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The Bugs Book

Author : David Lunn
ISBN : 9781584888499
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 34.91 MB
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Bayesian statistical methods have become widely used for data analysis and modelling in recent years, and the BUGS software has become the most popular software for Bayesian analysis worldwide. Authored by the team that originally developed this software, The BUGS Book provides a practical introduction to this program and its use. The text presents complete coverage of all the functionalities of BUGS, including prediction, missing data, model criticism, and prior sensitivity. It also features a large number of worked examples and a wide range of applications from various disciplines. The book introduces regression models, techniques for criticism and comparison, and a wide range of modelling issues before going into the vital area of hierarchical models, one of the most common applications of Bayesian methods. It deals with essentials of modelling without getting bogged down in complexity. The book emphasises model criticism, model comparison, sensitivity analysis to alternative priors, and thoughtful choice of prior distributions—all those aspects of the "art" of modelling that are easily overlooked in more theoretical expositions. More pragmatic than ideological, the authors systematically work through the large range of "tricks" that reveal the real power of the BUGS software, for example, dealing with missing data, censoring, grouped data, prediction, ranking, parameter constraints, and so on. Many of the examples are biostatistical, but they do not require domain knowledge and are generalisable to a wide range of other application areas. Full code and data for examples, exercises, and some solutions can be found on the book’s website.
Category: Mathematics

The Bug Book

Author : Hugh Danks
ISBN : 089480314X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 61.37 MB
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Describes the appearance and behavior of twenty-six common insects and other creepy crawlers, including the grasshopper, ant, and centipede, with simple instructions on catching, keeping, and studying them.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Bug Book

Author : Sue Fliess
ISBN : 9780399543814
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 72.8 MB
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Grab your bucket and join the search for all the cool bugs outside! This fun rhyming story lists all the bugs you can imagine—creep bugs, climb bugs, sticky-slime bugs! Discover the vast world of insects in this photo-filled book.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Bug Book

Author : M. L. Shannon
ISBN : UVA:X004779933
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 61.86 MB
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What would you do if you thought you were being bugged? How would you defend yourself? How would you even know about it? If you've pondered these questions, and especially if you haven't, you need to read this book. It was written to tell you, the average Joe, everything there is to know about tiny hidden transmitters that can broadcast your personal and business conversations to spies, government agents . . . even the next-door neighbors. Find out how these devices work, how effective they are, how to find them and deal with them and how to use this technology in your own self-defense if necessary. Includes scores of ideas and resources for protecting the privacy of landline, cellular and cordless telephones, as well as pagers, fax machines and computers, plus phone phreaking terms and tricks and, as one reviewer put it, true tales of the Biz that "will spook you . . . and a few that will make you laugh."
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Bug

Author : Ellen Ullman
ISBN : 9781250024572
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 79.86 MB
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With a New Introduction by Mary Gaitskill A PEN/Hemingway Award Finalist A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Ellen Ullman is a "rarity, a computer programmer with a poet's feeling for language" (Laura Miller, Salon). The Bug breaks new ground in literary fiction, offering us a deep look into the internal lives of people in the technical world. Set in a start-up company in 1984, this highly acclaimed first novel explores what happens when a baffling software flaw—a bug so teasing it is named "the Jester"—threatens the survival of the human beings who created it.
Category: Fiction

The Bug Book

Author : Paul Weamer
ISBN : 1934753424
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.71 MB
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Complete guide to aquatic entomology for fly fishers, covering all the important insects and their imitations for the entire United States. Hatch charts, fly pattern recommendations, and important fishing strategies from Paul Weamer. This is the ideal reference for those just starting out or for those that want to have a more comprehensive view of the important insects. Understanding aquatic insect hatches is like being able to cast an entire fly line. Do you need to cast that far to catch fish? Of course not. But will being able to cast a long distance inhibit your ability to catch fish? Never. Knowing where, and how, insects live and emerge gives anglers yet another piece of the puzzle. I've never heard a fly fisherman exclaim, "I probably would have caught those rising fish if I just didn't know so much about trout stream insects." You still need to cast. You still need to present flies in such a manner that fish will accept them. But though no one has ever failed to catch a trout because they knew too much about aquatic insects, plenty of anglers have not caught as big a fish, or as many fish as they could have caught, because they failed to understand the importance of matching a hatch. This is particularly true when fishing for large, wild, selective trout--the ones we all really want to catch. In this book, I try to relieve some of the reticence about trout stream insects that makes many anglers feel inadequate and uneasy. Many excellent books provide very detailed information about specific hatches. But that's not this book's goal. This book is written for new anglers who want a basic understanding of aquatic insects or more seasoned fly fishers who want to take their skills to the next level; those who want to know not only if their flies will work but why they'll work as well. I remember when I was first learning to fly fish, and I read about complicated Latin names or confusing stages of aquatic insect development. I was lost. It was as if the whole fly fishing world was born knowing about these things, and I was left out. This book's aim is to provide basic aquatic insect knowledge that will not only help you to understand more about trout stream insects, but it will also help you catch more trout on your next fishing trip. It will help you to understand why you should tie one fly to your leader rather than another to imitate the hatches you encounter.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Bug Book

Author : Helen Louise Porter Philbrick
ISBN : UCSC:32106015572529
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 43.3 MB
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"Simple ways to control backyard garden pests without using toxic materials"--Title page.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Bug Book

Author : Roxanne Hoffman
ISBN : 099798113X
Genre :
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Find The Bug

Author : Adam Barr
ISBN : UOM:39015059221872
Genre : Computers
File Size : 55.39 MB
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Gain a deeper understanding of software and learn to be a better programmer with this unique book of challenging code exercises.
Category: Computers

The Bug Book

Author : Robin Bernard
ISBN : 059049743X
Genre : Education
File Size : 29.47 MB
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Provides first through fouth-grade teachers with a series of lessons, projects, and activities on insects that introduce science and other subjects
Category: Education