Chapter 3. Graphics to Display the Data Distribution

  1. Clemens Reimann M.Sc. in Mineralogy and Petrology, Ph.D. in Geosciences, D.Sc. in Applied Geochemistry lecturer senior geochemist director professor chairman acting vice president associate editor1,
  2. Peter Filzmoser Applied Mathematics visiting professor2,
  3. Robert G. Garrett Mining Geology and Applied Geochemistry Emeritus Scientist3 and
  4. Rudolf Dutter M.Sc., Ph.D. senior statistician full professor post-doctoral fellow2

Published Online: 18 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987605.ch3

Statistical Data Analysis Explained: Applied Environmental Statistics with R

Statistical Data Analysis Explained: Applied Environmental Statistics with R

How to Cite

Reimann, C., Filzmoser, P., Garrett, R. G. and Dutter, R. (2008) Graphics to Display the Data Distribution, in Statistical Data Analysis Explained: Applied Environmental Statistics with R, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987605.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Geological Survey of Norway, Norway

  2. 2

    Vienna University of Technology, Austria

  3. 3

    Geological Survey of Canada, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 4 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470985816

Online ISBN: 9780470987605

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Keywords:

  • graphics - data distribution display;
  • instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA);
  • data distribution and histogram;
  • cumulative probability plot (CP-plot) and cumulative distribution function (CDF-plot);
  • empirical cumulative distribution function (ECDF-plot);
  • gold (Au) result and Kola Project C-horizon soil display;
  • cumulative probability plot (CP-plot);
  • percentile-based boxplot and box-and-whisker plot;
  • Tukey boxplot or box-and-whisker plot

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The one-dimensional scatterplot

  • The histogram

  • The density trace

  • Plots of the distribution function

  • Boxplots

  • Combination of histogram, density trace, one-dimensional scatterplot, boxplot, and ECDF-plot

  • Combination of histogram, boxplot or box-and-whisker plot, ECDF-plot, and CP-plot

  • Summary