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Axis - A Program for the Statistical Analysis of Circular Data
Entry ID: PISCES_Axis
Abstract: Axis is a Windows program that offers a range of graphical and analytical
techniques commonly used by biologists, geologists and archaeologists for the
analysis of circular data. Researchers in many other fields also use these
Axis implements the principal graphical methods and statistical tests described
by Fisher (1993) in Statistical Analysis of Circular Data. Periodic data of
many ... kinds can be represented and analyzed using the methods available within
While compass bearings are the most obvious examples of circular data, other
examples would be the time of events over a 24-hour period and the occurrence
of activity over the lunar cycle.
Available plots include linear, circular and angular histograms, and optional
smoothing by Fast Fourier Transform. Tests include: correlation between
samples, uniformity or randomness, and specified mean direction. Simulated data
sets can be created conforming to various distributions.
Axis has extremely versatile graphing capabilities, and can export images in
.emf, .jpg, .png or .bmp. formats. Tabulated data can be exported as plain
text, .csv, or .xls files which will load into Excel or other spreadsheets - or
even in HTML format.
Data sets can be imported from standard spreadsheets such as Excel, or created
within the program.
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PISCES Conservation, Ltd., Axis - A Program for Statistical Analysis of
Circular Data, Full Instruction Manual, Version 1.0, PISCES Conservation Ltd.,
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