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Compiler Construction - 18th International Conference, CC 2009, Held as Part of the Joint European Conferences on Theory and... Compiler Construction - 18th International Conference, CC 2009, Held as Part of the Joint European Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2009, York, UK, March 22-29, 2009, Proceedings (Paperback, 2009 ed.)
Oege De Moor, Michael I Schwartzbach
R2,139 Discovery Miles 21 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Compiler Construction, CC 2009, held in York, UK, in March 2009 as part of ETAPS 2009, the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software.

Following a very thorough review process, 18 full research papers were selected from 72 submissions. Topics covered include traditional compiler construction, compiler analyses, runtime systems and tools, programming tools, techniques for specific domains, and the design and implementation of novel language constructs.

The Art of Statistics - How to Learn from Data (Hardcover): David Spiegelhalter The Art of Statistics - How to Learn from Data (Hardcover)
David Spiegelhalter 1
R723 R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Save R135 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Computational Systems Biology (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): Jason McDermott, RAM Samudrala, Roger Bumgarner, Kristina Montgomery,... Computational Systems Biology (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
Jason McDermott, RAM Samudrala, Roger Bumgarner, Kristina Montgomery, Renee Ireton
R4,346 Discovery Miles 43 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Computational systems biology is the term that we use to describe computational methods to identify, infer, model, and store relationships between the molecules, pathways, and cells (''systems'') involved in a living organism. Based on this definition, the field of computational systems biology has been in existence for some time. However, the recent confluence of high-throughput methodology for biological data gathering,genome-scalesequencing,andcomputationalprocessingpowerhasdrivena reinvention and expansion of this field. The expansions include not only modeling of small metabolic (1-3) and signaling systems (2, 4) but also modeling of the relati- ships between biological components in very large systems, including whole cells and organisms (5-15). Generally, these models provide a general overview of one or more aspects of these systems and leave the determination of details to experimentalists focused on smaller subsystems. The promise of such approaches is that they will elucidate patterns, relationships, and general features, which are not evident from examining specific components or subsystems. These predictions are either interesting in and of themselves (e. g. , the identification of an evolutionary pattern) or interesting andvaluabletoresearchersworkingonaparticularproblem(e. g. ,highlightapreviously unknown functional pathway). Two events have occurred to bring the field of computational systems biology to theforefront. Oneistheadventofhigh-throughputmethodsthathavegeneratedlarge amounts of information about particular systems in the form of genetic studies, gene and protein expression analyses and metabolomics. With such tools, research to c- sidersystemsasawholearebeingconceived,planned,andimplementedexperimentally on an ever more frequent and wider scale.

Information Systems Essentials, International Edition (with Printed Access Card) (Paperback, 6th edition): George Reynolds,... Information Systems Essentials, International Edition (with Printed Access Card) (Paperback, 6th edition)
George Reynolds, Ralph Stair
R1,305 R1,099 Discovery Miles 10 990 Save R206 (16%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Equip your students with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of information systems with the latest, concise overview from leading authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds. Information Systems Essentials, 6e, International Edition uses nine short chapters to explore the core principles of IS, provide students with an engaging overview of the IS discipline today, and detail the rapidly changing role of today's IS professional. Your students will gain a strong understanding of the changing role of today's IS professional with this book's wealth of current examples and IS references. The book provides new discussion on multimedia in today's business, application development for the iPhone, iPad, and similar devices, cloud computing, forecasting, and other issues reshaping IS today. New materials and examples on environmental design and green computing prepare students for today's workforce. New examples of supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) better equip students for business success. This edition presents some of the most recent research on virtual communities and work structures, including how social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are assisting virtual teams and how companies are effectively using virtual organizational structures with mobile workers. No matter what their major, students can use the principles in Information Systems Essentials, 6e, International Edition to function more effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders in business today.

