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Applied Statistics Using SPSS, STATISTICA, MATLAB and R

Textbook

By: Joaquim P. Marques de Sa

506 pages, 196 illus

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Jun 2007 | Edition: 2 | #168743 | ISBN-13: 9783540719717
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This successful textbook is intended for students, professionals and research workers who need to apply statistical analysis to a large variety of practical problems using SPSS, MATLAB, STATISTICA and R. The book provides a comprehensive coverage of the main statistical analysis topics important for practical applications such as data description, statistical inference, classification and regression, factor analysis, survival data and directional statistics. The relevant notions and methods are explained concisely, illustrated with practical examples using real data, presented with the distinct intention of clarifying sensible practical issues. The solutions presented in the examples are obtained with one of the software packages in a pedagogical way. It provides guidance on how to use SPSS, MATLAB, STATISTICA and R in statistical analysis applications without having to delve in the manuals. The accompanying CD-Rom includes several specific software tools for the topics described in the book, including a set of MATLAB functions for directional statistics as well as the data sets used in the examples and exercises covering a broad spectrum of areas from engineering, medicine, biology, psychology, economy, geology, and astronomy.

Major improvements of the second edition are the inclusion of the R language as one of the application tools, a new section on bootstrap estimation methods, a revised explanation and treatment of tree classifiers as well as extra examples and exercises, additional MATLAB functions and a set of R functions in the accompanying CD-Rom.

From the reviews: "Aimed at students, professionals and research workers who need to apply statistical analysis to a large variety of practical problems using SPSS, MATLAB and STATISTICA, this book provides a comprehensive coverage of the main statistical analysis topics ! . The relevant notions and methods are explained concisely, illustrated with practical examples using real data, presented with the distinct intention of clarifying sensible practical issues. ! The accompanying CD-ROM includes several specific software tools for the topics described in this book ! ." (T. Postelnicu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1028, 2004) From the reviews of the second edition: "Readership: Students, professionals and research workers ! who are interested in statistical methods and statistical program packages. The book is a ! large treatment of many basic statistical methods and procedures. It presents both theoretical issues and a wide variety of applications, examples and exercises. These cover such areas as engineering, medicine, biology, psychology, economy, geology, and astronomy. ! After all, I would easily recommend this book for those who are interested in the program packages mentioned in the title." (Kimmo Vehkalahti, International Statistical Review, Vol. 75 (3), 2007)


Contents

Introduction.- Presenting and Summarising the Data.- Estimating Data Parameters.- Parametric Tests of Hypotheses.- Non-Parametric Tests of Hypotheses.- Statistical Classification.- Data Regression.- Data Structure Analysis.- Survival Analysis .- Directional Data.- Appendix A - Short Survey on Probability Theory.- Appendix B -- Distributions.- Appendix C - Point Estimation.- Appendix D -- Tables.- Appendix E -- Datasets.- Appendix F -- Tools.


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