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Data Analysis Assistance

  • Introduction to Muon Data Analysis (html)
  • Introduction to Statistical Analysis (pdf)
  • Excel Data Analysis Tutorials – thanks to Joe Willie and the Mendon Muon Data (download data)
    • Instructions for Excel Analysis of Cosmic Ray Muon, Barometric Pressure, and Estimated Planetary K Index Data (html)
    • Stage I Data Analysis – making graphs with error bars (html)
    • Stage II Data Analysis – adjusting data for pressure variations and finding best fit lines (html)
    • Stage III Data Analysis – sorting and graphing pressure corrected data vs. K index (html)
    • Stage IV Data Analysis – sorting and graphing pressure corrected data vs. time of day (html)
    • c2 Analysis of Daily Cosmic Ray Muon Cycle (html)
    • How to make a histogram (html)
  • How to use the Time Of Flight feature on DAQ (html)
  • How to get muon data from Stanford into Excel (html)
  • Mathematical Modeling and Fitting Lead Absorption Data (html)
  • Muon Lifetime Analysis (html)
  • 2002 Data Analysis Tutorial Problems (pdf) and Solutions (pdf)
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