Visualization and Verbalization of Data

Author: Jorg Blasius
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466589809
Format: PDF
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Visualization and Verbalization of Data shows how correspondence analysis and related techniques enable the display of data in graphical form, which results in the verbalization of the structures in data. Renowned researchers in the field trace the history of these techniques and cover their current applications. The first part of the book explains the historical origins of correspondence analysis and associated methods. The second part concentrates on the contributions made by the school of Jean-Paul Benzécri and related movements, such as social space and geometric data analysis. Although these topics are viewed from a French perspective, the book makes them understandable to an international audience. Throughout the text, well-known experts illustrate the use of the methods in practice. Examples include the spatial visualization of multivariate data, cluster analysis in computer science, the transformation of a textual data set into numerical data, the use of quantitative and qualitative variables in multiple factor analysis, different possibilities of recoding data prior to visualization, and the application of duality diagram theory to the analysis of a contingency table.

Correspondence Analysis in Practice Second Edition

Author: Michael Greenacre
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420011234
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Drawing on the author’s experience in social and environmental research, Correspondence Analysis in Practice, Second Edition shows how the versatile method of correspondence analysis (CA) can be used for data visualization in a wide variety of situations. This completely revised, up-to-date edition features a didactic approach with self-contained chapters, extensive marginal notes, informative figure and table captions, and end-of-chapter summaries. New to the Second Edition • Five new chapters on transition and regression relationships, stacked tables, subset correspondence analysis, analysis of square tables, and canonical correspondence analysis • Substantially more figures and tables than the first edition • A computational appendix that provides the R commands that correspond to most of the analyses featured throughout the book, making it easy for readers to reproduce the analyses With 33 years of CA experience, the expert author demonstrates how to use uncomplicated, relatively nonmathematical techniques to translate complex tabular data into more readable graphical forms. CA and its variants multiple CA (MCA) and joint CA (JCA) are suitable for analyses in various fields, including marketing research, the social and environmental sciences, biochemistry, and more.

Exploratory Multivariate Analysis by Example Using R

Author: Francois Husson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439835810
Format: PDF
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Full of real-world case studies and practical advice, Exploratory Multivariate Analysis by Example Using R focuses on four fundamental methods of multivariate exploratory data analysis that are most suitable for applications. It covers principal component analysis (PCA) when variables are quantitative, correspondence analysis (CA) and multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) when variables are categorical, and hierarchical cluster analysis. The authors take a geometric point of view that provides a unified vision for exploring multivariate data tables. Within this framework, they present the principles, indicators, and ways of representing and visualizing objects that are common to the exploratory methods. The authors show how to use categorical variables in a PCA context in which variables are quantitative, how to handle more than two categorical variables in a CA context in which there are originally two variables, and how to add quantitative variables in an MCA context in which variables are categorical. They also illustrate the methods and the ways they can be exploited using examples from various fields. Throughout the text, each result correlates with an R command accessible in the FactoMineR package developed by the authors. All of the data sets and code are available at http://factominer.free.fr/book By using the theory, examples, and software presented in this book, readers will be fully equipped to tackle real-life multivariate data.

R for Statistics

Author: Pierre-Andre Cornillon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439881456
Format: PDF, Docs
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Although there are currently a wide variety of software packages suitable for the modern statistician, R has the triple advantage of being comprehensive, widespread, and free. Published in 2008, the second edition of Statistiques avec R enjoyed great success as an R guidebook in the French-speaking world. Translated and updated, R for Statistics includes a number of expanded and additional worked examples. Organized into two sections, the book focuses first on the R software, then on the implementation of traditional statistical methods with R. Focusing on the R software, the first section covers: Basic elements of the R software and data processing Clear, concise visualization of results, using simple and complex graphs Programming basics: pre-defined and user-created functions The second section of the book presents R methods for a wide range of traditional statistical data processing techniques, including: Regression methods Analyses of variance and covariance Classification methods Exploratory multivariate analysis Clustering methods Hypothesis tests After a short presentation of the method, the book explicitly details the R command lines and gives commented results. Accessible to novices and experts alike, R for Statistics is a clear and enjoyable resource for any scientist. Datasets and all the results described in this book are available on the book’s webpage at http://www.agrocampus-ouest.fr/math/RforStat

