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Beautiful visualization

Author: ProQuest (Firm)
Publisher: Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly Media, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st ed
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Visualization is the graphic presentation of data -- portrayals meant to reveal complex information at a glance. Think of the familiar map of the New York City subway system, or a diagram of the human brain. Successful visualizations are beautiful not only for their aesthetic design, but also for elegant layers of detail that efficiently generate insight and new understanding. This book examines the methods of two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: ProQuest (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1060868994
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 397 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: On beauty / Noah Iliinsky --
Once upon a stacked time series / Matthias Shapiro --
Wordle / Jonathan Feinberg --
Color : the Cinderella of data visualization / Michael Driscoll --
Mapping information : redesigning the New York City subway map / Eddie Jabbour, as told to Julie Steele --
Flight patterns : a deep dive / Aaron Koblin with Valdean Klump --
Your choices reveal who you are : mining and visualizing social patterns / Valdis Krebs --
Visualizing the U.S. Senate social graph (1991-2009) / Andrew Odewahn --
The big picture : search and discovery / Todd Holloway --
Finding beautiful insights in the chaos of social network visualizations / Adam Perer --
Beautiful history : visualizing Wikipedia --
Turning a table into a tree : growing parallel sets into a purposeful project / Robert Kosara.
Other Titles: Looking at data through the eyes of experts
Responsibility: edited by Julie Steele and Noah Iliinsky.

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Visualization is the graphic presentation of data -- portrayals meant to reveal complex information at a glance. Think of the familiar map of the New York City subway system, or a diagram of the human brain. Successful visualizations are beautiful not only for their aesthetic design, but also for elegant layers of detail that efficiently generate insight and new understanding. This book examines the methods of two dozen visualization experts who approach their projects from a variety of perspectives -- as artists, designers, commentators, scientists, analysts, statisticians, and.

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