Interactive Graphics for Data Analysis: Principles and Examples

December 3, 2009

It's all very well using computers to do complicated things, but do we understand what they have done? Suppose you have the data about the people who survived the sinking of the Titanic on your computer: what can you say about the survival of men versus women, or the survival of children in first class? Or what if you have the results of the controversial 2004 Florida election: what can you discover?

Interactive Graphics for Data Analysis gives you the ideas and tools to visualise, explore and understand all your data. If you draw graphs, if you're looking for trends, or especially if you want to communicate clear ideas to others, try out the many techniques in this fascinating book. If you don't yet know what over-plotting is, or what spine plots or mosaic plots are, or if you don't know how to handle missing data, get this book.

It doesn't just give admonitions, but also introduces Mondrian, a powerful, easy-to-use tool that allows you to generate and explore everything shown.

Who is it for? Anybody who wants to understand any data on a computer. If you have any data to present (or to mark), whether you are a psychologist, physicist, geographer, biologist or historian, whether writing a paper or dissertation, use this book.

Presentation: A brief, powerful book with excellent and clear graphics. Would you recommend it? You have no excuse not to use it.

Interactive Graphics for Data Analysis: Principles and Examples

Authors: Martin Theus and Simon Urbanek

Edition: First

Publisher: CRC Press

Pages: 290

Price: £39.99

ISBN: 9781584885948

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