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Abstract

In online presentations of statistical data, flat, static graphics are sliding out the back door of history. Online graphics do things. They are like living things, not unresponsive, dead things. Poke them and they react. In this workshop you will both see, and generate for yourselves, a range of interactive and dynamic graphs. We will show you how to do this in iNZight Lite (online) where it happens at the click of a button. We will do this for the familiar graph forms you already use in your teaching and also step beyond to many other types of graph – some familiar, some less so, including graphical displays on maps. Please bring along a laptop to the workshop. [Note: This is a repeat of the NZAMT16 workshop by Prof Chris Wild]

Getting Started

Accessing iNZight

iNZight is a simple data analysis system which encourages exploring what data is saying without the distractions of driving complex software. iNZight is free to download and use for any type of user. Two versions of iNZight are available depending on your use-case:

iNZight
An offline version for computers and is installable on Windows, Mac, or Linux
iNZight Lite
An online version that can be accessed on any device with a web browser (computer, phone, tablet)

The workshop will primarily use iNZight Lite, but all of the examples can also be ran using iNZight. Click on the image below to access iNZight Lite:

https://lite.docker.stat.auckland.ac.nz/

Data

We will use a few different datasets in this workshop and you are welcome to import and explore your own dataset during the practical section if you’d like.

iNZight Example Datasets

A selection of example datasets are provided in iNZight so users can get started without having to worry about finding an appropriate and clean dataset. For the workshop examples, we will use the NZ Income Study SURF and Gapminder datasets. These can be accessed via the following process:

iNZight

Select the “Example data” option in the “File” menu at the top of iNZight. Select which example you’d like to import in the dropdown menu and then click the “Ok” button — you’re all set to go!