Statistical Computation

Statistical Computation

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Editors: Roy C. Milton, John A. Nelder
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483258027

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Statistical Computation covers the proceedings of a conference held at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin on April 28-30, 1969. The book focuses on the methodologies, techniques, principles, and approaches involved in statistical computation. The selection first elaborates on the description of data structures for statistical computing, autocodes for the statistician, and an experimental data structure for statistical computing. Discussions focus on data-system organization, data structures, autocode requirements, data matrix, structure formulas, and structure formulas in data processing and output. The text then examines statistics and computers in relation to large data bases, statistical data language, facilities in a statistical program system for analysis of multiply-indexed data, and language design and the needs of statisticians. The book takes a look at time sharing and interactive statistics, an approach to conversational statistics, use of APL in statistics, and continuing development of a statistical system. Topics include arithmetic operations and branching statements, ASCOP system, application to statistics, semantics, pragmatics, and implementation. The selection is a valuable reference for statisticians and researchers interested in statistical computation.

Table of Contents

  • Speakers


    Keynote Address

    The Challenge of Statistical Computation

    Specifications for Statistical Data Structures

    The Description of Statistical Data Structures for Statistical Computing

    Autocodes for the Statistician

    An Experimental Data Structure for Statistical Computing

    Statistics and Computers in Relation to Large Data Bases

    Statistical Systems and Languages

    A Statistical Data Language

    Facilities in a Statistical Program System for Analysis of Multiply-Indexed Data

    Language Design and the Needs of Statisticians

    Time Sharing and Interactive Statistics

    An Approach to Conversational Statistics

    The Use of APL in Statistics

    The Continuing Development of a Statistical System

    Statistical Data Screening with Computers

    Robot Data Screening - A Ubiquitous Automatic Search Technique

    Teaching of Statistics with Computers

    Computer-Assisted Instruction in Statistics

    Computers in the Teaching of Statistics: Where Are the Main Effects?

    Current Techniques in Numerical Analysis Related to Statistical Computation

    Matrix Decompositions and Statistical Calculations

    Algorithms for Data Maintenance and Computation of Analysis of Variance

    An Algorithm for Multivariate Analysis of Covariance (Implemented in Aardvark)

    Toward A Practical Method Which Helps Uncover the Structure of a Set of Multivariate Observations by Finding a Linear Transformation Which Optimizes a New "Index of Condensation"

    sComputer Optimization of Second Order Response Surface Designs

Product details

  • No. of pages: 474
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483258027

About the Editors

Roy C. Milton

John A. Nelder

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