Wozu sollte man R lernen? Da gibt es viele Grunde: Weil man damit naturlich ganz andere Moglichkeiten hat als mit einer Tabellenkalkulation wie Excel, aber auch mehr Spielraum als mit gangiger Statistiksoftware wie SPSS und SAS. Anders als bei diesen Programmen hat man namlich direkten Zugriff auf dieselbe, vollwertige Programmiersprache, mit der die fertigen Analyse- und Visualisierungsmethoden realisiert sind - so lassen sich nahtlos eigene Algorithmen integrieren und komplexe Arbeitsablaufe realisieren. Und nicht zuletzt, weil R offen gegenuber beliebigen Datenquellen ist, von der einfachen Textdatei uber binare Fremdformate bis hin zu den ganz groen relationalen Datenbanken. Zudem ist R Open Source und erobert momentan von der universitaren Welt aus die professionelle Statistik. R kann viel. Und Sie konnen viel mit R machen - wenn Sie wissen, wie es geht. Willkommen in der R-Welt: Installieren Sie R und stobern Sie in Ihrem gut bestuckten Werkzeugkasten: Sie haben eine Konsole und eine grafische Benutzeroberflache, unzahlige vordefinierte Analyse- und Visualisierungsoperationen - und Pakete, Pakete, Pakete. Fur quasi jeden statistischen Anwendungsbereich konnen Sie sich aus dem reichen Schatz der R-Community bedienen. Sprechen Sie R! Sie mussen Syntax und Grammatik von R nicht lernen - wie im Auslandsurlaub kommen Sie auch hier gut mit ein paar aufgeschnappten Brocken aus. Aber es lohnt sich: Wenn Sie wissen, was es mit R-Objekten auf sich hat, wie Sie eigene Funktionen schreiben und Ihre eigenen Pakete schnuren, sind Sie bei der Analyse Ihrer Daten noch flexibler und effektiver. Datenanalyse und Statistik in der Praxis: Anhand unzahliger Beispiele aus Medizin, Wirtschaft, Sport und Bioinformatik lernen Sie, wie Sie Daten aufbereiten, mithilfe der Grafikfunktionen des lattice-Pakets darstellen, statistische Tests durchfuhren und Modelle anpassen. Danach werden Ihnen Ihre Daten nichts mehr verheimlichen.
Eine klassische Konstellation: der Vater, die Mutter und der Liebhaber. Und das Kind, vor dessen Augen sich das Drama entfaltet. Aber so, wie Ian McEwan sie erzählt, hat man diese elementare Geschichte noch nie gehört. Verblüffend, verstörend, fesselnd, philosophisch – eine literarische Tour de Force von einem der größten Erzähler englischer Sprache.
Swiss History in a Nutshell gives you an easy-to-read insight into all the major facts of Switzerland's rich history. Illustrated with great humour and with its appealing concept, this book is the perfect companion to be well informed in a brief and accessible way. Among the topics are: the most fascinating moments in Switzerland's rich and colourful history; from its cavemen to its conquests, foundation, growth, independence and prosperity; Switzerland's surprising past as a leading military power in Europe; how Swiss democracy matured through several revolutions; the origins of Swiss cultural differences and how they were overcome to create a stable federal republic; how Switzerland's direct democracy, consensus politics and legendary good industrial relations were achieved. Cartoons (naughty and nice) illustrate this kaleidoscope of key events that have created Switzerland as it is today.
A step-by-step construction manual for this very popular Joel White design, for oar and sail. Part of the popularity is due to the ease of construction, especially the bow. This instruction book is beneficial for anyone who wishes to build the pram from scratch using WoodenBoat's full-scale plans. We also have full-sized pre-cut kits, a video, a model kit and building plans.
" Inprise/Borland's Delphi " may be the best Windows Rapid Application Development tool currently available. It offers full support for COM and ActiveX, an object-oriented widget library called the Visual Component Library, and an extensible and customizable rapid application development environment. Delphi in a Nutshell is the comprehensive reference to the programming language for this powerful RAD development tool. "Delphi in a Nutshell" begins with an introduction to Delphi Pascal and a clear discussion of the Delphi object model. It then covers RTTI, the key to Delphi's development environment, which is often poorly documented in other sources such as Delphi's official help files. The book also includes a chapter on concurrent programming in Delphi and the creation of multithreaded applications. The bulk of the book is a complete ordered reference to the Delphi language set. Each reference item includes : the syntax, using standard code conventions. A description. A list of arguments, if any, accepted by the function or procedure. Tips and tricks of usage-practical information on using the language feature in real programs. A brief example. A cross-reference to related keywords. Regardless of how much experience you have with Delphi, this is the book you'll pick up again and again as your standard reference. you'll also use it to master the finer points of the language and to troubleshoot problems. "Delphi in a Nutshell" is the one indispensable reference for Delphi programmers.
