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### December 2013, Volume 81, Issue 3

**473-473 Programming in C++ for Engineering and Science by Larry Nyhoff***by*Carl M O'Brien**474-474 Applied Operational Research with SAS by Ali Emrouznejad, William Ho***by*Carl M. O'Brien**474-475 Six Sources of Collapse: A Mathematician's Perspective on How Things Can Fall Apart in the Blink of an Eye by Charles R. Hadlock***by*Norman R. Draper**475-476 Time Series Modeling of Neuroscience Data by Tohru Ozaki***by*Jayanta K. Ghosh**476-477 Applied Medical Statistics Using SAS by Geoff Der, Brian S. Everitt***by*Alice Richardson**477-478 Mathematics Galore! The First Five Years of the St. Mark's Institute of Mathematics by James Tanton***by*Alice Richardson**478-479 Risk Modelling in General Insurance: From Principles to Practice by Roger J. Gray, Susan M. Pitts***by*Lasse Koskinen**479-480 Handbook of Computational Finance by Jin-Chuan Duan, Wolfgang Karl Härdle James E. Gentle***by*Lasse Koskinen**480-481 Computational Methods in Finance by Ali Hirsa***by*Lasse Koskinen**481-482 Computational Statistics, Second Edition by Geof H. Givens, Jennifer A. Hoeting***by*Lasse Koskinen**482-483 Generalized Linear Mixed Models: Modern Concepts, Methods and Applications by Walter W. Stroup***by*Erkki P. Liski**483-484 Paradoxes in Scientific Inference by Mark Chang***by*Norman R. Draper**484-485 Martin Gardner in the Twenty-First Century by Michael Henle, Brian Hopkins***by*Norman R. Draper

### 08 2013, Volume 81, Issue 2

**175-187 Fingerprint-Based Recognition***by*Sarat C. Dass**188-206 Minimax-Optimal Strength of Statistical Evidence for a Composite Alternative Hypothesis***by*David R. Bickel**207-229 Objective Bayes Factors for Inequality Constrained Hypotheses***by*Herbert Hoijtink**230-248 Modelling Strategies for Repeated Multiple Response Data***by*Thomas Suesse & Ivy Liu**249-269 Advances in Joint Modelling: A Review of Recent Developments with Application to the Survival of End Stage Renal Disease Patients***by*Lisa M. McCrink & Adele H. Marshall & Karen J. Cairns**270-288 On the Use of Auxiliary and Paradata for Dealing With Non-sampling Errors in Household Surveys***by*Li-Chun Zhang & Ib Thomsen & Øyvin Kleven**289-306 Improving Electricity Market Price Forecasting with Factor Models for the Optimal Generation Bid***by*M. Pilar Muñoz & Cristina Corchero & F.-Javier Heredia**307-307 Simulating Copulas: Stochastic Models, Sampling Algorithms and Applications by Jan-Frederik Mai, Matthias Scherer, with contributions by Claudia Czado, Elke Korn, Ralf Korn, Jakob Stöber***by*Fabrizio Durante**308-308 Regression Analysis by Example, Fifth Edition by Samprit Chatterjee, Ali S. Hadi***by*Simo Puntanen**309-309 The R Student Companion by Brian Dennis***by*Joonas Kauppinen**309-311 The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Second Edition by Nassim Nicholas Taleb***by*Kimmo Vehkalahti**311-313 Numerical Solution of Stochastic Differential Equations with Jumps in Finance by Eckhard Platen, Nicola