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Graphical Data Analysis with R by Antony Unwin

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Chapter 12

Ensemble Graphics and Case Studies

Show and tell.

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Summary

Chapter 12 discusses using ensembles of graphics to explore datasets and contains a set of case studies for readers to investigate.

12.1 Introduction

When you first look at a dataset it is a good idea to draw many graphics to get a feel for the data. It is unnecessary to worry about labelling, legends, and the like, the aim is to quickly gain understanding of the information available. Resizing windows, varying aspect ratios, and redrawing displays with other formatting options all aid the process, and the windows can be casually spread around the screen or discarded. The many displays are for a single analyst’s use, your own.

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