The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Data decorators, data-ink, instant chartjunk, and naked women Perhaps the single most accessible book on data visualizations. You are given a tour of the history of visualizations, the seminal contributions of people such as Playfair, Tukey, and others, a rogues’ gallery of sorts of awful visualizations, a peek into small-multiples visualizations, and an exposition of the principles of good graphic design and visualizations. A must-have book for anyone interested in good data visualizations.Tufte’s contention is that a lack of adequate…
A fantastic introduction – and a recommendation If you want to improve your ability to analyze and visualize data, Tufte’s book is a great place to start.The book provides an excellent blend of practice, tactical advice that can be applied to any Excel or PowerPoint graph – and discussions about the nature of data that seed ideas about more powerful and complex visualizations.Being an old book, many of the examples are historic and hand-drawn. If you’re looking for click-by-click advice on how to make your next…
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