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Life on the sigmoid

Andries Charl Cilliers

Life on the sigmoid

an essay in bio-politics.

by Andries Charl Cilliers

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Published by Pro Ecclesia Bookstore in Stellenbosch .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Life,
  • Social problems

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationv. illus.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14839274M

      If you are struggling to find the time to read a book, an audiobook will work out well. Get started with the best productivity audiobooks today. How Often Should You Take Breaks from Work? How the Sigmoid Curve Affects Your Work Life. By Crystal Crowder / Aug 5, / Productivity. I am trying to curve-fit the data. However, the curve fitting image always shows two straight line. Is there anyone who can help me? Here are my codes: import numpy as np import

    The sigmoid colon (or pelvic colon) is the part of the large intestine that is closest to the rectum and forms a loop that averages about 35–40 cm ( in) in length. The loop is typically shaped like a Greek letter sigma (ς) or Latin letter S (thus sigma + -oid).This part of the colon normally lies within the pelvis, but on account of its freedom of movement it is liable to. In introductory classes and books, solutions are often imposed on the readers without full justifications. Finding leads from many different resources and making sense of them is not easy. Hopefully, this article can serve as a somewhat comprehensive and intuitive answer to the question “why sigmoid” for the people who had doubts.

      (geometry) Curved in two directions, like the letter "S", or the Greek ς (sigma). Having a serpentine shape; resembling S or ʃ (mathematics) Exhibiting logistic growth; having a graph that accelerates until it reaches a carrying capacity (geometry, archaic) Semi-circular, like the lunar sigma (similar to English C). (anatomy) Relating to the. Then sort in order of my corrected predicition value and end up with something sigmoid-ish. Unfortunately, I end up with this: Here's a chunk of my python where I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to plot the probability sigmoid: ##### ## I removed my original Python code because it was very, very wrong so as to avoid any confusion.


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The sigmoid colon is the last section of the bowel — the part that attaches to the rectum. It’s about a foot and a half long (around 40 centimeters) and is shaped like the letter “s.”.

This is the story of life. Think of a tree, a person, a business, a product or a career. The initial struggle to survive followed by growth and prosperity, then maturity and decline.

The business philosopher, Charles Handy, refers to this as the Sigmoid Curve. Get this from a library. Life on the sigmoid: an essay in bio-politics. Vol. [A C Cilliers]. The Sigmoid Curve And The Story Of Life. 27 Apr I'm just back from a few weeks in North America. On the plane I particularly enjoyed a movie called Moneyball because of its focus on reinvention and the pursuit of excellence.

Handy feels the Sigmoid Curve, an s-shaped curve tilted forward, sums up the story of life. It is illustrated in the diagram. In his book, The Age of Paradox, Charles Hardy refers to a study of companies over a period of 18 years to find out which ones were consistently successful.

Only 3 companies lasted for the entire 18 years. A sigmoid function is a mathematical function having a characteristic "S"-shaped curve or sigmoid curve.A common example of a sigmoid function is the logistic function shown in the first figure and defined by the formula: = + − = +.Other standard sigmoid functions are given in the Examples section.

Special cases of the sigmoid function include the Gompertz curve (used in modeling systems. In his book The Age of Paradox Charles Handy points to the sigmoid growth curve as the ubiquitous S-shaped curve that plots not only the life of any organism or the life-cycle of any product, but also the life of an organization, the progress of a civiliza-tion, and even the course of a relationship.

As Figure 1 shows, every new life, every new or. Books Music Art & design TV & radio Stage Classical Life and style Mapping the body: the sigmoid colon The sigmoid is an S-shaped stretch of.

The Sigmoid Curve is a concept discussed by Charles Handy in his book, The Age of Paradox. The success curve rises and falls through our lives, and from a business point of view, it dips as we learn, test, falter, and experiment; rises as we prosper; then once again dips as it comes to its end.

The colon begins at the ileocecal sphincter and consists of the cecum, the ascending colon, the transverse colon, and the descending leads to the sigmoid colon and the rectum (see Figure ).As in the rest of the gastrointestinal system, the colon contains an inner layer of circular muscle that is continuous from cecum to rectum.

In the rectum, this layer thickens to form the. This is a short tutorial on how to fit data points that look like a sigmoid curve using the nls function in R.

Let’s assume you have a vector of points you think they fit in a sigmoid curve like the ones in the figure below. The general form of the logistic or sigmoid function is defined as. Sigmoid volvulus is a cause of large bowel obstruction and occurs when the sigmoid colon twists on its mesentery, the sigmoid mesocolon.

Sigmoid volvulus presents most commonly in patients who are less mobile, bed bound and institutionalized, usually with a background of chronic constipation.

Sigmoid volvulus is more common in the elderly 4). Sigmoid colon, a terminal section of the large intestine that connects the descending colon to the rectum; its function is to store fecal wastes until they are ready to leave the body.

The sigmoid colon derives its name from the fact that it is curved in the form of an S (Greek sigma: σ). Its size. From the perspective of applied mathematics and modelling sigmoid functions find their place in numerous areas of life and social sciences, physics and engineering, to mention a few familiar applications: population dynamics, artificial neural networks, signal and image : Kyurkchiev Nikolay, Markov Svetoslav.

Rachel Braga, Sigmoid Colon Cancer, Stage 1 Cancer Details: The sigmoid colon (or pelvic colon) is the part of the large intestine that is closest to the rectum1st Symptoms: Stomach discomfort, nausea, bloating, blood in stoolTreatment: Colectomy.

The sigmoid curve is the S-shaped curve that has intrigued people throughout history. The curve sums up the story and time line of life itself; we start slowly, we experiment and falter, we then grow rapidly, then wax, and wane.

It is the product life cycle, it is the biological life cycle. Large bowel obstruction usually presents as an emergency. Depending on the etiology, the patient may have had various symptoms before the acute presentation.

Patients can potentially be very ill, septic, dehydrated, and hemodynamically and cardiovascularly compromised, especially if they have a competent ileocecal valve, which prevents a decompression of the large bowel into the small bowel.

Sigmoid definition, shaped like the letter C. See more. The Sigmoid curve is a mathematical concept which has been widely used to model the natural life cycle of many things, from biological organisms, to schools and companies, marriages and careers.

The curve is basically a stretched out S shape lying on its side, and can be thought of as having three sections, each of which corresponds to a phase. I love Charles Handy’s work (e.g. The Age of Paradox).In earlier blog posts I have shared his thoughts about sensible organizational behavior and his wonderful story about The Road to Davey’s Bar, which is a parable of thinking on the sigmoid curve is burned in my brain, and I promised I would share it with you, so here sigmoid curve – or S-curve – is really about.

First: the Sigmoid Curve. Renowned business thinker Charles Handy (a product of Royal Dutch Shell’s scenario planning group) talks about the Sigmoid Curve as a symbol for growth and change in his book The Age of Paradox: The Sigmoid Curve is a standard life cycle curve—of plants and animals, companies, civilizations.speci cally, sigmoid function are an object of interest in Hausdor approximations, fuzzy set theory, cumulative distribution functions, impulsive functions, etc.

From the perspective of applied mathematics and modeling sigmoid functions nd their place in numerous areas of life and social sciences, physics and engineering, to mention a.Sigmoid specialises in frameworks and tools that help executive teams lead their organisations through transformational change.

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