MATH-225 Data Visualization & Graphics
Fall for 2016-2017
Nicole Meyer
Effective graphical displays of data allow the viewer to understand the structure of a complex dataset at a glance. Graphical displays have many purposes from an initial exploration of a dataset to presentation of final results. This course provides an introduction to using the statistical software package R to create appropriate and illuminating visual displays of data. We will discuss the properties that make a visual display of data clear, accurate, and powerful and learn the tools to create effective visualizations. In addition, students will learn some of the most common abuses of data visualization and how to recognize (and correct) misleading displays of data. Classroom material will be accompanied by hands-on experience using statistical software.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MATH-040 or MATH-140
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Math-040 or Math-140
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