emerging firms to compete with entrenched giants, and forward-thinking established firms to disrupt their industries. Professionals who currently work with big data and analytics will see how cognitive computing builds on their foundation, and creates new opportunities. Cognitive Computing provides complete guidance to this new level of human-machine interaction.
The bestselling account of a band of kids from New York who fought an electronic turf war that ranged across some of the nation's most powerful computer systems. "An immensely fun and -- one cannot emphasize this enough -- accessible history of the first outlaws in cyberspace."--Glamour
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Most Complete Guide to Maximizing Oracle Recovery Manager Deploy a rock-solid data backup and disaster recovery strategy with the in-depth guidance of this authoritative volume. From the exclusive publishers of Oracle Press books, Oracle Database 10g RMAN Backup & Recovery shows you, step by step, how to set up RMAN-ready databases, create reliable backup tapes and discs, and perform accurate Oracle system restores. Find out how to use RMAN from the command line and from Enterprise Manager, generate meaningful lists and reports, and automate administrative tasks using third-party media management tools. Plus, you'll learn to perform incremental backups, Flashback recoveries, and database cloning. Set up, configure, and maintain Oracle Database 10g RMAN Use RMAN recovery catalogs, target database packages, and control files Centralize backup tape management using Oracle Secure Backup Perform online, offline, and incremental system backups Monitor and tune performance with Enterprise Manager Grid Control and Database Control Accomplish complete and partial RMAN database restores Improve functionality using VERITAS NetBackup, EMC NetWorker Module, and Tivoli Storage Manager Overcome human errors using Flashback Versions Query and Transaction Query Create clone and standby databases from tape and disc backups Work with Real Application Cluster (RAC) databases and sync-and-split hardware technologies
Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron and his highly educated wife, Anne Isabella, is sometimes called the world's first computer programmer and has become an icon for women in technology. But how did a young woman in the nineteenth century, without access to formal school or university education, acquire the knowledge and expertise to become a pioneer of computer science? Although an unusual pursuit for women at the time, Ada Lovelace studied science and mathematics from a young age. This book uses previously unpublished archival material to explore her precocious childhood, from her ideas for a steam-powered flying horse to penetrating questions about the science of rainbows. A remarkable correspondence course with the eminent mathematician Augustus De Morgan shows her developing into a gifted, perceptive and knowledgeable mathematician. Active in Victorian London's social and scientific elite alongside Mary Somerville, Michael Faraday and Charles Dickens, Ada Lovelace became fascinated by the computing machines devised by Charles Babbage. The table of mathematical formulae sometimes called the 'first programme' occurs in her paper about his most ambitious invention, his unbuilt 'Analytical Engine'. Ada Lovelace died at just thirty-six, but her paper still strikes a chord to this day, with clear explanations of the principles of computing, and broader ideas on computer music and artificial intelligence now realised in modern digital computers. Featuring images of the 'first programme' and Lovelace's correspondence, alongside mathematical models, and contemporary illustrations, this book shows how Ada Lovelace, with astonishing prescience, explored key mathematical questions to understand the principles behind modern computing.
Business data integration is a complex problem that must be solved when organizations change or enhance their internal structures. The goal of this book is to present a simple yet thorough resource that describes the challenges of business data integration and the solutions to these challenges such as schema integration, illustrated through an Operational Data Store (ODS) case study. The book contains three sections spanning ten chapters. Section I, Foundational Concepts, will provide you with the necessary basic concepts and discuss schema integration. Section II, Preparation and Design, introduces the case study and we will reverse engineer each of the data sources to create a set of data dictionary reports which will provide us with the meta data we need to apply the schema integration process. Section III, Physical Implementation, will present scripts to populate each of the source databases and spreadsheets and use reports to create Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) specifications.
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