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Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy: A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data

Željko Ivezic, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T VanderPlas, and Alexander Gray

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151687
eISBN:
9781400848911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151687.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

As telescopes, detectors, and computers grow ever more powerful, the volume of data at the disposal of astronomers and astrophysicists will enter the petabyte domain, providing accurate measurements ... More


How to Do Desktop ABMS

Michael J. North and Charles M. Macal

in Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172119
eISBN:
9780199789894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172119.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter considers desktop tools for agent-based modeling and simulation. Two simple but complete examples, Microsoft Excel agent spreadsheet models, are detailed. General tools such as ... More


About the Book and Supporting Material

Željko Ivezi, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, Alexander Gray, Željko Ivezi, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, and Alexander Gray

in Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy: A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151687
eISBN:
9781400848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151687.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter begins by discussing the meaning of data mining, machine learning, and knowledge discovery. Data mining, machine learning, and knowledge discovery refer to research areas which can all ... More


Institutions

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Beliefs about beliefs are involved in the creation of institutions and thereby institutional facts (“i-facts”). Institutions, according to Searle, are created by constitutive rules expressing ... More


The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It's a Mad World

Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula, and Karen Randell (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165358
eISBN:
9780231850384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165358.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Terry Gilliam has been making movies for more than forty years, and this book analyzes a selection of his thrilling directorial work, from his early films with Monty Python to The Imaginarium of ... More


Data Science and Complex Networks: Real Case Studies with Python

Guido Caldarelli and Alessandro Chessa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199639601
eISBN:
9780191782916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639601.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book provides a comprehensive yet short description of the basic concepts of complex network theory and the code to implement this theory. Differently from other books, we present these concepts ... More


Python and Dynare Code

Harold L. Cole

in Monetary and Fiscal Policy through a DSGE Lens

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190076030
eISBN:
9780190076078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076030.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In this chapter a variety of different sample codes are provided in Python, complementing the Matlab code in the main text. In addition, Dynare (an open source add-on to Matlab) code is provided for ... More


Forest Fires

Paul Charbonneau

in Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176840
eISBN:
9781400885497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.003.0006
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter explores how a “natural” process generates dynamically something that is conceptually similar to a percolation cluster by using the case of forest fires. It first provides an overview of ... More


Traffic Jams

Paul Charbonneau

in Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176840
eISBN:
9781400885497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter considers the occurrence of traffic jams in the flow of moving automobiles as an example of complex collective behavior emerging from the interactions of system elements. It begins with ... More


Earthquakes

Paul Charbonneau

in Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176840
eISBN:
9781400885497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter examines the natural complexity of earthquakes. Earthquakes release energy that is quantified by their magnitude m, a logarithmic measure of seismic wave amplitudes. The number N of ... More


Epidemics

Paul Charbonneau

in Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176840
eISBN:
9781400885497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.003.0009
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter examines the complex nature of the epidemic spread of contagious diseases. It first describes the model of epidemic spread constructed by adding random walks on a lattice to the ... More


Flocking

Paul Charbonneau

in Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176840
eISBN:
9781400885497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter examines the complex nature of flocking. Many living creatures have evolved flocking as a behavioral strategy, including herds, birds, and insects. Models of flocking have been used to ... More


Pattern Formation

Paul Charbonneau

in Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176840
eISBN:
9781400885497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.003.0011
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter examines the complex nature of pattern formation in excitable systems. Many physical, chemical, and biological systems are considered excitable, in which two “components” interact in ... More


‘Makes Ben-Hur Look Like an Epic’: Cinematic Parody and the Classical Epic Tradition

Joanna Paul

in Film and the Classical Epic Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199542925
eISBN:
9780191745881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542925.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The intertextual process of parody can reveal much about how genres and cultural traditions operate, and may even seem to play out according to a ‘life-cycle’model. This chapter demonstrates that the ... More


Drakōn Fights: Drakontes Pure

Daniel Ogden

in Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 1 lays out the myths of the great drakontes of pure form, in approximate chronological order of their first attestation: the Lernaean Hydra, slain by Heracles; Ladon the Serpent of the ... More


Medusa, Python, and Poine in Argive Religious Ritual

Alison Keith

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the role of female pollution in the imagery Statius deploys in connection with the ritual worship and aetiological narrative of the Argive court, with a particular focus on the ... More


Grail Tales: The Preoccupations of Terry Gilliam

Tony Hood

in The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It's a Mad World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165358
eISBN:
9780231850384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165358.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter charts Terry Gilliam's artistic quest to create worlds and his insistence on “trying to control them”. The craft of deconstruction and reconstitution of elements of “the real” can be ... More


‘And Now for Something Completely Different’: Pythonic Arthuriana and the Matter of Britain

Jim Holte

in The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It's a Mad World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165358
eISBN:
9780231850384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165358.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the mythical legends that are taken up in Terry Gilliam's Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), and later in its stage adaptation, Spamalot (2005). The film consists of a ... More


Post-Classical Satyr Play and Old Comedy

Carl A. Shaw

in Satyric Play: The Evolution of Greek Comedy and Satyr Drama

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199950942
eISBN:
9780190222949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950942.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From the second half of the fourth century through the first half of the third, satyr dramatists employed characteristic elements of Old Comedy in their satyric performances: looser metrical rules, ... More


Scientific programming with Python

Thomas P. Trappenberg

in Fundamentals of Machine Learning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198828044
eISBN:
9780191883873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828044.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter offers a brief introduction to scientific programming with Python with an emphasis on some mathematical operations that will form the basis of many algorithms. This will specifically ... More


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