Computational Intelligence Paradigms in Economic and Financial Decision Making

The book focuses on a set of cutting-edge research techniques, highlighting the potential of soft computing tools in the analysis of economic and financial phenomena and in providing support for the decision-making process. In the first part the textbook presents a comprehensive and self-contained introduction to the field of self-organizing maps, elastic maps and social network analysis tools and provides necessary background material on the topic, including a discussion of more recent developments in the field. In the second part the focus is on practical applications, with particular attention paid to budgeting problems, market simulations, and decision-making processes, and on how such problems can be effectively managed by developing proper methods to automatically detect certain patterns. The book offers a valuable resource for both students and practitioners with an introductory-level college math background.

Product Details

  • Series: Intelligent Systems Reference Library (Book 99)
  • Hardcover: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2016 edition (October 15, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 331921439X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3319214399

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Intelligent Comparisons: Analytic Inequalities

This monograph presents recent and original work of the author on inequalities in real, functional and fractional analysis. The chapters are self-contained and can be read independently, they include an extensive list of references per chapter.

The book’s results are expected to find applications in many areas of applied and pure mathematics, especially in ordinary and partial differential equations and fractional differential equations. As such this monograph is suitable for researchers, graduate students, and seminars of the above subjects, as well as Science and Engineering University libraries.

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  • Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence (Book 609)
  • Hardcover: 662 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2016 edition (August 14, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 331921120X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3319211206

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Vector Generalized Linear and Additive Models: With an Implementation in R

This book presents a greatly enlarged statistical framework compared to generalized linear models (GLMs) with which to approach regression modelling. Comprising of about half-a-dozen major classes of statistical models, and fortified with necessary infrastructure to make the models more fully operable, the framework allows analyses based on many semi-traditional applied statistics models to be performed as a coherent whole.

Since their advent in 1972, GLMs have unified important distributions under a single umbrella with enormous implications. However, GLMs are not flexible enough to cope with the demands of practical data analysis. And data-driven GLMs, in the form of generalized additive models (GAMs), are also largely confined to the exponential family. The methodology here and accompanying software (the extensive VGAM R package) are directed at these limitations and are described comprehensively for the first time in one volume. This book treats distributions and classical models as generalized regression models, and the result is a much broader application base for GLMs and GAMs.

The book can be used in senior undergraduate or first-year postgraduate courses on GLMs or categorical data analysis and as a methodology resource for VGAM users. In the second part of the book, the R package VGAM allows readers to grasp immediately applications of the methodology. R code is integrated in the text, and datasets are used throughout. Potential applications include ecology, finance, biostatistics, and social sciences. The methodological contribution of this book stands alone and does not require use of the VGAM package.

Product Details

  • Series: Springer Series in Statistics
  • Hardcover: 589 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2015 edition (September 14, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493928171
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493928170

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Foundations of Network Optimization and Games

This is a book about infrastructure networks that are intrinsically nonlinear. The networks considered range from vehicular networks to electric power networks to data networks.

The main point of view taken is that of mathematical programming in concert with finite-dimensional variational inequality theory. The principle modeling perspectives are network optimization, the theory of Nash games, and mathematical programming with equilibrium constraints. Computational methods and novel mathematical formulations are emphasized. Among the numerical methods explored are network simplex, gradient projection, fixed-point, gap function, Lagrangian relaxation, Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition, simplicial decomposition, and computational intelligence algorithms.

Many solved example problems are included that range from simple to quite challenging. Theoretical analyses of several models and algorithms, to uncover existence, uniqueness and convergence properties, are undertaken. The book is meant for use in advanced undergraduate as well as doctoral courses taught in civil engineering, industrial engineering, systems engineering, and operations research degree programs. At the same time, the book should be a useful resource for industrial and university researchers engaged in the mathematical modeling and numerical analyses of infrastructure networks.

Product Details

  • Series: Complex Networks and Dynamic Systems (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2016 edition (October 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1489975934
  • ISBN-13: 978-1489975935

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Udemy – Practical Web Development: Make Websites Quickly And Easily

Udemy – Practical Web Development: Make Websites Quickly And Easily
.MP4, AVC, 1000 kbps, 1280×720 | English, AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 20 Lectures | 2 hours | 729 MB
Instructor: Wilson Wang

A comprehensive guide to website creation, including server setup, domain name, templates, and more.

Hi! My name is Wilson Wang, and I’ve been making websites extensively for the past few years. I have found that creating a website is much easier than people portray it to be, and that is why I have created this course.
This course is designed for people who want to learn how to quickly make a beautiful website. By the end of this course you will have made a website from start to finish, as well as learned how to use Amazon’s AWS service, some basic Unix commands, Github, Ubuntu Server setup, Domain names, and more. People wanting to practice their command line skills will also benefit from this course, as the back-end/server side work is done through Unix.

You will learn:
How websites work
How the domain name, ip address, server, and web browser are connected to each other
How to clone code from Github
The basics of Amazon AWS
The basics of Server Administration/Command Line
How to modify templates to suit your needs
Pointers toward more advanced resources for aspiring web developers
And more…
What are the requirements?
A computer with Internet Access
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 20 lectures and 2 hours of content!
Use Amazon’s AWS Services
Create a self-hosted website with a domain name and a server
Clone a template from Github
Get a general idea of the steps required to create a website
Do basic server administration and edit files on a Unix system
Understand interaction between local machines and the server

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Udemy – Quick JavaScript Core learning Course JavaScript Essentials

Udemy – Quick JavaScript Core learning Course JavaScript Essentials
.MP4, AVC, 1000 kbps, 1280×720 | English, AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 22 Lectures | 1.5 hours | 172 MB
Instructor: Laurence Svekis

JavaScript in 1 hour Essentials Training learn Core JavaScript coding step by step fundamentals of JavaScript quickly
Learn Step by Step how to code using JavaScript. We cover all the core fundamental concepts of JavaScript in 1 hour!
Learn about these JavaScript code concepts and much more…..
Learn JavaScript with our Step by Step training, we show you how to create dynamic interaction on your web pages. Learn to use JavaScript to create better user interaction experiences on web pages. Understand the structure of JavaScript code and how to apply it. Learn at your own pace resources are included, source code and everything you need to practice and learn JavaScript. We show you useful examples of JavaScript Code snippets and explain the development process.
JavaScript is the foundation for so much online.
Knowing how to apply JavaScript is an excellent skill to have. JavaScript is everywhere and by the end of this course you will have what you need to use it on your own webpages. Interact with your web users, dynamic web content using JavaScript.

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Java Threads and the Concurrency Utilities

This concise book empowers all Java developers to master the complexity of the Java thread APIs and concurrency utilities. This knowledge aids the Java developer in writing correct and complex performing multithreaded applications.

Java’s thread APIs and concurrency utilities are among its most powerful and challenging APIs and language features. Java beginners typically find it very difficult to use these features to write correct multithreaded applications. Threads and the Concurrency Utilities helps all Java developers master and use these capabilities effectively.

This book is divided into two parts of four chapters each. Part 1 focuses on the Thread APIs and Part 2 focuses on the concurrency utilities. In Part 1, you learn about Thread API basics and runnables, synchronization and volatility, waiting and notification, and the additional capabilities of thread groups, thread local variables, and the Timer Framework. In Part 2, you learn about concurrency utilities basics and executors, synchronizers, the Locking Framework, and the additional capabilities of concurrent collections, atomic variables, and the Fork/Join Framework.

Each chapter ends with select exercises designed to challenge your grasp of the chapter’s content. An appendix provides the answers to these exercises. A second appendix explores how threads are used by various standard class library APIs. Specifically, you learn about threads in the contexts of Swing, JavaFX, and Java 8’s Streams API.

What you’ll learn

  • How to do thread runnables, synchronization, volatility, waiting and notification, thread groups, thread local variables, and the Timer Framework
  • How to create multithreaded applications that work correctly.
  • What are concurrency utilities basics and executors
  • What are synchronizers, the Locking Framework, concurrent collections, atomic variables, and the Fork/Join Framework and how to use them
  • How to leverage the concurrency utilities to write more complex multithreaded applications and achieve greater performance
  • How to apply thread usage in Swing, JavaFX, and Java 8 Streams API contexts

Who this book is for

The primary audience is Java beginners and the secondary audience is more advanced Java developers who have worked with the Thread APIs and the Concurrency Utilities.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. 2015 edition (December 15, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484216997
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484216996

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Android Studio New Media Fundamentals

