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This Website contains Proceedings of the Army Conference on Applied Statistics (ACAS) for the years 2000 held at Rice University, Houston, Texas, 2001 held at the Bishops Lodge, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and 2002 held at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Authors represented on this Website were offered the opportunity not only to provide written articles, but also to provide supplementary materials including PowerPoint presentations, animations, color illustrations, software code, and data files. Many chose to do so; indeed, some authors provided PowerPoint presentations, but no written articles. For this reason, we have chosen to present materials in both an Adobe pdf format and in a web-based html format. These files may be found in the root directory of the ACAS_CD. The Master00.pdf file is a "book image" file, i.e. is the electronic form of the traditional book for the 2000 Proceedings. Similarly. the Master01.pdf is the "book image" for the 2001 Proceedings and Master02.pdf is the "book image" for the 2002 Proceedings. Within these Master files, if the author(s) provided no article, only the abstract is given. If a PowerPoint presentation was provided, we have provided a link to the PowerPoint presentation within the Master files. Some presenters chose not to provide any material for the Proceedings. In those cases, their abstracts appear in the Master file and in the original website only.

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Navigating this Website - Some authors provided additional materials that were not linkable within the Adobe pdf framework. For this reason and in order to provide more direct access to individual files, we have provided access through a web browser. This Website provides not only the book image Master file, but also individual files provided by the authors. These are accessible through the index.htm file. The reader may link to individual articles either through the Author Index or through the Table of Contents.

Using the features of web browsers can greatly assist in navigating this volume. For example, using the browser's FIND tool in the Table of Contents allows one to search for either keywords or authors. In the Author Index, authors are arranged alphabetically by last name. Authors who supplied no additional materials other than the original abstract have no links. Their abstracts are available on the original website. This volume contains the entire contents of the original website, which is linked through the index.html file.

Citation Format for Articles in this Volume - This volume is presented on a compact disc, but as mentioned earlier contains in electronic files the image of the printed volume. For those interested in hard copy, printing Master files on a duplex color laser printer will result a paper copy of the volume, which may be bound. Because of this, citations from this volume may be given in a traditional manner. Examples are given below.

Dutoit, Eugene (2003) "An investigation in the use of cluster analysis in helping to establish an operational scenario for a combat simulation," Proceedings of the Sixth Annual U. S. Army Conference on Applied Statistics, 5-8.

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Dutoit, Eugene (2003) "An investigation in the use of cluster analysis in helping to establish an operational scenario for a combat simulation," Proceedings of the Sixth Annual U. S. Army Conference on Applied Statistics, 5-8, (B. Bodt and E. Wegman, eds.), ARL:Aberdeen, MD.

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Dutoit, Eugene (2003) "An investigation in the use of cluster analysis in helping to establish an operational scenario for a combat simulation," Proceedings of the Sixth Annual U. S. Army Conference on Applied Statistics, ACAS_CD/ACAS00/DutoitEugene/DutoitEugene.pdf

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