The BUGS Book

A Practical Introduction to Bayesian Analysis

Author: David Lunn,Chris Jackson,Nicky Best,Andrew Thomas,David Spiegelhalter

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1584888490

Category: Mathematics

Page: 399

View: 6141

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.
Posted in Mathematics

The Bug Book

Author: Danks, H. V,Weissmann, Joe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780921051107

Category: Insects Collection and preservation Juvenile literature

Page: 64

View: 2803

Posted in Insects Collection and preservation Juvenile literature

The Bug Book

Author: Sue Fliess

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399543813

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3587

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.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The bug book

harmless insect controls

Author: Helen Louise Porter Philbrick,John H. Philbrick

Publisher: Garden Way Publishing Company


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 126

View: 7606

"Simple ways to control backyard garden pests without using toxic materials"--Title page.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Bug book

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 302

View: 7678

Presents descriptions of all types of insects with photographs, drawings and poems interspersed.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Bug Book

Author: Kathy Kranking

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 9780307130259

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8818

A simplified introduction to a variety of insects.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Kids Meet the Bugs

Author: Andra Serlin Abramson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1604333243

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 7623

Showcases species of insects from around the world, and discusses the physical characteristics, habitat, and eating habits of each.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Planet of the Bugs

Evolution and the Rise of Insects

Author: Scott Richard Shaw

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022616361X

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 9310

Chronicles the evolution of insects and explains how evolutionary innovations have enabled them to disperse widely, occupy narrow niches, and survive global catastrophes.
Posted in Nature

Texas Bug Book

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Author: Howard Garrett,C. Malcolm Beck

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292709379

Category: Science

Page: 202

View: 7466

The good, the bad, the ugly.
Posted in Science

The Everything Kids Bugs Book, Kathi Wagner, 2003

The Everything Kids Bugs Book

Author: Adams Media, Co

Publisher: Bukupedia


Category: Games & Activities

Page: 144

View: 6198

The Everything Kids Bugs Book, Kathi Wagner, 2003 Adams Media, Co - Games & Activities / Activity Books
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Horrible Harry and the Battle of the Bugs

Author: Suzy Kline

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425288234

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 7778

Harry loves creepy-crawly things. But there’s one creepy-crawly thing that even he can’t stand: head lice! So it’s a terrible day when Harry’s friend Doug discovers lice in his hair. To make matters worse, Mary makes fun of Doug for being dirty and convinces the rest of the kids in Room 3B that they can’t go near him. She claims that everything he touches is infested with lice—even the mac and cheese at lunchtime! Doug wants to run away to Siberia instead of facing his classmates South School. But Harry and Song Lee stand by him and declare battle on the bugs. Will Harry defeat the hated lice, or will Doug have to live with these horrible bugs forever?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Where Are the Bugs?

Author: Sue Kassirer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570829581

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 10

View: 3779

Young readers are invited to lift the flaps to see a group of ants and their friends the circus bugs defend themselves from their enemies, the grasshoppers. On board pages.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Getting the Bugs Out

The Rise, Fall, and Comeback of Volkswagen in America

Author: David Kiley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471263043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 3259

The fascinating story of Volkswagen's raging success and near collapse in America After a wild ride of ups and downs for almost three decades, Volkswagen has regained its stature as one of America's most beloved auto makers. In Getting the Bugs Out, journalist and auto industry expert David Kiley tells the complete story of the rise, fall, and comeback of Volkswagen. Kiley traces the company's rise from Ferdinand Porsche's original design for the Beetle, through the Nazi era, and up to the Beetle's ascendancy during the flower-power 1960s. He explores the reasons for VW's downward spiral through the 1970s and 1980s, including the devastating management blunders that led to such failed efforts as the Rabbit, Dasher, Thing, and Scirocco, and equally catastrophic marketing initiatives, culminating in the notorious "Fahrfegnugen" series of ads. Finally, drawing upon his unique access to company insiders, Kiley tells the story of how Volkswagen achieved its phenomenal comeback beginning in the late 1990s through a combination of visionary management, cutting-edge product development, and brilliant marketing and advertising strategies. David Kiley (Anne Arbor, MI), the Detroit Bureau Chief at USA Today, is a journalist with fifteen years of experience, ten of which have been devoted to covering the auto industry. He has written extensively for Adweek and Brandweek magazines.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Bugs Sticker Activity Book

Author: Yuval Zommer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500651346


Page: 48

View: 8968

Featuring more than 500 reusable stickers, this beautifully illustrated and jam- packed activity book brings the world of bugs to life
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Bayesian Cognitive Modeling

A Practical Course

Author: Michael D. Lee,Eric-Jan Wagenmakers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107018455

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 8689

Using a practical, hands-on approach, this book will teach anyone how to carry out Bayesian analyses and interpret the results.
Posted in Computers

The Bug Scientists

Author: Donna M. Jackson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618432329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5750

Bug scientists, called entomologists, present information on insects and explain how they use that information in their work.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Breakout at the Bug Lab

Author: Ruth Horowitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698162536

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 2917

Max, a Madagascar cockroach, is as big as a bite-sized candy bar and hisses like a snake when he is mad. Leo and his brother are fascinated. Out of all of the bugs in their mother's bug lab, Max is definitely the best. But now, Max is on the loose in the lab! To make matters worse, there's a party there today. Leo and his brother have to find Max before he makes people scream-or worse. "A book in which everything is just right." (School Library Journal)
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Busy Bugs

Author: Book Company Publishing,Book Company Staff

Publisher: Whitecap Books Limited

ISBN: 9781740473354

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8151

What do the bugs do all day? This book looks at what each bug does in a fun, interactive way.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Beth and the Bugs

Author: Karen Wallace,Sam Hay

Publisher: TickTock Books

ISBN: 9781848983892

Category: Children's stories

Page: 24

View: 1691

Beth has a surprise on the bug trip! Beth and the Bugs is one of a fantastic new fiction reading series for children aged 5+ that combines structured phonic progression with great artwork and fun stories. Devised with the help of an expert consultant, it is sure to enable children to achieve reading success. Specially created for use by both parents and teachers, I Love Reading Phonics is a dedicated, comprehensive reading scheme based on Synthetic Phonics and arranged in 7 progressive levels, giving plenty of practice in all the sounds of the English language. Each book includes clear information on Synthetic Phonics, a pronunciation grid and expert advice on how to get the most out of each title. Level 2 titles explore consonant diagraphs (two consonants that join to form a single sound).
Posted in Children's stories

Chug the Bug

Chug Makes New Friends

Author: Brent Angie,Robert B. Hill

Publisher: Kid's Play Books LLC

ISBN: 0985889543

Category: Education

Page: 32

View: 3841

Chug-a timid young bug who doesn't know what type of bug he is-boldly embarks on a self-discovering adventure to school for the very first time. He meets an array of charismatic new friends, from tickling ladybugs and speedy grasshoppers, to singing dragonflies and booming beetles. They travel to wondrous locations, each more lush and awe-inspiring than the last. But, trouble comes in unknown places. The new-found friends work together using their unique characteristics and abilities to overcome familiar childhood situations and challenges. At the end of the book, the six friends form a special bond, and Chug comes to the realization that he is a caterpillar.
Posted in Education