AI-GEOSTATS: Press Release: PG2000 Answers
- Those of you interested might like to know that the
textbook Practical Geostatistics 2000 (by Isobel Clark
and Bill Harper) is being adopted for teaching
purposes in many Universities and Colleges.
The "book" itself is available as traditional hardcopy
and as CD (hypertext). The CD also includes a demo
copy of the software used for geostatistical analysis
which operates with files for 15 data sets discussed
in the main text. The data sets and software can also
be downloaded free of charge from
PG2000 is aimed at people who want/need to learn
geostatistics to practice it -- not necessarily to be
specialists. 12 Chapters cover everything from basic
statistics through to Ordinary, Simple, Lognormal,
Universal, Indicator and Rank Transform Kriging. 442
pages in US letter (10x8.5) coil bound format make an
easy to read text. Each of the first 10 Chapters
include several fully worked case studies, which are
followed by exercises for the student/reader. Examples
vary from geological problems (too many) to
agricultural and environmental problems (too few)
PG2000 was launched on 25th August 2000 and has
already outsold its first printing. A new print goes
to the presses as you read this. New copies will be
available by the turn of the New Year.
We would now like to announce the issue of a separate
volume "Practical Geostatistics 2000: Answers to the
Exercises". This volume is almost 400 pages in its own
right and contains full worked answers for every
exercise (and more) in PG2000. This will only be
available in hardcopy format and is complimentary to
teachers who use PG2000 as a recommended text for a
class (minimum 6 copies!).
Volume 2 is planned for the middle of 2001 and will
include discussion of simulation techniques,
co-kriging (including non-co-located) and case
studies. We are looking for interesting data sets to
include in Volume 2 as most of ours are univariate. If
you have a data set you are willing to release we
would be very grateful (and will send you a free
More information can be obtained from
http://geoecosse.hypermart.net (Web purchasing and US
dollar orders) or from http://geoecosse.bizland.com
(for Sterling and Euro orders).
Any technical questions, comments and criticisms to me
or Bill (WHarper@...) please.
Dr Isobel Clark
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