Free short Webinar: Introduction to descriptive and exploratory statistics, May 24 2016

This webinar is free, lasts one hour and is open to everyone, including people who do not own an XLSTAT license.

The class includes a presentation as well as a 10 minutes long Q&A session.

Introduction to descriptive and exploratory statistics - 1 hour

Data analysis tools can be grouped into several categories, each category aiming at answering a certain type of questions associated to a certain type of data. Descriptive and exploratory statistics allow to summarize information contained in datasets of various sizes. This Webinar presents descriptive and exploratory statistical features with applications using the XLSTAT statistical software.




  • A few definitions: descriptive and exploratory statistics, variable, individual
  • Describing a qualitative variable
  • Describing a quantitative variable
  • Describing two variables
  • Expanding description on multivariate data: exploration and data mining
  • Exploratory statistics: principal component analysis (PCA)



    Start at:

    End at:




    Trainers' profiles

    Jean-Paul Maalouf

    Senior statistics consultant

    Jean-Paul Maalouf is a senior statistics consultant working at Addinsoft since 2014. He holds a PhD in biology and has a substantial experience in teaching statistics, an activity he has been intensively practicing since 2012. His training beneficiaries include major French research institutes (INRA, CNRS, INSERM, CIRAD, several universities) as well as private companies around the world. His teaching methods rely on explaining statistical tools conceptually rather than mathematically. Statistics become very easy to understand for the users who do not necessarily have experience in mathematics and need to become operational very quickly.