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  • Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy

    Zeljko Ivezic

    Product Code: CCVTR
    Hardback
    Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy is the essential introduction to the statistical methods needed to analyze complex data sets from astronomical surveys such as the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, the Dark Energy Survey, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Now fully updated, it presents a wealth of practical analysis problems, evaluates the techniques for solving them, and explains how to use various approaches for different types and sizes of data sets. Python code and sample data sets are provided for all applications described in the book. The supporting data sets have been carefully selected from contemporary astronomical surveys and are easy to download and use. The accompanying Python code is publicly available, well documented, and follows uniform coding standards. Together, the data sets and code enable readers to reproduce all the figures and examples, engage with the different methods, and adapt them to their own fields of interest. An accessible textbook for students and an indispensable reference for researchers, this updated edition features new sections on deep learning methods, hierarchical Bayes modeling, and approximate Bayesian computation. The chapters have been revised throughout and the astroML code has been brought completely up to date. Fully revised and expanded Describes the most useful statistical and data-mining methods for extracting knowledge from huge and complex astronomical data sets Features real-world data sets from astronomical surveys Uses a freely available Python codebase throughout Ideal for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and working astronomers
  • T-SQL Window Functions

    Itzik Ben-Gan

    Product Code: CDORC
    Paperback
    Most T-SQL developers recognize the value of window functions for data analysis calculation. But window functions can do far more than that, and optimizations in recent versions of SQL Server have made them more powerful than ever. In T-SQL Window Functions: For Data Analysis and Beyond, renowned T-SQL expert Itzik Ben-Gan introduces breakthrough techniques for using window functions to handle many common T-SQL querying tasks with unprecedented elegance and power. Ben-Gan first explains why window functions can often be a far better solution than traditional predicate-based approaches. Next, using extensive code examples, he guides you through each type of window function: Aggregate, Ranking, Distribution and Offset. You'll find detailed coverage of ordered set functions (including SQL Server 2017's STRING_AGG); plus an extensive section on optimization. The book concludes with roughly 100 pages of real T-SQL solutions using window function approaches - including techniques invented by the author and available in no other book.
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  • Corpus Stylistics

    Dan McIntyre

    Product Code: CCOAI
    Paperback
    The use of corpora in stylistics has increased substantially in recent years but until now there has been no book detailing the theoretical basis and methodological practices of corpus stylistics. This book surveys the field and sets the agenda for this fast-developing area. Focusing on how to use off-the-shelf corpus software, such as AntConc, Wmatrix, and the Brigham Young University (BYU) corpus interface, this step-by-step guide explains the theory and practice of using corpus methods and tools for stylistic analysis. Eight original case studies demonstrate how to use corpus tools to analyse style in a range of texts, from the contemporary to the historical. The authors explain how to develop appropriate research questions for corpus stylistic analysis, construct and annotate corpora, make sense of statistics, and analyse corpus data. In addition, the book provides practical advice on how to manage the transition from quantitative results to qualitative analysis, and explores how theories, models and frameworks from stylistics can be used to enhance the qualitative phase of corpus analysis. Supported by detailed instructions on how to access and use relevant corpus software, this is a user's guide to doing corpus stylistic analysis. For students and researchers in stylistics new to the use of corpus methods and theories, the book presents a 'how-to' guide; for corpus linguists it opens the door to the theories, models and frameworks developed in stylistics that are of value to mainstream corpus linguistics.
  • Data versus Democracy

    Kris Shaffer

    Product Code: CCIJJ
    Paperback
    Human attention is in the highest demand it has ever been. The drastic increase in available information has compelled individuals to find a way to sift through the media that is literally at their fingertips. Content recommendation systems have emerged as the technological solution to this social and informational problem, but they've also created a bigger crisis in confirming our biases by showing us only, and exactly, what it predicts we want to see. Data versus Democracy investigates and explores how, in the era of social media, human cognition, algorithmic recommendation systems, and human psychology are all working together to reinforce (and exaggerate) human bias. The dangerous confluence of these factors is driving media narratives, influencing opinions, and possibly changing election results. In this book, algorithmic recommendations, clickbait, familiarity bias, propaganda, and other pivotal concepts are analyzed and then expanded upon via fascinating and timely case studies: the 2016 US presidential election, Ferguson, GamerGate, international political movements, and more events that come to affect every one of us. What are the implications of how we engage with information in the digital age? Data versus Democracy explores this topic and an abundance of related crucial questions. We live in a culture vastly different from any that has come before. In a society where engagement is currency, we are the product. Understanding the value of our attention, how organizations operate based on this concept, and how engagement can be used against our best interests is essential in responsibly equipping ourselves against the perils of disinformation. Who This Book Is For Individuals who are curious about how social media algorithms work and how they can be manipulated to influence culture. Social media managers, data scientists, data administrators, and educators will find this book particularly relevant to their work.
  • Mindf*ck