Information Systems Development - Towards a Service Provision Society (Hardcover, 2010): George Angelos Papadopoulos, Wita... Information Systems Development - Towards a Service Provision Society (Hardcover, 2010)
George Angelos Papadopoulos, Wita Wojtkowski, Gregory Wojtkowski, Stanislaw Wrycza, Joze Zupancic
R8,593 Discovery Miles 85 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Thistwo-volumebookisthepublishedproceedingsofthe17thInternationalConferenceonInformation SystemsDevelopment(ISD2008)thatwashostedbytheDepartmentofComputerScienceoftheU- versityofCyprusattheAnnabelleHotel,Paphos,Cyprus,from25-27August2008. Thethemeofthe conferencewas"TowardsaServiceProvisionSociety". Intotal,131delegatesfrom34differentcountriesregisteredfortheconference,makingitatruly internationalevent. Paperspresentedattheconferencestronglyreflectedtheconferencetheme. Of165 paperssubmitted,99werepresentedattheconference,representinganacceptancerateofapproximately 60%. Allpaperswerepeerreviewedby3or4referees(atotalof543reviewreportsweresubmitted, correspondingtoanaverageof3. 29reviewsperpaper). Overthecourseof3days,28papersessionswereheld,coveringarangeofareassuchas"Information SystemsEngineering&Management","BusinessSystemsAnalysis&Design","IntelligentInformation Systems","AgileandHigh-SpeedSystemsDevelopmentMethods","EnterpriseSystemsDevelopment& Adoption","PublicInformationSystemsDevelopment","InformationSystemsDevelopmentEducation", "Information Systems Development in Developing Nations", "Legal and Administrative Aspects of InformationSystemsDevelopment","InformationSystemsResearchMethodologies","Service-Oriented AnalysisandDesignofInformationSystems","ITServiceManagement","PhilosophicalandTheoretical IssuesinInformationSystemsDevelopment","Model-drivenEngineeringinISD","HumanComputer Interaction(HCI)inInformationSystemsDevelopment". Thebookisorganisedbyorderoftheconference sessions. Whileallthepresentedpaperswereofhighquality,wehaveselectedtwoofthemtosharetheBest Paper Award. The first one is "Modeling the contribution of enterprise architecture practice to the achievementofbusinessgoals"byMarliesvanSteenbergenandSjaakBrinkkemper. Thesecondoneis "Whycan'twebetonISDOutcomes?:ISD'Form'asaPredictorofSuccess"byMikeNewman,ShanL PanandGaryPan. Furthermore,toacknowledgethequalityofthereviewshecompleted,thequality ofthepaperhesubmitted,hisroleasatrackandsessionchair,andhisgeneralparticipationinthe conference,wehaveawardedanOverallContributionAwardtoMichaelLangoftheNationalUniversity of Ireland, Galway. Details of these awards can be found on the conference Web site at http:// isd2008. cs. ucy. ac. cy. Ourgratitudeisextendedfirsttoallthosewhoattendedandauthoredworkfortheconference. The contributionoftheInternationalProgramCommitteewasinvaluableinidentifyingtrackchairsand reviewerstocommittodoingvitalwork. Whilevolunteeringtohostaconferenceisahighlypersonal undertaking,withoutsupportitwouldbeimpossible. Thus,wewishtothankoursponsorsfortheir financialsupportandotheraid. The ISD conference community has developed over the years a real sense of collegiality and friendliness,perhapsunusuallysoforaconference. Atthesametimeithasbeenastimulatingforum whereafreeexchangeofviewsandperspectivesisencouraged. Perhapswhatbringsthecommunity togetherisabeliefthattheprocessofsystemsdevelopmentisimportant;whetheritissystematicor structuredorimprovisedorspontaneous,thereissomethingabouttheprocessandtheoutcomesthat excitesus. Weformaspectrumofthoughtfromthosewhoseetheactivityassomewhatscientifictoothers thatseeitaswhollysociological;wespanadividebetweenabstractandconceptual,tohardcodeand v vi Preface artefacts-somewherein-betweenliesthetruth. Ifourworkistomakeameaningfulcontributiontoboth practice(byteachingstudents)andresearch(bysharingourexperiencesandstudieswithothers),then hopefullythisconferencewillhavedonealittleoftheformerandmuchforthelatter. GeorgeA. Papadopoulos GregoryWojtkowski WitaWojtkowski StanislawWrycza JozeZupancic Contents 1. Designing Class Methods from Dataflow Diagrams Peretz Shoval and Judith Kabeli-Shani 1. Introduction...1 2. OverviewoftheDesignPhaseofFOOM...2 3. TransactionsandTheirDescriptions...3 3. 1. WhatisaTransaction?...3 3. 2. Top-LevelDescriptionsofTransactions...5 4. DetailedDesignofTransactionsandClassMethods...6 4. 1. StepsintheDesignofTransactionandClassMethods...6 4. 2. FromTop-LeveltoDetailedTransactionDescriptions...6 4. 3. FromDetailedDescriptionsofTransactiontoClassMethods...7 4. 4. MessageCharts...9 5. Summary...9 References...10 2. On The Human, Organizational, and Technical Aspects of Software Development and Analysis ? ? Robertas Damasevicius 1. Introduction...11 2. Non-TechnicalAspectsofSoftwareDevelopment ...12 2. 1. SocialAspects...12 2. 2. OrganizationalAspects...12 2. 3. PsychologicalAspects...13 2. 4. CulturalAspects...13 3. SocialDisciplinesofComputerScience...13 4. Socio-TechnicalSoftwareAnalysis...15 4. 1. Concept,Context,andAimsofSocio-TechnicalSoftwareAnalysis...15 4. 2. Socio-TechnicalSoftwareAnalysisvs. TraditionalDomainAnalysis...15 5. DiscussionandConclusions...16 References...

Understanding Computers in a Changing Society, International Edition (Paperback, 5th edition): Deborah Morley Understanding Computers in a Changing Society, International Edition (Paperback, 5th edition)
Deborah Morley
R964 R820 Discovery Miles 8 200 Save R144 (15%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY, 5E, International Edition gives readers a classic introduction to computer concepts and societal issues, delivering content that is relevant to today's career-focused student.

Recent Advances in Hybrid Metaheuristics for Data Clustering (Hardcover): Sourav De, Sandip Dey, Siddhartha Bhattacharyya Recent Advances in Hybrid Metaheuristics for Data Clustering (Hardcover)
Sourav De, Sandip Dey, Siddhartha Bhattacharyya
R2,929 Discovery Miles 29 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An authoritative guide to an in-depth analysis of various state-of-the-art data clustering approaches using a range of computational intelligence techniques Recent Advances in Hybrid Metaheuristics for Data Clustering offers a guide to the fundamentals of various metaheuristics and their application to data clustering. Metaheuristics are designed to tackle complex clustering problems where classical clustering algorithms have failed to be either effective or efficient. The authors--noted experts on the topic--provide a text that can aid in the design and development of hybrid metaheuristics to be applied to data clustering. The book includes performance analysis of the hybrid metaheuristics in relationship to their conventional counterparts. In addition to providing a review of data clustering, the authors include in-depth analysis of different optimization algorithms. The text offers a step-by-step guide in the build-up of hybrid metaheuristics and to enhance comprehension. In addition, the book contains a range of real-life case studies and their applications. This important text: Includes performance analysis of the hybrid metaheuristics as related to their conventional counterparts Offers an in-depth analysis of a range of optimization algorithms Highlights a review of data clustering Contains a detailed overview of different standard metaheuristics in current use Presents a step-by-step guide to the build-up of hybrid metaheuristics Offers real-life case studies and applications Written for researchers, students and academics in computer science, mathematics, and engineering, Recent Advances in Hybrid Metaheuristics for Data Clustering provides a text that explores the current data clustering approaches using a range of computational intelligence techniques.

Scientific Computing - An Introductory Survey (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Michael T. Heath Scientific Computing - An Introductory Survey (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Michael T. Heath
R2,427 R2,189 Discovery Miles 21 890 Save R238 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book differs from traditional numerical analysis texts in that it focuses on the motivation and ideas behind the algorithms presented rather than on detailed analyses of them. It presents a broad overview of methods and software for solving mathematical problems arising in computational modeling and data analysis, including proper problem formulation, selection of effective solution algorithms, and interpretation of results. In the 20 years since its original publication, the modern, fundamental perspective of this book has aged well, and it continues to be used in the classroom. This Classics edition has been updated to include pointers to Python software and the Chebfun package, expansions on barycentric formulation for Lagrange polynomial interpretation and stochastic methods, and the availability of about 100 interactive educational modules that dynamically illustrate the concepts and algorithms in the book. Scientific Computing: An Introductory Survey, Second Edition is intended as both a textbook and a reference for computationally oriented disciplines that need to solve mathematical problems.