Discusses how to install, run, and configure Windows XP for both the home and office, explaining how to connect to the Internet, design a LAN, and share drives and printers, and includes tips and troubleshooting techniques.
`Small but perfectly formed. Susan Howard… has struck an easy balance here between theory and practice. She neatly illustrates key concepts such as transference, counter transference, making interpretations and so on, with succinct case examples. [The] 'mysteries' of psychodynamic counselling are unpacked with a clarity that has been lacking from many texts in this field. All [topics] are covered without jargon or oversimplification. Indeed, this is probably one of the clearest and therefore most informative texts I have read on the subject' - The Psychologist `This is a more than useful little book. The pitch and voice are unpretentious; content, quality of information and degree of educative material, balanced, interesting. Addressed to a reader with no information or experience of the psychodynamic approach, Howard begins with a clinical example and from this goes on to elucidate key concepts, the history of psychodynamic ideas and ways in which they work in practice. She takes the reader into the consulting room on their first visit, desciribing therapeutic formality and neutrality in accessible language, and, in so doing, offers the reader something to hang on to as they begin their individual approach to the unconscious' - Journal of Analytical Psychology `Size-wise, these books span an open palm and have a very handy flap on the back and front as an integral feature of the cover which can be used as a bookmark. They are concise, yet thorough, providing introductions to the key elements of the theory and practice underpinning major therapeutic approaches… [An] ideal 'intro'… I would recommend these books because, 'in a nutshell', they work' - Therapy Today Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell explains in clear, jargon-free style, the concepts at the heart of the psychodynamic approach and, drawing on case material, describes the therapeutic practice which rests on those ideas. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the book introduces: o the history of the approach; o key concepts; and o practical techniques used by practitioners. In the first chapter the author introduces a client, John, whose case is revisited throughout the book connecting together theory and practice for the reader. For anyone reading about the psychodynamic approach for the first time, Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell is the ideal place to start. Susan Howard is Senior Clinical Tutor at the University of Surrey. She is also Consultant Clinical Psychologist with South West London St Georges Primary Care Trust, and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice.
Since it was first published, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell has quickly established itself as the most accessible and comprehensive introduction to this profound and deeply fascinating area of theoretical physics. Now in this fully revised and expanded edition, A. Zee covers the latest advances while providing a solid conceptual foundation for students to build on, making this the most up-to-date and modern textbook on quantum field theory available. This expanded edition features several additional chapters, as well as an entirely new section describing recent developments in quantum field theory such as gravitational waves, the helicity spinor formalism, on-shell gluon scattering, recursion relations for amplitudes with complex momenta, and the hidden connection between Yang-Mills theory and Einstein gravity. Zee also provides added exercises, explanations, and examples, as well as detailed appendices, solutions to selected exercises, and suggestions for further reading. The most accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook available Features a fully revised, updated, and expanded text Covers the latest exciting advances in the field Includes new exercises Offers a one-of-a-kind resource for students and researchers Leading universities that have adopted this book include: Arizona State University Boston University Brandeis University Brown University California Institute of Technology Carnegie Mellon College of William & Mary Cornell Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northwestern University Ohio State University Princeton University Purdue University - Main Campus Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rutgers University - New Brunswick Stanford University University of California - Berkeley University of Central Florida University of Chicago University of Michigan University of Montreal University of Notre Dame Vanderbilt University Virginia Tech University
Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell provides a short, accessible guide to one of the most popular approaches to counseling. Based on the ideas of Carl Rogers, the approach's main premise is that clients know themselves better than anyone else. It is the job of the person-centred practitioner to enable the client to discover and utilize their inner resources in order to change and grow. Using examples drawn from practice, Roger Casemore outlines the main principles of the person-centred approach including the core therapeutic conditions - congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathy.
The recent turbulence in the global financial markets has drawn attention to an alternative system of financial intermediation: Islamic banking and finance, which has so far remained on the sidelines of the unrest. Islamic Finance in a Nutshell is a quick and easy guide to understanding the fundamentals of Islamic Finance and how the Islamic Financial markets work. Designed as a quick read for practitioners needing to pick up the basics of the industry, it will enable readers to understand the differences Islamic and Western finance. Starting with the rise of Islamic finance, the book highlights the key areas which practitioners need to grasp to understand the marketplace including financial statement analysis, Sharia’a law, making money in the absence of interest and regulation. The book also provides readers with a basic guide to Arab terminology and a guide to the top financial institutions within the Islamic markets. This is an ideal guide for anyone with an interest in how these financial markets work, but who do not want to be bogged down in complex and unnecessary terminology.
Reliable source on the fundamentals of insurance law covers topics such as insurable interest, risk, insurer defenses, waiver and estoppel, recovery, subrogation, reinsurance, and bonds. In addition, expert analysis provides a sense of the peculiar directions insurance law would take, and their erroneous outcomes, if the pure principles of contract law were applied.