"...an extremely readable book. This would be an excellent book for a graduate-level course in statistical computing." Journal of the American Statistical Association
This book explains how computer software is designed to perform the tasks required for sophisticated statistical analysis. The first half of the book provides a basic background in numerical analysis emphasizing issues important to statisticians. The next several chapters cover a broad array of applications, such as maximum likelihood and nonlinear regression, numerical integration and random number generation, Monte Carlo methods, sorting, FFT and the application of other "fast" algorithms to statistics. Numerous examples are accompanied by demonstration code available on a floppy disk included with the book. This graduate text will also be a valuable reference for statisticians, mathematicians, and numerical analysts.