Cartoon Guide To Statistics by Larry GonickCartoon Guide To Statistics by Larry Gonick

Cartoon Guide To Statistics

byLarry Gonick

Paperback | July 14, 1993

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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!

Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain math, history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. 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 currently staff cartoonist forMusemagazine. He lives in San Fra...
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Title:Cartoon Guide To StatisticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 0.6 inPublished:July 14, 1993Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062731025

ISBN - 13:9780062731029

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Re: Cartoon guide to statistics Generally, it is a fun book to read and it had employed cartoon to explain complex concepts. However, the disadvantage about this book is that it lacks of applications and examples. But overall, it's recommended to people who don't have a background in statistics!
Date published: 1999-10-22

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A humorous and valuable tour through modern statistics, these inspired cartoons simplify the confusing concepts of statistics for easier studying. Includes bibliography and index.

Editorial Reviews

"Gonick is so consistently witty and clever that the reader is barely aware of being given a thorough grounding.""--Omni""Gonick is one of a kind.""--Discover"