This book is a brief primer covering concepts central to digital imagery, digital audio and digital illustration using open source software packages such as GIMP, Audacity and Inkscape. These are used for this book because they are free for commercial use. The book builds on the foundational concepts of raster, vector and waves (audio), and gets more advanced as chapters progress, covering what new media assets are best for use with Android Studio as well as key factors regarding the data footprint optimization work process and why it is important.
What You Will Learn
• What are the primary genres of new media content production
• What new media assets Android Studio supports
• What are the concepts behind new media content production
• How to Install and use GIMP, Inkscape, and Audacity software
• How to integrate that software with Android Studio, fast becoming the most popular IDE for Android apps design and development
Primary audience includes Android developers, especially game designers/developers and others who need access to multimedia elements.  Secondary: multimedia producers, RIA developers, game designers, UI designers, and teachers.


  • Paperback: 142 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. 2015 edition (October 30, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484216407
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484216408

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Computer Vision for X-Ray Testing: Imaging, Systems, Image Databases, and Algorithms

This accessible textbook presents an introduction to computer vision algorithms for industrially-relevant applications of X-ray testing. Features: introduces the mathematical background for monocular and multiple view geometry; describes the main techniques for image processing used in X-ray testing; presents a range of different representations for X-ray images, explaining how these enable new features to be extracted from the original image; examines a range of known X-ray image classifiers and classification strategies; discusses some basic concepts for the simulation of X-ray images and presents simple geometric and imaging models that can be used in the simulation; reviews a variety of applications for X-ray testing, from industrial inspection and baggage screening to the quality control of natural products; provides supporting material at an associated website, including a database of X-ray images and a Matlab toolbox for use with the book’s many examples.


  • Hardcover: 347 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2015 edition (July 28, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3319207466
  • ISBN-13: 978-3319207469

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WordPress: Step by Step for Beginners

WordPress: Step by Step for Beginners
English | 2015 | mp4 | H264 1280×720 | AAC 2 ch | 10 hrs | 2.04 GB
eLearning, Design, Web Design | Skill level: Beginner level

Complete WordPress for beginners course covering Installation and Setup, SEO, Security, Email, Social Media, and more!

WordPress For Beginners: A Complete “Step by Step” Educational Experience!

This course was designed specifically to help YOU create your very first WordPress Blog. In this course, I’ll create a new blog from scratch, and walk you thru, step by step, everything I do and everything you need to do, to build an amazing blog!

This course is broken up into 9 different sections.
Section 1: Course Overview
Section 2: Getting Started
Section 3: WordPress Setup and Configuration
Section 4: Creating Content
Section 5: Comments
Section 6: Social Media
Section 7: Email and List Building
Section 8: SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Section 9: Security
Section 10: Archived Lectures
Section 11: Bonus Section

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Pro SQL Server Administration

Pro SQL Server Administration brings SQL Server administration into the modern era with strong coverage of hybrid cloud environments, In-Memory OLTP, and installation on Server Core. This comprehensive guide to SQL Server Administration for today’s DBA helps you to administer the new and key areas of SQL Server, including Columnstore indexes and the In-Memory OLTP feature set introduced in 2014.

You will also be guided through the administration of traditional areas of SQL Server, including how to secure your instance, monitor and maintain your instance, and to use features such as AlwaysOn to make your instance highly available. Also covered is the use of SQL Server features to scale out read-only workloads. Pro SQL Server Administration is an all-new book taking up-to-date and modern approach that you’ll want and need to further your career as a SQL Server database administrator.

  • Extensive coverage of hybrid cloud environments involving Azure SQL Database
  • Detailed discussions on all new, key features, including AlwaysOn and in-memory support
  • Comprehensive coverage of key skills, such as monitoring, maintenance and indexing


  • Paperback: 1004 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. 2015 edition (November 11, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484207114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484207116


Expert Performance Indexing in SQL Server

This book is a deep dive into perhaps the single-most important facet of good performance: indexes, and how to best use them. The book begins in the shallow waters with explanations of the types of indexes and how they are stored in databases. Moving deeper into the topic, and further into the book, you will look at the statistics that are accumulated both by indexes and on indexes. You’ll better understand what indexes are doing in the database and what can be done to mitigate and improve their effect on performance. The final destination is a guided tour through a number of real life scenarios showing approaches you can take to investigate, mitigate, and improve the performance of your database.

