Accession Number : ADP007184

Title :   Using Multiple Views for Data Analysis,

Corporate Author : COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION LINDFIELD (UNITE D KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Baxter, Ron ; Cameron, Murray ; Fisher, Nicholas ; Hoffmann, Branka

Report Date : 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : When a data analyst meets a complex dataset, graphics displays giving overall summaries are examined first, then more specific displays that highlight observed features are studied. Frequently, this involves selection of subsets, and point-and click-methods are intuitive and effective. Sometimes the observed features are investigated by altering details of the analysis, and then an interactive command interface (like S) can be more useful. A rainfall dataset with geographic and time components is used as an example. Graphics displays are done in a modified version of S that permits multiple graphics windows, and this is compared with xlispstat, xgobi, and datadesk.

Descriptors :   *RAINFALL, ANALYSTS, GRAPHICS, SELECTION, TIME, WINDOWS.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE