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New Perspectives Microsoft (R) Office 365 & Access 2016 - Comprehensive (Paperback, New edition): Sasha Vodnik, Mark Shellman New Perspectives Microsoft (R) Office 365 & Access 2016 - Comprehensive (Paperback, New edition)
Sasha Vodnik, Mark Shellman
R814 R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Save R116 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Develop the complete Microsoft (R) Access 2016 skills you need to be successful in college and beyond with the emphasis on critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage found in NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT (R) OFFICE 365 & ACCESS 2016: COMPREHENSIVE. Updated with all-new case-based modules, this thorough introduction applies the skills you are learning to real-world situations to ensure that you see the relevance of the concepts you are learning. A new Productivity Apps module visually introduces Microsoft (R) OneNote, Sway, Office Mix and Edge with fun, hands-on activities. Companion Sways provide videos and step-by-step instructions to help you learn to use each app. NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT (R) OFFICE 365 & ACCESS 2016: COMPREHENSIVE clearly demonstrates the importance of the extensive skills you're mastering while helping you transfer those skills to other applications and disciplines for further success.

What Algorithms Want - Imagination in the Age of Computing (Hardcover): Ed Finn What Algorithms Want - Imagination in the Age of Computing (Hardcover)
Ed Finn
R557 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R123 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The gap between theoretical ideas and messy reality, as seen in Neal Stephenson, Adam Smith, and Star Trek. We depend on-we believe in-algorithms to help us get a ride, choose which book to buy, execute a mathematical proof. It's as if we think of code as a magic spell, an incantation to reveal what we need to know and even what we want. Humans have always believed that certain invocations-the marriage vow, the shaman's curse-do not merely describe the world but make it. Computation casts a cultural shadow that is shaped by this long tradition of magical thinking. In this book, Ed Finn considers how the algorithm-in practical terms, "a method for solving a problem"-has its roots not only in mathematical logic but also in cybernetics, philosophy, and magical thinking. Finn argues that the algorithm deploys concepts from the idealized space of computation in a messy reality, with unpredictable and sometimes fascinating results. Drawing on sources that range from Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash to Diderot's Encyclopedie, from Adam Smith to the Star Trek computer, Finn explores the gap between theoretical ideas and pragmatic instructions. He examines the development of intelligent assistants like Siri, the rise of algorithmic aesthetics at Netflix, Ian Bogost's satiric Facebook game Cow Clicker, and the revolutionary economics of Bitcoin. He describes Google's goal of anticipating our questions, Uber's cartoon maps and black box accounting, and what Facebook tells us about programmable value, among other things. If we want to understand the gap between abstraction and messy reality, Finn argues, we need to build a model of "algorithmic reading" and scholarship that attends to process, spearheading a new experimental humanities.

Microsoft (R) Excel (R) 2010 Complete (Hardcover): Pasewark and Pasewark, Sandra Cable, Robin Romer Microsoft (R) Excel (R) 2010 Complete (Hardcover)
Pasewark and Pasewark, Sandra Cable, Robin Romer
R1,500 R1,248 Discovery Miles 12 480 Save R252 (17%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Microsoft Excel 2010 Complete, part of the Origins Series, provides a thorough introduction of Microsoft Excel 2010 skills to beginning learners. This text includes features that make learning easy and enjoyable, yet challenging for students. Students will be engaged with activities that range from simulations to case studies that challenge and sharpen problem-solving skills while gaining the hands-on practice needed to be confident and successful computer users.

Digital Photography Masterclass - Advanced Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures (Hardcover, 3 Ed): Tom Ang Digital Photography Masterclass - Advanced Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures (Hardcover, 3 Ed)
Tom Ang
R430 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R98 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Whether you simply want to take better family photographs or learn creative photography techniques, Tom Ang will teach you everything you need to know in this complete one-on-one digital photography course. Fully updated with the latest equipment and software, this new edition of Digital Photography Masterclass is packed with tips and step-by-step tutorials to help you get the best from your digital camera. From digital photography basics to image manipulation, Tom Ang shows you how to set up your camera, compose and light your shot, and how to use digital software to enhance the images you have taken. Whether you are a beginner or want to develop new skills, no matter what type of photography you are interested in - portrait, landscapes, sports, wildlife, or even fine art - with Digital Photography Masterclass, Tom Ang will show you how to get the best from your digital camera.

