chapter  8
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Statistical computing

One of the biggest influences on the subject of statistics in the last few years has been the development of all aspects of computing. The evolution of more powerful computers has resulted in the development of new methods of statistical analysis, and made the implementation of some previously suggested techniques a reality, particularly in the realms of graphical displays and multivariate analysis. Computing has also led to the saving of hours of computation time, enabling the study of larger data sets than previously.