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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||The visual display of quantitative information /|
|Author||Tufte, Edward R.,|
|Subjects||Statistics--Graphic methods. ; Statistics--Charts, diagrams, etc. ; Data Display. ; Audiovisual Aids. ; Graphiques. ; Statistique. ; Conception assiste par ordinateur. ; Kvantitative metoder. ; EDB. ; Grafisk design. ; Bildesemiologi. ; Méthode graphique. ; Diagramm. ; Graphische Darstellung. ; Visualisierung. ; Statistik. ; Grafisk fremstilling. ; Visualisering. ; Mâethode graphique ; Statistics as Topic. ; Computer Graphics.|
|Collation||197 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 ; Data density and small multiples ; Aesthetics and technique in data graphical design ; Designs for the display of information. 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.