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Altman, Micah

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Works: 43 works in 73 publications in 2 languages and 2,218 library holdings
Genres: Maps  Census data  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Micah Altman
Numerical issues in statistical computing for the social scientist by Micah Altman( )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist seeks to provide readers with a unique practical guidebook to the numerical methods underlying computerized statistical calculations specific to these fields. The authors demonstrate that knowledge of these numerical methods and how they are used in statistical packages is essential for making accurate inferences. With the aid of key contributors from both the social and behavioral sciences, the authors have assembled a rich set of interrelated chapters designed to guide empirical social scientists through the potential minefield of modern statistical computing."--BOOK JACKET
The public mapping project : how public participation can revolutionize redistricting by Micah Altman( )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"About the Public Mapping Project's DistrictBuilder platform, which allows citizens to become involved in the process of drawing congressional districts and create their own congressional maps in an easy-to-use way"
Rapid fabrication/makerspace services by Micah Altman( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Registering researchers in authority files by Karen Smith-Yoshimura( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Registering Researchers in Authority Files Task Group has examined a range of researcher registration and profiling services. A number of approaches to providing authoritative researcher IDs have emerged, but they tend to be limited by discipline, affiliation, or publisher. The Task Group developed use cases and functional requirements for researcher ID management systems and then compared the functional requirements against a sample of currently available systems to identify gaps, challenges and opportunities. A key objective of this work was to understand how the various types of researcher ID schemes can be leveraged to support improved discoverability of research output for individual authors and institutions
Statistical Software Benchmarks by Micah Altman( )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study provides tools to test the reliability of selected statistical software: Excel, Gauss, Stata, and SST. Functions covered include non-linear optimization algorithms, distributions, and pseudo-random number generators
Computer Use and Compactness in Congressional and Legislative Redistricting 1990-2000( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to study the use of computers in redistricting, in the fall of 2004 we surveyed redistricting authorities in all fifty states concerning their use of computers in the 1990 and 2000 rounds of redistricting. This dataset supplements our replication dataset for "Crayons to Computers," and adds the following variables: Four variables representing the capabilities of the computer system used: softg_eographicr_eports, softt_abulation, softa_utomatedr_edistricting, and softt_hematicm_apping Two measures of plan compactness: compactr_eock, compactp_a One measure of competitiveness: competitiveness Number of districts: numbered_istricts
The record of American democracy, 1984-1990 by Gary King( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Record of American Democracy (ROAD) data provide election returns, socioeconomic summaries, and demographic details about the American public at unusually low levels of geographic aggregation. The NSF-supported ROAD project spans every state in the country from 1984 through 1990 (including some off-year elections). These data enable research on topics such as electoral behavior, the political characteristics of local community context, electoral geography, the role of minority groups in elections and legislative redistricting, split ticket voting and divided government, and elections under federalism. One set of files (Part 4, PRECINCT directory, consisting of 205 SPSS portable files) includes every election at and above state House, along with party registration and other variables, in each state for the roughly 170,000 precincts nationwide (about 60 times the number of counties). Another set of files (Part 5, MCDGRP directory, 52 SPSS portable files) has added to these roughly 30-40 political variables an additional 3,725 variables merged from the 1990 United States Census for 47,327 aggregate units called MCD Groups. The MCD Group is a construct for purposes of this data collection. It is based on a merging of the electoral precincts and Census Minor Civil Divisions (MCDs). An MCD is about the size of a city or town. An MCD Group is smaller than or equal to a county and (except in California) is greater than or equal to the size of an MCD. The MCD Group units completely tile the United States landmass. The program used to create the MCD group level is also included as part of this collection, as well as the input and output files. This collection also includes geographic boundary files (found in the BOUNDS directory, Part 3) so users can easily draw maps with these data. Complete documentation of this study can be found in HTML format in the DOCS directory. Als ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02162
Districting principles and democratic representation by Micah Altman( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are judicially manageable standards for redistricting? : evidence from history by Micah Altman( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing social science research data( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Happiness-Energy Paradox: Energy Use is Unrelated to Subjective Well-Being by Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opinions ∙ Data Protection's Composition Problem by Aaron Fluitt( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latvija by Micah Altman( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Statistical Software Benchmarks by Micah Altman( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study provides tools to test the reliability of selected statistical software: Excel, Gauss, Stata, and SST. Functions covered include non-linear optimization algorithms, distributions, and pseudo-random number generators
Districting Principles and Democratic Representation by Micah Altman( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

<p>Redistricting is always political, increasingly controversial, and often ugly. Politicians have always fought tooth-and-nail over district lines, while the courts, for most of their history, considered the subject a thicket too political even to enter.</p> <p>Three decades ago the courts finally entered the political thicket, ruling in Baker v. Carr (1962) that redistricting was justiciable. A decade ago, the court showed signs that it wanted to chop the thicket down, ruling in Davis v. Bandemer (1986) that partisan gerrymanders were actionable. But, in fact, few suits followed this potentially momentous decision. Just five years ago, however, the court took its ax to the thicket in earnest: In a line of cases starting with Shaw v. Reno in 1993, and continuing through the 1996-97 term of court in Abrams v. Johnson (1997), the Court has made a strong bid to outlaw what it terms "racial gerrymandering." In this attempt to eliminate gerrymandering, the Court has placed an extreme emphasis on what they term "traditional districting principles," which are primarily formal, measurable criteria such as population equality, compactness, and contiguity.</p> <p>This extreme emphasis threatens to radically change the redistricting process in the United States. Justice Souter, in a dissent in Vera in which Justices Ginsburg and Breyer joined, argued that the logic of the Shaw line of cases can lead only to one of two outcomes: Either "the Court could give primacy to the principle of compactness," or it could radically change traditional districting practice -- eliminating it or "replacing it with districting on some principle of randomness..."</p> <p>In this dissertation, I examine "traditional districting principles," and their implications for representation. I am motivated by, and attempt to answer, the following questions: What theories of representation are implicit in the Court's recent line of cases? Where do "traditional districting principles" come from, and are the
Prospects for thermal energy storage by Micah Altman( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rotation of a conducting fluid in a finite cylinder due to crossed electric and magnetic fields by P. C Hsueh( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Numerical issues in statistical computing for the social scientist
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