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Data Visualization, Volume I by Amar Sahay

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CHAPTER 3

Visual Representation of Data

Most widely used Charts and Graphs

Introduction

One of the major functions of data analysis is to describe the data in a way that is easy to comprehend and communicate. This can be done both by presenting the data in graphical form and by calculating various summary statistics such as the measures of central tendency and the measures of variability. The graphical techniques enable the analyst to describe a data set that is more concise than the original data. These techniques help reveal the essential characteristics of the data so that effective decisions can be made.

In this chapter, we have presented numerous graphical techniques. You may be familiar with many of them; therefore, we will not discuss ...

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