The Art of Social Media - Power Tips for Power Users (Paperback): Guy Kawasaki, Peg Fitzpatrick The Art of Social Media - Power Tips for Power Users (Paperback)
Guy Kawasaki, Peg Fitzpatrick
R265 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R97 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From Guy Kawasaki, the bestselling author of The Art of the Start and Enchantment, The Art of Social Media is a no-nonsense guide to becoming a social media superstar. By now it's clear that whether you're promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is near the top of what will determine your success or failure. And there are countless pundits, authors, and consultants eager to advise you. But there's no one quite like Guy Kawasaki, the legendary former chief evangelist for Apple and one of the pioneers of business blogging, tweeting, facebooking, tumbling, and much, much more. Now Guy has teamed up with his Canva colleague Peg Fitzpatrick to offer The Art of Social Media - the one essential guide you need to get the most bang for your time, effort, and money. With more than 100 practical tips, tricks, and insights, Guy and Peg present a ground-up strategy to produce a focused, thorough, and compelling presence on the most popular social-media platforms. They guide you through the steps of building your foundation, amassing your digital assets, going to market, optimizing your profile, attracting more followers, and effectively integrating social media and blogging. For beginners overwhelmed by too many choices, as well as seasoned professionals eager to improve their game, The Art of Social Media is full of tactics that have been proven to work in the real world. Or as Guy puts it, "Great Stuff, No Fluff." Guy Kawasaki, who helped make Macintosh a household name, now runs Garage Technology Ventures, a venture-capital firm. He has held his workshop, "Boot Camp for Start-ups," around the world. Kawasaki is the author of seven previous books, including Art of the Start, Enchantment and Rules for Revolutionaries.

Social Media Abyss - Critical Internet Cultures and the Force of Negation (Paperback): Geert Lovink Social Media Abyss - Critical Internet Cultures and the Force of Negation (Paperback)
Geert Lovink
R429 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R78 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Social Media Abyss plunges into the paradoxical condition of the new digital normal versus a lived state of emergency. There is a heightened, post-Snowden awareness; we know we are under surveillance but we click, share, rank and remix with a perverse indifference to technologies of capture and cultures of fear. Despite the incursion into privacy by companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon, social media use continues to be a daily habit with shrinking gadgets now an integral part of our busy lives. We are thrown between addiction anxiety and subliminal, obsessive use. Where does art, culture and criticism venture when the digital vanishes into the background? Geert Lovink strides into the frenzied social media debate with Social Media Abyss - the fifth volume of his ongoing investigation into critical internet culture. He examines the symbiotic yet problematic relation between networks and social movements, and further develops the notion of organized networks. Lovink doesn't just submit to the empty soul of 24/7 communication but rather provides the reader with radical alternatives. Selfie culture is one of many Lovink's topics, along with the internet obsession of American writer Jonathan Franzen, the internet in Uganda, the aesthetics of Anonymous and an anatomy of the Bitcoin religion. Will monetization through cybercurrencies and crowdfunding contribute to a redistribution of wealth or further widen the gap between rich and poor? In this age of the free, how a revenue model of the 99% be collectively designed? Welcome back to the Social Question.

Understanding Computers - Today and Tomorrow, Introductory, International Edition (Paperback, 14th edition): Charles S. Parker,... Understanding Computers - Today and Tomorrow, Introductory, International Edition (Paperback, 14th edition)
Charles S. Parker, Deborah Morley
R925 R780 Discovery Miles 7 800 Save R145 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

UNDERSTANDIING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW, INTRODUCTORY, 14e, International Edition gives readers a classic introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist! Known for its emphasis on industry insight and societal issues, this text makes concepts relevant to today's career-focused students.

HTML5 and CSS - Complete, International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition): Denise Woods HTML5 and CSS - Complete, International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition)
Denise Woods
R620 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R86 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Part of the highly successful Shelly Cashman series, this text provides an introduction to HTML5 and CSS and leads the user through a clear, step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach to learning. Readers learn how to create a Web page using HTML5, format the page, add graphics, and more.

