- What this course is: The goal of this course is to provide tools to graduate students
to enable them to implement their ideas about new methods for the
statistical analysis and visualization of complex data. The tools are
contained in LispStat, an environment for developing new methods for
computational and graphical statistics.
The course is
appropriate for first year quantitative students. Other students may
take the course with permission of the professor. No prerequisites are
What this course is not: This course is not
a course in data analysis, nor in how to use a statistical system
for data analysis. It is not such a course because LispStat is NOT
a full-fledged statistical data analysis system: It is not an alternative
to SAS, SPSS, BMDP, etc.
A Statistical Visualization
system written in Lisp by the professor and students in this class from
1991 to present. ViSta demonstrates the use of statistical and graphical
programming in Lisp to create an open and extensible point-and-click
system with modern statistical visualization capabilities.