Discovering Computers, Brief - Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World, International Edition (with Student Success Guide)... Discovering Computers, Brief - Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World, International Edition (with Student Success Guide) (Paperback, International edition)
Misty Vermaat, Jeffrey J Quasney
R879 R760 Discovery Miles 7 600 Save R119 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Students are guided through the latest trends in computer concepts and technology in an exciting and easy-to-follow format. Updated for currency ENHANCED DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, BRIEF: YOUR INTERACTIVE GUIDE TO THE DIGITAL WORLD, INTERNATIONAL EDITION provides readers with the most up-to-date information on the latest technology in today's digital world.

Advanced Java Programming (Paperback): Uttam K. Roy Advanced Java Programming (Paperback)
Uttam K. Roy
R900 Discovery Miles 9 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Advanced Java Programming is a textbook specially designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Computer Science, Information Technology, and Computer Applications (BE/BTech/BCA/ME/M.Tech/MCA). Divided into three parts, the book provides an exhaustive coverage of topics taught in advanced Java and other related subjects. It first introduces important language features such as Reflection, JNI, template, AWT and swing, Security etc. The second part primarily focuses on core network programming concepts such as sockets, RMI, Mail, XML-RPC etc. The state-of-the-art concepts such as SOAP, Applet, Servlet, JSP, JDBC, Hibernate, JMS, J2EE, JNDI, CORBA, JSF etc. have been discussed in the last part. The content is enhanced with numerous illustrations, examples, program codes, and screenshots. With its lucid presentation and inclusion of numerous real-world examples and codes, the book will be equally useful for Java professionals.

Building Machine Learning Pipelines - Automating Model Life Cycles with Tensorflow (Paperback): Hannes Hapke, Catherine Nelson Building Machine Learning Pipelines - Automating Model Life Cycles with Tensorflow (Paperback)
Hannes Hapke, Catherine Nelson
R1,428 R1,091 Discovery Miles 10 910 Save R337 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Companies are spending billions on machine learning projects, but it's money wasted if the models can't be deployed effectively. In this practical guide, Hannes Hapke and Catherine Nelson walk you through the steps of automating a machine learning pipeline using the TensorFlow ecosystem. You'll learn the techniques and tools that will cut deployment time from days to minutes, so that you can focus on developing new models rather than maintaining legacy systems. Data scientists, machine learning engineers, and DevOps engineers will discover how to go beyond model development to successfully productize their data science projects, while managers will better understand the role they play in helping to accelerate these projects. Understand the steps to build a machine learning pipeline Build your pipeline using components from TensorFlow Extended Orchestrate your machine learning pipeline with Apache Beam, Apache Airflow, and Kubeflow Pipelines Work with data using TensorFlow Data Validation and TensorFlow Transform Analyze a model in detail using TensorFlow Model Analysis Examine fairness and bias in your model performance Deploy models with TensorFlow Serving or TensorFlow Lite for mobile devices Learn privacy-preserving machine learning techniques

Cyber Breach Response That Actually Works - Organizational Approach to Managing Residual Risk (Paperback): Andrew Gorecki Cyber Breach Response That Actually Works - Organizational Approach to Managing Residual Risk (Paperback)
Andrew Gorecki
R927 R723 Discovery Miles 7 230 Save R204 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

You will be breached--the only question is whether you'll be ready A cyber breach could cost your organization millions of dollars--in 2019, the average cost of a cyber breach for companies was $3.9M, a figure that is increasing 20-30% annually. But effective planning can lessen the impact and duration of an inevitable cyberattack. Cyber Breach Response That Actually Works provides a business-focused methodology that will allow you to address the aftermath of a cyber breach and reduce its impact to your enterprise. This book goes beyond step-by-step instructions for technical staff, focusing on big-picture planning and strategy that makes the most business impact. Inside, you'll learn what drives cyber incident response and how to build effective incident response capabilities. Expert author Andrew Gorecki delivers a vendor-agnostic approach based on his experience with Fortune 500 organizations. Understand the evolving threat landscape and learn how to address tactical and strategic challenges to build a comprehensive and cohesive cyber breach response program Discover how incident response fits within your overall information security program, including a look at risk management Build a capable incident response team and create an actionable incident response plan to prepare for cyberattacks and minimize their impact to your organization Effectively investigate small and large-scale incidents and recover faster by leveraging proven industry practices Navigate legal issues impacting incident response, including laws and regulations, criminal cases and civil litigation, and types of evidence and their admissibility in court In addition to its valuable breadth of discussion on incident response from a business strategy perspective, Cyber Breach Response That Actually Works offers information on key technology considerations to aid you in building an effective capability and accelerating investigations to ensure your organization can continue business operations during significant cyber events.

