for Reliability Data
by William Q. Meeker and Luis A. Escobar, published by John Wiley &
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Software for Life Data
Analysis. Click here for information on SPLIDA, a collection of S-Plus functions
for Reliability Data Analysis. These functions were developed and used for
the purpose of doing the examples in Meeker and Escobar. Included in
the distribution are data sets and instructions on how to replicate
almost all of the analyses in Meeker and Escobar.
The current version of SPLIDA has an S-Plus
graphical user interface (GUI)
for much of its functionality. This version
SPLIDA will work with the "Standard" (less expensive)
version of S-Plus. The command line features of SPLIDA will also remain
available for those who use the "Professional" version of S-Plus
and want or need the extra flexibility allowed with commands.
would like to be put on the SPLIDA information mail list,
send email to W. Q. Meeker at
Student class notes
and other course related information. The web page for Iowa
State University's Statistics 533
course (taught by Meeker) contains information about how to obtain
six-to-a-page copies of the slides that Luis Escobar and I use in
our semester-long courses on reliability data analysis as well as
our short courses aimed at engineers and statisticians working in
transparencies. It is also possible view or print
copies of the full sized transparencies. These would be particularly
useful for those who want to teach a course based on Meeker and
Escobar. Click here to access the
Solutions for end-of-chapter
exercises. Luis Escobar and I have a collection of solutions
to some of the exercises from the book (and some additional
exercises that were not included in the book). These are by no means
complete, but will be useful to anyone who is using the book as a
text book. John Wiley will provide a copy of these solutions to any
instructor who adopts Meeker and Escobar as a text for their
course. Please contact Jacqueline Palmieri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome additions and corrections. We are
using LaTex for these solutions, but will accept contributions in any
Typos and other errors.
to see a list of
corrections to typos
(or other errors) in the first and second printing of
Meeker and Escobar. These were corrected in subsequent printings.
find any typos or have comments on the book, please send electronic
mail to W. Q. Meeker at