Springer Series in Statistics

Applied Compositional Data Analysis

With Worked Examples in R

Authors: Filzmoser, Peter, Hron, Karel, Templ, Matthias

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  • Fills the gap in the existing literature by providing a practical approach to compositional data analysis
  • Presents a concise and easy-to-interpret methodology which guarantees a scale invariant analysis of data carrying relative information
  • Uses the log-ratio approach, including various aspects of data processing
  • Includes numerous real-world examples with implementations in R from a wide range of applications
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This book presents the statistical analysis of compositional data using the log-ratio approach. It includes a wide range of classical and robust statistical methods adapted for compositional data analysis, such as supervised and unsupervised methods like PCA, correlation analysis, classification and regression. In addition, it considers special data structures like high-dimensional compositions and compositional tables. The methodology introduced is also frequently compared to methods which ignore the specific nature of compositional data. It focuses on practical aspects of compositional data analysis rather than on detailed theoretical derivations, thus issues like graphical visualization and preprocessing (treatment of missing values, zeros, outliers and similar artifacts) form an important part of the book. Since it is primarily intended for researchers and students from applied fields like geochemistry, chemometrics, biology and natural sciences, economics, and social sciences, all the proposed methods are accompanied by worked-out examples in R using the package robCompositions.

About the authors

Peter Filzmoser is a Professor of Statistics at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. He received his Ph.D. and postdoctoral lecture qualification from the same university. He was a Visiting Professor at Toulouse, France and Belarus. Furthermore, he has authored more than 200 research articles and several R packages and is a co-author of a book on multivariate methods in chemometrics (CRC Press, 2009) and on analyzing environmental data (Wiley, 2008). 

Karel Hron is an Associate Professor at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. He holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and is active in promoting his discipline. His research activities focus on statistical analysis of compositional data and multivariate statistical analysis in general. His methods and algorithms are implemented in the statistical software R. He primarily collaborates with researchers from chemometrics and environmental sciences.

Matthias Templ is a lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland. His main research interests include computational statistics, statistical modeling and official statistics. He is author of several R packages, such as the R package sdcMicro for statistical disclosure control, the simPop package for simulation of synthetic data, the VIM package for visualization and imputation of missing values and the package robCompositions for robust analysis of compositional data. He is author of the books Statistical Simulation in Data Science with R (Packt, 2016) and Statistical Disclosure Control (Springer, 2017).

Reviews

“Its great advantage is that it is very well written, easy to follow, very didactical, and self-contained. Its great advantage is that it is very well written, easy to follow, very didactical, and self-contained. … I would definitely recommend researchers to use this book, but they should be aware that compositional data analysis is not just based on simple transformations.” (Vera Pawlowsky-Glahn, Statistical Papers, Vol. 61, 2020)

“Its easy-to-read format and didactic layout are designed for researchers from different fields. … Applied Compositional Data Analysis is a nice book for scholars because it offers a wide spectrum of different types of statistical analysis.” (Jan Graffelman and Josep Antoni Martín-Fernández, Biometrical Journal, Vol. 62, 2020)

“The book is appropriate for graduate students with a basic statistical background as an introductory book to compositional data analysis using R as non-beginners. It can also be successfully used by PhD students, researchers and teachers requiring a consistent and through reference.” (Márta Ladányi, ISCB News, Vol. 68, December, 2019)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applied Compositional Data Analysis
Book Subtitle
With Worked Examples in R
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Statistics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96422-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96422-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96420-1
Series ISSN
0172-7397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 280
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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