Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist
Gill, Jeff, Micah Altman, and Michael McDonald. “Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist”. John Wiley & Sons, 2003
“A compact guide to the voluminous literature on optimisation, numerical analysis, and computational statistics. This is no small achievement.” – Statistical Software Newsletter in Computational Statistics and Data Analysis.
“…an excellent text. It has the potential to be enormously influential across the social sciences…It should be required reading for everyone who performs statistical computing at the advanced level…” – Journal of the American Statistical Association, June 2005
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