Statistical Computing: An Introduction to Data Analysis using SPlusISBN: 9780471560401
772 pages
May 2002

* Extensive coverage of basic, intermediate and advanced statistical methods
* Uses SPlus, which is recognised globally as one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software packages
* Emphasis is on graphical data inspection, parameter estimation and model criticism
* Features hundreds of worked examples to illustrate the techniques described
* Accessible to scientists from a large number of disciplines with minimal statistical knowledge
* Written by a leading figure in the field, who runs a number of successful international short courses
* Accompanied by a Web site featuring worked examples, data sets, exercises and solutions
A valuable reference resource for researchers, professionals, lecturers and students from statistics, the life sciences, medicine, engineering, economics and the social sciences.
Introduction to SPlus
Experimental design
Central tendency
Probability
Variance
The Normal distribution
Power calculations
Understanding data: graphical analysis
Understanding data: tabular analysis
Classical tests
Bootstrap and jackknife
Statistical models in SPlus
Regression
Analysis of variance
Analysis of covariance
Model criticism
Contrasts
Splitplot Anova
Nested designs and variance components analysis
Graphs, functions and transformations
Curve fitting and piecewise regression
Nonlinear regression
Multiple regression
Model simplification
Probability distributions
Generalised linear models
Proportion data: binomial errors
Count data: Poisson errors
Binary response variables
Tree models
Nonparametric smoothing
Survival analysis
Time series analysis
Mixed effects models
Spatial statistics
Bibliography
Index
"...especially useful as an introduction to a wide variety of data analysis techniques." (R News)
"...The book is well written  there is an air of common sense throughout  and is at a level which ensures its usefulness for a wide range of readers..." (Zentralblatt Math, Vol. 1001, No.01, 2003)
"...the book is a useful and practical introduction to many areas of statistical data analysis." (Computational STatistics & Data Analysis)
"...surely not the last statistics book you’ll ever need, but it might well be the first you will ever really use." (Basic Applied Ecology, Vol. 4, No. 3)
"...recommended...contains a wealth of sage advice..." (Technometrics, Vol. 45, No. 4, November 2003)
“...a practical introduction to statistics...does not cover all...sophisticated statistical and graphical features of the SPlus system, but provides a first class starting point—and, probably, for most readers, a sufficient end point.” (Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, LXI, No. 4, December 2003)
“…a valiant and useful first attempt to present both statistics and SPLUS together…” (Journal of The Royal Statistical Society Vol.167 No.4)