Bruti-Liberati***by*Wolfgang Polasek & Evelina Shaparova**313-314 Handbook of Statistical Systems Biology by Michael P. H. Stumpf, David J. Balding, Mark Girolami***by*Jayanta K. Ghosh**314-316 A Statistical Guide for the Ethically Perplexed by Lawrence Hubert, Howard Wainer***by*David J. Hand**316-316 Graphical Models with R by Søren Højsgaard, David Edwards, Steffen Lauritzen***by*David J. Hand**317-318 Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Sample Surveys by Raymond L. Chambers, David G. Steel, Suojin Wang, Alan H. Welsh***by*Imbi Traat**318-319 Introduction to Linear Regression Analysis, Fifth Edition by Douglas C. Montgomery, Elizabeth A. Peck, G. Geoffrey Vining***by*André I. Khuri**319-320 A Mathematical Orchard: Problems and Solutions by Mark I. Krusemeyer, George T. Gilbert, Loren C. Larson***by*Susan Starkings**320-321 Excel 2010 for Educational and Psychological Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems by Thomas J. Quirk***by*Susan Starkings**321-321 Methods and Applications of Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences by N. Balakrishnan***by*Susan Starkings**322-323 In the Dark on the Sunny Side: A Memoir of an Out-of-Sight Mathematician by Larry W. Baggett***by*Richard William Farebrother**323-325 Time Series Analysis and Its Applications: With R Examples, Third Edition by Robert H. Shumway, David S. Stoffer***by*Wolfgang Polasek**325-325 Bridge to Abstract Mathematics by Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Aristides Mouzakitis, Bonita A. Lawrence***by*Fabrizio Durante**326-326 A Practitioner's Guide to Resampling for Data Analysis, Data Mining, and Modeling by Philip I. Good***by*David J. Hand**326-328 Comparing Groups: Randomization and Bootstrap Methods Using R by Andrew S. Zieffler, Jeffrey R. Harring, Jeffrey D. Long***by*David J. Hand**328-328 Customer and Business Analytics: Applied Data Mining for Business Decision Making Using R by Daniel S. Putler, Robert E. Krider***by*David Scott**328-329 Methods of Multivariate Analysis, Third Edition by Alvin C. Rencher, William F. Christensen***by*Simo Puntanen**329-330 Teaching Elementary Statistics with JMP by Chris Olsen***by*Alice Richardson**330-331 Handbook of Regression Analysis by Samprit Chatterjee, Jeffrey S. Simonoff***by*Simo Puntanen**331-332 Living Standards Analytics: Development through the Lens of Household Survey Data by Dominique Haughton, Jonathan Haughton***by*David J. Hand**332-333 The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don't by Nate Silver***by*Norman R. Draper**333-334 Latent Variable Models and Factor Analysis: A Unified Approach, Third Edition by David J. Bartholomew, Martin Knott, Irini Moustaki***by*David J. Hand**334-334 Introduction to Probability with Texas Hold'em Examples by Frederic Paik Schoenberg***by*David J. Hand**335-335 Statistical Evaluation of Diagnostic Performance: Topics in ROC Analysis by Kelly H. Zou, Aiyi Liu, Andriy I. Bandos, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Howard E. Rockette***by*David J. Hand

