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

Works: 102 works in 571 publications in 7 languages and 14,017 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Interviewee, Contributor, Other
Classifications: QA276, 519.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by D. J Hand
The improbability principle : why coincidences, miracles, and rare events happen every day by D. J Hand( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,391 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"--
Statistics : a very short introduction by D. J Hand( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 841 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
Principles of data mining by D. J Hand( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 709 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( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 619 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 of customer retention, employee commitment and internal service quality. These business cases are complemented by articles on the Balanced Scorecard as well as the link between customer satisfaction and business success
Discrimination and classification by D. J Hand( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distribution-free 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( Book )

32 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 506 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 )

25 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finite mixture distributions by Brian Everitt( Book )

13 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 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
A handbook of small data sets by D. J Hand( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 407 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
Artificial intelligence and psychiatry by D. J Hand( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and French and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Statistical consultant in action by D. J Hand( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information generation : how data rule our world by D. J Hand( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 304 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
Measurement theory and practice : the world through quantification by D. J Hand( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistics in finance by Saul D Jacka( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biplots by J. C Gower( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principal components analysis. Other linear biplots.Multiple correspondence analysis. Canonical biplots. Nonlinear biplots. Generalized biplots. Biadditive models. Correspondence analysis. Relationships betwewn CA and MCA. Other topics. Algebric results
Practical longitudinal data analysis by D. J Hand( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 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 243 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
Construction and assessment of classification rules by D. J Hand( Book )

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( Book )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 103 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"--
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Principles of data miningIntelligent data analysis : an introductionMultivariate analysis of variance and repeated measures : a practical approach for behavioural scientistsAnalysis of repeated measuresA handbook of small data setsArtificial intelligence and psychiatryThe Statistical consultant in actionInformation generation : how data rule our world