Statistical Computing - An Introduction to Data Analysis Using S-Plus (Hardback)MJ Crawley (author)
Hardback 772 Pages
Many statistical modelling and data analysis techniques can be difficult to grasp and apply, and it is often necessary to use computer software to aid the implementation of large data sets and to obtain useful results. S-Plus is recognised as one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software packages, and it enables the user to apply a number of statistical methods, ranging from simple regression to time series or multivariate analysis. This text offers extensive coverage of many basic and more advanced statistical methods, concentrating on graphical inspection, and features step-by-step instructions to help the non-statistician to understand fully the methodology. Extensive coverage of basic, intermediate and advanced statistical methods Uses S-Plus, which is recognised globally as one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software packages Emphasis is on graphical data inspection, parameter estimation and model criticism Features hundreds of worked examples to illustrate the techniques described Accessible to scientists from a large number of disciplines with minimal statistical knowledge Written by a leading figure in the field, who runs a number of successful international short courses Accompanied by a Web site featuring worked examples, data sets, exercises and solutions A valuable reference resource for researchers, professionals, lecturers and students from statistics, the life sciences, medicine, engineering, economics and the social sciences.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 772
Weight: 1594 g
Dimensions: 256 x 197 x 46 mm
"...suitable as a reference book for experienced statisticians, a vehicle for learning the S statistical computing language, or a resource for statistics instructors..." (The American Statistician, Vol. 58, No. 1, February 2004) "...especially useful as an introduction to a wide variety of data analysis techniques." (R News) "...The book is well written there is an air of common sense throughout and is at a level which ensures its usefulness for a wide range of readers..." (Zentralblatt Math, Vol. 1001, No.01, 2003) "...the book is a useful and practical introduction to many areas of statistical data analysis." (Computational STatistics & Data Analysis) "...surely not the last statistics book you'll ever need, but it might well be the first you will ever really use." (Basic Applied Ecology, Vol. 4, No. 3) "...recommended...contains a wealth of sage advice..." (Technometrics, Vol. 45, No. 4, November 2003) ...a practical introduction to statistics...does not cover all...sophisticated statistical and graphical features of the S Plus system, but provides a first class starting point and, probably, for most readers, a sufficient end point. (Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, LXI, No. 4, December 2003) a valiant and useful first attempt to present both statistics and S PLUS together (Journal of The Royal Statistical Society Vol.167 No.4)
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