Use R!

Interactive and Dynamic Graphics for Data Analysis

With R and GGobi

Authors: Cook, Dianne, Swayne, Deborah F.

  • The book's examples use the free software R and Ggobi
  • Introduces data visualization, explaining how it differs from other types of visualization
  • Presents a strategy for making inference from plots
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This richly illustrated book describes the use of interactive and dynamic graphics as part of multidimensional data analysis. Chapters include clustering, supervised classification, and working with missing values. A variety of plots and interaction methods are used in each analysis, often starting with brushing linked low-dimensional views and working up to manual manipulation of tours of several variables. The role of graphical methods is shown at each step of the analysis, not only in the early exploratory phase, but in the later stages, too, when comparing and evaluating models.

All examples are based on freely available software: GGobi for interactive graphics and R for static graphics, modeling, and programming. The printed book is augmented by a wealth of material on the web, encouraging readers follow the examples themselves. The web site has all the data and code necessary to reproduce the analyses in the book, along with movies demonstrating the examples.

The book may be used as a text in a class on statistical graphics or exploratory data analysis, for example, or as a guide for the independent learner. Each chapter ends with a set of exercises.

The authors are both Fellows of the American Statistical Association, past chairs of the Section on Statistical Graphics, and co-authors of the GGobi software. Dianne Cook is Professor of Statistics at Iowa State University. Deborah Swayne is a member of the Statistics Research Department at AT&T Labs.

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From the reviews:

"The central theme of the book is multivariate data visualization. The focus is on interactive and dynamic graphics.… The target audience of the book is (advanced) undergraduate and graduate students, but also industrial statisticians, engineers, bioinformaticists, and computer scientists.… Each chapter ends with some exercises. The chapters are well written and structured, and the examples are well documented.… A reader with a decent knowledge of multivariate statistics … will be happy with this book." (Ruud H. Koning, Kwantitatieve Methoden, 2008R14)

"In this book, R commands are used to exploit the power of the GGobi systems for interactive and dynamic graphics.…This book, … is a very useful brief overview of the insight that a powerful modern suite of graphics tools may offer." (John Maindonald, International Statistical Review, 2008, 76, 3, pages 436-437)

"Diane Cook and Deborah Swayne’s new book, part of Springer’s Use R! series, helps fill an important niche in the literature for the R community and readers of Biometrics. The title of the book indicates the substantial challenge: the book is neither purely methodological nor simply about software. It draws upon the expertise of a wide range of contributors.… I will borrow a phrase the authors use on the opening page: these resources help us "orient ourselves in the sea of information."" (Biometrics 2008)

"The book describes the use of interactive and dynamic graphics as part of multidimensional data analysis. … The book may be used as a text in a class on statistical graphics, exploratory data analysis, visual data mining, or information visualisation. It might also be used as an adjunct text in a course on multivariate data analysis or data mining. Moreover, the book is suitable for an industrial statistician, engineer, bioinformaticist, or computer scientist … . Finally, it may be useful to a mathematician … ." (Christina Diakaki, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1154, 2009)


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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-71762-3
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Softcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-71761-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interactive and Dynamic Graphics for Data Analysis
Book Subtitle
With R and GGobi
Authors
Series Title
Use R!
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-71762-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-71762-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-71761-6
Series ISSN
2197-5736
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 188
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