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Chapter 3. Describing Data from a Single Variable - Pg. 53

C h a p t e r 3.1 Introduction 54 3 Describing Data from a Single Variable 3.1.1 Graphs for Continuous Data 54 3.1.2 Numerical Summaries for Continuous Data 55 3.1.3 Data Descriptions for Nominal and Ordinal Data 56 3.2 Example: Order Processing in an Herbal Tea Mail Order Business 57 3.3 Descriptive Statistics with the JMP Distribution Platform 58 3.3.1 Describing a Continuous Variable 58 3.3.2 Describing a Nominal Variable 62 3.4 Interpretation of Descriptive Statistics 64 3.4.1 Histogram 64 3.4.2 Box Plot 65 3.4.3 CDF Plot 67 3.4.4 Quantiles 69 3.4.5 Moments 70 3.5 Practical Advice and Potential Problems 71 3.5.1 Features of Good Graphs 71 Schmee, Josef, and Jane Oppenlander. JMP® Means Business: Statistical Models for Management. Copyright © 2010, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, North Carolina, USA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. For additional SAS resources, visit support.sas.com/publishing.