Want to turn your mobile device into a musical instrument? Or equip your game with interactive audio, rather than canned samples? You can do it with Pure Data (Pd), an open source visual programming environment that lets you manipulate digital audio in real time. This concise book shows you how to use Pd—with help from the libpd library—as an easily embeddable and widely portable sound engine.
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Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a heterogeneous flow of funds, composed of both acquisition (cross-border mergers and acquisitions, M&A) and Greenfield investment (GF). Since the dilemma of a firm between GF and M&A is similar to the one between cooperation and defection in Prisoner’s Dilemma (PD), we used PD for modeling FDI. We discuss the conditions for the firms to take GF (cooperation) option by equilibrium analysis
Assessing and Reporting Maturity Level.
At this point we have a good grasp of the CMM as applied to project management. We have described maturity at all five levels for each of the 39 processes that makes up the nine knowledge areas of the PMBOK standard. We have seen that level 3 is the transition between having a documented process (level 2) and having all project teams using the process (level 3). Level 3 defines project management process practice (PP) level maturity. Level 2 defines project management process definition (PD) level maturity. Levels 1, 4, and 5 define both PD...
Tools to Investigate Improvement Opportunities.
We have discussed the assessment, plotting, and analysis of both PD and PP maturity level data. We know how to target those knowledge areas that should be further investigated for improvement opportunities. We have suggested a few approaches for ranking improvement opportunities. In this chapter we look under the hood at a knowledge area or individual process within a knowledge area to analyze the PD or PP performance to define potential areas for improvement initiatives.
Metrics to Identify Project Improvement Opportunities
In the last chapter we discussed Kiviatt Charts and Box & Whisker Plots. These are two tools that can be used to display PD and PP data in our search for process-wide and practice-wide improvement opportunities. This would typically be the starting point for identifying major areas where improvement opportunities should be focused.
PARKSERVICE is a new telemedical application combining home-based support for
people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and a PD-specific walking aid which uses a
strategy known as visual cueing. PD is estimated to affect 100-180 per 100,000 of the
population (with most surveys favoring the higher estimate) and has an annual
incidence of 4-20 per 100,000,. Taking a population of approximately 450M
citizens this implies 450,000-900,000 people with PD (PWP) in the EU.
The real MR images were used for performance evaluation. They were acquired from ten
patients with normal physiology. One example is shown in Fig. 2(a)-(e) with the same
parameter values in Table 1. Band 1 is the PD-weighted spectral image acquired by the
pulse sequence TR/TE = 2500ms/25ms. Bands 2, 3 and 4 are T2-weighted spectral images
were acquired by the pulse sequences TR/TE = 2500ms/50ms, TR/TE = 2500ms/75ms and
TR/TE =2500ms/100ms respectively. Band 5 is the T1-weighted spectral image acquired by
the pulse sequence TR/TE = 500ms/11.9ms.
Caffeine, a nonselective adenosine A1 and A2A receptor antagonist, is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. Evidence demonstrates that caffeine and selective adenosine A2A antagonists interact with the neuronal systems involved in drug reinforcement, locomotor sensitization, and therapeutic effect in Parkinson's disease (PD). Evidence also indicates that low doses of caffeine and a selective adenosine A2A antagonist SCH58261 elicit locomotor stimulation whereas high doses of these drugs exert locomotor...
It is possible that there are interactions between several characteristics of loans in
determining the PD. To know that the loan is backed by collateral provides information about
the quality of the borrower at the time of the decision, depending upon the information
asymmetry between the borrower and the lender [Boot et al. (1991)], and/or it provides
information about the possible trade-off between the use of collateral and time invested in
evaluating the risk of the operation for the lender [Manove and Padilla (1999 and 2001)].
using stereotactic techniques (see
footnote) to study the monkey MPTP
model of PD led to the identiﬁcation
of new targets within the brain
for deep brain stimulation (DbS)
– targets include a structure called
the subthalamic nucleus (STN).
Continuous stimulation is delivered
by an electrode wire inserted into
this target and driven by a battery
stimulator implanted under the