    Christopher Wylie

    Product Code: CCAXG
    Hardback
    'Freewheeling and profane ... Wylie covers plenty of ground, explaining in illuminating and often scary detail how Cambridge Analytica exploited the data to create Facebook pages that would needle "neurotic, conspiratorial citizens", propagating an outraged solidarity.' Jennifer Szalai, New York Times What if you could peer into the minds of an entire population? What if you could target the weakest with rumours that only they saw? In 2016, an obscure British military contractor turned the world upside down. Funded by a billionaire on a crusade to start his own far-right insurgency, Cambridge Analytica combined psychological research with private Facebook data to make an invisible weapon with the power to change what voters perceived as real. The firm was created to launch the then unknown Steve Bannon's ideological assault on America. But as it honed its dark arts in elections from Trinidad to Nigeria, 24-year-old research director Christopher Wylie began to see what he and his colleagues were unleashing. He had heard the disturbing visions of the investors. He saw what CEO Alexander Nix did behind closed doors. When Britain shocked the world by voting to leave the EU, Wylie realised it was time to expose his old associates. The political crime of the century had just taken place - the weapon had been tested - and nobody knew.
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  • Mindf*ck

    Christopher Wylie

    Product Code: CCAXE
    Paperback
    What if you could peer into the minds of an entire population? What if you could target the weakest with rumours that only they saw? In 2016, an obscure British military contractor turned the world upside down. Funded by a billionaire on a crusade to start his own far-right insurgency, Cambridge Analytica combined psychological research with private Facebook data to make an invisible weapon with the power to change what voters perceived as real. The firm was created to launch the then unknown Steve Bannon's ideological assault on America. But as it honed its dark arts in elections from Trinidad to Nigeria, 24-year-old research director Christopher Wylie began to see what he and his colleagues were unleashing. He had heard the disturbing visions of the investors. He saw what CEO Alexander Nix did behind closed doors. When Britain shocked the world by voting to leave the EU, Wylie realised it was time to expose his old associates. The political crime of the century had just taken place - the weapon had been tested - and nobody knew.
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  • Cloud Native Data Center Networking

    Dinesh G Dutt

    Product Code: CBYPF
    Paperback
    The kinds of analysis and data sharing that takes place in modern business relies on fast, robust communications among computer systems. Network architects, network operators, and even the designers of distributed applications need to understand architecture and communications protocols in the data center. And best practices have changed radically over the past decade. For the first time, you can find out what a modern data center looks like, thanks to this book by a leading network developer, Dinesh G. Dutt. This book offers both theory to ground your work and practical advice on topics, such as: Connecting systems in modern data centers Multitenancy How to automate common practices Proper monitoring Choices in routing protocols
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  • Mastering Spark with R

    Javier Luraschi

    Product Code: CBKXY
    Paperback
    If you're like most R users, you have deep knowledge and love for statistics. But as your organization continues to collect huge amounts of data, adding tools such as Apache Spark makes a lot of sense. With this practical book, data scientists and professionals working with large-scale data applications will learn how to use Spark from R to tackle big data and big compute problems. Authors Javier Luraschi, Kevin Kuo, and Edgar Ruiz show you how to use R with Spark to solve different data analysis problems. This book covers relevant data science topics, cluster computing, and issues that should interest even the most advanced users. Analyze, explore, transform, and visualize data in Apache Spark with R Create statistical models to extract information and predict outcomes; automate the process in production-ready workflows Perform analysis and modeling across many machines using distributed computing techniques Use large-scale data from multiple sources and different formats with ease from within Spark Learn about alternative modeling frameworks for graph processing, geospatial analysis, and genomics at scale Dive into advanced topics including custom transformations, real-time data processing, and creating custom Spark extensions
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  • Beginner's Guide to Using Pytorch for Deep Learning

