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  • Puzzles for Programmers and Prosby Dennis Shasha

    Wiley 2007; US$ 24.99

    Aimed at both working programmers who are applying for a job where puzzles are an integral part of the interview, as well as techies who just love a good puzzle, this book offers a cache of exciting puzzles Features a new series of puzzles, never before published, called elimination puzzles that have a pedagogical aim of helping the reader solve... more...

  • Puzzler's Elusionby Dennis Shasha

    Running Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    Genius mathematician, Dr. Dennis Shasha, here sets out his latest book-length mind-twister. Made up of many smaller segments, some of which can be solved by ten year-olds and some which are more challenging, the detective work requires no more than high s more...

  • Iraq's Last Jewsby Tamar Morad; Dennis Shasha; Robert Shasha

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 31.00

    This book collects first-person accounts from Iraqi Jews about the lives they led in Iraq's once-vibrant, 2,500-year-old Jewish community - once the world center of Jewish life. more...

  • Database Tuningby Dennis Shasha; Philippe Bonnet

    Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 87.95

    Tuning your database for optimal performance means more than following a few short steps in a vendor-specific guide. For maximum improvement, you need a broad and deep knowledge of basic tuning principles, the ability to gather data in a systematic way, and the skill to make your system run faster. This is an art as well as a science, and Database... more...

  • Statistics is Easy!by Dennis Shasha; Manda Wilson

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2009; US$ 30.00

    This book explains the basic concepts of resampling, then systematically presents the standard statistical measures along with programs (in the language Python) to calculate them using resampling, and finally illustrates the use of the measures and programs in a case study. The text uses junior high school algebra and many examples to explain the concepts.... more...

  • Statistics is Easy! 2nd Editionby Dennis Shasha; Manda Wilson

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Statistics is the activity of inferring results about a population given a sample. Historically, statistics books assume an underlying distribution to the data (typically, the normal distribution) and derive results under that assumption. Unfortunately, in real life, one cannot normally be sure of the underlying distribution. For that reason, this... more...

  • Storing Clocked Programs Inside DNAby Jessica Chang; Dennis Shasha

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2011; US$ 30.00

    In the history of modern computation, large mechanical calculators preceded computers. A person would sit there punching keys according to a procedure and a number would eventually appear. Once calculators became fast enough, it became obvious that the critical path was the punching rather than the calculation itself. That is what made the stored program... more...

  • Network Inference in Molecular Biologyby Jesse M. Lingeman; Dennis Shasha

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    Inferring gene regulatory networks is a difficult problem to solve due to the relative scarcity of data compared to the potential size of the networks. While researchers have developed techniques to find some of the underlying network structure, there is still no one-size-fits-all algorithm for every data set. Network Inference in Molecular Biology... more...

  • Pattern Discovery in Biomolecular Databy Jason T. L. Wang; Bruce A. Shapiro; Dennis Shasha

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 73.99

    Contributors. Introduction. Part I. Finding Patterns in Sequences. 1. Discovering Patterns in DNA Sequences by the Algorithmic Significance Method, Aleksandar Milosavljevic. 2. Assembling Blocks, Jorja G. Henikoff. 3. MEME, MAST, and Meta-MEME: New Tools for Motif Discovery in Protein Sequences, Timothy L. Bailey et al. 4. Pattern Discovery and Classification... more...

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