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October | Volume 42 | Number 5

ORMS October 2015 Cover

The following table of contents lists articles in the October 2015 edition of OR/MS Today. You may follow any of the linked titles to read those items in their entirety. For quick navigation you may jump directly to any of the following sections:

Features

Has O.R. outgrown O.R.?

By Michael E. Beyer, CAP
Many quantitative fields are converging in their aims and fundamentals to a common concept domain – analytics.
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Aviation security decisions

By Ali Abbas and Ken Fletcher
Symposium outlines opportunities, challenges while fostering collaboration between government, academia and industry.
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Guided tour of O.R. history

By Mark Eisner
INFORMS committee creates website devoted to the history of operations research and profiles of influential individuals.
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The pedagogy of zombies

By Brant M. Horio and Nathan Arrowsmith
Given their cult-like following, many educators have turned to zombies to act as attention-grabbing pedagogical tools.
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Computing

The true cost of ‘free’ statistical software

By Richard D. Pollack, Ronald K. Klimberg and Susan H. Boklage
A close examination of the open-source software statistics package R reveals its advantages . . . and disadvantages.
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Software survey: Simulation

By James J. Swain
The 10th biennial survey: Driven by questions, fueled by thought and realized by simulation.
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