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Hand, D. J. (David J.) 1950-

Works: 136 works in 667 publications in 10 languages and 15,223 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Classification  Festschriften  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: QA276, 519.5
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Most widely held works by D. J Hand
Statistics : a very short introduction by D. J Hand( )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Statistical ideas and methods underlie just about every aspect of modern life. From randomized clinical trials in medical research, to statistical models of risk in banking and hedge fund industries, to the statistical tools used to probe vast astronomical databases, the field of statistics has become centrally important to how we understand our world. But the discipline underlying all these is not the dull statistics of the popular imagination. Long gone are the days of manual arithmetic manipulation. Nowadays statistics is a dynamic discipline, revolutionized by the computer, which uses advanced software tools to probe numerical data, seeking structures, patterns, and relationships. This Very Short Introduction sets the study of statistics in context, describing its history and giving examples of its impact, summarizes methods of gathering and evaluating data, and explains the role played by the science of chance, of probability, in statistical methods. The book also explores deep philosophical issues of induction-how we use statistics to discern the true nature of reality from the limited observations we necessarily must make
The improbability principle : why coincidences, miracles, and rare events happen every day by D. J Hand( Book )

34 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An eye-opening and engrossing look at rare moments, why they occur, and how they shape our world In The Improbability Principle, the renowned statistician David J. Hand unveils his groundbreaking argument that extraordinarily rare events are in fact commonplace. Weaving together fascinating new ways to think about chance, Hand highlights his "law of near enough," the "look elsewhere effect," and more, doing for probability what Newton's laws of motion did for mechanics. Through humorous and engaging tales of two-time lottery winners, gambling gone wrong, and bizarre coincidences that we can't quite fathom, Hand argues that extremely unlikely events must happen, and no mystical or supernatural explanation is necessary to understand why. Hand's investigation, grounded in statistics and brought to life with fascinating anecdotes, finally explains "unexplainable" events such as unexpectedly bumping into a friend in a foreign country and coming across an unfamiliar word twice in one day. Along the way, we learn what the Bible and Shakespeare have in common, just how to win the lottery, why financial crashes are par for the course, and why lightning does strike the same place (and the same person) more than once. As Hand makes clear, we can rest assured that we'll experience a "miracle" roughly once per month. An irresistible adventure into the laws behind chance moments, The Improbability Principle transforms how we think about business decisions, everyday encounters, serendipity, and luck"--
Principles of data mining by D. J Hand( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The growing interest in data mining is motivated by a common problem across disciplines: how does one store, access, model, and ultimately describe and understand very large data sets? Historically, different aspects of data mining have been addressed independently by different disciplines. This is the first truly interdisciplinary text on data mining, blending the contributions of information science, computer science, and statistics."
Construction and assessment of classification rules by D. J Hand( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Construction and Assessment of Classification Rules is an accessible book presenting the central issues and placing particular emphasis on comparison, performance assessment and how to match method to application. Some unusual allocation problems are outlined and a detailed discussion of performance assessment is included. The methods used for different application domains, such as parametric method, smoothing methods and recursive partitioning are described. The author reviews different approaches and guides researchers and users to suitable classes of techniques
Intelligent data analysis : an introduction by M Berthold( Book )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph is a detailed introductory presentation of the key classes of intelligent data analysis methods. The twelve coherently written chapters by leading experts provide complete coverage of the core issues. The first half of the book is devoted to the discussion of classical statistical issues, ranging from the basic concepts of probability, through general notions of inference, to advanced multivariate and time series methods, as well as a detailed discussion of the increasingly important Bayesian approaches and Support Vector Machines. The following chapters then concentrate on the area of machine learning and artificial intelligence and provide introductions into the topics of rule induction methods, neural networks, fuzzy logic, and stochastic search methods. The book concludes with a chapter on Visualization and a higher-level overview of the IDA processes, which illustrates the breadth of application of the presented ideas"--Back cover
The wellbeing of nations : meaning, motive and measurement by Paul Allin( )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is national wellbeing and what is progress? Why measure these definitions? Why are measures beyond economic performance needed and how will they be used? How do we measure national wellbeing & turn the definitions into observable quantities? Where are we now and where to next? These questions are asked and answered in this much needed, timely book. The Wellbeing of Nations provides an accessible and comprehensive overview of the measurement of national well-being, examining whether national wellbeing is more than the sum of the wellbeing of everyone in the country, and identifying and reviewing requirements for new measures. It begins with definitions, describes how to operationalize those definitions, and takes a critical look at the uses to which such measures are to be put. The authors examine initiatives from around the world, using the UK 'measuring national wellbeing programme' as a case study throughout the book, along with case studies drawn from other countries, as well as discussion of the position in some countries not yet drawn into the national wellbeing scene"--
Discrimination and classification by D. J Hand( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distribution-free methods; Parameterized distributions; Linear discriminant functions; Discrete variables; Variable selection; Cluster analysis; Miscellaneous topics
Finite mixture distributions by Brian Everitt( Book )

