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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User Review  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

Tufte's classic work on how to (and how not to) present data in visual form. Some good historical examples, well analyzed ... and of course very nicely designed to boot. Read full review

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User Review  - gregorybrown - LibraryThing

Edward Tufte's first salvo for sanity in data design. I will admit that I read the book mainly for his historical graph-porn—examples of exemplary works of design and visual analysis. But what ended ... Read full review

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ONeill T2T The Gordon and Breach Litigation
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