This page is the master references and links page for the ViSta site. The page amalgamates all of the site's references and links onto one page. Many of the references are annotated. The material is grouped into the following catgegories:
Some references are in html. Others are available to be downloaded, displayed and printed by Adobe Acrobat. Other references are available free-of-charge on request. Documentation is free-of-charge from the documentation page.
- Using Vista:
- User's Guide (This is the main reference. It is available for downloading online.)
- Young, Forrest W. ViSta: The Visual Statistics System, UNC L.L.
Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory Research Memorandum 94-1(c), 1996.
- Overview of ViSta, emphasizing new features in version 5.3
- Young, F.W. ViSta - The Visual Statistics System: Overview with emphasis on new features in ViSta 5.3. Presented at the Institute for Research in Social Science, Chapel Hill, NC., January 26th, 1999.
- Example of using ViSta
- Young, F.W. & Bann, Carla, M. ViSta: A Visual Statistics System. In: Stine, R.A. & Fox, J. (Eds.), Statistical Computing Environments for Social Research. Sage Publications.1996, pp. 207-236.
For some unknown reason, this paper produces a postscript error which I cannot get rid of. The error makes the Postscript and Adobe Acrobat versions of the paper unprintable on some printers. If you have problems printing, try another printer.
- ViSta Web Applets
- Young, F.W. Teaching Statistics Visually with ViSta World-Wide-Web Applets - Invited presentation to the American Statistical Association, August, 1997.
- Overview of Using ViSta
- Young, F.W. & Bann, C. Visual Statistical Analysis with ViSta. Overheads for invited presentation to The International Biometrics Conference, July, 1996.
- ViSta's Theoretical Foundation
- About WorkMaps
- Young, F.W. A Cognitive Model of Data Analysis - Overheads for invited presentation to The American Psychological Association, August, 1996.
- Young, F.W. & Smith, J.B. Towards a Structured Data Analysis Environment: A Cognition-Based Design. In: Buja, A. & Tukey, P.A. (Eds.) Computing and Graphics in Statistics, 1991, 36, 253-279. New York: Springer-Verlag. Describes the basic ideas underlying the WorkMap.
- About GuideMaps
- Young, F.W. & Lubinsky, D.J. Guiding Data Analysts with Visual Statistical Strategies. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. 4(4), (1995), pp. 229-250. Presents the basic ideas underlying ViSta's GuideMap.
- About SpreadPlots
- Young, F.W., Faldowski, R.A. & McFarlane, M.M. Multivariate Statistical Visualization. In: Rao, C.R. (Ed.) Handbook of Statistics, 1993, 9, 959-998. Reviews all of the visualization techniques available in ViSta.
- Young, F.W. (and others) Visual Statistical Analysis. L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory, Research Memorandum 94-2. (1994). A collection of papers on various aspects of ViSta.
- McFarlane, M. & Young, F.W. Graphical Sensitivity Analysis for Multidimensional Scaling. J. Computational and Graphical Statistics, 1994, 3, 23-34.
- About high-dimensional visualization
- Young, F.W. Visualizing Six-Dimensional Structure with Dynamic Statistical Graphics. Chance, 1989, 2, 22-30.
- Young, F.W. & Rheingans, P. Visualizing Structure in High-dimensional Multivariate Data. IBM Journal of Research and Development (special issue on Visual Interpretation of Data), 1991, 35, 97-107.
LispStat: The Main Reference:
- Tierney, L. Lisp-Stat: An object-oriented environment for Statistical Computing and Dynamic Graphics. (Wiley, 1990)
- Book Reviews appeared in Statistical Science, 1991, Vol. 6.
- Surfer's Guide to Lisp-Stat --- An excellent introduction to the basics.
- XLisp Documentation - the complete documentation for XLisp.
- Documentation for XLisp-Stat, XLisp and other Lisp systems.
