Practical Forecasting for Managers (previously Forecasting at your fingertips) (with Mary Nash). London: Arnold Publishers and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. A pre-publication version of this work was used by Prof. Tony Quon as the text for ADM 3307 in the Winter 1999 term and by J C Nash in Winter 2000 and Winter 2001 for ADM 3307 and ADM 6200/6201.
The two books: Scientific Computing with PCs, (with Mary M. Nash) and Compact numerical methods for computers: linear algebra and function minimisation, Second Edition, were republished as part of the 8-book set “Dr. Dobb’s Essential Books on Numerics and Numerical Programming”, San Mateo CA: Miller Freeman Inc., December 1998 (I was the only author to appear twice.)
Managing Technological Risk: Case Studies and Methods, (with Mary Nash), Nash Information Services Inc.: Ottawa, October 1997.
Compact numerical methods for computers: linear algebra and function minimisation, Japanese Edition, Ohmsha Ltd.: Tokyo, 1996 (translated by M. Aruga, S. Kato, and Y. Miyasato), 334 pages.
Scientific Computing with PCs, (with Mary M. Nash) Nash Information Services Inc.: Ottawa, November 1994, 199 pages.
Compact numerical methods for computers: linear algebra and function minimisation, Second Edition (hardback and paperback, incorporating coupon for software diskette) Adam Hilger: Bristol, March 1990. Distributed in North America by the American Institute of Physics and by MacMillan Book Clubs.
Nonlinear parameter estimation: examples and software extensions, (with Mary Walker-Smith) Nash Information Services Inc., Ottawa, 1989. Includes software and documentation.
Nonlinear parameter estimation: an integrated system in BASIC, (with Mary Walker-Smith) Marcel Dekker Inc.: New York, 1987. This book includes the complete software on diskette. Republished combined with the previous item in electronic form by Nash Information Services Inc.: Ottawa, 1996.
Effective scientific problem solving with small computers, Reston Publishing Company, Reston, Virginia, 1984.
Compact numerical methods for computers: linear algebra and function minimisation, Adam Hilger: Bristol and Wiley Halsted: New York, March 1979.
Chapters in Books
Chapter 32 of the manual for Data Desk 5, (Nonlinear Estimation), Data Description Inc.: Ithaca NY, pp. 32/1-32/14, March 1996.
in refereed journals
Adler, Andy, Nash, John C., and Noël, Sylvie IWC 2005
Nash, John C. & Ramsay, Tim (2004) Viewpoint: Public health and security, house calls and medical service copayments, submitted to The Lancet.
Adler, Andy and John C. Nash (2004) Knowing what was done: uses of a spreadsheet log file. Spreadsheets in Education, http://www.sie.bond.edu.au/articles/1.2/AdlerNash.pdf
George Seaden, Michael Guolla, Jerome Doutriaux and John Nash (2003) Strategic Decisions and Innovation in Construction Firms, Construction Management and Economics, vol. 21, pp. 603-612, September.
Harry Joe and John C. Nash (2003) Numerical optimization and surface estimation with imprecise function evaluations, Statistics and Computing, v. 13, pp. 277-286. Also School of Management, University of Ottawa, Working Paper 03-25.
Issues in teaching the comparison of variability to non-statistics students (with Lorraine Garrett), Journal of Statistics Education, vol. 9, no. 2, 2001. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v9n2/garrett.html
The (Dantzig) simplex method for linear programming, Computing in Science and Engineering, v. 2, n. 1, pp. 29-31, February 2000.
CompStat ‘98 - one person’s view, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 28 November 1998, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp 118-119. (Likely not refereed.)
Management by Design (with Mary Nash) Optimum: the Journal of Public Sector Management, v. 28, n. 3, 54-58, 1998.
Review: The Texas Instruments TI-83 Graphing Calculator (with Chris Olsen), The American Statistician, v. 52. n. 3, pp, 285-287, August 1998.
Review: Mathematical Algorithms in Visual Basic for Scientists and Engineers (Namir C. Shammas), SIAM Review, v. 40, n. 2, 1998, pp. 417-419, June.
Sturdy statistical support: SYSTAT Version 6.0.1 for Windows, The Lancet, vol. 349, April 24, 1997, p. 1261.
Software for modelling kinetic phenomena (with Tony Quon), The American Statistician, v. 50, n. 4, pp. 368-378, November 1996. Preprinted as Faculty of Administration Working Paper 96-36.
Issues in teaching statistical thinking with spreadsheets, (with Tony Quon), Journal of Statistics Education, v. 4, n. 1, March 1996. (This is a refereed electronic journal available in various formats on the Internet.) Also University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 96-20.
Letter "Iridium Project", Communications of the ACM, v. 39, n. 2, pp. 13-14, Feb. 1996.
Managing risks, (with Mary Nash), Chance, Vol. 8, no. 4, Fall 1995, pg. 25-31.
Epi Info (invited review), The Lancet, v. 345, n. 8949, pp. 571-572, March 4, 1995.
Computer algebra systems: DERIVE, The American Statistician, v. 49, n. 1, pp. 93-99, February 1995.
Editor's Notes (invited commentary by editor Richard Goldstein), The American Statistician, v. 48, n. 4, pp. 322-323, November 1994.
Tools for including statistical graphics in application programs, The American Statistician, v. 48, n. 1, pp. 52 - 57, February 1994. Preprinted as University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 93-43.
Statistical shareware: illustrations from regression techniques, The American Statistician, v. 46, n. 4, pp.312-318, November 1992.
Comment on Efron, Journal of the American Statistical Association, v. 87, n. 419, September 1992, pp. 912-913.
Matching risk to cost in computer file back-up strategies (with Mary M. Nash), Canadian Journal of Information Science, v. 17, n. 2, pp.1-15, July 1992. Also University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 91-07, May 1991.
