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
Tufte wins again in the data visualization space. - Goodreads
If you use graphics in writing, you must read Tufte. - Goodreads
It was, literally, a page turner. - Goodreads
Typefaces, illustrations, margins, quality paper -- - Goodreads

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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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User Review  - Nick Huntington-Klein - Goodreads

You know how important this book is, and yes you should read it. You don't need me to tell you that. That said, this is no bible. While many of the principles are useful, even the non-obvious, there ... Read full review

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