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    Working with Dynamic Crop Models, 2nd Edition. Methods, Tools and Examples for Agriculture and Environment.

    Authors : D. Wallach, D. Makowski, J.W. Jones et F. Brun

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    • Description

      Detailed explanations and descriptions of methods for working with dynamic system models in crop and agricultural sciences, including real-world examples and computer code.

      Working with Dynamic Crop Models, 2nd Edition,Daniel Wallach,David Makowski,James Jones,Francois Brun,ISBN9780123970084

      Key Features
      NEW TO THIS EDITION:
      • 50% new content - 100% reviewed and updated
      • Clearly explains practical application of the methods presented, including R language examples
      • Presents real-life examples of core crop modeling methods, and ones that are translatable to dynamic system models in other fields

      Description
      This second edition of Working with Dynamic Crop Models is meant for self-learning by researchers or for use in graduate level courses devoted to methods for working with dynamic models in crop, agricultural, and related sciences.
      Each chapter focuses on a particular topic and includes an introduction, a detailed explanation of the available methods, applications of the methods to one or two simple models that are followed throughout the book, real-life examples of the methods from literature, and finally a section detailing implementation of the methods using the R programming language.
      The consistent use of R makes this book immediately and directly applicable to scientists seeking to develop models quickly and effectively, and the selected examples ensure broad appeal to scientists in various disciplines.

      Readership
      Researchers and students in agronomy, agricultural engineering, agricultural economics and agricultural statistics, and advanced biological systems modeling
      • ZeBook R package

        The ZeBook package is an R library containing material related to this book. It includes the code for many of the examples that are treated in this book (so that you can run them yourself), including the main models that are used as examples, and data sets for the exercises.

        Installation
        You can install the ZeBook package from the CRAN repository, if you have an internet connection, by following the instructions:

        1. click on "Packages" in the R menu bar and select "Install package(s)…".
        2. choose a location near you in the list of mirror sites for downloading which will appear.
        3. choose "ZeBook" in the list of available packages.
        4. verify that there is a message in the console window indicating that installation was successful.

        Functions and demos in the ZeBook package
        The package will continue to evolve over time, with the addition of new models and data sets useful for testing the methods presented in this book. The last version 0.5 was released in June 2013.

        See index of help(ZeBook) for a complete and up to date listing. You can access to a pdf version of the documentation on the cran.

        To cite package ‘ZeBook’ in publications use:
        Francois Brun, David Makowski, Daniel Wallach and James W. Jones. (2013). ZeBook: ZeBook Working with dynamic models for agriculture and environment. R package version 0.5. http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=ZeBook

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