A grid-based approach to exploratory data analysis

Agrid-based approach to exploratory data analysis is described wherein the size of a grid's cells may be altered.


The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new approach to exploratory data analysis, where "exploratory data analysis" is defined as it was by Tukey (1977) as a collection of methods designed to explore a data space rather than confirm the existence of structure. This approach is based on an adjustable gird system wherein each observation in a data set is assigned to a designated subspace. These subspaces are called "n-cubes." The size of an n-cube is adjustable so that analyses for each value in a range of n-cube sizes may be performed. This ability allows a researcher...

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