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   Blockchain basics: a non-technical introduction in 25 steps
Drescher D.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 255 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484226-03-2)

Although blockchain is, among other things, a promising new technology, there is also a lot of hype surrounding it. Its proponents have suggested that it can do everything from tracking tuna to ending world poverty....

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  Compact data structures: a practical approach
Navarro G.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 570 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107152-38-0)

Compact data structures address two aspects of the problem posed by large quantities of data: efficient storage of the data, and efficient access and processing of the data by the algorithms suitable for defined classes of problems. (The concept i...

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  Machine learning using R
Ramasubramanian K., Singh A.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 566 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484223-33-8)

Karthik Ramasubramanian and Abhishek Singh, experts in data science and business analytics, have written a comprehensive reference book on machine learning using R. This book covers a relevant and hot topic in today’s digital world....

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  Power-up: unlocking the hidden mathematics in video games
Lane M.,  Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2017. 264 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691161-51-8)

Beautiful mathematics can be found in unlikely places. Building upon this premise, Power-up tries to address a marketing problem: Why is mathematics far from engaging for most people? Mathematics is not as engaging as, for instance, playing...

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  The blockchain alternative: rethinking macroeconomic policy and economic theory
Bheemaiah K.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 248 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484226-73-5)

Like DNA is for genetic reproduction of living organisms, blockchain technology is, on a different scale, a tool for the cyclic transfer of information and recording the history of successive transfers. In this last case, we refer to a social tran...

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  Advances in electrodermal activity processing with applications for mental health: from heuristic methods to convex optimization
Greco A., Valenza G., Scilingo E.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 138 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319467-04-7)

Electrodermal activity (EDA) designates the variation in the electrical characteristics of the skin. The most pertinent property is skin conductance, quantified by measuring the current flow between two skin points when applying an electrical pote...

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  The probability lifesaver: all the tools you need to understand chance
Miller S.,  Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2017. 752 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691149-55-4)

The theoretical foundations of probability have been developed over nearly four centuries. This legacy is both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because it is so rich and diverse, offering many results whose relations to one another, obscur...

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  Multilayer social networks
Dickison M., Magnani M., Rossi L.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 208 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107438-75-0)

This is a comprehensive guide to a fascinating mathematical and computational perspective on real-world social phenomena: multilayer networks. It is authored by researchers who are experts in data science, social network modeling, mining, and mach...

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   Mastering machine learning with Python in six steps: a practical implementation guide to predictive data analytics using Python
Swamynathan M.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 358 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484228-65-4)

In 1969, there was a humorous film in theaters called If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium. It was about a group of American tourists taking an 18-day guided tour of nine European countries. The premise was so compelling that the mov...

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  Requirements engineering for service and cloud computing
Ramachandran M., Mahmood Z.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 320 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319513-09-6)

This is an edited collection of papers, authored by experts from academia and industry, on the progress and update of requirements handling specific to the subfields of cloud computing and service. Due to the fact that cloud computing and services...

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