### 04 2013, Volume 81, Issue 1

**1-1 Editors’ Note***by*Marc Hallin & Vijay Nair**2-2 In Memory of Professor Kesar Singh***by*Regina Liu & Min-ge Xie**3-39 Confidence Distribution, the Frequentist Distribution Estimator of a Parameter: A Review***by*Min-ge Xie & Kesar Singh**40-41 Discussion***by*David R. Cox**41-42 Discussion***by*Bradley Efron**42-48 Discussion***by*Donald A. S. Fraser**48-52 Discussion***by*Emanuel Parzen**52-56 Discussion***by*Christian P. Robert**56-68 Discussion***by*Tore Schweder & Nils Lid Hjort**68-77 Rejoinder***by*Min-ge Xie**78-106 Multi-state Stochastic Processes: A Statistical Flowgraph Perspective***by*David H. Collins & Aparna V. Huzurbazar**107-133 Applications of the Likelihood Theory in Finance: Modelling and Pricing***by*Arnold Janssen & Martin Tietje**134-150 A Review on Dimension Reduction***by*Yanyuan Ma & Liping Zhu**151-151 Clinical Trial Data Analysis Using R by Ding-Geng (Din) Chen, Karl E. Peace***by*Tapio Nummi**151-152 Exercises and Solutions in Biostatistical Theory by Lawrence Kupper, Brian Neelon, Sean M. O’Brien***by*Tapio Nummi**152-153 Matrix Tricks for Linear Statistical Models: Our Personal Top Twenty by Simo Puntanen, George P. H. Styan, Jarkko Isotalo***by*Wolfgang Polasek**154-154 Statistical Thinking in Epidemiology by Yu-Kang Tu, Mark S. Gilthorpe***by*John H. Maindonald**155-155 Probability for Statistics and Machine Learning: Fundamentals and Advanced Topics by Anirban DasGupta***by*David J. Hand**155-156 Measures of Interobserver Agreement and Reliability, Second Edition by Mohamed M. Shoukri***by*David J. Hand**156-157 Statistical Tools for Measuring Agreement by Lawrence Lin, A. S. Hedayat, Wenting Wu***by*David J. Hand**157-158 An Introduction to Bootstrap Methods with Applications to R by Michael R. Chernick, Robert A. LaBudde***by*Carl M. O’Brien**158-158 How to be a Quantitative Ecologist: The ‘A to R’ of Green Mathematics and Statistics by Jason Matthiopoulos***by*Carl M. O’Brien**158-159 Statistical Methods for Fuzzy Data by Reinhard Viertl***by*Carl M. O’Brien**159-160 Statistical Computing in C++ and R by Randall L. Eubank, Ana Kupresanin***by*David Scott**160-161 Option Valuation: A First Course in Financial Mathematics by Hugo D. Junghenn***by*David Scott**161-162 Statistics for Non-Statisticians by Birger Madsen***by*Peter Linde**162-162 Statistical Inference: The Minimum Distance Approach by Ayanendranath Basu, Hiroyuki Shioya, Chanseok Park***by*David J. Hand**163-163 An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications by Raymond L. Chambers, Robert G. Clark***by*David J. Hand**164-165 SAS Statistics by Example by Ron Cody***by*André I. Khuri**165-166 Applied Meta-Analysis for Social Science Research by Noel A. Card***by*John H. Maindonald**166-166 Inverse Problems and High-Dimensional Estimation: Stats in the Château Summer School, August 31–September 4, 2009 edited by Pierre Alquier, Eric Gautier, Gilles Stoltz***by*David J. Hand**167-168 Qualitative Inquiry in Clinical and Educational Settings by Danica G. Hays, Anneliese A. Singh***by*David J. Hand**168-169 R for Statistics by Pierre-André Cornillon, Arnaud Guyader, François Husson, Nicolas Jégou, Julie Josse, Maela Kloareg, Eric Matzner-Løber, Laurent Rouvière***by*Antony Unwin**169-170 Discovering Statistics Using R by Andy Field, Jeremy Miles, Zoë Field***by*Antony Unwin**170-170 Selected Works of Terry Speed edited by Sandrine Dudoit***by*Norman R. Draper**170-171 Data Analysis and Data Mining: An Introduction by Adelchi Azzalini, Bruno Scarpa***by*John H. Maindonald**171-172 The A-Z of Error-Free Research by Phillip I. Good***by*Norman R. Draper**172-173 Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling, Third Edition by Rex B. Kline***by*Miguel Fonseca