Book Review: John N. Olsgaard (ed.), Principles and applications of Information Science for Library Professionals, Canadian Library Journal, v. 48, n. 2, pp. 145-146, 1991 (April).
Book Review: Philippe G. Ciarlet, Introduction to Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation, SIAM Review, v.32, n.4, pp. 700-702, 1990.
Book Review: Richard M. Kesner, Information Systems: A Strategic Approach to Planning and implementation. Canadian Journal of Information Science, v.15, n.1, pp.49-50, 1990.
Letter: Information systems is a general discipline (with Mary Nash), Communications of the ACM, v. 32, n. 12, December 1989, p. 1395.
Data analysis and modelling: a discussion, The New Zealand Statistician, v.24, n.1, pp.17-21, 1989
A single parameter family of adjustments for fitting enzyme kinetic models to progress curve data, (with R.G.Duggleby), Biochemical Journal, v.257, pp.57-64, 1989.
Compact algorithms for function minimization (with S.G.Nash), Asia-Pacific Journal of Operations Research, v.5, n.2, 173-192, November 1988. Preprinted as Johns Hopkins University, Mathematical Sciences Department, Technical Report 479, September 1986.
Book Review: Robert J. Thierauf, Effective Information Centers: Guidelines for MIS and IC Managers. Canadian Journal of Information Science, v.14, n.4, pp.58-59, 1989.
Book Review: Electronic spreadsheets for libraries (Lawrence W. S. Auld), Canadian Library Journal, v.44, n.4, August 1987, pp.261-2. Reviewed with Mary Nash.
Book Review: Risk Theory, Third Edition, by R.E.Beard, T.Pentikainen, and E.Pesonen, SIAM Review, v.29, n.1, pp.155-156, March 1987.
Software and procedural tools for productivity enhancement in specialized data entry applications, (with Mary M. Nash), Canadian Journal of Information Science, v.12, n.1, pp.67-73, 1987. Originally presented at the 14th CAIS Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 24-28, 1986.
Book Review: Selecting and Installing Software Packages: New Methodology for Corporate Implementation (Jud Breslin), Canadian Journal of Information Science, v.12, n.2, pp.70-71, 1987.
Book Review: Office Information Technology: A Decision-Maker's Guide to Systems Planning and Implementation (R. Goldfield). Canadian Journal of Information Science, v.12, n.2, pp.71-72, 1987.
Book Review: Actuarial Mathematics (Harry H Panjer, ed.), SIAM Review, v.29, n.4, pp.665-667, December 1987.
Building a database of secular and religious holidays for world-wide use (with Mary M. Nash), Canadian Journal of Information Science, v.11, n.3/4, 1986, pp.38-47. Also preprinted as University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 87-6, 1987.
Simple algorithms for the partial singular value decomposition, (with S. Shlien), Computer Journal, v.30, n.3, pp.268-275, 1987.
Algorithm 645 Subroutines for testing the generalized inverse of matrices (with R.L.C.Wang), Association for Computing Machinery Transactions on Mathematical Software, v.12, n.3, pp.274-277, September 1986.
Book Review: Developments in Expert Systems, edited by M.J.Coombs, Canadian Journal of Information Science, v.11, pp.41-42, 1986.
Software Review: IMSL STAT/PC Library, American Statistician, v.40, n.4, pp.301-303, November 1986.
Software Review: IMSL MATH/PC Library, American Statistician, v.40, n.4, pp.303-306, November 1986.
Using compact and portable function minimization codes in forecasting applications (with M. Walker-Smith), INFOR, v.24, n.2, pp.158-168, May 1986.
Design and implementation of a very small linear algebra program package, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, v.28, n.1, pp.89-94, January 1985. Also published as University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 83-25, 1983. Technical Correspondence on this paper appears in Communications of the ACM, v.28, n.10, pp.1086-1087 October 1985.
Book Review: A micro handbook for small libraries and media centers (Betty Costa and Marie Costa) (with Mary Nash), Canadian Library Journal, v.41, n.2, April 1984, p.100.
Libraries and small computers -- a perspective for decision-making (with Mary M Nash), Canadian Library Journal, v.38, n.4, pp.207-211, August 1981.
Problèmes mathématiques soulevés par les modèles économiques, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, v.28, n.3, pp.51-57, November 1980.
SWEEP Operator, American Statistician, v.34, n.3, p.190, August 1980.
Accuracy of least squares computer programs:another reminder: comment, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, v.61, n.4, pp.703-709, November 1979.
Book review of "Introductory Economic Statistics" by Anne C. Mayes and David G. Mayes, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, v.27, n.2, pp.95-96, July 1979.
Comments on 'EIGNIM: a matrix diagonalization subroutine with minimal storage requirements', Computers & Chemistry, v.2, p.153, 1978.
Minimizing a nonlinear sum of squares function on a small computer, Journal of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, v.19, pp.231-237, 1977.
A discrete alternative to the logistic growth function, Applied Statistics, v.26, n.1, 1977.
Small computer programs for OLS and principal components regression calculations, Econometrica, v.44, n.4, p.883, July 1976.
Principal components and regression by singular value decomposition on a small computer (with L.P.Lefkovitch), Applied Statistics, v.25, n.3, pp.210-216, 1976.
Building models: an example from the Canadian dairy industry (with N.J.Teeter), Canadian Farm Economics, v.10, n.2, pp.17-24, April 1975. Version française redigée comme Construction de modèles: exemple tiré de l'industrie laitière canadienne, (avec N.J.Teeter), L' Economie Rurale au Canada, v.10, n.2, pp.19-27, avril 1975.
