This book is a combination of the following two books : Advanced C++ FAQs: Volume 1 : FundamentalsAdvanced C++ FAQs: Volume 2 : Generic Programming Advanced C++ FAQs: Volume 1 : Fundamentals This book is not an introduction to C++. It assumes that the reader is aware of the basics of C++98 and C++03 and is keen to expand her horizon to latest and greatest in the present and future of C++, including C++11 and C++1y(aka C++14). It contains selected fundamental problems with detailed solutions to all of these which will help the reader to hone her skills to solve a particular problem. Advanced C++ FAQs: Volume 2 : Generic Programming This book is sequel to the first volume Advanced C++ FAQs : Volume 1 : Fundamentals. It contains selected generic programming problems with detailed solutions. Algorithms 1.1 Efficient Insertion in Vector 1.2 reverse algorithm for forward iterators ... 1.4 swapping unequal sections 1.5 rotate algorithm ... 1.9 Avoid Raw Loops ... 1.13 better algorithm than std::rotate ... 1.16 reverse algorithm dispatch 1.17 Efficient Algorithm for reverse ... 1.21 is partitioned algorithm 1.22 Bisection Algorithm ... 1.25 advance and next 1.26 custom iota ... Utilities 2.1 std::move is rvalue cast 2.2 std::move if noexcept 2.3 std::forward ... 2.6 is same Templates 3.1 alias template 3.2 template parameter pack 3.3 override virtual and template ... ClassesNamespacesType SpecifiersConstant ExpressionC++14 ... 8.4 auto return type in function declaration ... 8.6 return type deduction for lambdas 8.7 decltype(auto) ... 8.9 explicit instantiation and auto 8.10 return type deduction and virtual ... 8.12 generalized lambda capture 8.13 generic lambda and product vector ... MiscellaneousMore C++14 10.1 variable templates ... 10.5 static data member template ... 10.7 default argument and specialization of variable template 10.8 lambda and variable template ... 10.15 auto variable template and generic lambda 10.16 constexpr member functions and implicit const 10.17 constexpr constructor and initialization ... 10.23 deprecated attribute 10.24 Member initializers and aggregate class ... 10.31 Type Transformation Aliases ... 10.33 make unique as perfect forwarding guy ... 10.37 make unique and default initialization 10.38 make unique and array T[n] ... 10.43 Extend make unique : T[N] 10.44 allocate unique 10.45 Compile-time integer sequences ... 10.47 std::index sequence 10.48 Custom Sequence : Addition ... 10.55 sfinae and represent type of function 10.56 metafunction : check presence of type member 10.57 std::common type and sfinae Foundation 11.1 private cast 11.2 Value Type Deduction Framework ... 11.5 Template Alias and Rebind Template 11.6 Template Alias and Non Deducible Context ... 11.8 Template Alias and Specialization ... 11.13 std::copy backward ... 11.18 iota n : iota for writing n items 11.19 Reverse iota ... 11.24 Preventing Name Hijacking ... 11.29 Move Constructor and unique pointer 11.30 Find First Null Pointer in a Container 11.31 Average of variable number of arguments .... 11.33 Exchange Utility 11.34 Addressing Tuple By Type 11.35 Quoted manipulators 11.36 Null Iterator
Author: Helen Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-12-12
A fully updated edition of this key text on mixed models,focusing on applications in medical research The application of mixed models is an increasingly popular wayof analysing medical data, particularly in the pharmaceuticalindustry. A mixed model allows the incorporation of both fixed andrandom variables within a statistical analysis, enabling efficientinferences and more information to be gained from the data. Therehave been many recent advances in mixed modelling, particularlyregarding the software and applications. This third edition ofBrown and Prescott’s groundbreaking text provides an updateon the latest developments, and includes guidance on the use ofcurrent SAS techniques across a wide range of applications. Presents an overview of the theory and applications of mixedmodels in medical research, including the latest developments andnew sections on incomplete block designs and the analysis ofbilateral data. Easily accessible to practitioners in any area where mixedmodels are used, including medical statisticians andeconomists. Includes numerous examples using real data from medical andhealth research, and epidemiology, illustrated with SAS code andoutput. Features the new version of SAS, including new graphics formodel diagnostics and the procedure PROC MCMC. Supported by a website featuring computer code, data sets, andfurther material. This third edition will appeal to applied statisticians workingin medical research and the pharmaceutical industry, as well asteachers and students of statistics courses in mixed models. Thebook will also be of great value to a broad range of scientists,particularly those working in the medical and pharmaceuticalareas.
Author: Thupten Jinpa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Explore the nature of our material world in a unique sourcebook, conceived by the Dalai Lama, collecting the scientific observations found in classical Buddhist treatises. Under the visionary supervision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics brings together classical Buddhist explorations of the nature of our material world and the human mind and puts them into context for the modern reader. It is the Dalai Lama’s view that the explorations by the great masters of northern India in the first millennium CE still have much that is of interest today, whether we are Buddhist or not. Volume 1, The Physical World, explores of the nature of our material world—from the macroscopic to the microscopic. It begins with an overview of the many frameworks, such as the so-called five aggregates, that Buddhist thinkers have used to examine the nature and scope of reality. Topics include sources of knowledge, the scope of reason, the nature and constituents of the material world, theories of the atom, the nature of time, the formation of the universe, and the evolution of life, including a detailed explanation of the early Buddhist theories on fetal development. The volume even contains a brief presentation on early theories about the structure and function of the brain and the role of microorganisms inside the human body. The book weaves together passages from the works of great Buddhist thinkers like Asanga, Vasubandhu, Nagarjuna, Dignaga, and Dharmakirti. Each of the major topics is introduced by Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama’s principal English-language translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.
