EDA I: Continuous and Categorical Data

  • Taylor Arnold
  • Lauren Tilton
Part of the Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences book series (QMHSS)


In this chapter, basic methods for exploratory data analysis are presented. The focus is on univariate and bivariate graphical techniques such as histograms, bar plots, and tables. Control flow using for loops is also introduced.


Census Tract Data Frame American Community Survey Quantile Function Hist Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Taylor Arnold
    • 1
  • Lauren Tilton
    • 1
  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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