Statistical analysis and data display. An intermediate course with examples in R. 2nd edition. (English) Zbl 1328.62003

Springer Texts in Statistics. New York, NY: Springer (ISBN 978-1-4939-2121-8/hbk; 978-1-4939-2122-5/ebook). xxxi, 898 p. (2015).
From the publisher’s description: The second edition features graphs that are completely redrawn using the more powerful graphics infrastructure provided by R’s lattice package. There are new sections in several of the chapters, revised sections in all chapters and several completely new appendices.
New graphical material includes:
an expanded chapter on graphics;
a section on graphing Likert scale data to build on the importance of rating scales in fields from population studies to psychometrics;
a discussion on design of graphics that will work for readers with color-deficient vision;
an expanded discussion on the design of multi-panel graphics;
expanded and new sections in the discrete bivariate statistics chapter on the use of mosaic plots for contingency tables including the \(n\times 2 \times 2\) tables for which the Mantel-Haenszel-Cochran test is appropriate;
an interactive (using the shiny package) presentation of the graphics for the normal and \(t\)-tables that is introduced early and used in many chapters.

The new appendices include discussions of R, the HH package designed for R (the material in the HH package was distributed as a set of standalone functions with the First Edition of this book), the R Commander package, the RExcel system, the shiny package, and a minimal discussion on writing R packages. There is a new appendix on computational precision illustrating and explaining the FAQ (frequently asked questions) about the differences between the familiar real number system and the less-familiar floating point system used in computers. The probability distributions appendix has been expanded to include more distributions (all the distributions in base R) and to include graphs of each. The editing appendix from the first edition has been split into four expanded appendices – on working style, writing style, use of a powerful editor, and use of LATEXfor document preparation.
See the review of the first edition in [Zbl 1055.62004].


62-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to statistics
62-07 Data analysis (statistics) (MSC2010)
62-00 General reference works (handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies, etc.) pertaining to statistics
62A09 Graphical methods in statistics
62Jxx Linear inference, regression
62Kxx Design of statistical experiments


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