• Leland Wilkinson
Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)


The word geometry comes from the Greek γεωμετρία, which means land measurement. A geometer measures magnitudes in space. This chapter is about geometric functions. The Grapher object contains functions to create graphs that can be represented by magnitudes in a space. Grapher cannot make every graph in the set of all possible graphs. Grapher produces only certain graphs that can be expressed as geometric objects. I will call these geometric graphs.


Point Cloud Graph Function Geometric Graph Average Birth Rate Aesthetic Attribute 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leland Wilkinson
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  1. 1.SPSS Inc.ChicagoUSA

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