Author:
Geof H. Givens - Jennifer A. Hoeting

ISBN 13:
9780471461241

ISBN 10:
471461245

Edition:
1

Publisher:
Wiley-Interscience

Publication Date:
2005-02-02

Format:
Hardcover

Pages:
448

List Price:
$153.00

Givens and Hoeting (both: statistics, Colorado State U.) give graduate-level students a practical background in order to study bioinformatics, ecology, medicine, computer vision, and stochastic finance. They begin by reviewing mathematical and statistical notation, Taylor's theorem, mathematical and statistical limit theories, probability distributions, likelihood and Bayesian inferences, Markov chains and computing. They proceed to optimizing and solving nonlinear equations, combinatorial optimization, EM optimization methods, numerical integration, simulation and Monte Carlo integration, Markov chain Monte Carlo (and advanced topics in the subject), bootstrapping, nonparametric density estimation, bivariate smoothing, and multivariate smoothing. They include exercises with each chapter. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR