Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Mathematics and Statistics


Jurgen Symanzik


As statistical graphics continue to expand to manage an ever growing amount of diverse data, a need to evaluate the effectiveness of graphics, both basic and complex, has arisen. Technological advancements have given a means to evaluate the effectiveness of graphs and graphical components through eye tracking systems. Eye tracking systems are likewise in need of software that will enable easy evaluation and exploration of data. The focus of this Master's Report is to evaluate the dual solution. An exploration of an eye tracker setup is made, with extensive consideration of testing statistical graphics providing a basis for continued research in these areas. Also, R code is developed to provide researchers with further tools for the management and display techniques for data from eye tracking systems.