Environmental Statistics with S-PLUS

Steven P. Millard, Nagaraj K. Neerchal

September 21, 2000 by CRC Press
Reference - 848 Pages
ISBN 9780849371684 - CAT# 7168
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Applied Environmental Statistics


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  • Follows a sequential progression from elementary ideas about sampling and data to more advanced methods of estimation and testing as applied to environmental data
  • Provides instructions throughout on how to use S-PLUS
  • Offers an in-depth discussion of Monte Carlo simulation and quantitative risk assessment
  • Presents a variety of data sets to show how to solve different types of environmental problems, such as testing for contaminated groundwater or soil and air quality monitoringAudience
  • Summary

    A clear, comprehensive treatment of the subject, Environmental Statistics with S-PLUS surveys the vast array of statistical methods used to collect and analyze environmental data. The book explains what these methods are, how to use them, and where to find references to them. In addition, it provides insight into what to think about before you collect environmental data, how to collect the data, and how to make sense of it after collection.

    A unique and powerful feature of the book is its integration with the commercially available software package S-Plus and the add-on modules EnvironmentalStats for S-PLUS, S+SpatialStats, and S-PLUS for ArcView. The book presents data sets to explain statistical methods, and then shows how to implement these methods by providing the commands for and the results from the software.

    This survey of statistical methods, definitions, and concepts helps you collect and effectively analyze data for environmental pollution problems. Using the S-PLUS software in conjunction with this text will no doubt increase understanding of the methods.