Download E-books PIC Robotics: A Beginner's Guide to Robotics Projects Using the PIC Micro PDF

By John Iovine

This is every little thing the robotics hobbyist must harness the facility of the PICMicro MCU!

In this heavily-illustrated source, writer John Iovine offers plans and whole elements lists for eleven easy-to-build robots each one with a PICMicro "brain.” The expertly written insurance of the PIC uncomplicated computing device makes programming a snap -- and many fun.

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Download E-books Computability, Complexity and Languages: Fundamentals of Theoretical Computer Science (Computer Science and Applied Mathematics) PDF

By Martin Davis

This introductory textual content covers the major parts of machine technological know-how, together with recursive functionality idea, formal languages, and automata. It assumes a minimum heritage in formal arithmetic. The ebook is split into 5 elements: Computability, Grammars and Automata, common sense, Complexity, and Unsolvability.

* Computability thought is brought in a way that makes greatest use of past programming event, together with a "universal" application that takes up below a page.
* The variety of workouts incorporated has greater than tripled.
* Automata idea, computational common sense, and complexity thought are awarded in a versatile demeanour, and will be lined in quite a few assorted preparations.

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Download E-books Practical Maya Programming with Python PDF

By Robert Galanakis

Unleash the facility of Python in Maya and unencumber your creativity

About This Book

  • Create and customise UIs utilizing commonplace instruments and libraries
  • Understand how Maya can leverage complicated Python features
  • Make your instruments, and Maya itself, totally automatable

Who This e-book Is For

If you're a developer trying to construct a strong procedure utilizing Python and Maya's features, then this booklet is for you. functional Maya Programming with Python is ideal for intermediate clients with easy adventure in Python and Maya who are looking to greater their wisdom and skills.

What you'll Learn

  • Understand the structure of Python gadgets, Maya nodes, and PyMEL
  • Write composable code that's modular and re-usable
  • Make Maya "Pythonic" by utilizing decorators and context managers
  • Learn approximately various Maya UI strategies and libraries
  • Use PySide and PyQt to construct Maya consumer interfaces
  • Turn Maya right into a server that may be managed remotely
  • Understand tips on how to use Python with Maya's API
  • Conquer customized nodes utilizing Python's dynamic variety creation

In Detail

Autodesk Maya is a 3D special effects software program. It bargains an enormous and versatile set of gains using Python. it's not tricky to start utilizing Python in Autodesk Maya, however it should be tricky to head from writing procedural, MEL-inspired instruments to development the robust but basic platforms that Python promises.

Practical Maya Programming with Python may help you grasp either Python and Maya. With thorough causes, illustrative examples, and entire pattern tasks, you are going to how to use Python to allure Maya into obeying your each command. useful Maya Programming with Python will educate you the way PyMEL works in addition to how you can care for mistakes and write composable code in Python.

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Download E-books PostGIS in Action, 2nd Edition PDF


PostGIS in motion, moment Edition teaches readers of all degrees to write down spatial queries that remedy real-world difficulties. It first delivers a heritage in vector-, raster-, and topology-based GIS after which fast strikes into interpreting, viewing, and mapping information. This moment variation covers PostGIS 2.0 and 2.1 sequence, PostgreSQL 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3 positive factors, and exhibits you the way to combine with different GIS tools.

Purchase of the print booklet contains a loose publication in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

About the Book

Processing information tied to position and topology calls for really expert information. PostGIS is a unfastened spatial database extender for PostgreSQL, each piece nearly as good as proprietary software program. With it, you could simply create location-aware queries in exactly a number of strains of SQL code and construct the again finish for a mapping, raster research, or routing program with minimum effort.

PostGIS in motion, moment Edition teaches you to resolve real-world geodata difficulties. It first supplies a history in vector-, raster-, and topology-based GIS after which speedy strikes into reading, viewing, and mapping information. you are going to how you can optimize queries for optimum velocity, simplify geometries for higher potency, and create customized services on your personal purposes. you will additionally methods to practice your latest GIS wisdom to PostGIS and combine with different GIS tools.

Familiarity with relational database and GIS ideas is beneficial yet now not required.

