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Introduction to the special issue on interactive graphical data analysis: What is interaction? (English) Zbl 1030.62501
The paper contains a summary of this issue of Computational Statistics devoted to the interactive statistical graphics and the analysis of 28 replies on a questionnaire on this topic propagated by the authors. Different meanings of the term “interactive graphics” are discussed: direct manipulations such as rotating a point cloud, selecting or rescaling; indirect manipulations (manipulations with controls to change algorithm parameters) and multiple package interaction. References contain three books on human-computer interaction.

62-09 Graphical methods in statistics (MSC2010)
62-07 Data analysis (statistics) (MSC2010)