Growing with Technology: Level 2 (Hardcover, New edition): Gary Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Rachel Biheller-Bunin Growing with Technology: Level 2 (Hardcover, New edition)
Gary Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Rachel Biheller-Bunin
R1,872 R1,551 Discovery Miles 15 510 Save R321 (17%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Preparing today's children for tomorrow's technology! The computing fundamentals program designed to prepare elementary students for a future using technology.

Genome-Scale Algorithm Design - Biological Sequence Analysis in the Era of High-Throughput Sequencing (Hardcover): Veli... Genome-Scale Algorithm Design - Biological Sequence Analysis in the Era of High-Throughput Sequencing (Hardcover)
Veli Makinen, Djamal Belazzougui, Fabio Cunial, Alexandru I. Tomescu
R1,213 Discovery Miles 12 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

High-throughput sequencing has revolutionised the field of biological sequence analysis. Its application has enabled researchers to address important biological questions, often for the first time. This book provides an integrated presentation of the fundamental algorithms and data structures that power modern sequence analysis workflows. The topics covered range from the foundations of biological sequence analysis (alignments and hidden Markov models), to classical index structures (k-mer indexes, suffix arrays and suffix trees), Burrows-Wheeler indexes, graph algorithms and a number of advanced omics applications. The chapters feature numerous examples, algorithm visualisations, exercises and problems, each chosen to reflect the steps of large-scale sequencing projects, including read alignment, variant calling, haplotyping, fragment assembly, alignment-free genome comparison, transcript prediction and analysis of metagenomic samples. Each biological problem is accompanied by precise formulations, providing graduate students and researchers in bioinformatics and computer science with a powerful toolkit for the emerging applications of high-throughput sequencing.

Warehouse Management with SAP S/4HANA - Embedded and Decentralized EWM (Hardcover, Second Edition): Namita Sachan, Aman Jain Warehouse Management with SAP S/4HANA - Embedded and Decentralized EWM (Hardcover, Second Edition)
Namita Sachan, Aman Jain
R1,902 R1,459 Discovery Miles 14 590 Save R443 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Are you ready for warehouse management in SAP S/4HANA? With this implementation guide to EWM in SAP S/4HANA, lay the foundation by setting up organizational and warehouse structures. Then configure your master data and cross-process settings with step-by-step instructions. Finally, customize your core processes, from inbound and outbound deliveries to value-added services and cartonization. SAP S/4HANA is now ready for you! Highlights include: 1) Master data 2) Warehouse structures 3) Goods receipt and issue 4) Putaway 5) Picking 6) Physical inventory 7) Monitoring 8) Shipping and receiving 9) Labor management 10) Value-added services (VAS) 11) Integration.

Brilliant Computing for the Over 50s Windows 7 edition (Paperback, 7th Ed.): P.K. Macbride Brilliant Computing for the Over 50s Windows 7 edition (Paperback, 7th Ed.)
P.K. Macbride
R411 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This guide is specifically written for those who did not have significant contact with computers in their working lives, but who now have the time to explore its possibilities. Fully updated throughout to cover Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2007, this easy-to-use guide gives a good grounding in the computer essentials, enabling readers to tackle new activities with confidence and get the most out of their computer. With clear expert tips and trouble-shooting guides to help you through the trickier parts, this bookallows you to find the information you need easily and without fuss. It guides you through all tasks and applications using a highly visual, step-by-step approach. It tells you exactly what you need to know when you need to know it. Brilliant Vista Computing for the over 50s provides.... A visual tutorial to take you from novice to confident computer user in easy steps A two-stage introduction to word processing: first to give the reader the essentials for producing clear and attractive letters and simple documents; second to explore some of the more sophisticated features of Word. An introduction to computer graphics, to get the reader exploring the possibilities of using their PC for image making, editing or storage. An introduction to the Internet, the World Wide Web and e-mail - all essential aspects of computing in today's world. Full coverage of all of the new features and capabilities of Windows 7 and Office 2007 applications. Spend less time reading and more time doing with a simple step-by-step approach.

