Visualizing Summary Statistics and Uncertainty

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Visualizing Summary Statistics and Uncertainty
The graphical depiction of uncertainty information is emerging as a problem of great importance. Scientific data sets are not considered complete without indications of error, accuracy, or levels of confidence. The visual portrayal of this information is a challenging task. This work takes inspiration from graphical data analysis to create visual representations that show not only the data value, but also important characteristics of the data including uncertainty. The canonical box plot is reexamined and a new hybrid summary plot is presented that incorporates a collection of descriptive statistics to highlight salient features of the data. Additionally, we present an extension of the summary plot to two dimensional distributions. Finally, a use-case of these new plots is presented, demonstrating their ability to present high-level overviews as well as detailed insight into the salient features of the underlying data distribution. Categories and Subject Descriptors (according to ACM ...
Kristin Potter, Joe Kniss, Richard F. Riesenfeld,
Added 09 Dec 2010
Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CGF
Authors Kristin Potter, Joe Kniss, Richard F. Riesenfeld, Chris R. Johnson
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