A one-sided transformation method for the singular decomposition and algebraic eigenproblem, Computer Journal, v.18, n.1, pp.74-76, January 1975.
The Hermitian matrix eigenproblem using compact array storage, Computer Physics Communications, v.8, pp.85-94, 1974.
Notes on some hypervirial calculations (with C.A.Coulson), Journal of physics B, v.7, n.6, pp.657-664, 1974.
Transition moment integrals and the hypervirial theorem I (with C.A. Coulson), Journal of physics B, v.5, pp.921-926, May 1972.
Transition moment integrals and the hypervirial theorem II, Journal of physics B, v.6, pp.393-397, March 1973.
Mathematical table errata, Mathematics of Computation, v.25, n.118, 1972.
Some comments on the Wigner tunneling formula (with W.G.Laidlaw) Canadian Journal of Chemistry, v.47, n.4, pp.1441-1443, 1969.
Papers in refereed conference proceedings
Calof and Nash ICEG 2005
Goldberg and Nash 2005 Eusprig
Adler, Nash, Noel, ieee-collab-edit paper. ???
and wang in AMSTAT procs
Andy Adler, John C. Nash and Neil Smith (2004) TellTable Spreadsheet Audit: from technical possibility to operating prototype, accepted for the Proceedings of the 2004 Conference of the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group, Klagenfurt, Austria, July 14-16, 2004.
John C. Nash, Neil Smith, Andy Adler (2003) Audit and change analysis of spreadsheets, Proceedings of the 2003 Conference of the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group, eds. David Chadwick and David Ward, Dublin, London: EuSpRIG, pp. 81-90. July.
John C. Nash, Jonathan Calof and Mary M. Nash (2003) Statistical Process Improvement, Open-source Software, and E-commerce, The E-Business Review, Volume 3 (John van Beveren, ed.), Nacodoches TX: International Academy of E-Business, pages 125-128. Also School of Management, University of Ottawa, Working Paper 03-22.
Jonathan Calof and John C. Nash (2003) Towards a Theory of Internet Strategy Development: Applying the Stages Theory of Internationalization, The E-Business Review, Volume 3 (John van Beveren, ed.), Nacodoches TX: International Academy of E-Business, pages 125-128. Also School of Management, University of Ottawa, Working Paper 03-26.
Putting the E to work in E-teaching, in Proceedings of E-Learn 2002: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education October 15-19, 2002; Montréal (Edited by Margaret Driscoll & Thomas C. Reeves), pp.1977-1980. Draft as University of Ottawa, School of Management Working Paper 02-25.
Innovation in Canadian construction firms, (with George Seaden, Jérome Doutriaux, and Michael Guolla), in Perspectives on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, (C.J.Anumba, C. Egbu and A. Thorpe, editors), Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 18-20 July, 2001, Loughborough UK, Loughborough University, pages 273-283.
Shake, Rattle and Roll: perturbation tools for analysis of regression data, (with Richard Goldstein and Paul Velleman) in Models, Predictions and Computing (K Berk and M. Pourahmadi, editors), Proceedings of the 31st Symposium on the Interface, Schaumburg Illinois June 9-12, 1999, Interface Foundation of North America, Fairfax VA., pp. 287-291, 2000. Also Faculty of Administration Working Paper 99-24.
Numerical optimization with imprecise function evaluations (with Harry Joe), Proceedings in Computational Statistics 1998 -- Short Communications and Posters (ed. R. Payne and P. Lane), Herpenden UK: IACR Rothampstead, 1998, pp. 177-178.
Visible management for design, programming and other creative processes (with Mary Nash), Proceedings of the CSME Forum 1998, Vol. 3, (Editors M A Rosen, D Naylor, and J C Keewall), Ryerson Polytechnic University, 1998, pp. 224-230. (Reported previously as Faculty of Administration Working Paper 97-44.)
Visible Management system: management ideas with library principles,
(with Mary Nash), in Communication and Information in Context:
Society, Technology and the Professions, (Bernd Frohmann, editor),
Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference, Canadian Association for
Information Science: Toronto, pp. 124-130, June 1997. Also University
of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 97-38.
Launching the SnoopGuardTM PC access-control product via a microinvestment strategy (with Mary M. Nash), Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, CAIS, Toronto, 1993, pp. 101-107. Reprinted as University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 93-29.
A technological forecast of the role of personal computers in statistical survey methods, Proceedings of Symposium 88: The Impact of High Technology on Survey Taking (Ottawa, Oct. 24-25, 1988), J. Kovar & E. Doucet, editors, Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 1989, pp.297-307.
Function minimization on small or special computers, Computational Techniques and Applications: CTAC-87 (J. Noye & C. Fletcher eds.), Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers, pp.509-516, 1988.
Termination strategies for nonlinear parameter determination, Proceedings of the Australian Society for Operations Research Annual Conference (ed. Santosh Kumar), Melbourne, October 1987, pp.322-334.
Computing environment and installation influences on tests and benchmarks of statistical software, Proceedings of the 19th Symposium on the Interface, Computer Science and Statistics, American Statistical Association, Washington, pp.213-218, 1987.
Microcomputers, standards, and engineering calculations, Proceedings of the 5th Canadian Conference on Engineering Education, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, May 12-13, pp.302-316, 1986.
Publishing statistical software, invited paper for Computer Science and Statistics, 18th Symposium on the Interface, Fort Collins, Colorado, March 19-21, 1986, T.J.Boardman (ed.), American Statistical Association, Washington, pp.244-247, 1986.
General data structures for time and money programs (with Mary M. Nash) Proceedings of the 13th Annual CAIS Conference, Canadian Association for Information Science, Ottawa, pp.113-120, 1985.