Data Structures and Algorithms in Java (Paperback, 6th Edition International Student Version): Michael T Goodrich, Roberto... Data Structures and Algorithms in Java (Paperback, 6th Edition International Student Version)
Michael T Goodrich, Roberto Tamassia, Michael H. Goldwasser
R1,064 R891 Discovery Miles 8 910 Save R173 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The design and analysis of efficient data structures has long been recognized as a key component of the Computer Science curriculum. Goodrich and Tomassia's approach to this classic topic is based on the object-oriented paradigm as the framework of choice for the design of data structures. For each ADT presented in the text, the authors provide an associated Java interface. Concrete data structures realizing the ADTs are provided as Java classes implementing the interfaces. The Java code implementing fundamental data structures in this book is organized in a single Java package, net.datastructures. This package forms a coherent library of data structures and algorithms in Java specifically designed for educational purposes in a way that is complimentary with the Java Collections Framework.

ASP.NET 4.0 in Practice (Paperback): Daniele Bochicchio ASP.NET 4.0 in Practice (Paperback)
Daniele Bochicchio
R1,029 Discovery Miles 10 290 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Summary

"ASP.NET 4.0 in Practice" contains over 100 real world techniques distilled from the experience of a team of MVPs. Using a practical problem-solution-discussion format, the book will guide you through the most common scenarios you will face in a typical ASP.NET application, and provide solutions and suggestions to take your applications to another level. About the Technology

ASP.NET is an established technology to build web applications using Microsoft products. It drives a number of enterprise-level web sites around the world, but it can be scaled for projects of any size. The new version 4.0 is an evolutionary step: you will find a lot of new features that you will be able to leverage to build better web applications with minimal effort. About the Book

ASP.NET is a massive framework that requires a large amount of know-how from developers. Fortunately, this book distills over 100 practical ASP.NET techniques from the experience of a team of MVPs, and puts them right at your fingertips.

The techniques are tested and selected for their usefulness, and they are all presented in a simple problem-solution-discussion format. You'll discover methods for key new subjects like data integration with Entity Framework and ASP.NET MVC. Along the way, you'll also find ways to make your applications fast and secure.

This book is written for developers familiar with the basics of ASP.NET, looking to become more productive with it.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's Inside The Identity Map pattern in EF 4 Use Master Pages to define a common UI Adaptive Rendering Save user login data securely ......and much more ========================================​======= Table of ContentsPART 1 ASP.NET FUNDAMENTALS Getting acquainted with ASP.NET 4.0 Data access reloaded: Entity FrameworkIntegrating Entity Framework and ASP.NET PART 2 ASP.NET WEB FORMS Building the user interface with ASP.NET Web FormsData binding in ASP.NET Web FormsCustom controlsTaking control of markup PART 3 ASP.NET MVC Introducing ASP.NET MVCCustomizing and extending ASP.NET MVC PART 4 SECURITY ASP.NET securityASP.NET authentication and authorization PART 5 ADVANCED TOPICS Ajax and RIAs with ASP.NET 4.0StateCaching in ASP.NET Extreme ASP.NET 4.0Performance and optimizations

Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow (Paperback): Aurelien Geron Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow (Paperback)
Aurelien Geron
R1,108 R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Save R285 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Through a series of recent breakthroughs, deep learning has boosted the entire field of machine learning. Now, even programmers who know close to nothing about this technology can use simple, efficient tools to implement programs capable of learning from data. This practical book shows you how. By using concrete examples, minimal theory, and two production-ready Python frameworks-scikit-learn and TensorFlow-author Aurelien Geron helps you gain an intuitive understanding of the concepts and tools for building intelligent systems. You'll learn a range of techniques, starting with simple linear regression and progressing to deep neural networks. With exercises in each chapter to help you apply what you've learned, all you need is programming experience to get started. Explore the machine learning landscape, particularly neural nets Use scikit-learn to track an example machine-learning project end-to-end Explore several training models, including support vector machines, decision trees, random forests, and ensemble methods Use the TensorFlow library to build and train neural nets Dive into neural net architectures, including convolutional nets, recurrent nets, and deep reinforcement learning Learn techniques for training and scaling deep neural nets Apply practical code examples without acquiring excessive machine learning theory or algorithm details

Terraform: Up & Running - Writing Infrastructure as Code (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Yevgeniy Brikman Terraform: Up & Running - Writing Infrastructure as Code (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Yevgeniy Brikman
R1,088 R804 Discovery Miles 8 040 Save R284 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With this practical book, readers will learn how to get up and running with Terraform, an open source tool that allows them to define infrastructure for a variety of cloud providers-including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, and others-using a simple, declarative programming language. Author Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman introduces the Terraform syntax, and explains how to deploy and manage infrastructure with just a few CLI commands.

