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* [[Cohort analysis]]
 
* [[Cohort analysis]]
 
* [[Statistical analysis]]
 
* [[Statistical analysis]]
 
In '''computer science''':
 
* [[Analysis of algorithms]]
 
* [[Competitive analysis]], shows how on-line algorithms perform and demonstrates the power of randomization in algorithms
 
* [[Lexical analysis]], the process of processing an input sequence of characters and producing as output a sequence of symbols
 
* [[Numerical analysis]], the study of algorithms for the problems of continuous mathematics
 
* [[Semantic analysis (computer science)]]
 
   
 
It may also refer to:
 
It may also refer to:
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* [[Causal analysis]]
 
* [[Causal analysis]]
 
* [[Costs and cost analysis]]
 
* [[Costs and cost analysis]]
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* [[Numerical analysis]],
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 21:32, December 18, 2009


Analysis generally means the action of taking something apart in order to study it. It means literally to break a complex problem down into smaller, more manageable "independent" parts for the purposes of examination; with the hope that solving these smaller parts will lead to a solution of the more complex problem as well. Although taken for granted as a method of advancing understanding today, this is a relatively recent and important invention of humankind, however it should be noted that roughly parallel concepts within mathematics and logic go back beyond Aristotle. It has been variously ascribed to Descartes (from his "Discourse on Method"), Galileo and Newton as a practical method of physical discovery, and was quite surprising to their contemporaries. See for example "Newton and the Method of Analysis" [1].

It may refer to:

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In linguistics:

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In statistics:

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