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Introduction to Data Science, 1st Edition
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Introduction to Data Science: Data Analysis and Prediction Algorithms with R from CRC PressCRC Press has published Introduction to Data Science: Data Analysis and Prediction Algorithms with R, 1st Edition.

Introduction to Data Science: Data Analysis and Prediction Algorithms with R introduces concepts and skills that can help you tackle real-world data analysis challenges. It covers concepts from probability, statistical inference, linear regression, and machine learning. It also helps you develop skills such as R programming, data wrangling, data visualization, predictive algorithm building, file organization with UNIX/Linux shell, version control with Git and GitHub, and reproducible document preparation.

This book is a textbook for a first course in data science. No previous knowledge of R is necessary, although some experience with programming may be helpful. The book is...

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Coming-of-Age Dramedy WINTER FLIES on DVD and Digital
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Coming-of-Age Dramedy WINTER FLIES arrives on DVD and Digital Feb. 11 from Film MovementWinner of Four Czech Lion Awards and Czechoslovakia's Official Oscar Submission for "Best International Film" in 2019, Omerzu Cements His Status as a "Force to be Reckoned With" With His Third Feature WINTER FLIES on DVD and Digital February 11, 2020 from Film Movement.

SYNOPSIS
The rebellious fourteen-year-old Mára sets out behind the wheel of a stolen Audi with his eccentric friend Hedus. Together they head out into the frozen wastelands of the Czech Republic in search of adventure. When the police finally catch up with them, the mischievous breeziness of Mára's story provides more questions than answers for the baffled authorities.

Filled with directorial playfulness, Olmo Omerzu's winter road movie about boyhood friendship and...

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A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital
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A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD arrives on Digital Feb. 4 and on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD Feb. 18 from Sony PicturesPut on your comfiest cardigan and spend some quality time with Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks when he takes on the role of a lifetime as childhood icon and broadcast legend Fred Rogers in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, coming to digital February 4 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 18 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases are loaded with bonus features sure to please both longtime fans of Mister Rogers and newcomers to the Land of Make-Believe, including over 15 minutes of additional scenes, an adorable blooper reel, an all-new featurette starring Daniel Tiger, filmmaker commentary and a behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into bringing this heartwarming and inspiring story to life.

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism...

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BOMBSHELL on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital
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BOMBSHELL arrives on Digital February 25 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD March 10 from LionsgateThe Oscar®-nominated provocative real story of three ambitious and strong women who risked everything to stand up to the man who made them, Bombshell arrives on Digital February 25 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD March 10. This empowering drama commended by critics and audiences alike is nominated for three Academy Awards® including Best Actress (Charlize Theron), Best Supporting Actress (Margot Robbie), and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling (Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker).

Academy Award® winners Charlize Theron (Monster, Best Actress, 2003) and Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Best Actress, 2002) and Academy Award® nominees Margot Robbie (I, Tonya, Best Actress, 2017) and John Lithgow (Terms of Endearment, Best Supporting Actor, 1983) deliver tour-de-force performances in this provocative real story of three whip-smart, ambitious, strong women who anchored one of America’s most powerful news networks—becoming headlines themselves when they risked everything to stand up to the man who made them famous.

Directed by two-time Emmy Award® winner Jay Roach (Outstanding Directing, “Game Change,” 2012; “Recount,” 2008) and written by Academy Award® winner Charles Randolph (Best Adapted Screenplay, The Big Short, 2015), Bombshell also stars...

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame In Concert - The Blu-ray Collection
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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame In Concert - The Blu-ray Collection arrives Feb. 18 from Time LifeFor more than 30 years, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has honored rock music's greats during annual prestigious black-tie ceremonies which have become nearly as epic as the artists they celebrate. Featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the '60s, '70s and '80s, as well as once-in-a-lifetime collaborations that can only happen at these very special events, THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME: IN CONCERT - THE BLU-RAY COLLECTION is the biggest and best video music collection Time Life has ever produced.