Taking it with you -- portable statistical computing Keynote Address, Proceedings of Computer Science and Statistics: 17th Symposium on the Interface, D. Allen (ed.), Springer, New York, pp.3-8, 1985.
Measuring the performance of statisticians with statistical software, Proceedings of Computer Science and Statistics: 17th Symposium on the Interface, D.Allen (ed.), Springer, New York, pp.161-5, 1985.
Justifying one-time use programs for special database applications (with Mary Nash), Proceedings of the 12th Canadian Conference on Information Science, Toronto, Ontario, pp.131-141, May 1984.
Approaches to nonlinear regression on very small computers, American Statistical Association, 1983 Proceedings of the Business and Economics Statistics Section, Washington DC, 1983, pp.75-80. Also published as University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 83-58, 1983.
Hardware and software standards considerations for the small computer user (with Mary Nash), Proceedings of the 11th Canadian Conference on Information Science, Halifax, N.S., pp.135-141, May 1983. Also published as University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 83-45, 1983.
Where to find the nuts and bolts: Sources of software, Computer Science and Statistics: Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on the Interface, (ed. W.F. Eddy), Springer Verlag, NY., pp.86-90, 1983.
Nonlinear estimation using a microcomputer, Computer Science and Statistics: Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on the Interface, (ed. W.F. Eddy), Spinger-Verlag, NY, pp.363-366, 1981.
Function minimization on special computers, SIGNUM Newsletter, v.16, n.1, pp.14-17, March 1981 (Proceedings of a session on microcomputers for mathematical software at the ACM Annual Meeting in Nashville, October, 1980).
Fitting two straight lines (with K. Price), Proceedings of the Tenth Interface: Computer Science and Statistics, American Statistical Association, Washington, pp.363-367, 1979.
Informal expression of (numerical) algorithms, Proceedings of the Second Rocky Mountain Symposium on Microcomputers, IEEE, New York, pp.222-239, 1978.
Conjugate gradient methods for solving algebraic eigenproblems, (with S.G.Nash) Proceedings of the Symposium on Minicomputers and Large Scale Computation (ed. p.Lykos), American Chemical Society, New York, pp.24-32, 1977.
Experiences in the development of mathematical software for small computers, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMINI/SIGPLAN Interface Meeting on Programming Systems in the Small Processor Environment, New Orleans, ACM SIGPLAN Notices, v.11, n.4, April 1976, p.102 (Abstract) , and ACM SIGMINI Newsletter, v.2, n.2, March 1976, pp.12-16.
Technical reports and items in trade or professional journals
(those that were ultimately published elsewhere and listed above are given WITHOUT titles and not counted in the summary table)
report with J Calof to PWGSC
report to WorkBrain 2005
letter Joseph asked for 2004??
in ACM Queue
J C Nash (2003) Review of Everitt B, Rabe-Hesketh S (2001) Analyzing Medical Data using S-PLUS, Journal of Statistics in Medicine vol. 13, no. 5. pp. 410-411.
John C. Nash (2003) “ Collaborative fora tools for teachers and learners”, Teaching Options Pédagogiques, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 10-11, March (Centre for University Teaching, University of Ottawa)
John C. Nash and Sudan Wang (2003) Approaches to Extending or Customizing Statistical Software Using Web Technology, submitted to The American Statistician. Also School of Management, University of Ottawa, Working Paper 03-24.
John C. Nash (2003) R: a statistical tool, SIAG-OPT News and Views, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 2-5. Available at http://www.mat.uc.pt/siagopt/vn15_1.pdf. Also School of Management, University of Ottawa, Working Paper 03-21.
John C. Nash, Neil Smith, Andy Adler (2003) Audit and change analysis of spreadsheets, submitted to the 2003 EUSPRIG Conference (European Spreadsheet Interest Group). Also School of Management, University of Ottawa, Working Paper 03-23.
Total Picture (letter to the Editor), Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 12-13, May 2002.
Free statistical software: Rejecting the hypothesis that you get what you pay for, SSC Liaison, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 22-27, May 2002.
Accreditation and certification: a practical stepping stone, SSC Liaison, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 24-26, May 2001.
Analysis of the 1999 Statistics Canada Survey of Innovation in Construction and Related Industries, (with George Seaden, Jérome Doutriaux, and Michael Guolla), Ottawa: Statistics Canada, available from Statistics Canada and their Web site. Aussi en français. This major report was reviewed by several external referees, but does not fit in the set of categories provided by most granting agencies.
Several faces of forecasting (abstract of a mini-symposium organized by the author at ICIAM 99),
ICIAM 99: Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Edinburgh 5-9 July 1999, (J M Ball and J C R Hunt editors), Oxford: OUP, 2000, p. 287.
Application of Future Technology to the Government Pay and Personnel Function, (with R. Newcombe), Scanned and edited version of an April 1981 report by Nash Information Services to the Treasury Board Secretariat. Re-released February 2001.
Discussion Paper: the Gini ratio when income may be negative, Working Paper 01-06. February 2001. Includes a scanned and edited version of the August 1975 Technical Report from Agriculture Canada by the same title, but the present document contains new material.
Working Paper 99-24.
Technical opinion: How “productivity” software wastes human and computer time. (with Mary M. Nash) Faculty of Administration Working Paper 99-15.
Scattergrid plots (with Jenny A. Baglivo) Faculty of Administration Working Paper 99-13.
Comparing variability of samples drawn from populations that may have a non-Gaussian distribution, (with Lorraine Garrett), Faculty of Administration Working Paper 99-06.
Research tips for tools to deal with ice-storm damage, has apparently appeared in Emergency Measures Digest, but I have not yet been able to verify the exact location. ??
Review: Ancestral Quest: Family History and Album Maker (with Mary Nash), Anglo-Celtic Roots, Summer Edition 1998, v. 4, n. 3, 23-24.
