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Name: Descriptive Statistics: Stem and Leaf Graphs (Stemplots), Line Graphs and Bar Graphs
ID: m16849
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module introduces the use of stem-and-leaf graphs (stemplots), line graphs and bar graphs for describing a set of data visually.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: descriptive, elementary, graph, leaf, statistics, stem, stemplot
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Susan Dean (susanldean45@gmail.com), Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (illowskybarbara@deanza.edu)
Copyright Holders: Maxfield Foundation (cnx@cnx.org)
Maintainers: Susan Dean (susanldean45@gmail.com), Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (illowskybarbara@deanza.edu), Connexions (cnx@cnx.org)

Latest version: 1.15 (history)
First publication date: Jun 23, 2008 3:11 am -0500
Last revision to module: May 16, 2012 5:38 am -0500

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Version History

Version: 1.17 Aug 8, 2013 11:38 am -0500 by Susan Dean
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Module: Descriptive Statistics: Stem and Leaf Graphs (Stemplots), Line Graphs and Bar Graphs: Minor edits

Version: 1.16 Aug 8, 2013 11:32 am -0500 by Susan Dean
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Module: Descriptive Statistics: Stem and Leaf Graphs (Stemplots), Line Graphs and Bar Graphs: minor edit

Version: 1.15 May 16, 2012 5:38 am -0500 by Susan Dean Currently viewing this version.
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Descriptive Statistics: Stem and Leaf Graphs (Stemplots), Line Graphs and Bar Graphs: Changed "miles" to "kilometers."

Version: 1.14 May 15, 2012 8:03 am -0500 by Susan Dean
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Descriptive Statistics: Stem and Leaf Graphs (Stemplots), Line Graphs and Bar Graphs: Added "final significant digit" and updated the graphs.

Version: 1.13 Apr 19, 2012 8:32 pm -0500 by Susan Dean
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Descriptive Statistics: Stem and Leaf Graphs (Stemplots), Line Graphs and Bar Graphs: Corrected the graph for the example "The data are the distance (in kilometers) from a home to the nearest supermarket." 

Version: 1.12 Mar 14, 2012 9:42 am -0500 by Susan Dean
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Module: Descriptive Statistics: Stem and Leaf Graphs (Stemplots), Line Graphs and Bar Graphs: Took out a graph (looked too much like a histogram).

Version: 1.11 Aug 11, 2011 8:25 pm -0500 by Susan Dean
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Descriptive Statistics: Stem and Leaf Graphs (Stemplots), Line Graphs and Bar Graphs: Updated glossary item "outlier."

Version: 1.10 Jun 5, 2011 11:12 am -0500 by Susan Dean
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Module: Descriptive Statistics: Stem and Leaf Graphs (Stemplots), Line Graphs and Bar Graphs: Corrected Table 3 entry.

Version: 1.9 Aug 24, 2010 7:40 pm -0500 by Susan Dean
Changes:
 Descriptive Statistics: Stem and Leaf Graphs (Stemplots), Line Graphs and Bar Graphs: Minor edit

Version: 1.8 Mar 1, 2010 10:10 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
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 Descriptive Statistics: Stem and Leaf Graphs (Stemplots), Line Graphs and Bar Graphs: Added "Line Graphs and Bar Graphs" to the title. Added one example foe line graphs and three examples for bar graphs.

Version: 1.7 Jan 8, 2009 10:28 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
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Descriptive Statistics: Stem and Leaf Graphs (Stemplots): To Example 1, added an additional value of 94 which was left out.

Version: 1.6 Oct 27, 2008 1:36 pm -0500 by James Cooper
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roles updated

Version: 1.5 Jul 14, 2008 11:14 am -0500 by Connexions
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Image review

Version: 1.4 Jul 8, 2008 8:36 pm -0500 by Connexions
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post review edits

Version: 1.3 Jul 3, 2008 11:31 am -0500 by Connexions
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post review updates

Version: 1.2 Jun 27, 2008 10:35 am -0500 by Connexions
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Roles changed

Version: 1.1 Jun 23, 2008 3:16 am -0500 by Jonathan Emmons
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Initial publication

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