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ViSta User's Guide

Reference:

Young, Forrest W. ViSta: The Visual Statistics System, UNC L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory Research Memorandum 94-1(c), 1996. This publication includes:

Introducing ViSta: The Visual Statistics System

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Tutorial
Chapter 3: Defining Data

Using ViSta: The Analysis Modules

Univariate Analysis
Analysis of Variance
Principal Components Analysis
Univariate Multiple Regression
Correspondence Analysis

Enhancing ViSta: Developing Statistical Objects

How to get the documentation:

The documentation is the same for all operating systems. You can get it in three ways:

Adobe Acrobat Files can be downloaded from this page. They can also be obtained by FTP. We recommend Adobe Acrobat files because the files are small and download quickly; can be viewed on your screen; can be printed on any printer (even non-postscript printers); and are the same for all operating systems. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is available from Adobe at no cost.

Postscript Files can be downloaded from this page. They can also be obtained by FTP. Postscript files are not as useful as Acrobat files. Although no special reader is needed, the files cannot be seen on your screen and can only be printed on postscript printers. Also, the files are large and are therefore slow to download or ftp. Finally, different files are needed for different operating systems.

Nicely Bound, Two-Sided Hardcopy can be obtained by mail as described on this page. This format is nicely bound, printed on both sides (using half the paper), looks better, and requires no special software or hardware! (Of course, it costs money, and takes longer to get to you!)

Download Files

Click below to download the documentation in the desired format.
Adobe
Acrobat
Windows
Postscript
Macintosh
Postscript
Unix
Postscript
Introducing ViSta
Frontmatter front.pdf
(100K)
frontps.zip
(269K)
front.ps.sea.hqx
(400K)
front.ps.gz
(150K)
Chapter 1:
Introduction
chap01.pdf
(100K)
chap01ps.zip
(220K)
chap01.ps.sea.hqx
(339K)
chap01.ps.gz
(223K)
Chapter 2:
Tutorial
chap02.pdf
(164K)
chap02ps.zip
(319K)
chap02.ps.sea.hqx
(470K)
chap02.ps.gz
(321K)
Chapter 3:
Defining Data
chap03.pdf
(144K)
chap03ps.zip
(266K)
chap03.ps.sea.hqx
(413K)
chap03.ps.gz
(266K)
References (included in
chap03.pdf)
refrncps.zip
(156K)
refernce.ps.sea.hqx
(244K)
references.ps.gz
(156K)
Using ViSta
Univariate Analysis
(T-tests, etc)
coming soon
pdf only
Univariate
Multiple
Regression
chap08.pdf
(128K)
chap08ps.zip
(263K)
chap08.ps.sea.hqx
(397K)
chap08.ps.gz
(264K)
Analysis of Variance anova.pdf
pdf only
Principal Components Analysis pca.pdf
(132K)
pdf only
Correspondence
Analysis
chap11.pdf
(104K)
chap11ps.zip
(306K)
chap11.ps.sea.hqx
(371K)
chap11.ps.gz
(308K)
Enhancing ViSta

Developing
Statistical
Objects
devel.pdf
(180K)
develps.zip
(402K)
devel.ps.sea.hqx
(583K)
devel.ps.gz
(not yet available)

 

FTP Postscript Files

You may FTP the files from ftp://192.41.30.119/pub/visuaftp/ViSta/

The Adobe Acrobat files are contained in the pdf subdirectory, while the remaining files are in the directory named after their operating system. The filenames are as given in the table.

Hardcopy by Mail

You may obtain a nicely bound, two-sided hardcopy of the documentation. To do this, please mail a check or international money order to Forrest Young at the address on my home page. Please also send me email letting me know you are requesting a hardcopy. A check or money order should be in US dollars and drawn on a US bank. It should be made payable to "UNC Psychometric Lab" (or "Forrest Young", if necessary) in one of the following amounts:

    USA & Canada: $10.00 (U.S.$)

    Mexico: $15.00 (U.S.$)

    Elsewhere: $25.00 (U.S.$)