Books Added – Regression and Statistics

The following books have been added to the bibliography.

Atkinson, A.C. Plots, Transformations and Regression. Oxford Science Publications, reprinted 1988.
ISBN 0 19 853359 4.
[regression; 13 Aug 2012]
This is devoted to detecting outliers (i.e. using single deletion statistics) and to transformations of the variables. It looks like an excellent supplement to Draper and Smith. Text. Epilog.

Mendenhall, William and Scheaffer, Richard L. Mathematical Statistics with Applications. Duxbury Press, 1973.
ISBN 0 87872 047 2.
[statistics; 13 Aug 2012]
While I know there is a 7th edition, I can only hope that it is as clear and useful as my first edition was. Text. Answers.

McQuarrie, Allan D. R. and Tsai, Chih-Ling, Regression and Time Series Model Selection. World Scientific Press, 1978.
ISBN 981 02 3242 X.
[statistics, regression, time series; 13 Aug 2012]
This book has a whole lot more information than what I extracted for my selection criteria; and it covers tests for more than just OLS regression (e.g. robust regression, wavelets, and time series). Monograph. Epilog.

Ryan, Thomas P. Modern Regression Methods. Wiley Interscience, 1997.
ISBN 0 471 52912 5.
[regression; 13 Aug 2012]
A fine second look at regression. I find it a little too terse for learning new things from, but it provides additional insight for things I already understand. Text. Answers.

Wine, R. Lowell Statistics for Scientists and Engineers. Prentice Hall, 1964.
[statistics; 13 Aug 2012]
This is my reference – although it was, in fact, the text for my very first statistics course. It is thorough and precise… and, I hate to say, I’m not surprised that such a rigorous book is out of print. Text.

Books added: more logic & proof

The following books have just been added to the bibliography.

Copi, Irving M. & Cohen, Carl. Introduction to Logic.

Gensler, Harry J. Introduction to Logic.

Tao, Terence. Analysis I.
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Books Added – Logic

I think my kid picked logic up again late in January. In particular, he wanted to look again at two recent books intended to help students make the transition to abstract mathematics — i.e. to having to prove things.

Those two books are Exner and Hummel. They were highly recommended for that, out on the sci.math newsgroup, and, therefore, I immediately bought them.

In addition to those two books, I ended up looking at Aristotle (indirectly), Lewis Carroll — yes, for logic! — Paul Halmos on logic as algebra, and a few books on symbolic logic.

Speaking first of the two textbooks about how to prove things….
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Yet More Books on Color

The following books have been added to the bibliographies page.

“Real World Color Management” by Fraser, Murphy, and Bunting..
“The Reproduction of Colour” by Hunt.
Giorgianni and Madden’s “Digital Color Management: Encoding Solutions”.
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Books Added: Wavelets


I used Hubbard, Frazier, and Nievergelt as introductions. When I last touched wavelets, I was searching through all three of Burrus et al., Strang & Ngygen, and Daubechies to learn more about wavelets. I can’t say I was working through any one of them, but I was certainly trying to find things in all three of them.


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Books Added: Color 3


Having picked up color again, there are three books I want to add to the bibliography.

The authors are Kessler, Malacara, and Glassner.
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Books Added: More Color

The following books have been added to the bibliography.

Two of them are collections of colors. Starmer is for interior decorating, and its colors are not RGB or CMYK but rather suggestive names. I had thought I might find a specific paint maufacturer named in the book, but I didn’t. Well, if I have to, I can scan a page and let my computer figure out what colors it has on it. In any case, this book is distinguished by its marvelous form of presenting its color combinations. Most of a page is taken up by the main color, then there are two small accent colors and two smaller highlight colors.

Kuno is “just” a collection of swatches rather than combinations, except that each page has something in common, such as “sky & wind”. I find some of these colors very attractive. They all have CMYK specifications.

Gonzalez & Woods is a very recent book on digital image processing. My only general text was ancient, so I followed a newsgroup recommendation and bought this. (I had bought a specialized text last year just because someone needed help on a wavelet problem in it!) It turns out that they have the HSI color model, the one with trigonometry.

Finally, Rossotti is a short paperback introduction to color in general, but it gets just enough into the details to be interesting. For example, although I don’t really, really care how photographic emulsions combine to give us color photography, her discussion was detailed enough to make sense, general enough to not drive me away.
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