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 gorgeous and fascinating book just to browse through. The gallery of data-graphics good, bad and ugly will be irresistible for anyone interested in data analysis. The text is also worth reading and contains good advice for breaking out of the prison of Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint. Read full review
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