Table of contents for Statistics for big data for dummies / by Alan Anderson, PhD, with David Semmelroth.


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Introduction 1
Part I: Introducing Big Data Statistics 7
Chapter 1: What Is Big Data and What Do You Do With It? 9
Chapter 2: Characteristics of Big Data: The Three Vs 19
Chapter 3: Using Big Data: The Hot Applications 27
Chapter 4: Understanding Probabilities 41
Chapter 5: Basic Statistical Ideas 57
Part II: Preparing and Cleaning Data 81
Chapter 6: Dirty Work: Preparing Your Data for Analysis 83
Chapter 7: Figuring the Format: Important Computer File Formats 99
Chapter 8: Checking Assumptions: Testing for Normality 107
Chapter 9: Dealing with Missing or Incomplete Data 119
Chapter 10: Sending Out a Posse: Searching for Outliers 129
Part III: Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) 141
Chapter 11: An Overview of Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) 143
Chapter 12: A Plot to Get Graphical: Graphical Techniques 155
Chapter 13: You're the Only Variable for Me: Univariate Statistical Techniques 173
Chapter 14: To All the Variables We've Encountered:Multivariate Statistical Techniques 191
Chapter 15: Regression Analysis 215
Chapter 16: When You've Got the Time: Time Series Analysis 243
Part IV: Big Data Applications 269
Chapter 17: Using Your Crystal Ball: Forecasting with Big Data 271
Chapter 18: Crunching Numbers: Performing Statistical Analysis on Your Computer 297
Chapter 19: Seeking Free Sources of Financial Data 319
Part V: The Part of Tens 331
Chapter 20: Ten (or So) Best Practices in Data Preparation 333
Chapter 21: Ten (or So) Questions Answered by Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) 339
Index 349


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Big data -- Statistical methods.