Datenbanksysteme fur Dummies (German, Paperback, 2. Auflage): Wolfgang Gerken Datenbanksysteme fur Dummies (German, Paperback, 2. Auflage)
Wolfgang Gerken
R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Enhanced Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2013 - A Combined Fundamental Approach (Paperback): Misty Vermaat Enhanced Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2013 - A Combined Fundamental Approach (Paperback)
Misty Vermaat
R1,110 R957 Discovery Miles 9 570 Save R153 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Combining computer concepts material from the best-selling Discovering Computers and step-by-step instruction on Office applications from Microsoft Office 2013, ENHANCED DISCOVERING COMPUTERS & MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013: A COMBINED FUNDAMENTAL APPROACH delivers the best of Shelly Cashman Series (R) in one book for your Introduction to Computers course. For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series (R) has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. We're continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our proven pedagogy to engage students in more critical thought, personalization, and experimentation with Office 2013 software. In addition, computer concepts content has been fully updated and revised to reflect the evolving needs of Introductory Computing students, and focus solely on what they really need to know to be successful digital citizens in college and beyond. With these enhancements and more, the Shelly Cashman Series (R) continues to deliver the most effective educational materials for you and your students.

Programming for the Absolute Beginner (Paperback, 2nd edition): Jerry Lee Ford Jr Programming for the Absolute Beginner (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Jerry Lee Ford Jr
R750 R632 Discovery Miles 6 320 Save R118 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Are you interested in learning to program computers? PROGRAMMING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, SECOND EDITION is a friendly guide that will teach you the fundamentals of computer programming through the hands-on (and fun!) development of computer games. This book teaches programming using Just BASIC, a free, easy-to-learn software that lets you create programs for computers running Windows. Popular author and educator Jerry Ford, Jr., teaches you fundamental programming principles and gives you a broad view of computer programming and its many possibilities. As you work through this book, you will not only learn the basics of programming, but you'll also build a foundation from which you can advance into other programming languages with confidence. Get started programming today with PROGRAMMING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, SECOND EDITION.

Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro (Paperback): Paul A. Zandbergen Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro (Paperback)
Paul A. Zandbergen
R1,442 R1,105 Discovery Miles 11 050 Save R337 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ready for something more complex? An easy-to-follow guide to writing specialized Python scripts and developing tools for spatial data in ArcGIS Pro. Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro builds on Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro (Esri Press, 2020). Learn how to create a geoprocessing tool out of your script and automate tasks in ArcGIS Pro, how to share your tools with others, as well as master a number of more specialized tasks. Some of the key topics you will learn include: Writing specialized scripts using ArcPy Creating Python script tools Writing Python toolboxes Sharing scripts and tools Managing Python packages and environments Creating custom functions and classes Migrating scripts and tools from ArcGIS Desktop to ArcGIS Pro NumPy, Pandas, and Matplotlib ArcGIS API for Python and Jupyter Notebook Helpful "points to remember," key terms, and review questions are included at the end of each chapter to reinforce your understanding of Python. Companion data and exercises are available online. Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro is perfect for more experienced developers who are looking to upgrade their skills. Don't forget to also check out Esri Press's other Python title: Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro (9781589484993)

Systems Design and Engineering - Facilitating Multidisciplinary Development Projects (Paperback): G. Maarten Bonnema, Karel T.... Systems Design and Engineering - Facilitating Multidisciplinary Development Projects (Paperback)
G. Maarten Bonnema, Karel T. Veenvliet, Jan F. Broenink
R1,151 Discovery Miles 11 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As its name implies, the aim of Systems Design and Engineering: Facilitating Multidisciplinary Development Projects is to help systems engineers develop the skills and thought processes needed to successfully develop and implement engineered systems. Such expertise typically does not come through study but from action, hard work, and cooperation. To that end, the authors have chosen a "hands-on" approach for presenting material rather than concentrating on theory, as so often is the case in a classroom setting. This attractive and accessible text is a mix of theory and practical approach, illustrated with examples that have enough richness and variability to hold your attention. Models are presented for controlling the design, change, and engineering processes. Various aspects of systems engineering and methods providing the big picture at system level are discussed. In some ways, you can think of the book as a compact "starter's kit" for systems engineers. Although the authors are recognized experts in academic settings, they attribute much of their success in systems engineering to their own hands-on experiences and want to show you how to achieve that same level of expertise. Simply reading this book or any other book will not suffice for the learning process to become a systems engineer - no book will do that. However, by following the principles laid out in this book, you can develop the necessary skills and expertise to help you start an interesting, challenging, and rewarding career as a systems engineer.

Discovering Computers and Microsoft (R) Office 2010 - A Fundamental Combined Approach, International Edition (Paperback,... Discovering Computers and Microsoft (R) Office 2010 - A Fundamental Combined Approach, International Edition (Paperback, International Edition)
Gary Shelly, Misty Vermaat
R1,256 R1,074 Discovery Miles 10 740 Save R182 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Discovering Computers and Microsoft Office 2010: A Fundamental Combined Approach, International Edition is designed to provide you with everything you need for your Intro to Computers course in ONE book. This new offering from The Shelly Cashman Series registered] combines the best selling Discovering Computers, computer concepts material with the step-by-step Microsoft Office 2010 applications content to provide you and your students with a single offering for your Intro to Computers course.

DAMA-DMBOK Guide - The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (Paperback): Susan Earley DAMA-DMBOK Guide - The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (Paperback)
Susan Earley
R1,633 R1,269 Discovery Miles 12 690 Save R364 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Written by over 120 data management practitioners, this is the most impressive compilation of data management principals and best practices, ever assembled. It provides data management and IT professionals, executives, knowledge workers, educators, and researchers with a framework to manage their data and mature their information infrastructure. The equivalent of the PMBOK or the BABOK, the DAMA-DMBOK provides information on: Data Governance; Data Architecture Management; Data Development; Database Operations Management; Data Security Management; Reference & Master Data Management; Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Management; Document & Content Management; Meta Data Management; Data Quality Management; Professional Development. As an authoritative introduction to data management, the goals of the DAMA-DMBOK Guide are: To build consensus for a generally applicable view of data management functions; To provide standard definitions for commonly used data management functions, deliverables, roles, and other terminology; To document guiding principles for data management; To present a vendor-neutral overview to commonly accepted good practices, widely adopted methods and techniques, and significant alternative approaches; To clarify the scope and boundaries of data management; To act as a reference which guides readers to additional resources for further understanding.

Advanced Topics in Bisimulation and Coinduction (Hardcover): Davide Sangiorgi, Jan Rutten Advanced Topics in Bisimulation and Coinduction (Hardcover)
Davide Sangiorgi, Jan Rutten
R1,836 Discovery Miles 18 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Coinduction is a method for specifying and reasoning about infinite data types and automata with infinite behaviour. In recent years, it has come to play an ever more important role in the theory of computing. It is studied in many disciplines, including process theory and concurrency, modal logic and automata theory. Typically, coinductive proofs demonstrate the equivalence of two objects by constructing a suitable bisimulation relation between them. This collection of surveys is aimed at both researchers and Master's students in computer science and mathematics and deals with various aspects of bisimulation and coinduction, with an emphasis on process theory. Seven chapters cover the following topics: history, algebra and coalgebra, algorithmics, logic, higher-order languages, enhancements of the bisimulation proof method, and probabilities. Exercises are also included to help the reader master new material.

Machine Learning - The Art and Science of Algorithms that Make Sense of Data (Paperback, New): Peter Flach Machine Learning - The Art and Science of Algorithms that Make Sense of Data (Paperback, New)
Peter Flach
R1,419 R1,088 Discovery Miles 10 880 Save R331 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As one of the most comprehensive machine learning texts around, this book does justice to the field's incredible richness, but without losing sight of the unifying principles. Peter Flach's clear, example-based approach begins by discussing how a spam filter works, which gives an immediate introduction to machine learning in action, with a minimum of technical fuss. Flach provides case studies of increasing complexity and variety with well-chosen examples and illustrations throughout. He covers a wide range of logical, geometric and statistical models and state-of-the-art topics such as matrix factorisation and ROC analysis. Particular attention is paid to the central role played by features. The use of established terminology is balanced with the introduction of new and useful concepts, and summaries of relevant background material are provided with pointers for revision if necessary. These features ensure Machine Learning will set a new standard as an introductory textbook.

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