### December 2012, Volume 80, Issue 3

**349-368 Statistical Disclosure Risk: Separating Potential and Harm***by*Chris Skinner**369-372 Discussion***by*Christine M. O'Keefe**373-375 Discussion***by*Jerome P. Reiter**375-378 Discussion***by*Leon Willenborg**379-381 Rejoinder***by*Chris Skinner**382-399 Evaluating, Comparing, Monitoring, and Improving Representativeness of Survey Response Through R-Indicators and Partial R-Indicators***by*Barry Schouten & Jelke Bethlehem & Koen Beullens & Øyvin Kleven & Geert Loosveldt & Annemieke Luiten & Katja Rutar & Natalie Shlomo & Chris Skinner**400-414 Assessing the Performance of Classification Methods***by*David J. Hand**415-438 Traceable Regressions***by*Nanny Wermuth**439-451 Interval Estimation of Treatment Effects In Randomized Trials: When do Confidence Intervals Have Nominal Coverage?***by*Emil Scosyrev**452-467 A Special Gen(d)re of Statistics: Roots, Development and Methodological Prospects of Gender Statistics***by*Fulvia Mecatti & Franca Crippa & Patrizia Farina**471-472 Statistics of Financial Markets: An Introduction, Third Edition by Jürgen Franke, Wolfgang Karl Härdle, Christian Matthias Hafner***by*Jayanta K. Ghosh**472-472 Mathematical Statistics with Resampling and R by Laura M. Chihara, Tim C. Hesterberg***by*David Scott**472-473 Simplicity, Complexity and Modelling edited by Mike Christie, Andrew Cliffe, Philip Dawid, Stephen S. Senn***by*Olle Häggström**474-474 Adaptive Design Methods in Clinical Trials, Second Edition by Shein-Chung Chow, Mark Chang***by*Carl M. O’Brien**474-475 Analysis of Questionnaire Data with R by Bruno Falissard***by*Carl M. O’Brien**475-476 Smoothing Splines: Methods and Applications by Yuedong Wang***by*Carl M. O’Brien**476-476 Bayesian Analysis Made Simple: An Excel GUI for WinBUGS by Phil Woodward***by*Carl M. O’Brien**476-478 Statistical Learning for Biomedical Data by James D. Malley, Karen G. Malley, Sinisa Pajevic***by*John H. Maindonald**478-479 The Origin of Financial Crises: Central Banks, Credit Bubbles and the Efficient Market Fallacy by George Cooper***by*David J. Hand**479-479 The Star and the Whole: Gian-Carlo Rota on Mathematics and Phenomenology by Fabrizio Palombi***by*David J. Hand**479-480 Statistical Confidentiality: Principles and Practice by George T. Duncan, Mark Elliot, Juan-José Salazar-González***by*David J. Hand**480-481 Time Series Analysis and Forecasting by Example by Søren Bisgaard, Murat Kulahci***by*David J. Hand**481-482 Sophie's Diary: A Mathematical Novel, Second Edition by Dora Musielak***by*Norman R. Draper**482-483 Visualizing Time: Designing Graphical Representations for Statistical Data by Graham Wills***by*David J. Hand**483-483 Synthetic Datasets for Statistical Disclosure Control: Theory and Implementation by Jörg Drechsler***by*David J. Hand**484-484 Design and Analysis of Experiments, Volume 3, Special Designs and Applications edited by Klaus Hinkelmann***by*Norman R. Draper**484-486 Selected Works of Debabrata Basu edited by Anirban DasGupta***by*Jayanta K. Ghosh**486-487 Statistics for High-Dimensional Data: Methods, Theory and Applications by Peter Bühlmann, Sara van de Geer***by*Jayanta K. Ghosh**487-487 Introduction to Modeling and Analysis of Stochastic Systems, Second Edition by V. G. Kulkarni***by*Jayanta K. Ghosh**488-489 Handbook of Partial Least Squares: Concepts, Methods and Applications by Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi, Wynne W. Chin, Jörg Henseler, Huiwen Wang***by*David J. Hand**489-491 An Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Third Edition by Richard G. Lomax, Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn***by*David J. Hand**491-491 Statistical Concepts: A Second Course, Fourth Edition by Richard G. Lomax, Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn***by*David J. Hand**491-492 Calculus and Its Origins by David Perkins***by*Jorma Kaarlo Merikoski**492-493 Statistical Image Processing and Multidimensional Modeling by Paul Fieguth***by*Jayanta K. Ghosh