On the organization of university programs, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration, Working Paper 98-20.
A synchronous teamwork approach to software development (with Timothy Lethbridge), University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration, Working Paper 97-50.
Working Paper 97-44.
ADM 3306 lecture materials ( selected notes and software) 1997
How to deal with heterogeity: a practical suggestion, University of Ottawa, Teaching Options Pédagogique, vol. 1, no. 3, July 1997.
Working Paper 96-20.
Chalk Talk: Examination design for more efficient grading, Pedagogical Info Pédagogique, Centre for University Teaching, University of Ottawa, v. 16, n. 2, page 3, December 1996.
Commercial Internet publishing -- the practicalities (with Mary M. Nash), in Electronic Publising: Its Impact on Publishing, Education and Reading (ed. Charles T. Meadow, Maggie Weaver, Françoise Hébert), Canadian Association for Information Science, Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, pp. 62-72, 1996. Preprinted as Faculty of Administration Working Paper 96-39.
Misleading or confusing boxplots, Stata Technical Bulletin, STB-29, contribution gr19, pp. 14-17, January 1996. Also published in Stata Technical Bulletin Reprints, vol. 5, pp. 60-64, 1996.
Nonlinear estimation combining visual fitting with optimization methods, (with Paul Velleman), 1995 Proceedings of the Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences of the American Statistical Association, American Statistical Association: Alexandria VA, pp. 256-261, 1996.
Trying to sum the harmonic series, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 96-10.
On the organization of simulation calculations (with Tracy L-C Chen), University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 96-08.
Statistical issues in spreadsheet software (with Tony Quon and Jacqueline Gianini), 1994 Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education, American Statistical Association, Alexandria VA, pp. 238-241, 1995.
The Software Taxi: an easy-to-use tool for statistical presentations, 1994 Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section, American Statistical Association, Alexandria VA, 1995, pp.269-271.
Internet book publishing -- a case study (with Mary Nash), in Connectedness: information, systems, people (ed. Hope A. Olson & Dennis B. Ward), Canadian Association for Information Science, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, pp. 108-116, 1995. Also released as University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 95-51.
ADM 2304 Lecture Note Template (Statistics for Management II), (with Tony Quon), January 1995, Approx. 100 pages.
ADM 2303 Lecture Note Template (Statistics for Management I), September 1994, Approx. 120 pages. (Revised and reprinted January 1995 by Walt Saveland, by J C Nash 1996, 1997).
ADM 6302/3307 Lecture Note Template (Forecasting Techniques), 1994, 1995, 1996. Approx. 120 pages.
Documentation with online programs rather than programs with online documentation, Computing Science and Statistics, Volume 26, Computationally Intensive Statistical Methods, (John Sall and Ann Lehman, eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Symposium on the Interface, Interface Foundation of North America: Fairfax VA, 1994, pp. 377-379. Also in University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 94-54.
Working Paper 93-43.
Moving and manipulating computerized information: strategies, tactics and tools. University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 93-39.
Obstacles to having software packages cooperate on problem solving, Computer Science and Statistics - 25th Symposium on the Interface (San Diego, April 14-17, 1993), Interface Foundation of North America and American Statistical Association (Michael E. Tarter and Michael D. Lock editors), pp. 80 - 85, 1994. Preprinted as University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 93-34.
Working Paper 93-29.
Didactic and production software for computing sample variances, Computing Science and Statistics: Proceedings of the 23rd Symposium on the Interface, (E. M. Keramidas, editor), Interface Foundation of North America: Fairfax Station, VA, 1991 (December) pp. 344-347. Preprinted as University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 91-08, May 1991.
Software Reviews: Optimizing Add-Ins: The Educated Guess, PC Magazine, v.10, n.7, April 16, 1991, pp. 127-132. (Reviews of What-If Analyst, What-If Solver and What'sBest!).
Working Paper 91-07, May 1991.
Just dial a number and shrink the country, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Monday, July 22, 1991, page A19.
A hypertext environment for using mathematical software: Part 1 -- Motivations and design objectives, SIGNUM Newsletter, v. 25, n. 3, July 1990, pp. 3-14. (also University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration, Working Paper 90-19, September 1990).
A freeware text processor for educational and non-profit use, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration, Working Paper 90-18, September 1990. (This documents software available from the author.)
Power functions, Ottawa IBM PC Users' Group Newsletter, v.II, n.4, pp.1-2, October 1989.
Cataloguing files on personal computers: design and implementation of NASHCAT 3.0 (with Mary M. Nash), Faculty of Administration Working Paper 89-4, September 1989.
Forecasting (an introduction to a series of reviews of software for economic forecasting) and reviews of FORECAST PLUS and PRO*CAST (with Mary Walker-Smith) PC Magazine, v. 8, n. 5, various pages from 225-240, March 14, 1989.
Book Review: Thomas R. Cuthbert Jr., Optimization using personal computers with applications to electrical networks, IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine, v.4, n.5, p.28, September 1988.
Open file, Ottawa IBM PC Users' Group Newsletter, Issue 87(1), p.3, January 21, 1987.
Different designs for engineering software, IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine, v.3, n.1, pp.32-34 & 58, January 1987.
Working Paper 87-6, 1987.
Johns Hopkins University, Mathematical Sciences Department, Technical Report 479, September 1986.
Scientific applications software, Byte, v.10, n.13, pp.145-150, December 1985.
Limiting errors in day-to-day calculation, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration, Working Paper 85-40, 1985.
Statistical analysis on microcomputers, SIAM News, v.18, n.2, p.4, March 1985
Which tools to use in statistical analysis -- choices of hardware and software, American Statistical Association Ottawa Chapter, March 1985.
