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Exploring categorical data: Interactive mosaic plots. (English) Zbl 0990.62001
Summary: The paper outlines what we can and should expect of an interactive system for exploratory analysis of categorical data. By means of the example of Mosaic Plots – the graphical analogue of multivariate contingency tables – it is shown how much power a graphic gains when interactive features are added. Together with this article come accompanying HTML scripts where the examples are available in a more detailed and interactive form to give the user insight into the ‘look and feel’ effect of interactive graphics. Besides the examples the script includes a small test version of Manet – the software for interactive exploratory analysis developed at the Cosada department in Augsburg university.

MSC:
62-07 Data analysis (statistics) (MSC2010)
62-09 Graphical methods in statistics (MSC2010)
62-04 Software, source code, etc. for problems pertaining to statistics
Software:
MANET
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