When SIAM contacted me about the preparation of a second edition of this
booklet, it became clear almost immediately that any attempt to rewrite the booklet
would invite the danger of spoiling its purpose. The booklet had served me well as a
skeleton and draft outline for my subsequent book Robust Statistics (Wiley, 1981). I
had been surprised that the precursor continued to sell in the presence of a more
complete and more learned follow-up text. In fact, even now it still is selling about
equally as well as the latter. The reason is clear in retrospect: the slim SIAM booklet
provides a brief, well-organized, and easy-to-follow introduction and overview. I have
used it to teach courses for which the Wiley book was too advanced.
It has been almost 20 years since its initial publication, however, and updating the
text and adding new references was necessary. To achieve this without spoiling the
flow of the original exposition, the text has been reprinted without changes and an
additional chapter, "Robustness: Where Are We Now?", has been added. It is based
on a talk I gave at a meeting in Neuchatel, and I gratefully acknowledge the Presses
Academiques Neuchatel for granting me permission to use that material. I also thank
my many colleagues, in particular Peter J. Bickel, for their stimulating comments.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop
If you already have a good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and are looking to advance your skills, Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop is the book you've been waiting for. Renowned photographers Martin Evening and Jeff Schewe impart their Photoshop tips and workflow, showing you how to use a vast array...
Transactions on Aspect-Oriented Software Development VIII
The history of software development paradigms suggests that a new paradigm often
has its genesis in programming languages and then moves up to design and analysis
(e.g., structured programming preceded structured design and analysis, and objectoriented
programming predated object-oriented design and modeling). This same
Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide
Requiring no prior hacking experience, Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide supplies a complete introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test, or ethical hack, from beginning to end. You will learn how to properly utilize and interpret the results of modern-day hacking tools, which are required to complete a...
Use PyCharm with fluid efficiency to write idiomatic python code
About This Book
Understand how PyCharm works and how you can leverage its strength to develop applications quickly
Master PyCharm's editor to get a fast workflow
Full of examples and illustrations that...
Responsive Theming for Drupal: Making Your Site Look Good on Any Device
If you want your Drupal website to work well on smartphones, tablets, and desktops, this practical guide shows you how to incorporate Responsive Web Design (RWD) with specific Drupal 7 themes. You’ll learn how to create attractive, easy-to-navigate layouts for everything from tiny phone screens to 30-inch desktop...
Cutting-edge xDSL: technology, standards, architecture, regulation, and its application.
- The state of the art in DSL technology, standards, and architecture
- ADSL, HDSL2, SHDSL, VDSL, line unbundling, spectrum management, and more
- Voice over DSL and video-on-demand: technical progress and its impact...