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Author: R. J. May
Publisher: The Australian National University
Keywords: studies, state, society, pacific, guinea, papua, making, implementation, policy, new
Number of Pages: 399
Published: 2010-07-20
ISBN-10: 1921536683
ISBN-13: 9781921536687

There is a vast literature on the principles of public administration and good governance, and no shortage of theoreticians, practitioners and donors eager to push for public sector reform, especially in less-developed countries. Papua New Guinea has had its share of public sector reforms, frequently under the influence of multinational agencies and aid donors. Yet there seems to be a general consensus, both within and outside Papua New Guinea, that policy making and implementation have fallen short of expectations, that there has been a failure to achieve ’good governance’. This v

Author: Jon Dattorro
Publisher: Meboo Publishing USA
Keywords: geometry, distance, euclidean, optimization, convex
Number of Pages: 776
Published: 2005-01-01
ISBN-10: 0976401304
ISBN-13: 9780976401308

The study of Euclidean distance matrices (EDMs) fundamentally asks what can be known geometrically given onlydistance information between points in Euclidean space. Each point may represent simply locationor, abstractly, any entity expressible as a vector in finite-dimensional Euclidean space.The answer to the question posed is that very much can be known about the points;the mathematics of this combined study of geometry and optimization is rich and deep.Throughout we cite beacons of historical accomplishment.The application of EDMs has already proven invaluable in discerning biological molec

Author: Gary W. Oehlert
Publisher: W. H. Freema
Keywords: experiments, analysis, design, course, first
Number of Pages: 600
Published: 2000-01-19
ISBN-10: 0716735105
ISBN-13: 9780716735106

Oehlert’s text is suitable for either a service course for non-statistics graduate students or for statistics majors.  Unlike most texts for the one-term grad/upper level course on experimental design, Oehlert’s new book offers a superb balance of both analysis and design, presenting three practical themes to students:• when to use various designs• how to analyze the results• how to recognize various design options Also, unlike other older texts, the book is fully oriented toward the use of statistical software in analyzing experiments.  Contents P

Author: Al SweigartBrand Brand AlbertSweigartCategory 
Publisher: Albert Sweigart
Keywords: python, games, computer, own, invent
Number of Pages: 438
Published: 2010-05-01
ISBN-10: 0982106017
ISBN-13: 9780982106013

"Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python" teaches you computer programming in the Python programming language. Each chapter gives you the complete source code for a new game and teaches the programming concepts from these examples. The book is available under a Creative Commons license and can be downloaded in full for free from "Invent with Python" was written to be understandable by kids as young as 10 to 12 years old, although it is great for anyone of any age who has never programmed before. This second edition has revised and expanded content, including usin
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