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Visual Inference Tools (VIT)

This is a link to Chris Wild’s personal website in which he reports on the latest developments of his visual inference tools.

This is not a tool to use directly with younger students, but it provides the reader with an interesting insight into how modern tools are beginning to make sophisticated ideas about statistical inference easier to visualise. This is work in progress but well worth monitoring.

The website links to seminars, webinars and movies describing the tools. It is also possible to download and install the software for the tools themselves. The emphasis is very much on visualisation. By sampling and re-sampling many times, and keeping a graphical trace of the parameters of interest, it becomes possible to imagine sampling distributions as animations.

Go to the Visual Inference Tools website >>