Applications numériques sur petits ordinateurs, (avec M. Lafleur) AMIQ-INFO, n.2, pp.27-29, février 1985.
Sciences, Byte, v.10, n.2, page 175, Feb. 1985. (Introduction to theme section of this magazine issue for which J. Nash was contributing editor responsible for gathering and editing articles.)
The birth of a computer, An interview with James H. Wilkinson on the building of a computer designed by Alan Turing, Byte, v.10, n.2, pp.177-194, February 1985.
The Bhopal Incident: Origins, Issues and Impacts, (manuscript monograph with J.Charlton, S.Delaney and A.Lahaie). 1985
Why and how is BASIC useful?, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 85-03, January 1985.
LEQB05 User's Guide: a very small linear algebra program package, Nash Information Services Inc., Ottawa, 1984.
Simple simulation as an alternative to traditional statistical analysis in studying discrimination in hiring (with P.Baxter). 1984
Finding the location of a variable in North Star BASIC, (with D.J.Anderson), Microsystems, v.4, n.8, pp.98-106, August 1983.
Working Paper 83-58, 1983.
Working Paper 83-45, 1983.
Working Paper 83-25, 1983.
Weekly mortgages -- an example of calculation difficulties, Nash Information Services Inc., December 1984.
Estimation of input-output conversion factors in productivity monitoring. September 1984.
Microcomputer software: trends and hopes, presented to the Committee for Programming Languages of the Canadian Standards Association, Montreal, June 12, 1984. Revised presentation to Ottawa PC Users' Group, October 31, 1984. Published as University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 84-22, 1984.
A portable mixed congruential pseudo-random number generator with very long period, (with G. Sande and G. Young) University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 84-67, December 1984.
Microcomputers and statistical practice, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration, Working Paper 83-51, 1983.
Micro-computers and mathematical software, (with E. Battiste), University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration, Working Paper 83-29, 1983.
Selected Statistical Tables/ Quelques Tables Statistiques (with Annick Lambert), 1982, 1983, 1984 (4 printings).
Constrained estimation of linear models, 1978.
The Gauss-Jordan inversion for non-negative definite matrices (with R.L.C. Wang), 1978.
Fitting nonlinear models. Proceedings of a Statistical Workshop of October 16-20, 1978, Agriculture Canada: Engineering and Statistical Research Institute, Report I-58, p.33, December 1978.
Mathematical software in business computing, presented to the Dallas chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, November 1977.
Numerical software for minicomputers, SIGNUM Newsletter, v.11, n.1, pp.40-41, May 1976.
An annotated bibliography on nonlinear least squares computations with test problems, Nash Information Services Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, May 1976.
Some methods for solving single equation linear least squares regression problems, first edition June 1974; revised and reprinted September 1976.
Function minimization with small computers, presented at an invited seminar at Cornell University, October 1976.
The Gini ratio when income may be negative, August 1975.
Programs for finding the roots of polynomials (with S.G.Nash), Economics Branch, Agriculture Canada, 1975.
Discussion paper: a characterization of BASIC, 1975.
Using a desk calculator effectively / Pour une utilisation efficace des machines a calculer de bureau, 1975.
Some methods for minimizing a sum of squares function, October 1975.
Simulation as a tool to evaluate agricultural stabilization plans, 1974.
Maximal and minimal eigensolutions of a bordered symmetric matrix, 1973.
Wave functions obtained from a full set of hypervirial constraints, 1972.
Learning by doing: a study of the utility of the computer in a small library (with M.M. Nash), 1971.
An interview with Jim Wilkinson, Philadelphia: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2002. (CD ROM, 67 minutes).
Abstracts and/or papers read
(this list is incomplete -- I have not kept track of all the papers I have given in my career)
Nov 18 2005 Gosling
Nov 1 2005 OCLUG
and ideas to improve teaching processes,
Dublin City University, July 23, 2003
University of Ottawa, School of Management, February 11, 2004
Open Source Weekend, Carleton University, Ottawa, March 27, 2004
TellTable: a spreadsheet audit trail and analysis tool,
GTECWeek Ottawa Exhibition, October 7 and 8, 2003.
Receiver General for Canada / PWGSC, February 6, 2004.
Web Content Management Options: Open source software and open standards (with Patrick Suwalski, invited presentation at Web Site Content Management for Government, Ottawa, July 15/16 2003.
Weeds in the Nonlinear Garden II, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Montana State University, May 2, 2003.
Auditing spreadsheets (with Neil Smith), delivered to the Internal Audit Managers’ Group (Public Service of Canada), April 9, 2003.
Forecasting forecasting: A personal view of trends in forecasting practices and methods, visiting talk to ADM3307 class. 2003-4-8
Example problems that illustrate the measurement of uncertainty in optimization results, or, Trying to bridge optimization and statistics
Cross-platform web sites, lightning talk to Ottawa Perl-Mongers, March 12, 2003.
Words, pictures and numbers: tools for continuing improvement in management, presented to the Computer Science Department of the University of Sydney, Jan 24, 2003.
Example problems that illustrate the measurement of uncertainty in optimization results.2nd Annual McMaster Optimization Conference: Theory and Applications, August 1-3, 2002, Hamilton Ontario
Numerical optimization and surface estimation with imprecise function evaluations, 1st Annual McMaster Optimization Conference: Theory and Applications, August 2-4, 2001, Hamilton, Ontario
Weeds in the nonlinear garden, Invited lead-off speaker at a special conference in honour of Prof. David Allen, University of Kentucky, on his retirement, November 2000.
Minisymposium 029, International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 4-9, 1999. Several Faces of Forecasting, Organizer and speaker.
Shake, rattle and roll; some perturbation tools for diagnosing regression problems. June 11, 1999: Interface 99, Shaumburg Ill.