What's Inside

  • An creation to spatial databases
  • Geometry, geography, raster, and topology spatial varieties, services, and queries
  • Applying PostGIS to real-world problems
  • Extending PostGIS to net and laptop applications
  • Updated for PostGIS 2.x and PostgreSQL 9.x

About the Authors

Regina Obe and Leo Hsu are database specialists and authors. Regina is a member of the PostGIS center improvement group and the undertaking guidance Committee.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 creation TO POSTGIS
  1. What is a spatial database?
  2. Spatial facts types
  3. Spatial reference procedure considerations
  4. Working with actual data
  5. Using PostGIS at the desktop
  6. Geometry and geography functions
  7. Raster functions
  8. PostGIS TIGER geocoder
  9. Geometry relationships
  10. PART 2 placing POSTGIS TO WORK
  11. Proximity analysis
  12. Geometry and geography processing
  13. Raster processing
  14. Building and utilizing topologies
  15. Organizing spatial data
  16. Query functionality tuning
  17. PART three utilizing POSTGIS WITH different TOOLS
  18. Extending PostGIS with pgRouting and procedural languages
  19. Using PostGIS in net applications

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Download E-books Data-driven Generation of Policies (SpringerBriefs in Computer Science) PDF

By Amy Sliva

This Springer short provides a uncomplicated set of rules that gives an accurate strategy to discovering an optimum nation switch test, in addition to an improved set of rules that's equipped on most sensible of the well known trie facts constitution. It explores correctness and algorithmic complexity effects for either algorithms and experiments evaluating their functionality on either real-world and artificial facts. subject matters addressed contain optimum country swap makes an attempt, country switch effectiveness, assorted type of impact estimators, making plans lower than uncertainty and experimental overview. those themes might help researchers learn tabular info, no matter if the knowledge includes states (of the realm) and occasions (taken by way of an agent) whose results aren't good understood. occasion DBs are omnipresent within the social sciences and will comprise assorted eventualities from political occasions and the country of a rustic to education-related activities and their results on a faculty process. With quite a lot of purposes in laptop technological know-how and the social sciences, the knowledge during this Springer short is efficacious for pros and researchers facing tabular information, man made intelligence and information mining. The purposes also are worthy for advanced-level scholars of desktop technology.

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Download E-books Chess Bitch: Women In The Ultimate Intellectual Sport PDF

By Jennifer Shahade

Within the online game of chess, the most powerful piece—the Queen—is sometimes called "bitch," and being lady has been lengthy thought of a big drawback.

Chess complain, written by means of the 2004 U.S. Woman’s Chess Champion, is an eye-opening account of ways today’s younger girl chess avid gamers are effectively flattening the doorways to this regularly male video game, infiltrating the male-owned wearing lifestyle of overseas chess, and giving the word "play like a lady" an entire new which means.

Through interviews with and commentary of the younger globetrotting girls chess avid gamers who problem male domination, Chess whinge shines a harsh mild at the game’s gender bias. Shahade starts via profiling the lives of significant ladies gamers from historical past, beginning with Vera Menchik, who defeated male execs with terrific frequency and have become the 1st woman’s international Champion in 1927. She then investigates the women’s chess dynasties in Georgia and China. She interviews the recognized Polgar sisters, who refused to play in separate women's tournaments. She info her personal chess adventures—traveling to tournaments from Reykjavik to Istanbul. And Shahade introduces us to such lesser-known chess personalities because the flamboyant Zambian participant Linda Nangwale and the transgendered Texan Angela Alston and the eu lady chess gamers who hop from one state to a different, taking part in chess via day and partying lengthy into the evening. in case you reflect on chess as humans sitting quietly throughout a desk, Shahade paints a colourful global that almost all chess enthusiasts by no means knew existed.