Giving home audiences front row seats to the greatest performances from the historic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concerts, this Blu-ray collector's set - never before available at retail in one comprehensive collection - features nearly 30 hours of entertainment and over 150 unforgettable performances from 2009-2017, as well as historic, irreverent and emotional induction speeches across 6 gleaming discs. Among the iconic acts featured are Alice Cooper, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Electric Light Orchestra, Heart, James Taylor, Journey, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Ringo Starr, Simon and Garfunkel, Sting, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Stevie Nicks, Glenn Frey, Green Day, Yes, Bill Withers, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Beastie Boys, Genesis, N.W.A., Randy Newman, Public Enemy and U2. Simply put, if you're a fan of live classic rock, this is the collection to own...

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DRAGONHEART: VENGEANCE on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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DRAGONHEART: VENGEANCE debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Feb. 4 from Universal PicturesUniversal Pictures Home Entertainment announces the upcoming release of Dragonheart: Vengeance on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital February 4, 2020.

SYNOPSIS: Lukas (Jack Kane), a young farmer whose family is killed by savage raiders in the countryside, sets out on an epic quest for revenge, forming an unlikely trio with a majestic dragon and a swashbuckling, sword-fighting mercenary, Darius (Joseph Millson). Helena Bonham Carter voices Siveth, the ice breathing dragon who was once banished from the kingdom for failing to save the king’s life. Compelled by the young man’s cause, she emerges from hiding, using her fantastical powers on the trio’s adventurous journey which brings revelations and rewards beyond vengeance. Dragonheart: Vengeance is an exciting action-adventure filled with fantasy and humor that will thrill the entire family...

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JOJO RABBIT on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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JOJO RABBIT arrives on Digital Feb. 4 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD Feb. 18 from FoxAcclaimed writer-director Taika Waititi brings his signature humor and pathos to JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic.

JOJO RABBIT and its ensemble cast have garnered attention in the 2020 awards season earning a Best Picture Academy Award® Nomination, a Golden Globe® Award nomination for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Picture, and a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Star Roman Griffin Davis, whose first-ever acting role was ‘Jojo,’ won a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Young Actor, as well as a nomination for a Golden Globe® in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy. Additionally, Scarlett Johansson has received an Academy Award® Nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations for her performance as ‘Rosie...’

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CHARLIE'S ANGELS on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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CHARLIE'S ANGELS arrives on Digital Feb. 18 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD March 10 from Sony PicturesThe intrepid Angels of the Townsend Agency enter a new era with stars Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Naomi Scott (Aladdin), newcomer Ella Balinska and Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect) spreading their wings in CHARLIE’S ANGELS, debuting on Digital February 18 and coming to 4K Ultra HD™️, Blu-ray™️, and DVD March 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Joining the Angels on their secret, world-saving mission are Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Noah Centineo (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before), and Patrick Stewart (Logan).

Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie’s Angels take flight. In Banks’ bold vision, Kristen Stewart (Sabina), Naomi Scott (Elena), and Ella Balinska (Jane) are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose investigative agency has expanded internationally. The new Angels are among the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe. Under the guidance of Bosley (Elizabeth Banks), the Angels...

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Disney's Frozen 2 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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Frozen 2 debuts on Digital Feb. 11 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 25 from DisneyWalt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” has melted hearts around the world, becoming the No. 1 animated feature of all time. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the follow-up to 2013’s hit Oscar®-winning Best Animated Feature,“Frozen,” comes home, with a sing-along version and all-new extras, on Digital in 4K Ultra HD™, HD and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 11, and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Feb. 25.

“Frozen 2” bonus features include deleted scenes, deleted songs, Easter eggs, outtakes and a sing-along version with lyrics to the film’s forever-infectious songs. Extras invite viewers to go behind-the-scenes to hear personal, making-of stories from the “Frozen 2” cast and crew. Fans who bring the film home early on Digital will receive two exclusive extras: an interview with songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who won an Oscar® for Best Original Song (“Let It Go,” 2014) and wrote seven original songs for “Frozen 2,” and a deleted song titled “Unmeltable Me...”

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Women in Audio, 1st Edition
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Women in Audio, 1st Edition from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published Women in Audio, 1st Edition. Women in Audio features almost 100 profiles and stories of audio engineers who are women and have achieved success throughout the history of the trade.

