an:02209077
Zbl 1080.68107
Wilkinson, Leland
The grammar of graphics. With contributions by Graham Wills, Dan Rope, Andrew Norton, and Roger Dubbs.
EN
Statistics and Computing (Cham). New York, NY: Springer (ISBN 0-387-24544-8/hbk). xviii, 690~p. (2005).
1431-8784 2197-1706
2005
b
68U05 68U10 68-01 62-01
statistical graphics
Summary: The first edition of this book (1999; Zbl 0940.68158) was a monograph. I intended to present a new, object-oriented way of thinking about statistical graphics. The second edition is a multigraph. I intend to supplement this presentation with a survey of ideas that are useful for understanding the meaning of statistical graphics. I have extended the grammar metaphor by calling the first part Syntax, and the second Semantics. Consequently, the second part of this book includes more of the work of others. Although it is not a survey, it covers the main themes that I consider essential to understanding how charts and graphs work.
Part 2 takes mathematical, psychological, and applied points of view. Quantitative graphics are meaningless unless they have mathematical foundations. They are solipsistic unless they follow experimentally tested psychological principles. And they are irrelevant unless they reveal patterns in real data so we can understand our world.
0940.68158