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Theory of Rank Tests

By Zbynek Sidak,Pranab K. Sen,Jaroslav Hajek
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 9780080519104
  • Pages : 435
  • Category : Mathematics
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The first edition of Theory of Rank Tests (1967) has been the precursor to a unified and theoretically motivated treatise of the basic theory of tests based on ranks of the sample observations. For more than 25 years, it helped raise a generation of statisticians in cultivating their theoretical research in this fertile area, as well as in using these tools in their application oriented research. The present edition not only aims to revive this classical text by updating the findings but also by incorporating several other important areas which were either not properly developed before 1965 or have gone through an evolutionary development during the past 30 years. This edition therefore aims to fulfill the needs of academic as well as professional statisticians who want to pursue nonparametrics in their academic projects, consultation, and applied research works. Asymptotic Methods Nonparametrics Convergence of Probability Measures Statistical Inference

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Isbn : 0786736240
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 325
  • File Pdf: breaking-rank.pdf

Book Summary:

Opening with a powerful letter to former Tacoma police chief David Brame, who shot his estranged wife before turning the gun on himself, Norm Stamper introduces us to the violent, secret world of domestic abuse that cops must not only navigate, but which some also perpetrate. Former chief of the Seattle police force, Stamper goes on to expose a troubling culture of racism, sexism, and homophobia that is still pervasive within the twenty-first-century force; then he explores how such prejudices can be addressed. He reveals the dangers and temptations that cops face, describing in gripping detail the split-second life-and-death decisions. Stamper draws on lessons learned to make powerful arguments for drug decriminalization, abolition of the death penalty, and radically revised approaches to prostitution and gun control. He offers penetrating insights into the "blue wall of silence," police undercover work, and what it means to kill a man. And, Stamper gives his personal account of the World Trade organization debacle of 1999, when protests he was in charge of controlling turned violent in the streets of Seattle. Breaking Rank reveals Norm Stamper as a brave man, a pioneering public servant whose extraordinary life has been dedicated to the service of his community.

SEO for WordPress Blogs Rank #1 on Google in any Niche or Keywords Guaranteed

By Smit Chacha
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Smit Chacha
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 147
  • File Pdf: seo-for-wordpress-blogs-rank-1-on-google-in-any-niche-or-keywords-guaranteed.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is a guide to how to rank #1 on Google and other search engines. I have been writing WordPress blogs for over 10 years and my blogs are ranked very high on major search engines. I solely use pure 100% White Hat SEO techniques to rank high on search engine results or SERP. Getting a ton of web organic traffic is what this book is all about. You will learn the power of social media marketing and email marketing and how to rank high in Google and other search engines. Pure White Hat SEO methods to rank on Google and other search engines. The techniques and tips shared in this book will also help your current WordPress blogs if they have been penalized by Google from their Google algorithm updates (Panda, Penguin, Hummingbird or any other update). The guideline in this book is proven to give quality results and you should be ranked #1 within 3 to 6 months’ time, after implementing all the tips, tactics and techniques found in this bestselling guide book. Learn all the best onsite and offsite White Hat SEO techniques and work in ranking high on Google and other major search engines. Find out the best WordPress plugins to do SEO that works. Learn which WordPress Themes work better in ranking on the search engine results or SERP. And find out how to stand as a brand online. As a bonus you will also get tips in how to make money with your WordPress blog and content.

Rank and File

By Alice Lynd,Robert Staughton Lynd
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400854571
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 122
  • File Pdf: rank-and-file.pdf

Book Summary:

"The strength of this book . . . encompasses a broad view of history from the bottom up and deals not only with biographical background of the nonelite in labor but with insights into black, immigrant, and grassroots working-class history as well."--Choice Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Ranking

By Péter Érdi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190935472
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 692
  • File Pdf: ranking.pdf

Book Summary:

Human beings are competitive. We want to know who is the strongest, who is the richest, and who is the cleverest of all. Some situations, like ranking people based on height, can be ranked in objective ways. However, many "Top Ten" lists are based on subjective categorization and give only the illusion of objectivity. In fact, we don't always want to be seen objectively since we don't mind having a better image or rank than deserved. Ranking: The Unwritten Rules of the Social Game We All Play applies scientific theories to everyday experience by raising and answering questions like: Are college ranking lists objective? How do we rank and rate countries based on their fragility, level of corruption, or even happiness? How do we find the most relevant web pages? How are employees ranked? This book is for people who have a neighbor with a fancier car; employees, who are being ranked by their supervisors; managers, who are involved in ranking but may have qualms about the process; businesspeople interested in creating better visibility for their companies; scientists, writers, artists, and other competitors who would like to see themselves at the top of a success list; or college students who are just preparing to enter a new phase of social competition. Readers will engage in an intellectual adventure to better understand the difficulties of navigating between objectivity and subjectivity and to better identify and modify their place in real and virtual communities by combining human and computational intelligence.

Who's #1?

By Amy N. Langville,Carl D. Meyer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400841674
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 717
  • File Pdf: who-s-1.pdf

Book Summary:

The mathematics behind today's most widely used rating and ranking methods A website's ranking on Google can spell the difference between success and failure for a new business. NCAA football ratings determine which schools get to play for the big money in postseason bowl games. Product ratings influence everything from the clothes we wear to the movies we select on Netflix. Ratings and rankings are everywhere, but how exactly do they work? Who's #1? offers an engaging and accessible account of how scientific rating and ranking methods are created and applied to a variety of uses. Amy Langville and Carl Meyer provide the first comprehensive overview of the mathematical algorithms and methods used to rate and rank sports teams, political candidates, products, Web pages, and more. In a series of interesting asides, Langville and Meyer provide fascinating insights into the ingenious contributions of many of the field's pioneers. They survey and compare the different methods employed today, showing why their strengths and weaknesses depend on the underlying goal, and explaining why and when a given method should be considered. Langville and Meyer also describe what can and can't be expected from the most widely used systems. The science of rating and ranking touches virtually every facet of our lives, and now you don't need to be an expert to understand how it really works. Who's #1? is the definitive introduction to the subject. It features easy-to-understand examples and interesting trivia and historical facts, and much of the required mathematics is included.

