Sex and height classroom exercise

15 Jun 2015

#Objective This was the exercise for our first class session. It’s intended to be a gentle introduction to the exercise format and to emphasize that the first things to do with data are to make exploratory plots and compute some summary statistics.

#Setup This exercise began by me polling the class and listing everyone’s anonymized sex and height (in inches) on the blackboard.


Make a plot

I will have written everyone’s height and gender on the board. Plot the data on two separate number lines, one for men and one for women.

Annotate the plot

Annotate the plot with two details that you think are important. These should be numerical details that can summarize something about the data.

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