Beginning with a historical view, the book covers the achievements of women in various audio professions and then focuses on organizations that support and train women and girls in the industry. What follows are eight chapters divided by discipline, highlighting accomplished women in various audio fields: radio; sound for film and television; music recording and electronic music; hardware and software design; acoustics; live sound and sound for theater; education; audio for games, virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality, as well as immersive sound...

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Animated Adventure NE ZHA on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital
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Animated Adventure NE ZHA arrives on Digital Feb. 25 and on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD March 3 from Well Go USAOne of the biggest successes in the history of animation and Chinese cinema, the internationally-acclaimed animated fantasy-adventure NE ZHA weaves it magic on digital February 25 and on DVD, Blu-ray Combo and 4K Ultra Blu-ray Combo March 3 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

First-time feature film director Jiaozi brings to the screen the enchanting story of a boy with unique powers who is recruited to fight demons and save the community that initially fears him. NE ZHA is the first animated film selected as the Chinese entry for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Synopsis: A young boy, Nezha, is birthed from a heavenly pearl by the Primeval Lord of Heaven. Born with unique powers, Nezha finds himself as an outcast who is hated and feared. Destined by prophecy to bring destruction to the world, the young boy must choose between good and evil in order to break the shackles of fate and become the hero...

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Intrigo: Death of an Author on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital
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Intrigo: Death of an Author debuts on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on March 17 from LionsgateFrom Daniel Alfredson – the director of The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – comes the mysterious thriller starring Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley, Intrigo: Death of an Author, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital on March 17 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand.

Based on the novel by international bestselling author Håkan Nesser, the Intrigo: Death of an Author Blu-ray and DVD will include the featurettes “The Making of Intrigo” and “A Portrait of Håkan Nesser,” and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
In this tense, riveting thriller starring Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley (1982, Best Actor, Ghandi), an author plots the murder of his wife—but her body is never found, and he’s convinced that she’s still alive...

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Handbook for Sound Engineers, 5th Edition
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Handbook for Sound Engineers, 5th Edition from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published Handbook for Sound Engineers, 5th Edition. Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers, and is a must read for all who work in audio.

With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and fundamentals and units of measurement, David Miles Huber on MIDI, Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers, Steve Dove on consoles, DAWs, and computers, Pat Brown on fundamentals, gain structures, and test and measurement, Ray Rayburn on virtual systems, digital interfacing, and preamplifiers, Ken Pohlmann on compact discs, and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and room-acoustical fundamentals for auditoriums and concert halls, the Handbook for Sound Engineers is a must for serious audio and acoustic engineers...

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The Art of Investigation, 1st Edition
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The Art of Investigation, 1st Edition from CRC PressCRC Press has published The Art of Investigation, 1st Edition.

The Art of Investigation examines the qualities required to be a professional, thorough, and effective investigator. As the title suggests, it delves into more than the steps and procedures involved in managing an investigation, it also covers the "soft skills" necessary to effectively direct investigations and intuit along the way. The editors and contributing authors are the best in their field, and bring a wealth of real-world knowledge and experience to the subject.

There are several publications available on the nuts-and-bolts of the process and stages of an investigation. That ground has been covered. However, little has been published on the investigative skills required, the traits necessary, and the qualities endemic to an inquisitive mind that can be cultivated to improve an investigator’s professional skill-set...

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The Adventures of A.R.I: My Robot Friend on DVD
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The Adventures of A.R.I: My Robot Friend arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand March 10 from LionsgateA heartwarming adventure for the whole family about finding friendship in the most unlikely of places, The Adventures of A.R.I: My Robot Friend will arrive on DVD, Digital, and On Demand March 10 from Lionsgate.

This out of this world family adventure received the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages and “provides the rare lesson of compassion being transferred to others through action”. The Adventures of A.R.I: My Robot Friend DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
In this funny, thrilling family adventure, a boy named Noah finds a broken A.R.I.-9 robot at his dad’s tech job. After he accidentally reboots "Ari," the smart, playful robot comes to life. Then, when Noah brings Ari to school to show his friend Bethany, they are amazed to learn he can turn invisible — and even fly!...

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