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Oblique decision trees in transformed spaces.
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2015)Decision trees (DTs) play a vital role in statistical modelling. Simplicity and interpretability of the solution structure have made the method popular in a wide range of disciplines. In data classification problems, DTs ... 
Oblique wave groups in deep water
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1982)Oblique wave groups consist of waves whose straight parallel lines of constant phase are oblique to the straight parallel lines of constant phase of the group. Numerical solutions for periodic oblique wave groups with ... 
Observation of changes in modelbased insulin sensitivity during haemodialysis transitions for critically ill patients
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2012)Most critically ill patients exhibit a myriad of symptoms with irregular glycaemic regulation and renal failure contributing to a large proportion of mortality and morbidity. Hence, the effect of dialysis on glycaemic ... 
Observation of the Incretin Effect in Critically Ill patients
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2011)The impact of endogenous insulin secretion and its interaction with feeding method (enteral  EN or parenteral – PN) in glycemic control protocols is unknown. This study examines whether there is any evidence for an EN – ... 
Observed Ground Motions in the 4 September 2010 Darfield and 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)This paper provides an overview of the salient aspects of the dense array of ground motions observed in the 4 September 2010 Darfield and 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. Particular attention is given to inferred ... 
Obtaining forest description for smallscale forests using an integrated remote sensing approach
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2015) 
Obtaining forest description for smallscale forests using an integrated remote sensing approach
(University of Canterbury, 2017)The estimated total forest plantation area in New Zealand is approximately 1.70 million ha. Approximately 70% of the plantations with area over 1000 ha are owned by largescale owners, whose forests undergo regular monitoring ... 
Offdiagonal 24 damping technology using semiactive resetable devices
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering.University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering., 2006)Semiactive resetable devices are an emerging and effective method of minimising structural degradation due to environmental loads. Of particular importance in implementing supplemental damping, such as resetable devices, ... 
Offset Banking in New Zealand: towards sustainable development, with insight from international models
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2011)Biodiversity loss is an important issue for New Zealand: for the domestic environment, economy and society, but also for New Zealand as a member of the international community. Biodiversity offset banking is making an ... 
Omnidirectional gait generating algorithm for hexapod robot
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2002)Walking robots have long been proposed as solutions to the problem of mobile machines operating in unstructured and natural environments because they can traverse relatively large obstacles and avoid dangerous or sensitive ... 
On 4dimensional elation Laguerre planes admitting simple lie groups of automorphisms
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1997)This paper concerns 4dimensional ( topological locally compact connected) elation Laguerre planes that admit large automorphism groups. In particular, it is shown that such a plane is classical if its automorphism group ... 
On 4dimensional Minkowski planes with 7dimensional automorphism group
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1993)This paper concerns 4dimensional (topological locally compact connected) Minkowski planes that admit a 7dimensional automorphism group 𝚺. It is shown that such a plane is either classical or has a distinguished ... 
On a conjecture of J.C. Butcher and H. Podhaisky
(University of Canterbury. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2006) 
On a functional equation model of transient cellgrowrh
(University of Canterbury, 2004)A cellgrowth model with applications to modelling the size distribution of diatoms is examined. The analytic solution to the model without dispersion is found and is shown to display periodic exponential growth rather ... 
On a Gaussian approximation to the capacity of wireless MIMO systems
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering., 2002)In this paper we consider the capacity of a single user MIMO wireless system in a Rayleigh or Ricean fading environment. It is known that a certain central limit theorem exists which states (under certain conditions) ... 
On a problem of Andersson and Perlman
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1993)We present a simple solution to a problem posed recently by Andersson and Perlman. This solution allows us to find the conditional independence assumptions necessary to permit maximum likelihood estimation of the parameters ... 
On an inverse problem from magnetic resonance elastic imaging
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 2006)The imaging problem of elastography is an inverse problem. The nature of an inverse problem is that it is illconditioned. We consider properties of the mathematical map which describes how the elastic properties of the ... 
On approximation of optimizing phylogenetic diversity for cluster systems
(University of Canterbury, 2009)A basic question in conservation biology is how to maximize future biodiversity as species face extinction. One way to approach this question is by measuring the diversity of a set of species in terms of the evolutiona ... 
ON AUTOMATED SEQUENTIAL STEADYSTATE SIMULATION
(University of Canterbury, 2000)The credibility of the final results from stochastic simulation has had limited discussion in the simulation literature so far. However, it is important that the final results from any simulations be credible. To achieve ... 
ON AUTOMATED SEQUENTIAL STEADYSTATE SIMULATION
(University of Canterbury, 2000)The credibility of the final results from stochastic simulation has had limited discussion in the simulation literature so far. However, it is important that the final results from any simulations be credible. To achieve ...