    Ian Pointer

    Product Code: CBKQU
    Paperback
    Deep Learning has the potential to change everything in the computer world. Already, in just a few short years, it has surpassed traditional computer vision techniques and it's starting to do the same with NLP. Google is integrating Deep Learning in all aspects of its operations, down to orchestrating jobs in their data centers and even replacing some traditional data structures. But there's still a lack of developers out there with the ability to bring Deep Learning to their domain, and many of the introductions to the subject are weighed down in the mathematical concepts. This book will provide a primer that should allow a developer to get started using these powerful new techniques to bear on almost any data that they have to hand.
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  • Google BigQuery: The Definitive Guide

    Valliappa Lakshmanan

    Product Code: CBIWR
    Paperback
    Work with petabyte-scale datasets while building a collaborative, agile workplace in the process. This practical book is the canonical reference to Google BigQuery, the query engine that lets you conduct interactive analysis of large datasets. BigQuery enables enterprises to efficiently store, query, ingest, and learn from their data in a convenient framework. With this book, you'll examine how to analyze data at scale to derive insights from large datasets efficiently. Valliappa Lakshmanan, tech lead for Google Cloud Platform, and Jordan Tigani, engineering director for the BigQuery team, provide best practices for modern data warehousing within an autoscaled, serverless public cloud. Whether you want to explore parts of BigQuery you're not familiar with or prefer to focus on specific tasks, this reference is indispensable.
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  • Practical Data Science with SAP

    Greg Foss

    Product Code: BZULQ
    Paperback
    Learn how to fuse today's data science tools and techniques with your SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. With this practical guide, SAP veterans Greg Foss and Paul Modderman demonstrate how to use several data analysis tools to solve interesting problems with your SAP data. Data engineers and scientists will explore ways to add SAP data to their analysis processes, while SAP business analysts will learn practical methods for answering questions about the business. By focusing on grounded explanations of both SAP processes and data science tools, this book gives data scientists and business analysts powerful methods for discovering deep data truths. You'll explore: Examples of how data analysis can help you solve several SAP challenges Natural language processing for unlocking the secrets in text Data science techniques for data clustering and segmentation Methods for detecting anomalies in your SAP data Data visualization techniques for making your data come to life
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  • Database Internals

    Alex Petrov

    Product Code: BZUJX
    Paperback
    When it comes to choosing, using, and maintaining a database, understanding its internals is essential. But with so many distributed databases and tools available today, it's often difficult to understand what each one offers and how they differ. With this practical guide, Alex Petrov guides developers through the concepts behind modern database and storage engine internals. Throughout the book, you'll explore relevant material gleaned from numerous books, papers, blog posts, and the source code of several open source databases. These resources are listed at the end of parts one and two. You'll discover that the most significant distinctions among many modern databases reside in subsystems that determine how storage is organized and how data is distributed. This book examines: Storage engines: Explore storage classification and taxonomy, and dive into B-Tree-based and immutable log structured storage engines, with differences and use-cases for each Distributed systems: Learn step-by-step how nodes and processes connect and build complex communication patterns, from UDP to reliable consensus protocols Database clusters: Discover how to achieve consistent models for replicated data
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  • Machine Learning Pocket Reference

    Matt Harrison

    Product Code: BZUCX
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    With detailed notes, tables, and examples, this handy reference will help you navigate the basics of structured machine learning. Author Matt Harrison delivers a valuable guide that you can use for additional support during training and as a convenient resource when you dive into your next machine learning project. Ideal for programmers, data scientists, and AI engineers, this book includes an overview of the machine learning process and walks you through classification with structured data. You'll also learn methods for clustering, predicting a continuous value (regression), and reducing dimensionality, among other topics. This pocket reference includes sections that cover: Classification, using the Titanic dataset Cleaning data and dealing with missing data Exploratory data analysis Common preprocessing steps using sample data Selecting features useful to the model Model selection Metrics and classification evaluation Regression examples using k-nearest neighbor, decision trees, boosting, and more Metrics for regression evaluation Clustering Dimensionality reduction Scikit-learn pipelines
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  • Cloud Native