A Doll's House

By Henrik Ibsen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Isbn : 1513284428
  • Pages : 76
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 913
  • File Pdf: a-doll-s-house.pdf

Book Summary:

Nora Helmer is a dutiful young wife and mother of three children whose attempt to secure her family’s future may ultimately lead to its destruction. Ibsen’s play explores female identity and independence in a male dominated society. The Helmer family consists of Torvald and Nora, as well as three children: Ivar, Bobby and Emmy. From the outside, they appear to live a happy and idyllic life. Yet, a secret from Nora’s past threatens to destroy everything she loves. One of Torvald’s employees blackmails Nora, hoping she can influence her husband in the workplace. When she doesn’t succeed, Torvald is informed of her misdeeds. This leads to a life-changing confrontation that forces Nora to reevaluate her marriage and desire for a family. A Doll's House a one of Ibsen’s most forward-thinking plays. It was deemed scandalous for its depiction of a wife who prioritizes her own well-being over others. It’s an insightful examination of how gender roles dominated nineteenth century Europe. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of A Doll’s House is both modern and readable.

Department Of Defense Index of Specifications and Standards Numerical Listing Part II July 2005

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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781428983410
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 840
  • File Pdf: department-of-defense-index-of-specifications-and-standards-numerical-listing-part-ii-july-2005.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book Department Of Defense Index of Specifications and Standards Numerical Listing Part II July 2005

Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis

By Wolfgang Karl Härdle,Léopold Simar
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 3540722440
  • Pages : 458
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reads : 827
  • File Pdf: applied-multivariate-statistical-analysis.pdf

Book Summary:

With a wealth of examples and exercises, this is a brand new edition of a classic work on multivariate data analysis. A key advantage of the work is its accessibility. This is because, in its focus on applications, the book presents the tools and concepts of multivariate data analysis in a way that is understandable for non-mathematicians and practitioners who need to analyze statistical data. In this second edition a wider scope of methods and applications of multivariate statistical analysis is introduced. All quantlets have been translated into the R and Matlab language and are made available online.

Low-Rank Models in Visual Analysis

By Zhouchen Lin,Hongyang Zhang
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Isbn : 0128127325
  • Pages : 260
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 557
  • File Pdf: low-rank-models-in-visual-analysis.pdf

Book Summary:

Low-Rank Models in Visual Analysis: Theories, Algorithms, and Applications presents the state-of-the-art on low-rank models and their application to visual analysis. It provides insight into the ideas behind the models and their algorithms, giving details of their formulation and deduction. The main applications included are video denoising, background modeling, image alignment and rectification, motion segmentation, image segmentation and image saliency detection. Readers will learn which Low-rank models are highly useful in practice (both linear and nonlinear models), how to solve low-rank models efficiently, and how to apply low-rank models to real problems. Presents a self-contained, up-to-date introduction that covers underlying theory, algorithms and the state-of-the-art in current applications Provides a full and clear explanation of the theory behind the models Includes detailed proofs in the appendices

The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics

By Sherry Glied,Peter C. Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0191667153
  • Pages : 992
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 364
  • File Pdf: the-oxford-handbook-of-health-economics.pdf

Book Summary:

The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics provides an accessible and authoritative guide to health economics, intended for scholars and students in the field, as well as those in adjacent disciplines including health policy and clinical medicine. The chapters stress the direct impact of health economics reasoning on policy and practice, offering readers an introduction to the potential reach of the discipline. Contributions come from internationally-recognized leaders in health economics and reflect the worldwide reach of the discipline. Authoritative, but non-technical, the chapters place great emphasis on the connections between theory and policy-making, and develop the contributions of health economics to problems arising in a variety of institutional contexts, from primary care to the operations of health insurers. The volume addresses policy concerns relevant to health systems in both developed and developing countries. It takes a broad perspective, with relevance to systems with single or multi-payer health insurance arrangements, and to those relying predominantly on user charges; contributions are also included that focus both on medical care and on non-medical factors that affect health. Each chapter provides a succinct summary of the current state of economic thinking in a given area, as well as the author's unique perspective on issues that remain open to debate. The volume presents a view of health economics as a vibrant and continually advancing field, highlighting ongoing challenges and pointing to new directions for further progress.

Solid Ranking

By Lasse Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 8Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 880
  • File Pdf: solid-ranking.pdf

Book Summary:

Solid Ranking: Search Engine Optimization will deliver a lot of great tips without making it too complex. The ebook is written for non-geek readers. I will show you… - How to rank the right way. - How you get stable rankings. - How to build a strong Internet presence. - How SEO can work with branding and social media. - How to rank locally. - How SEO can be less time consuming. - How to create great content. - Why quality content is the way forward. - Why SEO is a long term investment. The ebook contains everything you need from what you need to avoid with SEO, how to optimize your website to how you integrate SEO and automate it in your day to day operations. The ebook will be worth its investment and will be updated on a regularly basis with new tips and changes to the industry.