The Cartoon Guide to Statistics

The Cartoon Guide to Statistics

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If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trails on "People's Court," or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Statistics to put you on the road to statistical literacy.

The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more—all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Never again will you order the Poisson Distribution in a French restaurant!

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A very clever effort at explaining the meaning and use of the major statistical methods through the medium of captioned cartoon drawings. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, [1993]
Edition: First HarperPerennial edition
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9780062731029
Branch Call Number: 519.5 GONIC
Characteristics: 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Woollcott 1941-


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Oct 13, 2010

I would recommend this book for anyone who is interested in statistics,taking something math related and/or likes comics.It also tells a bit about the history of statistics including people like Blaise Pascal,Thomas Bayes and how it was used for gambling.Didn't find it very clear at times.


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