The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

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Graphics Press, 1983 - Mathematics - 197 pages
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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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A must own for data visualization junkies. - Goodreads
very lovely and classic book on information graphics. - Goodreads
It was, literally, a page turner. - Goodreads
Typefaces, illustrations, margins, quality paper -- - Goodreads
It's like the Bible for data visualization. - Goodreads

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This book has been an eye-opener in many ways. From now on I will always think twice when doing or reading a graphic, table or even a map. The idea of data-ink and the lie factor are concepts one ... Read full review

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Reads quickly. I'll never design a graph the same way again. Read full review

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ONeill T2T The Gordon and Breach Litigation
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HurLi Lee 147 The Library Space Problem Future
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