During the last decade, problems in the world of finance have been the main driving force for developing sophisticated mathematical methods which may be used for identifying and measuring risk. The focus is still on quantifying market and credit risk, but general operational risks will become more important in the future. In this book the reader will find approaches from economic theory, allocation problems, credit scoring, volatility structures, general market risk, country risk and extreme value theory.Download Now..

This handbook is designed for experimental scientists, particularly those in the life sciences. It is for the non-specialist, and although it assumes only a little knowledge of statistics and mathematics, those with a deeper understanding will also find it useful. The book is directed at the scientist who wishes to solve his numerical and statistical problems on a programmable calculator, mini-computer or interactive terminal.Download Now..

Bayesian Statistics and Marketing

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The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the use of Bayesian methods in marketing due, in part, to computational and modelling breakthroughs, making its implementation ideal for many marketing problems. Bayesian analyses can now be conducted over a wide range of marketing problems, from new product introduction to pricing, and with a wide variety of different data sources. Bayesian Statistics and Marketing describes the basic advantages of the Bayesian approach, detailing the nature of the computational revolution. Examples contained include household and consumer panel data on product purchases and survey data, demand models based on micro-economic theory and random effect models used to pool data among respondents. The book also discusses the theory and practical use of MCMC methods. Written by the leading experts in the field, this unique book: * Presents a unified treatment of Bayesian methods in marketing, with common notation and algorithms for estimating the models. * Provides a self-contained introduction to Bayesian methods. * Includes case studies drawn from the authors' recent research to illustrate how Bayesian methods can be extended to apply to many important marketing problems. * Is accompanied by an R package, bayesm, which implements all of the models and methods in the book and includes many datasets. In addition the book's website hosts datasets and R code for the case studies.Bayesian Statistics and Marketing provides a platform for researchers in marketing to analyse their data with state-of-the-art methods and develop new models of consumer behaviour. It provides a unified reference for cutting-edge marketing researchers, as well as an invaluable guide to this growing area for both graduate students and professors, alike.Download Now..

R For Dummies, 2 edition

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Mastering R has never been easier Picking up R can be tough, even for seasoned statisticians and data analysts. "R For Dummies," "2nd Edition" provides a quick and painless way to master all the R you'll ever need. Requiring no prior programming experience and packed with tons of practical examples, step-by-step exercises, and sample code, this friendly and accessible guide shows you how to know your way around lists, data frames, and other R data structures, while learning to interact with other programs, such as Microsoft Excel. You'll learn how to reshape and manipulate data, merge data sets, split and combine data, perform calculations on vectors and arrays, and so much more. R is an open source statistical environment and programming language that has become very popular in varied fields for the management and analysis of data. R provides a wide array of statistical and graphical techniques, and has become the standard among statisticians for software development and data analysis. "R For Dummies, 2nd Edition" takes the intimidation out of working with R and arms you with the knowledge and know-how to master the programming language of choice among statisticians and data analysts worldwide. Covers downloading, installing, and configuring R Includes tips for getting data in and out of R Offers advice on fitting regression models and ANOVA Provides helpful hints for working with graphics "R For Dummies, 2nd Edition" is an ideal introduction to R for complete beginners, as well as an excellent technical reference for experienced R programmers.Download Now..

Introducing Statistics: A Graphic Guide

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From the medicine we take, the treatments we receive, the aptitude and psychometric tests given by employers, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear to even the beer we drink, statistics have given shape to the world we inhabit. For the media, statistics are routinely 'damning', 'horrifying', or, occasionally, 'encouraging'. Yet, for all their ubiquity, most of us really don't know what to make of statistics. Exploring the history, mathematics, philosophy and practical use of statistics, Eileen Magnello - accompanied by Bill Mayblin's intelligent graphic illustration - traces the rise of statistics from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Chinese, to the censuses of Romans and the Greeks, and the modern emergence of the term itself in Europe. She explores the 'vital statistics' of, in particular, William Farr, and the mathematical statistics of Karl Pearson and R.A. Fisher.She even tells how knowledge of statistics can prolong one's life, as it did for evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, given eight months to live after a cancer diagnoses in 1982 - and he lived until 2002. This title offers an enjoyable, surprise-filled tour through a subject that is both fascinating and crucial to understanding our world.Download Now..

This is a blend of theory and practical statistical methods written for graduate students and researchers interested in application to plasma physics or to experimental setups. In the first part the history of the subject is described and many exercises help to understand the concepts. In the second part case studies are presented exemplifying discriminant analysis and multivariate profile analysis. The third part discusses statistical software based on SAS and S-PLUS. In the last chapter practical datasets from ASDEX Upgrade of plasma physical background are presented.Download Now..

A senior-graduate level text and reference that links the disciplines of probability and measure theory. Including many practical problems and examples, it begins with an introduction to Borel's normal number theorem, proved by calculus alone, followed by short sections that establish the existence and fundamental properties of probability measures, including Lebesque measure on the unit interval. Coverage includes topics in measure, integration, random variables and expected values, convergence of distributions, derivatives and conditional probability, and stochastic processes. Download Now..

Probability and Measure

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A complete and comprehensive classic in probability and measure theory Probability and Measure, Anniversary Edition by Patrick Billingsley celebrates the achievements and advancements that have made this book a classic in its field for the past 35 years. Now re–issued in a new style and format, but with the reliable content that the third edition was revered for, this Anniversary Edition builds on its strong foundation of measure theory and probability with Billingsley?s unique writing style. In recognition of 35 years of publication, impacting tens of thousands of readers, this Anniversary Edition has been completely redesigned in a new, open and user–friendly way in order to appeal to university–level students. This book adds a new foreward by Steve Lally of the Statistics Department at The University of Chicago in order to underscore the many years of successful publication and world–wide popularity and emphasize the educational value of this book. The Anniversary Edition contains features including: An improved treatment of Brownian motion Replacement of queuing theory with ergodic theory Theory and applications used to illustrate real–life situations Over 300 problems with corresponding, intensive notes and solutions Updated bibliography An extensive supplement of additional notes on the problems and chapter commentaries Patrick Billingsley was a first–class, world–renowned authority in probability and measure theory at a leading U.S. institution of higher education. He continued to be an influential probability theorist until his unfortunate death in 2011. Billingsley earned his Bachelor?s Degree in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy where he served as an officer. he went on to receive his Master?s Degree and doctorate in Mathematics from Princeton University.Among his many professional awards was the Mathematical Association of America?s Lester R. Ford Award for mathematical exposition. His achievements through his long and esteemed career have solidified Patrick Billingsley?s place as a leading authority in the field and been a large reason for his books being regarded as classics. This Anniversary Edition of Probability and Measure offers advanced students, scientists, and engineers an integrated introduction to measure theory and probability. Like the previous editions, this Anniversary Edition is a key resource for students of mathematics, statistics, economics, and a wide variety of disciplines that require a solid understanding of probability theory. Download Now..

Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

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There is a strong upsurge in the use of Bayesian methods in applied statistical analysis, yet most introductory statistics texts only present frequentist methods. In Bayesian statistics the rules of probability are used to make inferences about the parameter. Prior information about the parameter and sample information from the data are combined using Bayes theorem. Bayesian statistics has many important advantages that students should learn about if they are going into fields where statistics will be used. This book uniquely covers the topics usually found in a typical introductory statistics book but from a Bayesian perspective. Download Now..

This text represents an account of ergodicity and the stability of random processes. It explores the important processes of Markov chains (MC) in arbitrary state space, stochastic recursive sequences (SRC), and Markov chains in random environments (MCRI), as well as their continuous time analogues. Special attention is also paid to vector-valued processes and their application to establish conditions of ergodicity in queueing and communication networks like polling networks, Jackson networks and the multi-access networks associated with the ALOHA algorithm.Download Now..

