Descriptive statistics and graphics

Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)


Before going into the actual statistical modelling and analysis of a data set, it is often useful to make some simple characterizations of the data in terms of summary statistics and graphics.


Graphical Display Data Frame Caffeine Consumption Empirical Cumulative Distribution Function Empirical Quantile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiostatisticsUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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