Anya is a physician in a small town in Indiana. She is now widowed as a result of a drunk driving accident three years ago. She is running her medical practice and taking care of her four children with the help of friends and family. Anya decides to go to Hollywood California to learn how to inject botox. As she is walking in the hotel lobby one day on her way to class, Anya makes eye contact with a gorgeous man (Gavin). Little does she know how her life will change with this chance meeting. Gavin is a famous movie star and the world's most eligible bachelor. While walking through the lobby where he is doing business at the Reagent Beverly Wilshire, he catches the eye of the most beautiful woman he has ever seen (Anya). He decides that he wants to get to know her and pursue her. He finds out quickly that she is very different from his other pursuits. For one thing she comes with four children and for another.she doesn't believe in premarital sex. Gavin, who is a 48 year old bachelor, decides to pursue a relationship making them Hollywood's Hottest Couple.
Models and likelihood are the backbone of modern statistics. This 2003 book gives an integrated development of these topics that blends theory and practice, intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practitioners. Its breadth is unrivaled, with sections on survival analysis, missing data, Markov chains, Markov random fields, point processes, graphical models, simulation and Markov chain Monte Carlo, estimating functions, asymptotic approximations, local likelihood and spline regressions as well as on more standard topics such as likelihood and linear and generalized linear models. Each chapter contains a wide range of problems and exercises. Practicals in the S language designed to build computing and data analysis skills, and a library of data sets to accompany the book, are available over the Web.
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