The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
The subject of this book is on statistical graphics, charts, tables. It deals with the theory and practice in the design of data graphics, and includes 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis. Also offered is information on the design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples, editing and improving graphics, and the data-ink ratio. Time-series, relational graphics, data maps, multivariate designs, as well as detection of graphical deception: design variation vs. data variation, and sources of deception are discussed. Information on aesthetics and data graphical displays is included.
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Destined to become a classic, this book will completely change your viewpoint on how important it is to use the right graphics in business, economics, and politics to convey information. Mr. Tufte went above and beyond the typical writer's efforts to produce a book which will entertain and educate you in a way that most business writer's are incapable of doing. This is one of my favorite non-fiction books of all time.
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A really interesting book, still useful despite being dated. A lot of Tufte's lessons have been internalized by contemporary designers, though there are certainly lots of terrible charts out there ... Read full review
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