This course introduces the principles of data representation, summarisation and presentation with particular emphasis on the use of graphics. The course will use the R Language in a modern computing environment. Topics to be discussed include:
· Data representation; examples of good and bad graphics; principles of graphic construction; some pitfalls to be avoided; presentation graphics.
· Graphics environments; interactive graphics; windows; linked windows; graphics objects.
· Statistical graphics; stem and leaf plots, box plots, histograms; smoothing histograms; quantile-quantile plots; representing multivariate data; scatterplots; clustering; stars and faces; dynamic graphics including data rotation and brushing.
· Relationships between variables; smoothing scatterplots; simple regression; modelling and diagnostic plots; exploring surfaces; contour plots and perspective plots; multiple regression; relationships in time and space; time series modelling and diagnostic plots.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate working knowledge of the R statistical computing language, particularly graphical capabilities.
- Explain and be able to apply the principles of good data representation.
- Explain and be able to use various graphics environments, interactive graphics and graphics objects.
- Construct graphical representations of one dimensional data.
- Construct graphical representations for multivariate data including scatterplots, and dynamic graphics.
- Use diagnostic plots when conducting statistical modelling to explore and refine statistical models for data, including explanations of such use.
- Construct and interpret graphical displays for dependent data.
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessment as appropriate (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
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Students are expected to commit 130 hours of work in completing this course. This includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time.
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