Chapter 7. Data Exploration

  1. Carlo Vercellis

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753866.ch7

Business Intelligence: Data Mining and Optimization for Decision Making

Business Intelligence: Data Mining and Optimization for Decision Making

How to Cite

Vercellis, C. (2009) Data Exploration, in Business Intelligence: Data Mining and Optimization for Decision Making, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470753866.ch7

Author Information

  1. Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470511381

Online ISBN: 9780470753866

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Keywords:

  • data exploration;
  • exploratory data analysis - three main phases;
  • univariate analysis to study behavior of each attribute;
  • graphical analysis of categorical attributes;
  • vertical bar charts for categorical attribute;
  • graphical analysis of numerical attributes;
  • central tendency measures for numerical attributes;
  • kurtosis of density curve;
  • univariate exploratory analysis and summary statistics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Univariate analysis

  • Bivariate analysis

  • Multivariate analysis

  • Notes and readings