Hand, D. J. (David J.) 1950
Overview
Works:  102 works in 631 publications in 7 languages and 14,960 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings Handbooks and manuals 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Contributor 
Classifications:  QA276, 519.5 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
D. J Hand
The improbability principle : why coincidences, miracles, and rare events happen every day by
D. J Hand(
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12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An eyeopening 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 twotime 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"
12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An eyeopening 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 twotime 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"
Statistics : a very short introduction by
D. J Hand(
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30 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 861 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 inductionhow we use statistics to discern the true nature of reality from the limited observations we necessarily must make
30 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 861 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 inductionhow we use statistics to discern the true nature of reality from the limited observations we necessarily must make
Principles of data mining by
D. J Hand(
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23 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topics include the role of metadata, how to handle missing data, and data preprocessing."Jacket
23 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topics include the role of metadata, how to handle missing data, and data preprocessing."Jacket
Intelligent data analysis : an introduction by
M Berthold(
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40 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This monograph is a detailed introcuctory presentation of the key classes of intelligent data analysis methods. The ten 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 approach. 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 higher level overview of the IDA process and illustrations of the breadth of application of the ideas. The book will become a valuable source of reference for professionals concerned with modern data analysis. Students as well as IT professionals interested in learning about intelligent data analysis will appreciate the book as useful text enhanced by numerous illustrations and examples
40 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This monograph is a detailed introcuctory presentation of the key classes of intelligent data analysis methods. The ten 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 approach. 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 higher level overview of the IDA process and illustrations of the breadth of application of the ideas. The book will become a valuable source of reference for professionals concerned with modern data analysis. Students as well as IT professionals interested in learning about intelligent data analysis will appreciate the book as useful text enhanced by numerous illustrations and examples
Discrimination and classification by
D. J Hand(
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22 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Distributionfree methods; Parameterized distributions; Linear discriminant functions; Discrete variables; Variable selection; Cluster analysis; Miscellaneous topics
22 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Distributionfree methods; Parameterized distributions; Linear discriminant functions; Discrete variables; Variable selection; Cluster analysis; Miscellaneous topics
Multivariate analysis of variance and repeated measures : a practical approach for behavioural scientists by
D. J Hand(
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33 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Betweensubjects analysis. Withinsubjects analysis. Multivariate tests. Sequential and simultanous test procedures
33 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Betweensubjects analysis. Withinsubjects analysis. Multivariate tests. Sequential and simultanous test procedures
Analysis of repeated measures by
M. J Crowder(
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26 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
26 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finite mixture distributions by
Brian Everitt(
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14 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 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 wellknown 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
14 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 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 wellknown 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
A handbook of small data sets by
D. J Hand(
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20 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[O]ffers ... more than 500 real small data sets, each of which is accompanied by a description of the reallife problem leading to it. ... provides a unique collection of actual scenarios and data that can be used to illustrate statistical techniques ..."p. [4] of cover
20 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[O]ffers ... more than 500 real small data sets, each of which is accompanied by a description of the reallife problem leading to it. ... provides a unique collection of actual scenarios and data that can be used to illustrate statistical techniques ..."p. [4] of cover
Artificial intelligence and psychiatry by
D. J Hand(
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14 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and French and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and French and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Statistical consultant in action by
D. J Hand(
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19 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 381 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
19 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 381 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
Measurement theory and practice : the world through quantification by
D. J Hand(
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16 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 286 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."BOOK JACKET
16 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 286 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."BOOK JACKET
Practical longitudinal data analysis by
D. J Hand(
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13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advances in intelligent data analysis : reasoning about data : second international symposium, IDA97, London, UK, August
46, 1997 : proceedings by
X Liu(
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28 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis, IDA97, held in London, UK, in August 1997. The volume presents 50 revised full papers selected from a total of 107 submissions. Also included is a keynote, Intelligent Data Analysis: Issues and Opportunities, by David J. Hand. The papers are organized in sections on exploratory data analysis, preprocessing and tools; classification and feature selection; medical applications; soft computing; knowledge discovery and data mining; estimation and clustering; data quality; qualitative models
28 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis, IDA97, held in London, UK, in August 1997. The volume presents 50 revised full papers selected from a total of 107 submissions. Also included is a keynote, Intelligent Data Analysis: Issues and Opportunities, by David J. Hand. The papers are organized in sections on exploratory data analysis, preprocessing and tools; classification and feature selection; medical applications; soft computing; knowledge discovery and data mining; estimation and clustering; data quality; qualitative models
Kernel discriminant analysis by
D. J Hand(
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13 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Statistics in finance(
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14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pattern detection and discovery : ESF Exploratory Workshop, London, UK, September 1619, 2002 : proceedings by
D. J Hand(
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20 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 244 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 stateoftheart 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
20 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 244 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 stateoftheart 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
Construction and assessment of classification rules by
D. J Hand(
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14 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wellbeing of nations : meaning, motive and measurement by
Paul Allin(
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14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 105 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 wellbeing, 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"
14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 105 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 wellbeing, 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"
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