### 08 2012, Volume 80, Issue 2

**205-218 Statistics Research at Bell Labs in the Regulated Monopoly Era***by*Jon R. Kettenring**219-230 Discussion: Statistics Research in Business and Industry - The General Electric Experience***by*Gerald J. Hahn & Roger Hoerl & Necip Doganaksoy & Martha Gardner**231-252 Development of Research in Experimental Design in India***by*Aloke Dey & Rahul Mukerjee**253-268 What Happened to Discrete Chaos, the Quenouille Process, and the Sharp Markov Property? Some History of Stochastic Point Processes***by*Peter Guttorp & Thordis L. Thorarinsdottir**269-292 Gumbel’s Identity, Binomial Moments, and Bonferroni Sums***by*Fred M. Hoppe & Eugene Seneta**293-305 Asymptotically Optimal Response-Adaptive Designs for Allocating the Best Treatment: An Overview***by*Nancy Flournoy & Caterina May & Piercesare Secchi**306-322 A Method to Evaluate Mode Effects on the Mean and Variance of a Continuous Variable in Mixed-Mode Surveys***by*Jorre T. A. Vannieuwenhuyze & Geert Loosveldt & Geert Molenberghs**323-323 Advanced Econometric Theory by John S. Chipman***by*Simo Puntanen**323-324 A Mathematician Comes of Age by Steven G. Krantz***by*Jorma Kaarlo Merikoski**324-325 Statistical Methods for Trend Detection and Analysis in the Environmental Sciences by Richard Chandler and Marian Scott***by*David J. Hand**325-326 Antieigenvalue Analysis: With Applications to Numerical Analysis, Wavelets, Statistics, Quantum Mechanics, Finance, and Optimization by Karl Gustafson***by*Simo Puntanen**326-327 Selected Works of David Brillinger edited by Peter Guttorp and David Brillinger***by*David Cox**327-327 Expansions and Asymptotics for Statistics by Christopher G. Small***by*Eduardo Gutiérrez-Peña**328-328 Copula Theory and Its Applications edited by Piotr Jaworski, Fabrizio Durante, Wolfgang Härdle and Tomasz Rychlik***by*Lasse Koskinen**329-329 Dependence in Probability and Statistics edited by Paul Doukhan, Gabriel Lang, Donatas Surgailis, Gilles Teyssière***by*Lasse Koskinen**329-330 Statistical Tools for Finance and Insurance, Second Edition edited by Pavel Čížek, Wolfgang Karl Härdle and Rafał Weron***by*Lasse Koskinen**330-331 R Graphics, Second Edition by Paul Murrell***by*Antony Unwin**331-332 An Introduction to Applied Multivariate Analysis with R by Brian Everitt and Torsten Hothorn***by*Antony Unwin**332-333 Bayesian Modelling in Bioinformatics edited by Dipak K. Dey, Samiran Ghosh and Bani K. Mallick***by*Jayanta K. Ghosh**333-334 IBM SPSS Statistics 19 Made Simple by Colin D. Gray and Paul R. Kinnear***by*Susan Starkings**334-335 Quantitative Data Analysis with IBM SPSS 17, 18 & 19: A Guide for Social Scientists by Alan Bryman and Duncan Cramer***by*Susan Starkings**335-335 Statistical Analysis of Clinical Data on a Pocket Calculator: Statistics on a Pocket Calculator by Ton J. Cleophas and Aeilko H. Zwinderman***by*Susan Starkings**335-336 Biostatistics: A Computing Approach by Stewart Anderson***by*Antony Unwin**336-338 Principles of Applied Statistics by D. R. Cox and Christl A. Donnelly***by*David J. Hand**338-338 A Primer on Experiments with Mixtures by John A. Cornell***by*Norman R. Draper**338-339 Statistical Modeling of the National Assessment of Educational Progress by Murray Aitkin and Irit Aitkin***by*Susan Starkings**339-340 Modern Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Practical Introduction by Rand Wilcox***by*Susan Starkings**340-340 Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Actuarial Sciences and Finance edited by Cira Perna and Marilena Sibillo***by*Susan Starkings**340-341 The Foundations of Modern Time Series Analysis by Terence C. Mills***by*David J. Hand**341-342 Optimal Design of Experiments: A Case Study Approach by Peter Goos and Bradley Jones***by*Norman R. Draper**342-343 Regression for Categorical Data by Gerhard Tutz***by*Antony Unwin**343-344 The Crossing of Heaven: Memoirs of a Mathematician by Karl Gustafson***by*Juha Haataja**344-345 Understanding The New Statistics: Effect Sizes, Confidence Intervals, and Meta-Analysis by Geoff Cumming***by*David J. Hand**345-346 Probability and Statistical Models: Foundations for Problems in Reliability and Financial Mathematics by Arjun K. Gupta, Wei-Bin Zeng and Yanhong Wu***by*Jayanta K. Ghosh**346-346 Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Inference: With Examples in R, SAS, and ADMB by Russell B. Millar***by*Shuangzhe Liu**347-347 Linear Algebra and Linear Models, Third Edition by R. B. Bapat***by*Simo Puntanen**347-348 Statistics and Data Analysis for Financial Engineering by David Ruppert***by*Jayanta K. Ghosh

