Kurtz, Thomas E.
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Works:  44 works in 184 publications in 3 languages and 2,316 library holdings 

Genres:  Software Handbooks and manuals Programmed instructional materials 
Roles:  Author, Other 
Classifications:  QA76.73.B3, 001.6424 
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Most widely held works about
Thomas E Kurtz
 Oral history interview with Thomas E. Kurtz by Thomas E Kurtz( )
Most widely held works by
Thomas E Kurtz
Back to BASIC : the history, corruption, and future of the language by
John G Kemeny(
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16 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic statistics by
Thomas E Kurtz(
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16 editions published in 1963 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The purpose of this book is to present the basic concepts of statistics together with the mathematics upon which they are based, and at the same time to keep the level of mathematics required within reach of the student. This book permits us to have our cake and eat it too: the important mathematical ideas are included, yet the actual level of mathematical background required is kept low. The prerequisites are a rudimentary knowledge of elementary calculus and the simple ideas of probability. The calculus prerequisite (one term is enough) serves as much to give the reader confidence with algebraic manipulations as it does to guarantee knowledge about calculus techniques. The main features of Basic statistics are: Bypassing questions of computing averages and variances from data, grouped or otherwise, it begins with a study of statistical inference. Whenever possible, it stresses estimationpoint estimation and confidence intervalsrather than testing. The book emphasizes finite and discrete experiments based on the binomial, the Poisson, and the contingencytable models where analysis by a complete listing of all cases is possible. Socalled nonparametric methods, such as the sign test and the ranksum tests, are stressed. The normal distribution is introduced initially as an approximation to the binomial before it is treated as a distribution in its own right. A careful and thorough presentation is made of the linear model, thereby permitting a smooth transition to the later study of the analysis of variance. However, the actual study of analysis of variance is not included because I feel most strongly that a superficial exposure to the subject can do more harm than good. Algebraic methods are stressed when possible: for instance, the leastsquares estimates for the coefficients of the regression line are derived algebraically; the general problem of finding the minimum point for a function of two arguments is ignored. Important formulas and definitions are boxed in, while most proofs and derivations are typeset in a smaller size so they may easily be passed over by the reader primarily interested in statistical techniques"Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
16 editions published in 1963 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The purpose of this book is to present the basic concepts of statistics together with the mathematics upon which they are based, and at the same time to keep the level of mathematics required within reach of the student. This book permits us to have our cake and eat it too: the important mathematical ideas are included, yet the actual level of mathematical background required is kept low. The prerequisites are a rudimentary knowledge of elementary calculus and the simple ideas of probability. The calculus prerequisite (one term is enough) serves as much to give the reader confidence with algebraic manipulations as it does to guarantee knowledge about calculus techniques. The main features of Basic statistics are: Bypassing questions of computing averages and variances from data, grouped or otherwise, it begins with a study of statistical inference. Whenever possible, it stresses estimationpoint estimation and confidence intervalsrather than testing. The book emphasizes finite and discrete experiments based on the binomial, the Poisson, and the contingencytable models where analysis by a complete listing of all cases is possible. Socalled nonparametric methods, such as the sign test and the ranksum tests, are stressed. The normal distribution is introduced initially as an approximation to the binomial before it is treated as a distribution in its own right. A careful and thorough presentation is made of the linear model, thereby permitting a smooth transition to the later study of the analysis of variance. However, the actual study of analysis of variance is not included because I feel most strongly that a superficial exposure to the subject can do more harm than good. Algebraic methods are stressed when possible: for instance, the leastsquares estimates for the coefficients of the regression line are derived algebraically; the general problem of finding the minimum point for a function of two arguments is ignored. Important formulas and definitions are boxed in, while most proofs and derivations are typeset in a smaller size so they may easily be passed over by the reader primarily interested in statistical techniques"Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Computing for a course in finite mathematics by
John G Kemeny(
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4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True basic by
John G Kemeny(
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21 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the installation and use of True BASIC version 2.0 for the Apple Macintosh. True BASIC is also known as True BASIC language system
21 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the installation and use of True BASIC version 2.0 for the Apple Macintosh. True BASIC is also known as True BASIC language system
True BASIC by
John G Kemeny(
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18 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True BASIC is an implementation of BASIC that closely conforms to the proposed national standards. It is modern in the sense that it conforms to the principles of structural programming supported by most computer scientists
18 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True BASIC is an implementation of BASIC that closely conforms to the proposed national standards. It is modern in the sense that it conforms to the principles of structural programming supported by most computer scientists
True basic : the structured language system for the future by
John G Kemeny(
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5 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
TrueSTAT by
Thomas E Kurtz(
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8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This statistical program is an interactive statistical simulation and analysis system designed primarily for teaching, including self study, although it may be used as well for quick statistical analyses of small datasets. Statistical programs much like ordinary True BASIC programs can be constructed. TrueSTAT stresses graphical output, can produce several types of plots, and can overlay several plots on a single picture
8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This statistical program is an interactive statistical simulation and analysis system designed primarily for teaching, including self study, although it may be used as well for quick statistical analyses of small datasets. Statistical programs much like ordinary True BASIC programs can be constructed. TrueSTAT stresses graphical output, can produce several types of plots, and can overlay several plots on a single picture
True basic : the structured language system for the future by
John G Kemeny(
Book
)
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True BASIC language system : structured programming language : with demo programs, libraries, do files, and help files by
John G Kemeny(
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2 editions published in 1993 and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allows the user to modify demonstration programs for varied results and to create programs for a wide variety of applications
2 editions published in 1993 and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allows the user to modify demonstration programs for varied results and to create programs for a wide variety of applications
Demonstration and experimentation in computer training and use in secondary schools: interim report; activities and accomplishments
of the first year by
Thomas E Kurtz(
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1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The computer as pupil: the Dartmouth secondary school project. Final report by
John M Nevison(
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2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True BASICPC reference manual version 3.0 : a powerful structured language system by the original authors of BASIC by
John G Kemeny(
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2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dartmouth timesharing computing system, developed under a grant from the Course Content Improvement Program, National
Science Foundation (Grant NSF. GE3864) Final report by
John G Kemeny(
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1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computer programs of use in elementary statistics by
Thomas E Kurtz(
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1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solutions manual to Basic programming by
John G Kemeny(
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1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Thomas E. Kurtz USamerikanischer Mathematiker und Informatiker
Thomas Eugene Kurtz Amerikaans informaticus
Thomas Eugene Kurtz informaticien américain
Thomas Eugene Kurtz informatico statunitense
Thomas Kurtz informatyk amerykański
Курц, Томас
Томас Курц
カーツ, トーマス E.
トーマス・E・カーツ
托馬斯·卡茨
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