Windows Server 2019 & PowerShell All-in-One For Dummies (Paperback): Sara Perrott Windows Server 2019 & PowerShell All-in-One For Dummies (Paperback)
Sara Perrott
R748 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R307 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Your one-stop reference for Windows Server 2019 and PowerShell know-how Windows Server 2019 & PowerShell All-in-One For Dummies offers a single reference to help you build and expand your knowledge of all things Windows Server, including the all-important PowerShell framework. Written by an information security pro and professor who trains aspiring system administrators, this book covers the broad range of topics a system administrator needs to know to run Windows Server 2019, including how to install, configure, and secure a system. This book includes coverage of: Installing & Setting Up Windows Server Configuring Windows Server 2019 Administering Windows Server 2019 Configuring Networking Managing Security Working with Windows PowerShell Installing and Administering Hyper-V Installing, Configuring, and Using Containers If you're a budding or experienced system administrator looking to build or expand your knowledge of Windows Server, this book has you covered.

Programming with MicroPython (Paperback): Nicholas H. Tollervey Programming with MicroPython (Paperback)
Nicholas H. Tollervey
R1,024 R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Save R443 (43%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It's an exciting time to get involved with MicroPython, the re-implementation of Python 3 for microcontrollers and embedded systems. This practical guide delivers the knowledge you need to roll up your sleeves and create exceptional embedded projects with this lean and efficient programming language. If you're familiar with Python as a programmer, educator, or maker, you're ready to learn-and have fun along the way. Author Nicholas Tollervey takes you on a journey from first steps to advanced projects. You'll explore the types of devices that run MicroPython, and examine how the language uses and interacts with hardware to process input, connect to the outside world, communicate wirelessly, make sounds and music, and drive robotics projects. Work with MicroPython on four typical devices: PyBoard, the micro:bit, Adafruit's Circuit Playground Express, and ESP8266/ESP32 boards Explore a framework that helps you generate, evaluate, and evolve embedded projects that solve real problems Dive into practical MicroPython examples: visual feedback, input and sensing, GPIO, networking, sound and music, and robotics Learn how idiomatic MicroPython helps you express a lot with the minimum of resources Take the next step by getting involved with the Python community

A Simple Guide to SPSS (R) for Political Science, International Edition (Paperback, Revised ed.): Lee A. Kirkpatrick, Quentin... A Simple Guide to SPSS (R) for Political Science, International Edition (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Lee A. Kirkpatrick, Quentin Kidd
R715 R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Save R112 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

A Simple Guide to SPSS for Political Science, International Edition is a supplemental text that can be used with another statistics or research methods text. Designed for Political Science majors, A Simple Guide to SPSS for Political Science, International Edition helps students navigate through SPSS while taking a statistics or research methods course. The text includes additional coverage of categorical dependent variables, sample problems, and data sets specifically for Political Science. The American National Election Studies (ANES) database is used for sample problems, providing students with well-known and widely used resources in Political Science.

David Busch's Sony Alpha SLT-A35 Guide to Digital Photography (Paperback): David Busch David Busch's Sony Alpha SLT-A35 Guide to Digital Photography (Paperback)
David Busch
R560 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R137 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Sony Alpha SLT-A35 is one of the most innovative entry-level cameras Sony has ever introduced, with sensational features like a full-time, real-time preview system called Live View and an amazing 7 frames-per-second shooting rate. The camera boasts 16 megapixels of resolution, blazing-fast automatic focus, and a pioneering transparent mirror that allows light to pass to the sensor at all times. As the owner of a Sony Alpha SLT-A35, you demand the ability to take outstanding pictures with your new camera. DAVID BUSCH'S SONY ALPHA SLT-A35 GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY shows you how, when, and why to use all the cool features, controls, and functions of the Sony Alpha SLT-A35 to take great photographs. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply file formats, resolution, aperture/shutter priority exposure, and other automatic exposure features. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so you'll quickly learn how to use the Sony Alpha SLT-A35, and use it like a pro!