Author: John Y. Campbell
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2012-06-28
Genre: Business & Economics
The past twenty years have seen an extraordinary growth in the use of quantitative methods in financial markets. Finance professionals now routinely use sophisticated statistical techniques in portfolio management, proprietary trading, risk management, financial consulting, and securities regulation. This graduate-level textbook is intended for PhD students, advanced MBA students, and industry professionals interested in the econometrics of financial modeling. The book covers the entire spectrum of empirical finance, including: the predictability of asset returns, tests of the Random Walk Hypothesis, the microstructure of securities markets, event analysis, the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Arbitrage Pricing Theory, the term structure of interest rates, dynamic models of economic equilibrium, and nonlinear financial models such as ARCH, neural networks, statistical fractals, and chaos theory. Each chapter develops statistical techniques within the context of a particular financial application. This exciting new text contains a unique and accessible combination of theory and practice, bringing state-of-the-art statistical techniques to the forefront of financial applications. Each chapter also includes a discussion of recent empirical evidence, for example, the rejection of the Random Walk Hypothesis, as well as problems designed to help readers incorporate what they have read into their own applications.
Author: Harold J. Laski
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Political Science
Written two years after the commencement of the Second World War, the chapters in this book succinctly put forward the case for reorganizing the foundations of the social order, by rejecting capitalism and historical equilibrium, both in Europe and further afield in the British Empire, in favour of building a Socialist civilization.
God’s war crimes, Aristotle’s sneaky tricks, Einstein’s pajamas, information theory’s blind spot, Stephen Wolfram’s new kind of science, and six monkeys at six typewriters getting it wrong. What do these have to do with the birth of a universe and with your need for meaning? Everything, as you’re about to see. How does the cosmos do something it has long been thought only gods could achieve? How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a creator? How does the cosmos create? That’s the central question of this book, which finds clues in strange places. Why A does not equal A. Why one plus one does not equal two. How the Greeks used kickballs to reinvent the universe. And the reason that Polish-born Benoît Mandelbrot—the father of fractal geometry—rebelled against his uncle. You’ll take a scientific expedition into the secret heart of a cosmos you’ve never seen. Not just any cosmos. An electrifyingly inventive cosmos. An obsessive-compulsive cosmos. A driven, ambitious cosmos. A cosmos of colossal shocks. A cosmos of screaming, stunning surprise. A cosmos that breaks five of science’s most sacred laws. Yes, five. And you’ll be rewarded with author Howard Bloom’s provocative new theory of the beginning, middle, and end of the universe—the Bloom toroidal model, also known as the big bagel theory—which explains two of the biggest mysteries in physics: dark energy and why, if antimatter and matter are created in equal amounts, there is so little antimatter in this universe. Called "truly awesome" by Nobel Prize–winner Dudley Herschbach, The God Problem will pull you in with the irresistible attraction of a black hole and spit you out again enlightened with the force of a big bang. Be prepared to have your mind blown. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: 2008-09-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
An insightful history of Churchill's lifelong commitment—both public and private—to the Jews and Zionism, and of his outspoken opposition to anti-Semitism Winston Churchill was a young man in 1894 when Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army, was convicted of treason and sent to Devil's Island. Despite the prevailing anti-Semitism in England as well as on the Continent, Churchill's position was clear: he supported Dreyfus, and condemned the prejudices that had led to his conviction. Churchill's commitment to Jewish rights, to Zionism—and ultimately to the State of Israel—never wavered. In 1922, he established on the bedrock of international law the right of Jews to emigrate to Palestine. During his meeting with David Ben-Gurion in 1960, Churchill presented the Israeli prime minister with an article he had written about Moses, praising the father of the Jewish people. Drawing on a wide range of archives and private papers, speeches, newspaper coverage, and wartime correspondence, Churchill's official biographer, Sir Martin Gilbert, explores the origins, implications, and results of Churchill's determined commitment to Jewish rights, opening a window on an underappreciated and heroic aspect of the brilliant politician's life and career.
Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman are America’s foremost organic gardeners—and authorities. Barbara is the author of The Garden Primer, and Eliot wrote the bible for organic gardening, The New Organic Grower. Today they are the face of the locavore movement, working through their extraordinary Four Season Farm in Maine. And now they’ve written the book on how to grow what you eat, and cook what you grow. The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook is two books in one. It’s a complete four-season cookbook with 120 recipes from Barbara, a master cook as well as master gardener, who shows how to maximize the fruits—and vegetables—of your labors, from Stuffed Squash Blossom Fritters to Red Thai Curry with Fall Vegetables to Hazelnut Torte with Summer Berries. And it’s a step-by-step garden guide that works no matter how big or small your plot, with easy-to-follow instructions and plans for different gardens. It covers size of the garden, nourishing the soil, planning ahead, and the importance of rotating crops—yes, even in your backyard. And, at the core, individual instructions on the crops, from the hardy and healthful cabbage family to fourteen essential culinary herbs. Eating doesn’t get any more local than your own backyard.