### 04 2012, Volume 80, Issue 1

**1-1 Editors’ Note***by*Marc Hallin & Vijay Nair**2-23 Short‐Term Wind Speed Forecasting for Power System Operations***by*Xinxin Zhu & Marc G. Genton**24-39 Modelling and Forecasting Gas Flow on Exits of Gas Transmission Networks***by*Herwig Friedl & Radoslava Mirkov & Ansgar Steinkamp**40-59 Using Complex Surveys to Estimate the L 1 ‐Median of a Functional Variable: Application to Electricity Load Curves***by*Mohamed Chaouch & Camelia Goga**60-82 Bayesian Priors from Loss Matching***by*Philip J. Brown & Stephen G. Walker**83-86 Discussion***by*Alexandre Bouchard‐Côté & James V. Zidek**87-92 Discussion***by*Gauri Sankar Datta**89-92 Rejoinder***by*Philip J. Brown & Stephen G. Walker**93-110 On Invariant Coordinate System (ICS) Functionals***by*Pauliina Ilmonen & Hannu Oja & Robert Serfling**111-126 Model‐Assisted Estimation of a Spatial Population Mean***by*Giuseppe Cicchitelli & Giorgio E. Montanari**127-148 On the Generalized Bootstrap for Sample Surveys with Special Attention to Poisson Sampling***by*Jean‐François Beaumont & Zdenek Patak**149-175 Subsampling Inference with K Populations and a Non‐standard Behrens–Fisher Problem***by*Timothy L. McMurry & Dimitris N. Politis & Joseph P. Romano**176-176 Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis for the Life Sciences by Claus Thorn Ekstrøm, Helle Sørensen***by*Ewa Skotarczak**177-178 Handbook of Fitting Statistical Distributions with R by Zaven A. Karian, Edward J. Dudewicz***by*Christian P. Robert**178-179 The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes’ Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne***by*Christian P. Robert**180-181 A Historian Looks Back: The Calculus as Algebra and Selected Writings by Judith V. Grabiner***by*David J. Hand**181-182 Knowledge Discovery from Data Streams by João Gama***by*David J. Hand**182-182 Train Your Brain: A Year's Worth of Puzzles by George Grätzer***by*Norman R. Draper**183-183 A Guide to Plane Algebraic Curves by Keith Kendig***by*Norman R. Draper**183-184 Introduction to General and Generalized Linear Models by Henrik Madsen, Poul Thyregod***by*Shuangzhe Liu**184-185 Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo edited by Steve Brooks, Andrew Gelman, Galin Jones, Xiao‐Li Meng***by*Wolfgang Polasek**186-187 Monte Carlo Simulation for the Pharmaceutical Industry: Concepts, Algorithms, and Case Studies by Mark Chang***by*Sophie Donnet**187-188 Theoretical Statistics: Topics for a Core Course by Robert W. Keener***by*David J. Hand**188-189 Testing Statistical Hypotheses of Equivalence and Noninferiority, Second Edition by Stefan Wellek***by*David J. Hand**189-190 Music Data Mining edited by Tao Li, Mitsunori Ogihara, George Tzanetakis***by*Joonas Kauppinen**190-190 Principles of Uncertainty by Joseph B. Kadane***by*Erkki P. Liski**191-191 Modeling and Reasoning with Bayesian Networks by Adnan Darwiche***by*David J. Hand**192-192 Empirical Model Building: Data, Models, and Reality, Second Edition by James R. Thompson***by*David J. Hand**193-194 Biosurveillance: Methods and Case Studies edited by Taha Kass‐Hout, Xiaohui Zhang***by*David J. Hand**194-195 Stochastic Processes by Richard F. Bass***by*David J. Hand**195-196 Controversial Statistical Issues in Clinical Trials by Shein‐Chung Chow***by*David J. Hand**196-197 Modern Issues and Methods in Biostatistics by Mark Chang***by*David J. Hand**197-197 The R Primer by Claus Thorn Ekstrøm***by*Olle Häggström**197-199 Origami 5: Fifth International Meeting of Origami Science, Mathematics, and Education edited by Patsy Wang‐Iverson, Robert J. Lang, Mark Yim Origami Inspirations by Meenakshi Mukerji***by*Wolfgang Polasek**199-200 Data Mining with Rattle and R: The Art of Excavating Data for Knowledge Discovery by Graham Williams***by*John H. Maindonald**200-201 R for SAS and SPSS Users, Second Edition by Robert A. Muenchen***by*John H. Maindonald**201-201 Numerical Ecology with R by Daniel Borcard, François Gillet, Pierre Legendre***by*Carl M. O’Brien**201-202 Modelling and Quantitative Methods in Fisheries, Second Edition by Malcolm Haddon***by*Carl M. O’Brien**202-203 Composite Sampling: A Novel Method to Accomplish Observational Economy in Environmental Studies by Ganapati P. Patil, Sharad D. Gore, Charles Taillie***by*Carl M. O’Brien**203-203 Choice‐Based Conjoint Analysis: Models and Designs by Damaraju Raghavarao, James B. Wiley, Pallavi Chitturi***by*Carl M. O’Brien**203-204 Forest Analytics with R: An Introduction by Andrew P. Robinson, Jeff D. Hamann***by*Carl M. O’Brien

### December 2011, Volume 79, Issue 3

**303-329 Tracking Progress Towards Statistical Capacity Building Efforts: The African Statistical Development Index***by*Dimitri Sanga & Bakary Dosso & Steve Gui‐Diby**330-331 Discussions***by*Ben Kiregyera**331-333 Discussion***by*Mohamed Taamouti