A "Begin" button will appear on the left when the applet is finished loading. This may take a minute or two depending on the speed of your internet connection and computer. Please be patient.

Starting the Applet and setting the conditions

Press the "Begin" button to start the applet in another window. The window opens and displays four scatterplots of the data set "Body/brain" weight.

You can transform the X and Y axes by clicking on the appropriate radio button. You can select a different dataset from the pop-up menu.

The pop-up menu at the top of the window can be used to select other datasets. To enter or paste in your own data, choose "Enter data" from the pop-up menu.


The simulations were developed as part of a grant from NSF to David Lane of Rice University. Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation's Division of Undergraduate Education through grant DUE 9751307. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.