Unit 1: Exploring Data
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Data Analysis & Activity
For this activity you'll analyze a data set that consists of
the number of births recorded in the U.S. for each day of the year in
(1) making sure you're connected to the internet (which I assume you are if you're reading this!)
(2) starting Fathom
(3) Under the "File" menu, select "Import from URL"
(4) In the dialog box that opens, type the URL that points to
the data: http://schematyc.stat.ucla.edu/unit_01/birthdays.txt
We collected some data from most of you, and it's here in a tab-delimited file. To view it, start of Fathom and, while connected to the internet, select "File --> Import from URL" and type
into the dialog box.
There are a variety of quantitative and qualitative variables for you to explore. Your goal is to describe your class to an outsider who wonders: "Just who are these SCHEMATYC people anyways?"