Graphical Data Analysis with R – Antony Unwin

Posted on: September 10th, 2015


On May 20, 2015 Chapman and Hall/CRC published “Graphical Data Analysis with R” by Antony Unwin (ISBN 9781498715232) as part of The R Series.

Graphical data analysis means using graphics to discover and present information in datasets. This book discusses the role graphics play in analysis and how they can complement and support statistical modelling.

Graphical data analysis is useful for data cleaning, exploring data, identifying trends and clusters, spotting local patterns, evaluating modeling output, and presenting results. It is essential for exploratory data analysis and data mining. R’s flexibility and its range of visualization tools make it an excellent software for graphical analysis.

Prof. Antony Unwin – Antony is a Director of Insight Statistical Consulting and professor of computer-oriented statistics and data analysis at the University of Augsburg (formerly he lectured at Trinity College Dublin). He is a fellow of the American Statistical Society, co-author of Graphics of Large Datasets, and co-editor of the Handbook of Data Visualization. His research focuses on data visualisation, especially in interactive graphics. His research group has developed several pieces of interactive graphics software and written packages for R.