Descriptive Analysis

Descriptive Analysis

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-68318-016-6.ch004
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Descriptive statistics is the initial stage of analysis used to describe and summarize data. The availability of a large amount of data and very efficient computational methods strengthened this area of the statistic. In this chapter, we introduce the main concepts related to descriptive analysis. These will provide a vast quantity of knowledge to perform a high-quality descriptive analysis.
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R Vs. Python

In order to make a descriptive analysis correctly, the first step should be to identify the variable type. In the following sections, suggestions for this analysis are presented, in R and Python languages.

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