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
We so underuse/misuse graphics. - Goodreads
I was also struck by the quality of the book's prose. - Goodreads
If I'm to summarize his advice it's "draw less". - Goodreads
A classic in design writing. - Goodreads
It was, literally, a page turner. - Goodreads
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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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User Review  - Adam Zerner - Goodreads

- It's annoying how often the graph and the text commenting on the graph are on different pages. - There's a big focus on developing the history of how design has evolved in the beginning. I'm not ... Read full review

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