Querying XML, : XQuery, XPath, and SQL XML in context (The by Jim Melton

By Jim Melton

XML has develop into the lingua franca for representing enterprise facts, for replacing info among enterprise companions and purposes, and for including structure-and occasionally meaning-to text-based files. XML deals a few unique demanding situations and possibilities within the zone of seek: querying XML can produce very specified, fine-grained effects, for those who know the way to precise and execute these queries.For software program builders and platforms architects: this publication teaches the main beneficial ways to querying XML records and repositories. This publication also will aid managers and undertaking leaders seize how "querying XML" matches into the bigger context of querying and XML. Querying XML presents a complete history from primary recommendations (What is XML?) to information types (the Infoset, PSVI, XQuery facts Model), to APIs (querying XML from SQL or Java) and extra. * offers the ideas sincerely, and demonstrates them with illustrations and examples; bargains a radical mastery of the topic quarter in one e-book. * offers finished insurance of XML question languages, and the recommendations had to comprehend them thoroughly (such because the XQuery facts Model).* indicates the right way to question XML files and knowledge utilizing: XPath (the XML direction Language); XQuery, quickly to be the hot W3C suggestion for querying XML; XQuery's spouse XQueryX; and SQL, that includes the SQL/XML * comprises an in depth set of XQuery, XPath, SQL, Java, and different examples, with hyperlinks to downloadable code and knowledge samples.

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Statistics for Real-Life Sample Surveys: Non-Simple-Random by Sergey Dorofeev

By Sergey Dorofeev

Samples utilized in social and advertisement surveys, specifically of the final inhabitants, tend to be much less random (often via layout) than many of us utilizing them have an understanding of. except it really is understood, this 'non-randomness' can compromise the conclusions drawn from the knowledge. This booklet introduces the demanding situations posed by way of less-than-perfect samples, giving heritage wisdom and sensible assistance when you need to care for them. It explains why samples are, and occasionally may be, non-random within the first position; the right way to determine the measure of non-randomness; whilst correction by means of weighting is suitable and the way to use it; and the way the statistical remedy of those samples needs to be tailored. prolonged information examples express the suggestions at paintings. this can be a e-book for working towards researchers. it's a reference for the tools and formulae had to care for as a rule encountered events and, specially, a resource of practical and implementable suggestions.

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A Primer in Longitudinal Data Analysis by Toon W Taris

By Toon W Taris

This obtainable creation to the speculation and perform of longitudinal study takes the reader throughout the strengths and weaknesses of this sort of study, making transparent: how one can layout a longitudinal examine; the way to gather information such a lot successfully; find out how to make the easiest use of statistical innovations; and the way to interpret effects. even though the ebook offers a extensive evaluation of the sphere, the point of interest is often at the useful matters bobbing up out of longitudinal study. This ebook offers the scholar with all that they should start and acts as a guide for facing possibilities and pitfalls. it's the excellent primer for this starting to be quarter of social examine.

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Foundations of Genetic Algorithms: 8th International by Wolfgang Lenders, Christel Baier (auth.), Alden H. Wright,

By Wolfgang Lenders, Christel Baier (auth.), Alden H. Wright, Michael D. Vose, Kenneth A. De Jong, Lothar M. Schmitt (eds.)

The8thWorkshopontheFoundationsofGeneticAlgorithms,FOGA-8,washeld on the college of Aizu in Aizu-Wakamatsu urban, Japan, January 5–9, 2005. This sequence of workshops was once initiated in 1990 to inspire extra study at the theoretical points of genetic algorithms, and the workshops were held biennially ever seeing that. The papers offered at those workshops are revised, edited and released as volumes through the 12 months following every one workshop. This sequence of (now 8) volumes presents an excellent resource of reference for the theoretical paintings during this ?eld. while this sequence of volumes offers a transparent photo of ways the theoretical study has grown and matured besides the ?eld to surround many evolutionary computation paradigms together with evolution concepts (ES), evolutionary programming (EP), and genetic programming (GP), in addition to the continued growthininteractionswith different ?elds suchas mathematics,physics, and biology. Atraditionoftheseworkshopsisorganizetheminsuchawayastoencourage plenty of interplay and dialogue by means of proscribing the variety of papers provided and the variety of attendees, and through protecting the workshop in a peaceful and casual atmosphere. This year’s workshop was once no exception. Thirty-two researchers met for three days to give and speak about sixteen papers. The neighborhood organizer was once Lothar Schmitt who, including support and aid from his collage, supplied the workshop amenities. Aftertheworkshopwasover,theauthorsweregiventheopportunitytorevise their papers in keeping with the suggestions they bought from the opposite participants.

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Problems on algorithms by Ian Parberry

By Ian Parberry

Too frequently the matter units in regular set of rules texts are composed of small, idiosyncratic devices of busy-work and beside the point questions - forcing teachers into the time-consuming activity of discovering or composing extra difficulties. Designed to fill that hole, this complement offers an in depth and sundry choice of invaluable, functional difficulties at the layout, research, and verification of algorithms.

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