Digital Photographer's Handbook - 6th Edition of the Best-Selling Photography Manual (Hardcover, 6th edition): Tom Ang Digital Photographer's Handbook - 6th Edition of the Best-Selling Photography Manual (Hardcover, 6th edition)
Tom Ang
R631 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R214 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Get snap happy with the new edition of the best-selling guide to digital photography from guru Tom Ang. Learn everything you need to know about digital photography with the Digital Photographer's Handbook 6th Edition, the definitive photography guide. This digital photography guide is jam-packed with inspirational images and jargon-free tips to demystify the technical elements of photography and get you taking great shots every time. Fully updated to include all of the latest developments in digital cameras, equipment and software, this stunning guide explores the pros and cons of all types of camera, from camera phones to top-of-the-range DSLRs. Learn how to manipulate your pictures to perfection and pick up trouble-shooting advice to make the most out of your camera. Suitable for all levels of experience, the Digital Photographer's Handbook 6th edition is perfect for anyone looking to get snap happy. Previous edition ISBN 9781405393195

Destiny 2 (Paperback): Prima Games Destiny 2 (Paperback)
Prima Games 1
R392 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R119 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Art Gallery- A collection of artwork and concepts from the creators at Bungie The Multiplayer- Crucible Tips, tactics, and detailed maps to help you win in Guardian combat. The Armory- A rundown of exotic and rare gear for you to hunt down in game. The Field Manual- Information about new features in Destiny 2 and strategies to help refine your playstyle. The Enemies- Art, intel, and combat behaviors for the denizens of the Destiny 2 universe. What to expect from your foes and how to take them down. The Missions- Your guide to the world of Destiny 2 - featuring a walkthrough of the Campaign, Strikes, and more. The Director Atlas- Detailed maps and information for the worlds within Destiny 2 - locate chests, enemy groups, bosses, and learn other valuable intel. Free eGuide- Use the enhanced eGuide to access expanded coverage of the side missions and additional activities available in Destiny 2.

Fundamentals of Business Information Systems (with CourseMate & eBook Access Card) (Paperback, 2nd edition): Thomas Chesney,... Fundamentals of Business Information Systems (with CourseMate & eBook Access Card) (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Thomas Chesney, George Reynolds, Ralph M. Stair
R744 R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Save R111 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

The 2nd international edition of Fundamentals of Business Information Systems continues to offer a concise overview of the key principles of information systems, using the same nine-chapter format as the original US text, but with new content and updated global examples threaded throughout. Readers gain a captivating overview of the IS discipline and the rapidly changing role of today's IS professional. New references and cases in each chapter bring the latest IS topics and examples to the forefront, clearly demonstrating the emphasis today's organizations place on innovation and speed. Seasoned authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds are joined by Thomas Chesney (Nottingham University Business School) and together they weave the fundamentals of managing information systems into an understandable and engaging text that is mapped specifically to the requirements of students studying in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Its concise overview of IS provides readers with the knowledge they need to function more effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders in business today. This textbook is autopackaged with Coursemate. CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook and interactive teaching and learning tools including quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more and an EngagementTracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.

Management of Information Security (Paperback, 4th edition): Herbert Mattord, Michael Whitman Management of Information Security (Paperback, 4th edition)
Herbert Mattord, Michael Whitman
R802 R682 Discovery Miles 6 820 Save R120 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, Fourth Edition gives readers an overview of information security and assurance using both domestic and international standards, all from a management perspective. Beginning with the foundational and technical components of information security, this edition then focuses on access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics.The Fourth Edition is revised and updated to reflect changes in the field, including the ISO 27000 series, so as to prepare readers to succeed in the workplace.

CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide - Exam XK0-004 (Paperback, 4th Edition): Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide - Exam XK0-004 (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum
R1,089 R709 Discovery Miles 7 090 Save R380 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The bestselling study guide completely updated for the NEW CompTIA Linux+ Exam XK0-004 This is your one-stop resource for complete coverage of Exam XK0-004, covering 100% of all exam objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to superior content including, assessment tests that check exam readiness, objective map, real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, key topic exam essentials, and challenging chapter review questions. Linux is a UNIX-based operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the help of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License, the source code is free. Because of this Linux is viewed by many organizations and companies as an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to expensive OSs, such as Microsoft Windows. The CompTIA Linux+ exam tests a candidate's understanding and familiarity with the Linux Kernel. As the Linux server market share continues to grow, so too does demand for qualified and certified Linux administrators. Building on the popular Sybex Study Guide approach, this book will provide 100% coverage of the NEW Linux+ Exam XK0-004 objectives. The book contains clear and concise information on all Linux administration topic, and includes practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience. Hardware and System Configuration Systems Operation and Maintenance Security Linux Troubleshooting and Diagnostics Automation and Scripting You'll also have access to an online test bank, including a bonus practice exam, electronic flashcards, and a searchable PDF of key terms.

Data Visualisation - A Handbook for Data Driven Design (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Andy Kirk Data Visualisation - A Handbook for Data Driven Design (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Andy Kirk 1
R910 R689 Discovery Miles 6 890 Save R221 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

One of the "six best books for data geeks" - Financial Times With over 200 images and extensive how-to and how-not-to examples, this new edition has everything students and scholars need to understand and create effective data visualisations. Combining `how to think' instruction with a `how to produce' mentality, this book takes readers step-by-step through analysing, designing, and curating information into useful, impactful tools of communication. With this book and its extensive collection of online support, readers can: - Decide what visualisations work best for their data and their audience using the chart gallery - See data visualisation in action and learn the tools to try it themselves - Follow online checklists, tutorials, and exercises to build skills and confidence - Get advice from the UK's leading data visualisation trainer on everything from getting started to honing the craft.

The Dark Side of Game Texturing (Paperback): David Franson The Dark Side of Game Texturing (Paperback)
David Franson
R1,675 R1,172 Discovery Miles 11 720 Save R503 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A perfect and direct starting point for a beginner game texture artist! "The Dark Side of Game Texturing" is also an excellent reference for intermediate artists, or for those who want to further their digital art skills. Learn how to create game textures similar to the eerie, sinister, and ominous textures seen in great video games like Quake, Unreal, Half-Life, and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. "The Dark Side Of Game Texturing" features a plethora of dynamic, full color, step-by-step texturing tutorials that reflect the nature of those games and more including military, fantasy, medieval, and sci-fi. You'll learn how to create decals like bullet holes, blast marks, signs, and more. Sprites such as lightning, fires, and explosions are also covered. Focusing on a topic rarely covered in other 3D graphics books, this is an ultimate hands-on guide to creating totally cool game textures that directly reflect the nature of many recently released video games.

Generative Deep Learning - Teaching Machines to Paint, Write, Compose and Play (Paperback): David Foster Generative Deep Learning - Teaching Machines to Paint, Write, Compose and Play (Paperback)
David Foster
R1,434 R806 Discovery Miles 8 060 Save R628 (44%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Generative modeling is one of the hottest topics in artificial intelligence. Recent advances in the field have shown how it's possible to teach a machine to excel at human endeavors-such as drawing, composing music, and completing tasks-by generating an understanding of how its actions affect its environment. With this practical book, machine learning engineers and data scientists will learn how to recreate some of the most famous examples of generative deep learning models, such as variational autoencoders and generative adversarial networks (GANs). You'll also learn how to apply the techniques to your own datasets. David Foster, cofounder of Applied Data Science, demonstrates the inner workings of each technique, starting with the basics of deep learning before advancing to the most cutting-edge algorithms in the field. Through tips and tricks, you'll learn how to make your models learn more efficiently and become more creative. Get a fundamental overview of deep learning Learn about libraries such as Keras and TensorFlow Discover how variational autoencoders work Get practical examples of generative adversarial networks (GANs) Understand how autoregressive generative models function Apply generative models within a reinforcement learning setting to accomplish tasks

Microsoft (R) Excel (R) 2010 - Comprehensive, International Edition (Paperback, International edition): Gary B. Shelly, Jeffrey... Microsoft (R) Excel (R) 2010 - Comprehensive, International Edition (Paperback, International edition)
Gary B. Shelly, Jeffrey J Quasney
R1,009 R855 Discovery Miles 8 550 Save R154 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

In 'Microsoft Excel 2010' you'll find features that are specifically designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Our trademark step-by-step approach now encourages students to expand their understanding of the software through experimentation, exploration, and planning ahead.

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