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JMP Start Statistics, 6th Edition by Sheila Loring, Ann Lehman, Mia L. Stephens, John Sall

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16 Bivariate and Multivariate Relationships

Overview

This chapter explores the relationship between two or more variables. You look for patterns and points that don’t fit the patterns. You see where the data points are located, where the distribution is dense, and which way it is oriented. You explore which variables contribute the most information, and how observations and variables can be grouped or clustered.

Detective skills are built with the experience of looking at a variety of data, and learning to look at them in different ways. As you become a better detective, you also develop better intuition for understanding more advanced techniques.

It is not easy to look at lots of variables, but the increased range of the exploratory tools and ...

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