Description : Learn how to program by diving into the R language, and then use your newfound skills to solve practical data science problems. With this book, you’ll learn how to load data, assemble and disassemble data objects, navigate R’s environment system, write your own functions, and use all of R’s programming tools. RStudio Master Instructor Garrett Grolemund not only teaches you how to program, but also shows you how to get more from R than just visualizing and modeling data. You’ll gain valuable programming skills and support your work as a data scientist at the same time. Work hands-on with three practical data analysis projects based on casino games Store, retrieve, and change data values in your computer’s memory Write programs and simulations that outperform those written by typical R users Use R programming tools such as if else statements, for loops, and S3 classes Learn how to write lightning-fast vectorized R code Take advantage of R’s package system and debugging tools Practice and apply R programming concepts as you learn them
Description : Instant Book Writing Kit is a comprehensive step-by-step book-writing manual that reveals previously unknown secrets about how to make money online with a book or an eBook (i.e. via the Internet) using the little known Online Publishing Model. It shows you EXACTLY how to write, publish and market your own book/ebook using three online distribution channels rather than via the old money-losing book publishing model. The kit's unique 17 Action Steps For Online Publishing Success provide a step-by-step walkthrough explaining exactly how ANY aspiring author/publisher can implement this breakthrough model and make significantly more money than with the traditional book publishing method. Anyone wanting to make some decent money from their book/ebook will definitely want access to this valuable information.
Description : Social media is fuelling our human urge to share, affecting the information we depend on to make smart decisions, from choosing politicians to doing business to raising money for charity. Tell Everyone delves into contemporary culture to reveal how social media has become the planet's nervous system—amplifying the power of individuals, informing our choices and shaping how we learn about our world. Writing with journalistic flair but with academic rigour, online news pioneer and social media maven Alfred Hermida lays bare why we feel compelled to share news, gossip and information, and always have. Every day more than 500 million messages are sent on Twitter, 800 million people share four billion stories, links, photographs and videos on Facebook. Every minute, 100 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube. And the flow is ever-increasing. In this new era of media saturation, what do we mean by “the news”? Is “the most trusted name in news” today a veteran anchor on television or an undergraduate tweeting from Tahrir Square in Cairo? Tell Everyone spells out how our ability to create and share news is shaping the information we receive and depend on to make informed decisions, from choosing politicians to doing business. Drawing on historical examples, real-world experiences and leading research, Tell Everyone explains how the power of sharing is transforming how we understand and give meaning to world events. From the Hardcover edition.
Description : "If Taz writes a book, I can tell you this--I WANT IT!" Scott Kelby, President, National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) With Acrobat 6, Adobe has delivered a vastly improved product that streamlines and fortifies document exchange using PDF. Rich with sophisticated new features and an enhanced interface, Acrobat 6 gives business, creative, engineering, and now prepress professionals greater control over high-quality document exchange and review. Acrobat 6 and PDF Solutions offers expert instruction on putting this complex tool to good use. With his characteristic enthusiasm, acclaimed instructor and author Taz Tally introduces you to key features and techniques, then leads you through real-world tutorials that reinforce the material. In addition to a complete tour of Acrobat 6, you get an in-depth guide to creating PDF documents and working with Distiller and other PDF creation workflows. Productivity tips and automations throughout help you work faster and more accurately. Inside, you'll discover the ins and outs of Acrobat Standard and Professional versions, including how to: * Implement an effective PDF workflow * Create catalogs, e-books, multimedia presentations, and web pages from your documents * Build PDF order forms with specially formatted data-entry fields * Set up collaborative review of documents * Control access to and use of your PDFs * Edit text and graphics in PDF files * Use PDFs and Acrobat with Photoshop * Control import and export of PDF contents * Run preflight and on-screen proofing on PDFs * And more!