    Boris Scholl

    Product Code: BZQJH
    Paperback
    This comprehensive guide helps developers and architects understand current cloud-native technologies, with recommendations that explain when you need to use each one. Authors Boris Scholl, Trent Swanson, and Peter Jausovec describe the patterns you need for building cloud-native applications, and provide best practices for the most common tasks such as messaging, eventing, and DevOps. This practical book also delivers an architectural blueprint for a modern cloud-native application. You'll learn about microservices, containers, serverless computing, storage types, data considerations, portability, and the use of functions. Differentiate between containers and functions, and understand when to use which technology Leverage Service Meshes to move complexity, such as distributed tracing and mutual TLS handshakes, away from the developer Use messaging and eventing as the glue for the cloud-native composite applications Handle state-in distributed applications Understand what makes your application portable
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  • Data Science from Scratch 2e

    Joel Grus

    Product Code: BXJWV
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    Data science libraries, frameworks, modules, and toolkits are great for doing data science, but they're also a good way to dive into the discipline without actually understanding data science. With this updated second edition, you'll learn how many of the most fundamental data science tools and algorithms work by implementing them from scratch. If you have an aptitude for mathematics and some programming skills, author Joel Grus will help you get comfortable with the math and statistics at the core of data science, and with hacking skills you need to get started as a data scientist. Today's messy glut of data holds answers to questions no one's even thought to ask. This book provides you with the know-how to dig those answers out.
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  • Blockchain For Dummies

    Tiana Laurence

    Product Code: BXLGE
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    Unravel the mysteries of blockchains Blockchain technologies are disrupting some of the world's biggest industries. Blockchain For Dummies provides a fast way to catch up with the essentials of this quickly evolving tech. Written by an author involved in founding and analyzing blockchain solutions, this book serves to help those who need to understand what a blockchain can do (and can't do). This revised edition walks you through how a blockchainsecurely records data across independent networks. It offers a tour of some of the world's best-known blockchains, including those that power Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It also provides a glance at how blockchain solutions are affecting the worlds of finance, supply chain management, insurance, and governments. Get a clear picture of what a blockchain can do Learn how blockchains rule cryptocurrency and smart contracts Discover current blockchains and how each of them work Test blockchain apps Blockchain has become the critical buzzword in the world of financial technology and transaction security -- and now you can make sense of it with the help of this essential guide.
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  • Rapid Cybersecurity Ops

    Paul Troncone

    Product Code: BXKFX
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    If you hope to outmaneuver threat actors, speed and efficiency need to be key components of your cybersecurity operations. Mastery of the standard command line interface (CLI) is an invaluable skill in times of crisis because no other software application can match the CLI's availability, flexibility, and agility. This practical guide shows you how to use the CLI with the bash shell to perform tasks such as data collection and analysis, intrusion detection, reverse engineering, and administration. Authors Paul Troncone, founder of Digadel Corporation, and Carl Albing, coauthor of bash Cookbook (O'Reilly), provide insight into command line tools and techniques to help defensive operators collect data, analyze logs, and monitor networks. Penetration testers will learn how to leverage the enormous amount of functionality built into every version of Linux to enable offensive operations. With this book, security practitioners, administrators, and students will learn how to: Collect and analyze data, including system logs Search for and through files Detect network and host changes Develop a remote access toolkit Format output for reporting Develop scripts to automate tasks
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  • Agent-Based and Individual-Based Modeling

    Steven F. Railsback

    Product Code: BUPTB
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    The essential textbook on agent-based modeling--now fully updated and expanded Agent-Based and Individual-Based Modeling has become the standard textbook on the subject for classroom use and self-instruction. Drawing on the latest version of NetLogo and fully updated with new examples, exercises, and an enhanced text for easier comprehension, this is the essential resource for anyone seeking to understand how the dynamics of biological, social, and other complex systems arise from the characteristics of the agents that make up these systems. Steven Railsback and Volker Grimm lead students stepwise through the processes of designing, programming, documenting, and doing scientific research with agent-based models, focusing on the adaptive behaviors that make these models necessary. They cover the fundamentals of modeling and model analysis, introduce key modeling concepts, and demonstrate how to implement them using NetLogo. They also address pattern-oriented modeling, an invaluable strategy for modeling real-world problems and developing theory. This accessible and authoritative book focuses on modeling as a tool for understanding real complex systems. It explains how to pose a specific question, use observations from actual systems to design models, write and test software, and more. A hands-on introduction that guides students from conceptual design to computer implementation to analysis Filled with new examples and exercises and compatible with the latest version of NetLogo Ideal for students and researchers across the natural and social sciences Written by two leading practitioners Supported by extensive instructional materials at www.railsback-grimm-abm-book.com
  • 21 Recipes for Mining Twitter

    Matthew A. Russell

    Product Code: BWQNG
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    Millions of public Twitter streams harbor a wealth of data, and once you mine them, you can gain some valuable insights. This short and concise book offers a collection of recipes to help you extract nuggets of Twitter information using easy-to-learn Python tools. Each recipe offers a discussion of how and why the solution works, so you can quickly adapt it to fit your particular needs. The recipes include techniques to: * Use OAuth to access Twitter data * Create and analyze graphs of retweet relationships * Use the streaming API to harvest tweets in realtime * Harvest and analyze friends and followers * Discover friendship cliques * Summarize webpages from short URLs This book is a perfect companion to O'Reilly's Mining the Social Web.
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  • Analyzing the Analyzers

    Harlan Harris

    Product Code: BWBXK
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    There has been intense excitement in recent years around activities labeled "data science," "big data," and "analytics." However, the lack of clarity around these terms and, particularly, around the skill sets and capabilities of their practitioners has led to inefficient communication between "data scientists" and the organizations requiring their services. This lack of clarity has frequently led to missed opportunities. To address this issue, we surveyed several hundred practitioners via the Web to explore the varieties of skills, experiences, and viewpoints in the emerging data science community. We used dimensionality reduction techniques to divide potential data scientists into five categories based on their self-ranked skill sets (Statistics, Math/Operations Research, Business, Programming, and Machine Learning/Big Data), and four categories based on their self-identification (Data Researchers, Data Businesspeople, Data Engineers, and Data Creatives). Further examining the respondents based on their division into these categories provided additional insights into the types of professional activities, educational background, and even scale of data used by different types of Data Scientists. In this report, we combine our results with insights and data from others to provide a better understanding of the diversity of practitioners, and to argue for the value of clearer communication around roles, teams, and careers.
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  • The Definitive Guide to SQLite

    Mike Owens

    Product Code: BVZLC
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    This is the first book to devote complete coverage to the most recent release of the popular embedded open source database SQLite. The book acts as both an ideal tutorial and reference guide. It offers experienced database developers a thorough overview of its capabilities and APIs, yet is mindful of newcomers who may be making their first foray into the database environment with SQLite. Readers are presented with introductions to the SQLite extensions available for C, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl.
  • Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals

    Lex DeHaan

    Product Code: BVZDR
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    This book touches on an area seldom explored: the mathematical underpinnings of the relational database. The topic is important, but far too often ignored. This is the first book to explain the underlying math in a way that's accessible to database professionals. Just as importantly, if not more so, this book goes beyond the abstract by showing readers how to apply that math in ways that will make them more productive in their jobs. What's in this book will "open the eyes" of most readers to the great power, elegance, and simplicity inherent in relational database technology.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux

    Benjamin Nevarez

    Product Code: BUWBJ
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    Essential Microsoft (R) SQL Server (R) 2017 installation, configuration, and management techniques for Linux Foreword by Kalen Delaney, Microsoft SQL Server MVP This comprehensive guide shows, step-by-step, how to set up, configure, and administer SQL Server 2017 on Linux for high performance and high availability. Written by a SQL Server expert and respected author, Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux teaches valuable Linux skills to Windows-based SQL Server professionals. You will get clear coverage of both Linux and SQL Server and complete explanations of the latest features, tools, and techniques. The book offers clear instruction on adaptive query processing, automatic tuning, disaster recovery, security, and much more. *Understand how SQL Server 2017 on Linux works*Install and configure SQL Server on Linux*Run SQL Server on Docker containers*Learn Linux Administration*Troubleshoot and tune query performance in SQL Server*Learn what is new in SQL Server 2017*Work with adaptive query processing and automatic tuning techniques*Implement high availability and disaster recovery for SQL Server on Linux*Learn the security features available in SQL Server
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  • Laravel: Up & Running, 2e

    Matt Stauffer

    Product Code: BUQXE
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    What sets Laravel apart from other PHP web frameworks? Speed and simplicity, for starters. This rapid application development framework and its vast ecosystem of tools let you quickly build new sites and applications with clean, readable code. Fully updated to cover Laravel 5.7, the latest release, the second edition of this practical guide provides the definitive introduction to one of today's most popular web frameworks. Matt Stauffer--a leading teacher and developer in the Laravel community--delivers a high-level overview and concrete examples to help experienced PHP web developers get started with Laravel right away. By the time you reach the last page, you should feel comfortable writing an entire application in Laravel from scratch.
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