Based on the author's more than 25 years of teaching experience, Modeling and Analysis of Stochastic Systems, Second Edition covers the most important classes of stochastic processes used in the modeling of diverse systems, from supply chains and inventory systems to genetics and biological systems. For each class of stochastic process, the text includes its definition, characterization, applications, transient and limiting behavior, first passage times, and cost/reward models. Along with reorganizing the material, this edition revises and adds new exercises and examples. New to the second edition: a new chapter on diffusion processes that gives an accessible and non-measure-theoretic treatment with applications to finance a more streamlined, application-oriented approach to renewal, regenerative, and Markov regenerative processes and, two appendices that collect relevant results from analysis and differential and difference equations. Rather than offer special tricks that work in specific problems, this book provides thorough coverage of general tools that enable the solution and analysis of stochastic models. After mastering the material in the text, students will be well-equipped to build and analyze useful stochastic models for various situations. A collection of MATLAB[registered]-based programs can be downloaded from the author's website and a solutions manual is available for qualifying instructors.Download Now..

This is the first comprehensive, yet clearly presented, account of statistical methods for analysing spherical data. The analysis of data, in the form of directions in space or of positions of points on a spherical surface, is required in many contexts in the earth sciences, astrophysics and other fields, yet the methodology required is disseminated throughout the literature. Statistical Analysis of Spherical Data aims to present a unified and up-to-date account of these methods for practical use. The emphasis is on applications rather than theory, with the statistical methods being illustrated throughout the book by data examples. Download Now..

Peter P. Eckstein stellt in diesem Buch klassische und moderne Verfahren der Deskriptiven und Induktiven Statistik, der Explorativen Datenanalyse sowie der Okonometrie komprimiert dar. Unter Einsatz des Programmpaketes SPSS werden die statistischen Verfahren anhand praktischer und realdatenbasierter Problemstellungen demonstriert und die Ergebnisse sachlogisch interpretiert. Die achte Auflage basiert auf der Version 23 des Programmpakets IBM SPSS Statistics. Alle in diesem Buch verwendeten SPSS Datendateien stehen unter der im Anhang angegebenen Internet-Adresse zur freien Verfugung bereit.Download Now..

Peter P. Eckstein bietet in diesem Lehrbuch eine Vielzahl von Ubungs- und Klausuraufgaben zur statistischen Datenanalyse mit SPSS an. Die Aufgaben sind nach inhaltlichen Schwerpunkten geordnet und decken jedes Anspruchsniveau ab. Basis sind reale Daten, die im Kontext von praktischen Problemstellungen der empirischen Wirtschafts- und Sozialforschung erhoben wurden. Vollstandige und ausfuhrliche Losungen zu allen Aufgaben fuhren zu einer hohen Verstandlichkeit des komplexen Stoffes und ermoglichen somit ein effektives Selbststudium und eine gezielte Klausurvorbereitung. Fur die funfte Auflage wurde das Aufgabenspektrum auf insgesamt 170 komplexe Problemstellungen mit zahlreichen theoretischen und praktischen Fragen erweitert. Alle in diesem Lehrbuch verwendeten SPSS Dateien sind im Anhang aufgelistet und stehen im Internet zur freien Verfugung bereit.Download Now..

This brand new series has been written for the University of Cambridge International Examinations course for AS and A Level Mathematics (9709). This title covers the requirements of S1 and S2. The authors are experienced examiners and teachers who have written extensively at this level, so have ensured all mathematical concepts are explained using language and terminology that is appropriate for students across the world. Students are provded with clear and detailed worked examples and questions from Cambridge International past papers, so they have the opportunity for plenty of essential exam practice. Each book contains a free CD-ROM which features the unique 'Personal Tutor' and 'Test Yourself' digital resources that will help students revise and reinforce concepts away from the classroom: - With Personal Tutor each student has access to audio-visual, step-by-step support through exam-style questions - The Test Yourself interactive multiple choice questions identify weaknesses and point students in the right direction Download Now..