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    • Hierarchical Bayesian modelling for the analysis of the lactation of dairy animals 

      Lombaard (née Viljoen), Carolina Susanna (University of the Free State, 2006-03)
      English: This thesis was written with the aim of modelling the lactation process in dairy cows and goats by applying a hierarchical Bayesian approach. Information on cofactors that could possibly affect lactation is included ...
    • Modelling electricity demand in South Africa 

      Sigauke, Caston (University of the Free State, 2014-01)
      English: Peak electricity demand is an energy policy concern for all countries throughout the world, causing blackouts and increasing electricity tariffs for consumers. This calls for load curtailment strategies to either ...
    • On some methods of reliability improvement of engineering systems 

      Mangara, Bernard Tonderayi (University of the Free State, 2015-08)
      The purpose of this thesis was to study some methods of reliability improvement of engineering systems. The reason for selecting the theme “reliability improvement of engineering systems” was first to explore traditional ...
    • On the use of extreme value theory in energy markets 

      Micali, V. (University of the Free State, 2007-05-09)
      English: The thesis intent is to provide a set of statistical methodologies in the field of Extreme Value Theory (EVT) with a particular application to energy losses, in Gigawatt-hours (GWh) experienced by electrical ...
    • Parametric and nonparametric Bayesian statistical inference in animal science 

      Pretorius, Albertus Lodewikus (University of the Free State, 2000-11)
      Chapter 1 illustrated an extension of the Gibbs sampler to solve problems arising in animal breeding theory. Formulae were derived and presented to implement the Gibbs sampler where-after marginal densities, posterior ...