Psychology professor talks about the first known statistical graph

York psychology Professor Michael Friendly will talk about statistics next week as part of the Science & Technology Studies Research Seminar Series.

“The First (Known) Statistical Graph: Michael Florent van Langren and the ‘Secret’ of Longitude” will take place Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 12:30 to 2pm in Norman’s, 203 Bethune College, Keele campus. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Right: Michael Friendly

Chair of the graduate program in Quantitative Methods at York and an associate coordinator with the Statistical Consulting Service, Friendly knows a thing or two about statistics. He has broad experience in data analysis, statistics and computer applications.

In addition, he is the author of SAS System for Statistical Graphics, 1st Edition, and Visualizing Categorical Data, both published by the SAS Institute. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics.

His recent work includes the further development of graphical methods for categorical data and multivariate linear models, as well as work on the history of data visualization.