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The visual display of quantitative information

Author: Edward R Tufte
Publisher: Cheshire, Conn. : Graphics Press, 2004, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book deals with the theory and practice in the design of data graphics and makes the point that the most effective way to describe, explore, and summarize a set of numbers is to look at pictures of those numbers, through the use of statistical graphics, charts, and tables. It includes 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward R Tufte
ISBN: 0961392142 9780961392147
OCLC Number: 557616849
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 197 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Graphical Practice --
Graphical excellence --
Graphical integrity --
Sources of graphical integrity and sophistication. --
Theory of Data Graphics --
Data-ink and graphical redesign --
Chartjunk: vibrations, grids, and ducks --
Data-ink maximization and graphical design --
Multifunctioning graphical elements --
High-resolution data graphics --
Aesthetics and technique in data graphical design --
Designs for the display of information.
Responsibility: Edward R. Tufte.

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This book deals with the theory and practice in the design of data graphics and makes the point that the most effective way to describe, explore, and summarize a set of numbers is to look at pictures of those numbers, through the use of statistical graphics, charts, and tables. It 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. The 2nd edition provides high-resolution color reproductions of the many graphics of William Playfair (1750-1800), adds color to other images where appropriate, and includes all the changes and corrections during the 17 printings of the 1st edition.

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