Kurtz, Thomas E.
Overview
Works:  52 works in 154 publications in 4 languages and 2,314 library holdings 

Genres:  Software 
Roles:  Author 
Classifications:  QA76.73.B3, 001.6424 
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Thomas E Kurtz
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Most widely held works by
Thomas E Kurtz
Basic programming
by
John G Kemeny(
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29 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
29 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic statistics
by
Thomas E Kurtz(
Book
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14 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 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. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
14 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 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. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Back to BASIC : the history, corruption, and future of the language
by
John G Kemeny(
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9 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Structured BASIC programming
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John G Kemeny(
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1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computing for a course in finite mathematics
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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
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John G Kemeny(
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11 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True BASIC the structured language for the future
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John G Kemeny(
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12 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 23 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
12 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 23 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
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John G Kemeny(
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4 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
TrueSTAT
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Thomas E Kurtz(
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9 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 13 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
9 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 13 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
BASIC
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Kiewit Computation Center(
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1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic : a manual for BASIC, the elementary algebraic language designed for use with the Dartmouth Time Sharing System
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John G Kemeny(
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4 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True BASIC language system structured programming language : with demo programs, libraries, do files, and help files
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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
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Thomas E Kurtz(
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1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bēshikku nyūmon
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4 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The computer as pupil: the Dartmouth secondary school project. Final report
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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 BASIC : the structured language system for the future : Macintosh user's guide
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John G Kemeny(
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2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 4 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
2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 4 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 : a powerful structured language system by the original authors of BASIC
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John G Kemeny(
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3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True BASIC for the IBM PC
by
John G Kemeny(
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2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
BASIC dialect based on the proposed ANSI standard
2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
BASIC dialect based on the proposed ANSI standard
Solutions manual to Basic programming
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John G Kemeny(
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1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True BASIC : the original from the inventors of BASIC : Bronze edition guide for Windows and MasOS
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John G Kemeny(
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1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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