Circular Statistics in R
by Arthur Pewsey; Markus NeuhĂ¤user; Graeme D. Ruxton
Call Number: 519.50285 PEW
ISBN: 9780199671137
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Circular Statistics in R provides the most comprehensive guide to the analysis of circular data in over a decade. Circular data arise in many scientific contexts, both from angular observations, and from daily or seasonal activity patterns. The natural way of representing such data graphically is as points located around the circumference of a circle, hence their name. Importantly, circular variables are periodic in nature, and the origin, or zero point, such as the beginning of a new year, is defined arbitrarily rather than necessarily emerging naturally from the system.