April 13, 1999: Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
Interfacing problems to optimization techniques.
March 19, 1999: Department of Statistics, University of Western Ontario
Two short presentations:
Optimization of fuzzy functions
(How to teach) The comparison of variability
January 27, 1999: Faculty of Administration, University of Ottawa
Twenty years of Compact Numerical Methods
January 25, 1999: BIFHSGO Seminar: First Person History
April 22, 1999: Katholiek Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
December 17, 1998: Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia
June 18, 1998: Chateau Cartier, Aylmer, Québec, to R&D executives of Mitel Corporation.
Feb. 25, 1998: Arizona State University, and
Nov 19, 1997: Faculty Lunch Seminar
Visible Management: A perspective on quality, productivity and the design of work processes.(with Mary Nash, Cartoons by Holly Lennox)
Participated in Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business, Penn. State University, June 26-28, 1997. Invited panelist. Presented “Spreadsheets vs. Statistical Packages: tools for workplace use.” (Approx. 400 participants)
Invited speaker at Assessment in Statistics, April 19, 1997, organized by the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association. Presented invited discussion “Assessing Software: features that help or hinder us”. This is a specialized conference on teaching college and university statistics that attracts over 250 participants.
Jan 22, 1997: Faculty Lunch Seminar -- Optimization Statistics and the Internet
Also presented at June 1996: Statistical Society of Ottawa, Annual Meeting
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Optimization Conference, Victoria BC, May 1996. Presented Minimizing imprecisely computed functions with Harry Joe, UBC
Teaching Introductory Statistics, organized by the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association, Framingham Massachusets, March 1996
Solving difficult parameter estimation problems, invited presentation at the conference on Microcomputers and Statistics at the University of Delaware, April 30, 1984.
Packaging collections of mathematical software for low priced commercial micro-computers, presented at the ACM/Signum conference on Microcomputers and Mathematical Software, Boulder, Colorado, March 1984.
Putting the E to work in E-Teaching, March 20, 2002 seminar for the Centre for University Teaching
Exploring choices for statistical computing and graphics: Open source and proprietary options. A 1-day workshop February 15, 2002 for the Statistical Society of Ottawa (J Nash, organizer and presenter of “An overview and categorization of downloadable statistical software.”
Forecasting: A tutorial with industrial engineering viewpoint, invited presentation at the Canadian Society for Industrial Engineering Student conference, Montreal, January 26, 2002.
Electronic Commerce: a briefing, presented multiple times to groups of Industry Canada officers (with J Calof), February 2000-present
Government Electronic Service Delivery, presented twice to groups of Industry Canada officers (with J Calof), March 2000
delivered to Health Canada drug safety reviewers, 1994
File Management on Personal Computers (with Mary Nash) --
delivered to the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Auckland, New Zealand, 1988
Choosing and Using Personal Computers (with Mary Nash) --
delivered 4 times under slightly varying titles, 1981-1986
Effective Scientific Problem Solving with Small Computers --
delivered once in Ottawa, twice to the National Bureau of Standards (once in Washington, 1980, once in Boulder, 1981), and once to the Inter-American Development Bank, 1981
Perspectives on Nonlinear Optimization --
delivered to Kodak, Rochester, 1982
Statistics for municipal administrators (with Roch Parayre) 1984
Co4 - A simple web forum (2003)
ETPRL - A Perl-based homework submission and return system (2003) (with contributions from Pat Suwalski, Marcus Svilans and Richard Zhang)
TellTable-s - secure server tools for office suite applications (with Andy Adler) ) (2004) Project at telltable-s.sourceforge.net.
PICKSEAT - A tool to select one or more random students in a classroom, 2002/3. Project at pickseat.sourceforge.net.
ETPHP - a PHP/MySQL based file/homework uploading and return system, 2002/3, coded by Patrick Suwalski and Markus Svilans. Part of the etutor project at etutor.sourceforge.net.
ETPRL - Perl based file/homework uploading system, 2002/3, to be loaded on SourceForge at etutor.sf.net. Initial coding by Patrick Suwalski and Markus Svilans. Part of the etutor project at etutor.sourceforge.net.
Co4 - Collaborative Web Forum 2002/3,Part of the etutor project at etutor.sourceforge.net.
RSMIN - a suite of routines and example problems for optimizing functions that can be only imprecisely evaluated, (with Harry Joe), 2001.
FOTOHTML - a tool for preparing HTML displays of images from lists of captions, with facilities for checking that both image files and captions are available, 2001.
LHEX - a double-click utility to expand LZH archives, distributed in the simtelnet\win3\compress utilities. 1999
STRFSUB - a utility for customizing electronic publications with the purchaser’s name, 1997, revised 1998.
D - a directory utility, 1997, revised 1998.
Split/Join utilities for moving and editing very large files, 1995, revised 1998.
The Software Taxi, Levels 0, 1 and 2 (a hypertext viewer and program launcher), 1993, 1994.
NPL: a simple text formatter for a text processing system. 1985, 1989, 1991. See also University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 90-18.
NCM: Nash Campaign Manager, Version 2.0 (software to aid in managing an election campaign), 1988, 1989.
NASHCAT 3.0: a utility for preparing catalogues of disk files for the IBM PC and compatibles, 1985, 1987, 1988.
A BASIC version of the Wichman and Hill pseudo-random number generator, distributed by the Byte Magazine listing and diskette distribution service as well as the electronic Byte Information Exchange (BIX), March 1987.
MORPAY: mortgage schedules and reconciliation (with Mary Walker-Smith), Nash Information Services Inc. 1984.
FORMFILL: a forms completion and manipulation package (with Mary Walker-Smith), Nash Information Services Inc. 1984.
