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    The Plot-Data Interface in Statistical Graphics


    Hurley, Catherine B. (1993) The Plot-Data Interface in Statistical Graphics. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 2 (4). pp. 365-379. ISSN 1061-8600

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    Abstract

    Statistical software systems include modules for manipulating data sets, model fitting, and graphics. Because plots display data, and models are fit to data, both the model-fitting and graphics modules depend on the data. Today's statistical environments allow the analyst to choose or even build a suitable data structure for storing the data and to implement new kinds of plots. The multiplicity problem caused by many plot varieties and many data representations is avoided by constructing a plot-data interface. The interface is a convention by which plots communicate with data sets, allowing plots to be independent of the actual data representation. This article describes the components of such a plot-data interface. The same strategy may be used to deal with the dependence of model-fitting procedures on data.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Abstraction barrier; Interactive plots; Software design;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 10152
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.2307/1390691
    Depositing User: Dr. Catherine Hurley
    Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 14:23
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. on behalf of the American Statistical Association
    Refereed: Yes
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