Appendix A. Glossary

This appendix is a brief glossary of technical concepts used throughout Python Data Analysis and this book.

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Analysis of variance (ANOVA) is a statistical data analysis method invented by statistician Ronald Fisher. This method partitions the data of a continuous variable using the values of one or more corresponding categorical variable to analyze variance. ANOVA is a form of linear modeling.

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