PBE: a portable BASIC editor, (with Michel Lapierre), Nash Information Services Inc. 1984.
NISFORECAST: a very small forecasting package, (with Mary Walker-Smith), Nash Information Services Inc. 1984.
LEQB05: a very small linear algebra program package, Nash Information Services Inc. and C. Abaci Inc. 1984.
NISUTILITIES: utility programs for North Star Horizon and Advantage Computers, Nash Information Services Inc. 1983.
SMEVDOC: Documentation for programs to solve for the eigensolutions (eigenvalues and eigenvectors) of a real symmetric matrix, 1979.
Programs for sequentially updated principal components and regression by singular value decomposition. Nash Information Services Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, 1976.
Programs for finding the roots of polynomials (with S.G.Nash) Economics Branch, Agriculture Canada, 1975.
RSMIN: a guide to the minimization of functions that can only be imprecisely evaluated. This is the access interface to the RSMIN software listed previously. 2001.
E-tutor: a collection of material related to electronic teaching in the Faculty of Administration, http://macnash.telfer.uottawa.ca/~etutor/.
Caneducation.ca: The web-site of the Council for Canada-Wide Standards in Education, 1999-2000. The author arranged for this site (www.caneducation.ca) to be hosted on his personal server (also macnash.telfer.uottawa.ca) and set up the site, but has since handed off this responsibility to other volunteers while retaining supervisory authority.
A hypertext of edited commentary and tests on the Intel Pentium FDIV bug, Available by FTP from macnash.telfer.uottawa.ca, December 1994.
DATAMOVE: a hypertext of strategies, tactics and tools for moving and manipulating computerized information. http://macnash.telfer.uottawa.ca/nishome.htm. See also University of Ottawa, Faculty of Administration Working Paper 93-39.
Bars and Board: a napkin holder, 2001.
Snake Charmer: a tool to contain and spin a large diameter and long length drain cleaning steel spiral snake, 2000.
Nash Stone-Lifter: a tool to lift and position large dimension patio stones, 1999.
STATCAR 3: a trolley for carrying teaching equipment and materials, 1996.
BEDHEAD: a headboard design for a double bed, 1995.
HEADSPACE: an industrial design for a space-saving hat and cap hanger, 1987.
No-waste Keyboard/Printer Table, 1986.
To hats, The Amateur Musician / Le Musicien Amateur, n.23, p.2, January 1984.
A Christmas Present , collection of poems and prose printed by the author's private press, 1975.
Editorials (In Liaison, the membership journal of the Statistical Society of Canada)
A Farewell Message from the Outgoing Editor / Message d'adieu de votre ancien rédacteur en chef, v.8 n.4, pp.1-4, October 1994
A Matter of Numbers / Une Question de Numérotation (announcement), v.8 n.3, p.5, June 1994
Editorial policy? / Nécessité d'une politique éditoriale?, v.8 n.2, p.3, February 1994
(No editorial in v.8 n.1)
How Liaison gets to you / Liaison de A à Z, v.7 n.4., p.3, August 1993
Accreditation / L'Accréditation Professionnelle, v.7 n.3, p.3, May 1993.
Guns and Numbers / Des Chiffres et des Armes, v.7 n.2, pp.3-4, October 1992.
Certification Dangers / Les dangers de la certification, v.6 n.3, pp.4-5, June 1992.
Editor's Notes / Réflexions du rédacteur en chef, v.6 n.2, p.4, February 1992.
Editor's Introduction / Mot du rédacteur en chef, v.6 n.1, pp.3-4, November 1991.
Academic research funding and NSERC / Le CRSNG et le financement de la recherche universitaire, v.5 n.3, p.6, June 1991.
A sermon on the (Gaussian?) mount / Un sermon sur la montagne, v.5, n.2, pp.4-5, February 1991.
Interface Age articles
The Timex Sinclair 1000 (with Mary M. Nash), v.8, n.2, February 1983, pp.96,99.
Sinclair ZX81 (with Mary M. Nash), v.7, n.10, October 1982, pp.92,94,95,96,97.
Microcomputer Math (book review), v.7, n.9, September 1982, p.124.
Orthogonalization - more matrix decompositions, v.7, n.7, July 1982, pp.38,40,41.
Gaussian Elimination, v.7, n.6, June 1982, pp.33,34.
Function Minimization by Gradient Methods, v.7, n.5, May 1982, pp.28,31,33.
Forecasting - a tool for business, v.7, n.4, April 1982, pp.34,36,38,39,40.
Catalog Builder, v.7, n.3, March 1982, pp.98,156,157.
Function minimization, v.7, n.3, March 1982, pp.34,36,38,39,40,42.
Optimization: Finding the Best, v.7, n.2, February 1982, pp.34,36,37,38.
General Sources of Mathematical Software, v.7, n.1, January 1982, pp.30,33.
The Comstar Compiler, v.6, n.12, December 1981, pp.40,41,42,43.
Binary Machines That Round, v.6, n.11, November 1981, pp.30,33.
Internal Functions, v.6, n.10, October 1981, pp.36,37,38.
Fundamental Statistical Calculations, v.6, n.9, September 1981, pp.40,41,42,43.
Infinite Series: Knowing When to Stop, v.6, n.8, August 1981, pp.36,37,38.
Quadratic Equations: Computers fail high school math, v.6, n.7, July 1981, pp.28,29,30.
Operations on Floating-point Numbers, v.6, n.6, June 1981, pp.30,33,34.
Determining Floating-point Properties, v.6, n.5, May 1981, pp.30,31,33,34,36.
Generalized Inverse Matrices: A Practical Tool for Matrix Methods on Microcomputers, v.5, n.9, September 1980, pp.32,34,35,36,37
Comments on mortgages v.5, n.3, March 1980, p.11.