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**Least** Bittern Ixobrychus exilis State Status: Endangered Federal Status: None Description: The **Least** Bittern is a small, wading bird and member of the Heron (Ardeidae) family with a long neck and bill and a dark crown.

**Least** Squares Optimization The following isabriefreviewof **least** squares optimization and constrained optimization techniques. I assume the reader is familiar with basic linear algebra, including the Singular Value decomposition (as reviewed in my handout Geometric Review of Linear Algebra ).

**Least** Squares. Herv´eAbdi 1 The University of Texas at Dallas Introduction The **least** square method—averypopular technique—is used to compute estimations of parameters and to fit data.

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Updated October 7, 2011 NEW SCHOOL YEAR BRINGS STEEP CUTS IN STATE FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS By Phil Oliff and Michael Leachman 1 Elementary and high schools are receiving less state funding than last year in at **least** 37 states, and in at **least** 30 states school funding now stands below 2008 levels ...

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Proposition8 If a is a vector in R n , then P = aa T a T a will project all vectors b in R n onto aline through the vector a . Theory is great, but it'salotmore reassuring when we seethe results of our computation come alive on the computer screen.

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Description **Least** Terns are the smallest North American terns. Adults average 8 to 10 inches in length, with a 20 inch wingspan. Their narrow, pointed wings make them streamlined flyers.