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Mining big data requires a deep investment in people and time. How can you be sure you’re building the right models? With this hands-on book, you’ll learn a flexible toolset and methodology for building effective analytics applications with Hadoop. Using lightweight tools such as Python, Apache Pig, and the D3.js library, your team will create an agile environment for exploring data, starting with an example... more...

This third volume of the best-selling "Data Model Resource Book" series revolutionizes the data modeling discipline by answering the question "How can you save significant time while improving the quality of any type of data modeling effort?" In contrast to the first two volumes, this new volume focuses on the fundamental, underlying patterns that affect over 50 percent of most data modeling efforts. These patterns can be used to considerably reduce... more...

Written by renowned data science experts Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, Data Science for Business introduces the fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the "data-analytic thinking" necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect. This guide also helps you understand the many data-mining techniques in use today. Based on an MBA course Provost has... more...

Create stunning photorealistic and artistic visuals of your SketchUp models with this book and eBook Overview Take advantage of the new features of SketchUp 2014 Create picture-perfect photo-realistic 3D architectural renders for your SketchUp models Post-process SketchUp output to create digital watercolor and pencil art Make the most of SketchUp with the best plugins and add-on software to enhance your models... more...

The financial industry has adopted Python at a tremendous rate recently, with some of the largest investment banks and hedge funds using it to build core trading and risk management systems. This hands-on guide helps both developers and quantitative analysts get started with Python, and guides you through the most important aspects of using Python for quantitative finance. Using practical examples through the... more...


Among the group of physics honors students huddled in 1957 on a Colorado mountain watching Sputnik bisect the heavens, one young scientist was destined, three short years later, to become a key player in America’s own top-secret spy satellite program. One of our era’s most prolific mathematicians, Karl Gustafson was given just two weeks to write the first US spy satellite’s software. The project would fundamentally alter America’s Cold War... more...

The use of mobile communication devices has grown phenomenally throughout the world during the last few years. With strong consumer demand to increase data delivery (large emails, browsing the Internet on wireless devices, transferring video images, etc.), engineers are faced with the challenge of enhancing CDMA to provide larger data capabilities while improving voice signals for clearer reception. In November 2001 the U.S. Federal Communications... more...

Presents main concepts of mobile communication systems, both analog and digital Introduces concepts of probability, random variables and stochastic processes and their applications to the analysis of linear systems Includes five appendices covering Fourier series and transforms, GSM cellular systems and more

Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) made major contributions to several areas of science. Today his name is mentioned frequently in philosophical discussions about the nature of Artificial Intelligence. He was a pioneer researcher in computer architecture and software engineering - his work in pure mathematics and mathematical logic extended considerably further. His last work was "On Morphogenesis in Plants". Turing was one of the leading figures in 20th... more...

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Information and Communications Security, ICICS 2011, held in Beijing, China, in November 2011. The 33 revised full papers presented together with an invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 141 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on digital signatures, public key encryption, cryptographic protocols, applied cryptography, multimedia... more...