For example, I think the information it provides on Anscombe's quartet is very useful. This example provides four data distributions. For each, the means and variances for both the X and Y variables are identical. The correlations between X and Y, and the regression lines, are also identical.
|This is the descriptive/inferential data that applies to each of the four graphs|
How to use in class:
-Graphs aren't for babies. They can be an essential part of understanding your data.
-Outliers are bad!
-The original data is also included at the Wikipedia entry if you would like your students to create these graphs in class.