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Introduction Data are scientific or technical measurements represented by numbers or other means [1]. Their importance in scientific and engineering work can never be stressed enough. The heart and soul of statistical analysis are the data. It is well known that bad data induces the so-called GIGO model: Garbage In, Garbage Out. In plain English, no(More)
During the Spring of 1995 a statistical experiment to assess the effects of two methods of teaching introduction to Computer programming concepts, was developed. The experiment implemented two teaching approaches: traditional lecture vs. laboratory (technology). Several performance measures were defined and then collected throughout the course, to assess(More)
When Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, Cubans on both sides of the political differend committed a costly strategic error. We allowed our internal struggle to become a football in the Cold War game. Cas-tro sided with the Soviet Union, at a time when a nuclear war could destroy everything. The Cuban opposition sided with the United States, who sought to(More)
Discrete event simulation has benefited from statistical analysis but the reverse is not true. Recent advances in computer technology and software development have made it possible to have PC's running specialized simulation languages readily available. The paper discusses how discrete event simulation, developed via specialized simulation languages (e.g.,(More)
" Para Cuba que sufre, la primera palabra. " — José Martí Pérez The recent fainting spell that Fidel Castro, the Cu-ban leader, suffered during a speech he was making at a mass rally in Havana has renewed the interest in studying a post-Castro scenario. Castro's mortality, a taboo topic in Cuba, as well as the course its government and system will take(More)
De Dulcinea, en ansias de la muerte, !di que siempre será la más fermosa! Del soneto " La más fermosa " Enrique Hernández Miyares This paper follows-up on earlier work (Romeu, 2007); we refer the reader to this material for background on Six Sigma and for an in-depth discussion of the need for a peaceful transition to pluralism in Cuba. Here, we develop a(More)
Introduction President Fidel Castro, the Cuban octogenarian leader who has governed the country for the past 48 years, became seriously ill in July of 2006. He was provisionally substituted by his official successor, his 76 year old brother General Raul Castro, the Armed Forces Minister. A permanent power transfer will necessarily take place, for biological(More)