Cartoon Guide to Statistics

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Harper Collins, Jul 14, 1993 - Study Aids - 240 pages
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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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Review: The Cartoon Guide to Statistics (Cartoon Guides)

User Review  - Leland William - Goodreads

A wonderful book that graphically illustrates the basics or statistics and probability. It is humorous and well written. My only qualm is that it isn't very rigorous. I don't think that rigor would be ... Read full review

Review: The Cartoon Guide to Statistics (Cartoon Guides)

User Review  - Derek Sifford - Goodreads

Nice basic review of statistical theory. Keeps formulas and number crunching to a minimum and provides real-life examples of various statistical methods. A must-read for anybody interested in–or studying–statistics. Read full review

About the author (1993)

Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. He wrote his first guide, Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform, in 1977. He has been a calculus instructor at Harvard (where he earned his BA and MA in mathematics) and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, and he is staff cartoonist for Muse magazine.

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