Synopses & Reviews
This book describes the statistical computing environment called XploRe which is a widely available package (details on how to obtain it are provided in the book). As its name suggests, XploRe provides a highly interactive graphics interface for exploratory statistical analysis and provides for user-written macros and smoothing procedures for effective high-dimensional data analysis. The main aim of the book is to show how XploRe can be used for a wide variety of statistical tasks ranging from basic data manipulation to interactive customizing of graphs and dynamic fitting of high-dimensional statistical models. As a result, it may be used as the basis of a course in model building, computational statistics, applied multivariate analysis, and econometrics.