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Gnuplot in Action: Understanding Data with Graphs by Philipp K. Janert

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Chapter 14. Techniques of graphical analysis

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In this chapter, I want to show you some more specialized techniques that are helpful when analyzing data graphically. We’ll look at a few examples in more detail, so that I can explain the different steps and the rationale behind them.

There are a few overarching ideas I want to convey here. First and foremost is the importance of iteration: the need to plot data, learn something about it, and plot it again in a different manner, until we’ve learned whatever was possible from it.

Another theme in this chapter is the importance of transformations, either mathematical ...

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