- Luke Tierney's Lisp-Stat Site. This is the "mother-lode" of information about Lisp-Stat, maintained and updated by its author Luke Tierney. Those who wish to use ViDal (ViSta's data analysis language), and programmers who wish to extend ViSta's capabilities will want to download the complete XLisp-Stat system, which includes files not in the ViSta downloads.
- Chapters 1 and 2 of Luke's text. This is an early version of Luke's text that was published prior to the appearance of the book. It includes some material not in the book. Of particular usefullness are:
- Luke Tierney's Projects page has information about his on-going projects, including dynamic loading, autoload, byte-code compiler, http clients, etc.
- Notes for Luke Tierney's Class on Programming Paradigms and Dynamic Graphics in Statistics
- Additional Short course notes by Luke Tierney
- Young, F.W. ViSta: The Visual Statistics System. Research Memorandum 94-1b, L.L Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory, Univ. N. Carolina, Second Edition, August, 1996
- Lisp and Statistics:
- Lisp On Line
- LispStat Links
These links are taken from Michael Friendly's Site at York University
Luke Tierney's Lisp-Stat site. Contains tech reports, documentaion,
release notes for latest version of xls. Now there is a
Mirror of umnstat in Vienna
UCLA xlisp-stat code archive
Penn State Projects in Lisp-Stat
Frederic Udina's WWW server
Statistics 5302 Rcode Info
Bret Muser's course notes, faq, Rcode help system.
ViSta - The Visual Statistics System
Forrest Young's ViSta system, based on xlispstat.
Instructional Regression Modules Using XLISP-STAT
Paper by Anderson &Dayton in JSE, V3N1; presents XLISP-STAT
programs and explanations for three kinds of educational modules
relevant to an applied regression course: new mouse modes,
regression surface displays, and dynamic simulations for the
sampling distribution of an estimated regression coefficient.
Statistical Computing in Xlisp-Stat
Forrest Young's course on Lisp-Stat and Vista
John Fox's Home Page
is a second course in social statistics, with a focus on regression
analysis, linear models, and related statistical methods, such as
logistic regression using RCODE with some of John's extensions.
Bob Stine's Page.
Bob Stine's page at wharton contains some lispstat extensions and
links to courses on statistical computing (
Statistics 540: Statistical Computing
), time series (
, with S code and lecture notes.), and his
ICPSR Lectures on Bootstrap Resampling
(some documents in PDF format)
- Annotated Source Index
Collected lispstat modules by Steve Majewski <sdm7g@Virginia.EDU>
- Cox regression in XLISP-Stat
- Mail Index
The stat-lisp-news mailing list , archived by Luke Tierney
- Mail Thread Index
B Halpin's XLS code
Code for more convenient fitting of loglinear models
Rweb is a Web based interface to R (a statistical analysis package) that
takes the submitted code, runs R on the code
(in batch mode), and returns the output (printed and graphical).
R.W. Oldford, University of Waterloo
Quail: A Common Lisp system for quantitative analysis.
- Links to Other Statistical Software
- Click here for a searchable database of statistical software.
- Click here for St@tServ, an extensive server for Statistics and Data Analysis, with information on Software, Publications, Jobs, Meetings, Consulting, etc.
- Click here for a VERY COMPLETE set of links to Statistical and Statistical Graphics Resources.
- Click here for an annotated list (including links) of several 100 commerically available data analysis systems. This list is maintained by SciTech, a clearinghouse for all kinds of scientific software.
- Click here for a list of links to commercial and academic data analysis systems. This list is maintained by one of the commercial systems.
- Click here for links to homepages of many statistical software providers. This list also includes many, many links to other statistics related sites, including professional organizations, institutes, educational resources, publications, mailing lists, and discussion groups.
- Click here for links to numerous commercial and academic statistical software providers. This list is maintained at Duke's Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences.
- Click here for links to Macintosh Statistical Software .
- Reviews of more than 75 statistical systems.