Description : As a responsible manager, you need to consider threats to your organization's resilience. In this guide, Douglas M. Henderson will help you follow a clearly explained, step-by-step process to conduct a risk assessment. --
Author by : Director Cuban Research Institute Professor of Anthropology Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies Jorge Duany
Language : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 98
Total Download : 985
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Description : Acquired by the United States from Spain in 1898, Puerto Rico has a peculiar status among Latin American and Caribbean countries. As a Commonwealth, the island enjoys limited autonomy over local matters, but the U.S. has dominated it militarily, politically, and economically for much of its recent history. Though they are U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans do not have their own voting representatives in Congress and cannot vote in presidential elections (although they are able to participate in the primaries). The island's status is a topic of perennial debate, both within and beyond its shores. In recent months its colossal public debt has sparked an economic crisis that has catapulted it onto the national stage and intensified the exodus to the U.S., bringing to the fore many of the unresolved remnants of its colonial history. Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know� provides a succinct, authoritative introduction to the Island's rich history, culture, politics, and economy. The book begins with a historical overview of Puerto Rico during the Spanish colonial period (1493-1898). It then focuses on the first five decades of the U.S. colonial regime, particularly its efforts to control local, political, and economic institutions as well as to "Americanize" the Island's culture and language. Jorge Duany delves into the demographic, economic, political, and cultural features of contemporary Puerto Rico-the inner workings of the Commonwealth government and the island's relationship to the United States. Lastly, the book explores the massive population displacement that has characterized Puerto Rico since the mid-20th century. Despite their ongoing colonial dilemma, Jorge Duany argues that Puerto Ricans display a strong national identity as a Spanish-speaking, Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean nation. While a popular tourist destination, few beyond its shores are familiar with its complex history and diverse culture. Duany takes on the task of educating readers on the most important facets of the unique, troubled, but much beloved isla del encanto.
Author by : Tari Schreider, SSCP, CISM, C|CISO, ITIL Foundation
Language : en
Publisher by : Rothstein Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 40
Total Download : 966
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Description : You know by now that your company could not survive without the Internet. Not in today’s market. You are either part of the digital economy or reliant upon it. With critical information assets at risk, your company requires a state-of-the-art cybersecurity program. But how do you achieve the best possible program? Tari Schreider, in Building Effective Cybersecurity Programs: A Security Manager’s Handbook, lays out the step-by-step roadmap to follow as you build or enhance your cybersecurity program. Over 30+ years, Tari Schreider has designed and implemented cybersecurity programs throughout the world, helping hundreds of companies like yours. Building on that experience, he has created a clear roadmap that will allow the process to go more smoothly for you. Building Effective Cybersecurity Programs: A Security Manager’s Handbook is organized around the six main steps on the roadmap that will put your cybersecurity program in place: Design a Cybersecurity Program Establish a Foundation of Governance Build a Threat, Vulnerability Detection, and Intelligence Capability Build a Cyber Risk Management Capability Implement a Defense-in-Depth Strategy Apply Service Management to Cybersecurity Programs Because Schreider has researched and analyzed over 150 cybersecurity architectures, frameworks, and models, he has saved you hundreds of hours of research. He sets you up for success by talking to you directly as a friend and colleague, using practical examples. His book helps you to: Identify the proper cybersecurity program roles and responsibilities. Classify assets and identify vulnerabilities. Define an effective cybersecurity governance foundation. Evaluate the top governance frameworks and models. Automate your governance program to make it more effective. Integrate security into your application development process. Apply defense-in-depth as a multi-dimensional strategy. Implement a service management approach to implementing countermeasures. With this handbook, you can move forward confidently, trusting that Schreider is recommending the best components of a cybersecurity program for you. In addition, the book provides hundreds of citations and references allow you to dig deeper as you explore specific topics relevant to your organization or your studies.
Description : Research and scholarly communication is increasingly seen in the light of open science, making research processes and results more accessible and collaborative. This brings with it the chance to better connect research and society by introducing new avenues for engagement with citizens. This book presents the proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub), held in Valetta, Malta, in September 2015. This year’s conference explores the interplay of two dimensions of electronic publishing – the ever growing volume of digital collections and the improved understanding of the widest user group, citizens. This exciting theme encompasses human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, policy-related, commercial, and other relevant aspects. Echoing the conference agenda, the book covers a wide range of topics, including engagement with citizens and professionals, enhanced publishing and new paradigms, discovery and digital libraries, open access and open science, as well as the use and reuse of data. Addressing the most recent developments in these areas, the book will be of interest to practitioners, researchers and students in information science, as well as users of electronic publishing.