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: 9215

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: 6703

Posted in Insects Collection and preservation Juvenile literature

The Bug Book

Author: Sue Fliess

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399543813

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1287

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

Author: Kathy Kranking

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 9780307130259

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8037

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

The Bug Book

47 Fascinating Bugs Inside - How to Catch, Identity, and Care for Insects and Other Creepy Crawlies

Author: Danks

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761148890

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5446

Packed with activities and packaged in its own collecting bottle, "The Bug Book" is now revised, updated, and expanded. The ingeniously designed, safe plastic bottle is perfect for catching and viewing creepy crawlies, then letting them go unharmed. Full color. Consumable.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Bug book

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 302

View: 5163

Presents descriptions of all types of insects with photographs, drawings and poems interspersed.
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: 1117

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

Kids Meet the Bugs

Author: Andra Serlin Abramson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1604333243

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 8474

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

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: 8007

The Everything Kids Bugs Book, Kathi Wagner, 2003 Adams Media, Co - Games & Activities / Activity Books
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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: 9300

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

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: 6867

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

Bayesian Cognitive Modeling

A Practical Course

Author: Michael D. Lee,Eric-Jan Wagenmakers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107018455

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 3617

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

Horrible Harry and the Battle of the Bugs

Author: Suzy Kline

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425288234

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 1831

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: 3729

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.
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The Bugs Go Marching

Author: Rozanne Lanczak Williams

Publisher: Creative Teaching Press

ISBN: 9780916119911

Category: Children's literature

Page: 16

View: 2941

An adaptation of the traditional counting song illustrates various mathematical concepts.
Posted in Children's literature

The Bug Book

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Electronic Eavesdropping--but Were Afraid to Ask

Author: M. L. Shannon

Publisher: Paladin Press


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 157

View: 5309

What would you do if you thought you were being bugged? How would you defend yourself? How would you even know about it? If you've pondered these questions, and especially if you haven't, you need to read this book. It was written to tell you, the average Joe, everything there is to know about tiny hidden transmitters that can broadcast your personal and business conversations to spies, government agents . . . even the next-door neighbors. Find out how these devices work, how effective they are, how to find them and deal with them and how to use this technology in your own self-defense if necessary. Includes scores of ideas and resources for protecting the privacy of landline, cellular and cordless telephones, as well as pagers, fax machines and computers, plus phone phreaking terms and tricks and, as one reviewer put it, true tales of the Biz that "will spook you . . . and a few that will make you laugh."
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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: 6092

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.
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Breakout at the Bug Lab

Author: Ruth Horowitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698162536

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 6595

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)
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The Bugs in Darwin's Bed

Author: Bryan Harbottle

Publisher: Athena PressPub Company


Category: Science

Page: 397

View: 4312

The unshackling of science from religious intolerance is the theme of Bryan Harbottle's fascinating and scholarly work. He focusses on two giants of the Victorian era and their ground-breaking works: Charles Darwin's 'The Origin of Species (1859), and Thomas Huxley's 'Man's Place in Nature' (1863). Designer God, thrust their message of evolution and natural selection deep into the heart of the Establishment. It howled. social obloquy; but his second famous work, 'The Descent of Man' (1871), fell on less hostile ground and established him as a scientific genius. in a true perspective - as a champion of intellectual freedom in a far from liberal age. It's challenging, yes; but it's also very well thought out and very convincing.
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