Computational Statistics Handbook with MATLAB Second Edition

Author: Wendy L. Martinez
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420010867
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As with the bestselling first edition, Computational Statistics Handbook with MATLAB®, Second Edition covers some of the most commonly used contemporary techniques in computational statistics. With a strong, practical focus on implementing the methods, the authors include algorithmic descriptions of the procedures as well as examples that illustrate the use of the algorithms in data analysis. Updated for MATLAB® R2007a and the Statistics Toolbox, Version 6.0, this edition incorporates many additional computational statistics topics. New to the Second Edition • New functions for multivariate normal and multivariate t distributions • Updated information on the new MATLAB functionality for univariate and bivariate histograms, glyphs, and parallel coordinate plots • New content on independent component analysis, nonlinear dimensionality reduction, and multidimensional scaling • New topics on linear classifiers, quadratic classifiers, and voting methods, such as bagging, boosting, and random forests • More methods for unsupervised learning, including model-based clustering and techniques for assessing the results of clustering • A new chapter on parametric models that covers spline regression models, logistic regression, and generalized linear models • Expanded information on smoothers, such as bin smoothing, running mean and line smoothers, and smoothing splines With numerous problems and suggestions for further reading, this accessible text facilitates an understanding of computational statistics concepts and how they are employed in data analysis.

Bayesian Cognitive Modeling

Author: Michael D. Lee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107018455
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Using a practical, hands-on approach, this book will teach anyone how to carry out Bayesian analyses and interpret the results.

Bayesian Artificial Intelligence Second Edition

Author: Kevin B. Korb
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439815925
Format: PDF
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Updated and expanded, Bayesian Artificial Intelligence, Second Edition provides a practical and accessible introduction to the main concepts, foundation, and applications of Bayesian networks. It focuses on both the causal discovery of networks and Bayesian inference procedures. Adopting a causal interpretation of Bayesian networks, the authors discuss the use of Bayesian networks for causal modeling. They also draw on their own applied research to illustrate various applications of the technology. New to the Second Edition New chapter on Bayesian network classifiers New section on object-oriented Bayesian networks New section that addresses foundational problems with causal discovery and Markov blanket discovery New section that covers methods of evaluating causal discovery programs Discussions of many common modeling errors New applications and case studies More coverage on the uses of causal interventions to understand and reason with causal Bayesian networks Illustrated with real case studies, the second edition of this bestseller continues to cover the groundwork of Bayesian networks. It presents the elements of Bayesian network technology, automated causal discovery, and learning probabilities from data and shows how to employ these technologies to develop probabilistic expert systems. Web Resource The book’s website at www.csse.monash.edu.au/bai/book/book.html offers a variety of supplemental materials, including example Bayesian networks and data sets. Instructors can email the authors for sample solutions to many of the problems in the text.

Guide to Advanced Empirical Software Engineering

Author: Forrest Shull
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848000448
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book gathers chapters from some of the top international empirical software engineering researchers focusing on the practical knowledge necessary for conducting, reporting and using empirical methods in software engineering. Topics and features include guidance on how to design, conduct and report empirical studies. The volume also provides information across a range of techniques, methods and qualitative and quantitative issues to help build a toolkit applicable to the diverse software development contexts

Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB Second Edition

Author: Wendy L. Martinez
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439812217
Format: PDF, ePub
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Since the publication of the bestselling first edition, many advances have been made in exploratory data analysis (EDA). Covering innovative approaches for dimensionality reduction, clustering, and visualization, Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB®, Second Edition uses numerous examples and applications to show how the methods are used in practice. New to the Second Edition Discussions of nonnegative matrix factorization, linear discriminant analysis, curvilinear component analysis, independent component analysis, and smoothing splines An expanded set of methods for estimating the intrinsic dimensionality of a data set Several clustering methods, including probabilistic latent semantic analysis and spectral-based clustering Additional visualization methods, such as a rangefinder boxplot, scatterplots with marginal histograms, biplots, and a new method called Andrews’ images Instructions on a free MATLAB GUI toolbox for EDA Like its predecessor, this edition continues to focus on using EDA methods, rather than theoretical aspects. The MATLAB codes for the examples, EDA toolboxes, data sets, and color versions of all figures are available for download at http://pi-sigma.info