Non-Uniform Random Variate Generation
by Luc Devroye
Publisher: Springer 1986
Number of pages: 843
This text is about one small field on the crossroads of statistics, operations research and computer science. Statisticians need random number generators to test and compare estimators before using them in real life. In operations research, random numbers are a key component in large scale simulations. Computer scientists need randomness in program testing, game playing and comparisons of algorithms.
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by Cosma Rohilla Shalizi
Contents: Probability (Probability Calculus, Random Variables, Discrete and Continuous Distributions); Statistics (Handling of Data, Sampling, Estimation, Hypothesis Testing); Stochastic Processes (Markov Processes, Continuous-Time Processes).
by David Blackwell, at al. - IMS
The bulk of the articles in this volume are research articles in probability, statistics, gambling, game theory, Markov decision processes, set theory and logic, comparison of experiments, games of timing, merging of opinions, etc.
by G. D'Agostini - arXiv
Triggered by a recent interesting article on the too frequent incorrect use of probabilistic evidence in courts, the author introduces the basic concepts of probabilistic inference with a toy model, and discusses several important issues.
This book is developed as a free, collaborative and interactive learning environment for elementary probability and statistics education. The book blends information technology, scientific techniques and modern pedagogical concepts.