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11, has been abstracted. 2 Preliminary inspection of data In this book we place great emphasis on the visual display of the results of multivariate analysis. However, before becoming involved in more complicated analyses, we here consider some simple graphical methods suitable for a preliminary inspection of the data. These methods will often provide an insight into the data, highlighting aberrant points which may be unduly influential and allowing a check on the underlying assumptions of a proposed analysis; equally they may suggest directions for further analysis.
Displaying distributions of variables 37 important detail of the distribution through an unfortunate choice of class boundaries. Thus in Fig. 1) is displayed using a histogram with unit pH class boundaries, a possible division of plots into three groups is lost. However, with a stem-and-leaf plot this grouping may still be picked up from the distribution of second digits in Fig. 8(b); this is immediately apparent from Fig. 8(c). Another idea for displaying distributions proposed by Tukey is the boxand-whisker plot.
2 Preliminary inspection of data In this book we place great emphasis on the visual display of the results of multivariate analysis. However, before becoming involved in more complicated analyses, we here consider some simple graphical methods suitable for a preliminary inspection of the data. These methods will often provide an insight into the data, highlighting aberrant points which may be unduly influential and allowing a check on the underlying assumptions of a proposed analysis; equally they may suggest directions for further analysis.
Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Communities by P. G. N. Digby, R. A. Kempton (auth.)