  • Defines the types of indexes and their implementation options
  • Provides use cases and common patterns in applying indexing
  • Describes and explain the index metadata and statistics
  • Provides a framework of strategies and approaches for indexing databases

Book Details

  • Paperback: 403 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2nd ed. 2015 edition (November 10, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484211197
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484211199


AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Nobody ever said AutoCAD was easy, which is why you need AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 2009 All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies! These nine minibooks cover all the stuff you need to know to set up AutoCAD for 2D or 3D, create drawings, modify and share them, publish your work, and more. There’s even a minibook devoted to increasing your options with AutoCAD LT!

This one-stop guide to creating great technical drawings using AutoCAD 2009 shows you how to navigate the AutoCAD interface, set up drawings, use basic and precision tools, and use drawing objects. You’ll learn how to annotate your drawings, use dimensioning and hatching, and work with AutoCAD’s new Annotation Scaling feature. You’ll also find out how to work with solids, texture surfaces, add lighting, and much more. Discover how to

  • Navigate the AutoCAD interface
  • Work with lines, shapes, and curves
  • Add explanatory text
  • Understand AutoCAD LT’s limitations
  • Render your drawings
  • Create and manage blocks
  • Use AutoCAD advanced drafting techniques
  • Comply with CAD management and standards
  • Share your work with others
  • Customize the AutoCAD interface, tools, and more

Complete with Web links to advanced information on navigating the AutoCAD programming interfaces, using custom programs, getting started with AutoLISP, and working with Visual Basic for AutoCAD, AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 2009 All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies is the only comprehensive AutoCAD guide you’ll ever need.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 792 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2nd edition (May 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470243783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470243787

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C++ 14 Quick Syntax Reference: Second Edition

This updated handy quick C++ 14 guide is a condensed code and syntax reference based on the newly updated C++ 14 release of the popular programming language. It presents the essential C++ syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference.

You won’t find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons, or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a language reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible.  The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any C++ programmer.

In the C++ 14 Quick Syntax Reference, Second Edition, you will find a concise reference to the C++ 14 language syntax.  It has short, simple, and focused code examples.  This book includes a well laid out table of contents and a comprehensive index allowing for easy review.

What You’ll Learn:
  • How to Compile and Run
  • What are C++ Variables, Operators, Pointers and References
  • What are Arrays, Strings, Conditionals, Loops and more
  • How to use Functions
  • How to work with Constructors and Inheritance
  • How to use Access Levels, Static, Enum, String and Union, and more
  • What are Custom Conversions, Namespaces, Constants, and Preprocessor
  • How to do Event Handling
  • What are Type Conversions, Templates, Headers, and more
This book is a quick, handy pocket syntax reference for experienced C++ programmers, and a concise, easily-digested introduction for other programmers new to C++.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2nd ed. 2015 edition (April 9, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484217268
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484217269

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Pivotal Certified Spring Enterprise Integration Specialist Exam: A Study Guide

Exam topics covered include tasks and scheduling, remoting, the Spring Web Services framework, RESTful services with Spring MVC, the Spring JMS module, JMS and JTA transactions with Spring, batch processing with Spring Batch and the Spring Integration framework. Prepare with confidence for the Pivotal Enterprise Integration with Spring Exam.

One of the important aspects of this book is a focus on new and modern abstractions provided by Spring. Therefore most of the features are shown with Java annotations alongside established XML configurations. Most of the examples in the book are also based on the Spring Boot framework. Spring Boot adoption is exponential because of its capability to significantly simplify Spring configuration using sensible opinionated defaults. But Spring Boot is not the target of the exam, therefore all the features are also covered with plain Spring configuration examples.

  • How to use Spring to create concurrent applications and schedule tasks
  • How to do remoting to implement client-server applications
  • How to work with Spring Web services to create loosely coupled Web services and clients
  • How to use Spring MVC to create RESTful web services and clients
  • How to integrate JMS for asynchronous messaging-based communication
  • How to use local JMS transactions with Spring
  • How to configure global JTA transactions with Spring
  • How to use Spring Integration to create event-driven pipes-and-filters architectures and integrate with external applications
  • How to use Spring Batch for managed, scalable batch processing that is based on both custom and built-in processing components


  • Paperback: 523 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. 2015 edition (November 5, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484207947
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484207949