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Download E-books Robert Duncan, The Ambassador from Venus: A Biography PDF

By Lisa Jarnot

This definitive biography offers a super account of the existence and paintings of Robert Duncan (1919–1988), one in every of America’s nice postwar poets. Lisa Jarnot takes us from Duncan’s beginning in Oakland, California, via his youth in an eccentrically Theosophist loved ones, to his existence in San Francisco as an brazenly homosexual guy who grew to become an inspirational determine for the numerous poets and painters who accrued round him. Weaving jointly quotations from Duncan’s notebooks and interviews with those that knew him, Jarnot vividly describes his existence at the West Coast and in big apple urban and his encounters with luminaries similar to Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Paul Goodman, Michael McClure, H.D., William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, and Charles Olson.

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Download E-books I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story PDF

By Hank Aaron

The guy who shattered Babe Ruth's lifetime domestic run list, Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron left his indelible mark on specialist baseball and the area. however the global additionally left its mark on him.

I Had a Hammer is way greater than the intimate autobiography of 1 of the best names in seasoned sports—it is an interesting social background of twentieth-century the USA. With braveness and candor, Aaron recollects his struggles and triumphs in an environment of virulent racism. He relives the breathtaking second whilst, within the warmth of hatred and controversy, he hit his 715th domestic run to damage Ruth's adored record—an accomplishment for which Aaron acquired greater than 900,000 letters, lots of them vicious and racially charged. And his tale keeps during the rest of his milestone-setting, barrier-smashing profession as a participant and, later, Atlanta Braves executive—offering an eye-opening and unforgettable portrait of an incomparable athlete, his recreation, his epoch, and his world.

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Download E-books Hans Holbein: Portrait of an Unknown Man PDF

By Derek Wilson

One of many maximum artists of the Renaissance, Hans Holbein the more youthful was once additionally a posh and engaging guy who knew Erasmus, Thomas extra, Henry VIII and lots of of the 16th century's wielders of strength and impact. He constructed his personal designated attitudes in the direction of faith, politics and social lifestyles as he moved between stalwart burghers, service provider adventurers and the bejewelled denizens of a glittering court.

The Elizabethan artist Nicolas Hilliard recognized him as 'the maximum grasp in [portraiture] that ever was'. but the variety of Holbein's expertise went a long way past portray likenesses. He used to be continuously admired for trompe-l'oeil work of art and complex jewelry designs, and he revolutionized publication representation. He produced Catholic altarpieces and Protestant propaganda engravings, woodcuts and drawings depicting the tales of the bible.

In this interesting biography, acclaimed historian Derek Wilson offers a clean account of Holbein's factors and work, suggesting that they incorporated coded indications and propaganda approximately political figures of the time. Hans Holbein: Portrait of an Unknown Man is a arguable reinterpretation which provides the artist as a guy inextricably certain up within the stirring occasions of an artistic and turbulent age.

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Download E-books Wilson PDF

By A. Scott Berg

Longlisted for the 2014 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

“With the prescience that every one actually nice biographers own, Berg came upon in Woodrow Wilson a determine who could comprehend Washington’s present nation of affairs.”—Vanity Fair

“A magnificent biography that also resonates in Washington today.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin
 From Pulitzer Prize–winning, no 1 ny Times–bestselling writer A. Scott Berg comes the definitive—and revelatory—biography of 1 of the good American figures of contemporary times.

One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson nonetheless stands as the most influential figures of the 20th century, and some of the most enigmatic. And now, after greater than a decade of analysis and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer A. Scott Berg has accomplished Wilson--the such a lot own and penetrating biography ever written in regards to the twenty eighth President.

In addition to the loads of millions of files within the Wilson files, Berg was once the 1st biographer to achieve entry to 2 recently-discovered caches of papers belonging to these with reference to Wilson. From this fabric, Berg used to be in a position to upload numerous details--even numerous unknown events--that fill in lacking items of Wilson’s personality and forged new gentle on his complete life.

From the scholar-President who ushered the rustic via its first nice global struggle to the guy of extreme ardour and turbulence , from the idealist decided to make the realm “safe for democracy” to the stroke-crippled chief whose lack of ability and the subterfuges round it have been one of the century’s maximum secrets and techniques, the result's an intimate portrait written with a very modern viewpoint – a booklet instantaneously magisterial and deeply emotional concerning the complete of Wilson’s lifestyles, accomplishments, and failings. this isn't simply Wilson the icon – yet Wilson the guy.

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