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Learning pandas - Second Edition by Michael Heydt

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Single and multivariate analysis

Statistics, from a certain perspective, is the practice of studying variables, and specifically the observation of those variables. Much of statistics is based upon doing this analysis for a single variable, which is referred to as univariate analysis. Univariate analysis is the simplest form of analyzing data. It does not deal with causes or relationships and is normally used to describe or summarize data, and to find patterns in it.

Multivariate analysis is a modeling technique where there exist two or more output variables that affect the outcome of an experiment. Multivariate analysis is often related to concepts such as correlation and regression, which help us understand the relationships between multiple ...

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