14 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finite mixture distributions arise in a variety of applications ranging from the length distribution of fish to the content of DNA in the nuclei of liver cells. The literature surrounding them is large and goes back to the end of the last century when Karl Pearson published his well-known paper on estimating the five parameters in a mixture of two normal distributions. In this text we attempt to review this literature and in addition indicate the practical details of fitting such distributions to sample data. Our hope is that the monograph will be useful to statisticians interested in mixture distributions and to re search workers in other areas applying such distributions to their data. We would like to express our gratitude to Mrs Bertha Lakey for typing the manuscript. Institute oj Psychiatry B.S. Everitt University of London D. l Hand 1980 CHAPTER I General introduction 1. 1 Introduction This monograph is concerned with statistical distributions which can be expressed as superpositions of (usually simpler) component distributions. Such superpositions are termed mixture distributions or compound distributions. For example, the distribution of height in a population of children might be expressed as follows: h(height) = fg(height: age)f(age)d age (1. 1) where g(height: age) is the conditional distribution of height on age, and/(age) is the age distribution of the children in the population
Multivariate analysis of variance and repeated measures : a practical approach for behavioural scientists by D. J Hand( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between-subjects analysis. Within-subjects analysis. Multivariate tests. Sequential and simultanous test procedures
Analysis of repeated measures by M. J Crowder( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook of small data sets by D. J Hand( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[O]ffers ... more than 500 real small data sets, each of which is accompanied by a description of the real-life problem leading to it. ... provides a unique collection of actual scenarios and data that can be used to illustrate statistical techniques ..."--Page 4 of cover
The Statistical consultant in action by D. J Hand( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the human side of statistical consulting and illustrates the problems and opportunities that can arise for the modern consultant. Statistical problems occur in almost all areas of science, in medicine, in industry, in marketing, and in finance, and a wide range of interests is catered for by the twelve contributions to this unique volume. These contributions demonstrate that statistical consultancy provides a broad spectrum of intellectually stimulating problems, as well as being a vital tool in many aspects of modern life. The book will be valuable to university and college students of statistics and to all those who use statistical techniques in a consultancy environment of any kind
Information generation : how data rule our world by D. J Hand( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Information Generation is the story of the role that numbers and data play in our lives, and the myriad ways this information can be used and abused. Covering marketing surveys, credit card fraud, and the importance of decimal points in numbers involved with space exploration, David Hand's account provides insight into one of the most overlooked and important concepts in human society."--Jacket
Artificial intelligence and psychiatry by D. J Hand( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and French and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pattern detection and discovery : ESF Exploratory Workshop, London, UK, September 16-19, 2002 : proceedings by D. J Hand( Book )

20 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of an international workshop on Pattern Detection and Discovery organized by the European Science Foundation in London, UK in September 2002. The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully selected and reviewed for inclusion in this state-of-the-art book. Six papers present an introduction and general issues in the emerging field. Four papers are devoted to association rules. Four papers deal with various aspects of text mining and Web mining, and three papers explore advanced applications
Advances in intelligent data analysis : third international symposium, IDA-99, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, August 9-11, 1999 : proceedings by D. J Hand( Book )

20 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis, IDA-99 held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in August 1999. The 21 revised full papers and 23 posters presented in the book were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of more than 100 submissions. The papers address all current aspects of intelligent data analysis; they are organized in sections on learning, visualization, classification and clustering, integration, applications and media mining
Methods and models in statistics : in honour of Professor John Nelder, FRS. by Niall M Adams( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Nelder is one of today's leading statisticians, having made an impact on many parts of the discipline. This book contains reviews of some of those areas, written by top researchers. It is accessible to non-specialists, and is noteworthy for its breadth of coverage
Practical longitudinal data analysis by D. J Hand( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This text describes regression-based approaches to analyzing longitudinal and repeated measures data. It emphasizes statistical models, discusses the relationships between different approaches, and uses real data to illustrate practical applications. It uses commercially available software when it exists and illustrates the program code and output. The data appendix provides many real data sets-beyond those used for the examples-which can serve as the basis for exercises."--Provided by publisher
Biplots by J. C Gower( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biplots are the multivariate analog of scatter plots, using multidimensional scaling to approximate the multivariate distribution of a sample in a few dimensions, to produce a graphical display. In addition, they superimpose representations of the variables on this display, so that the relationships between the sample and the variables can be studied. Like scatter plots, biplots are useful for detecting patterns and for displaying the results found by more formal methods of analysis." "In recent years the theory of biplots has been considerably extended. The approach adopted here is geometric, permitting a natural integration of well known methods such as components analysis, correspondence analysis and canonical variate analysis as well as some newer and less well known methods such as nonlinear biplots and biadditive models. Much novel material, which has not been published elsewhere, is presented." "This monograph is directed at professional and academic statisticians and statistical consultants, especially those in ecology, psychology, marketing and advertising."--Jacket
Measurement theory and practice : the world through quantification by D. J Hand( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the nature of measurement, investigating its different kinds, how these kinds should be interpreted, and the legitimacy of their statistical manipulation. The procedures through which numbers are assigned to objects are described, and measurement in psychology, medicine, the physical sciences, and the social sciences are examined in detail."--Jacket
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Statistics : a very short introduction
Principles of data miningConstruction and assessment of classification rulesIntelligent data analysis : an introductionMultivariate analysis of variance and repeated measures : a practical approach for behavioural scientistsAnalysis of repeated measuresA handbook of small data setsThe Statistical consultant in actionInformation generation : how data rule our world
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