Collection of interesting PhD / Masters’ theses.
- "Dynamic Graphics and Reporting for Statistics" by Yihui Xie
This thesis consists of three parts, addressing the dynamic aspects of statistics and data analysis. In the first part, we show how to explain the ideas behind some statistical methods using animations, followed by an introduction to the design and functionality of the animation package. In the second part, we discuss the design of an interactive statistical graphics system, with an emphasis on the reactive programming paradigm and its connection with the data infrastructure in R, as utilized in the cranvas package. In the third part, we provide a solution to statistical reporting, which is implemented in the knitr package, making use of literate programming.