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The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 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. Design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples. Editing and improving graphics. The data-ink ratio. Time-series, relational graphics, data maps, multivariate designs. Detection of graphical deception: design variation vs. data variation. Sources of deception. Aesthetics and data graphical displays.

This is the second edition of The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Recently published, this new edition provides excellent color reproductions of the many graphics of William Playfair, adds color to other images, and includes all the changes and corrections accumulated during 17 printings of the first edition.

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"One of the best books you will ever see." Datamation

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"A tour de force." John Tukey, Bell Laboratories and Princeton University

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"The century's best book on statistical graphics." Computing Reviews

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"A landmark book, a wonderful book." Frederick Mosteller, Harvard University

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"Original, beautifully presented, sharp and learned, this book is a work of art. The art here is cognitive art, the graphic display of relations and empirical data, now an indispensable tool of science and engineering." Scientific American

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"This beautifully typeset, illustrated, and printed large-format volume is an accurate, funny, and downright rude short course in the history and practice of statistical graphics. A touchstone of style." PC Magazine

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"A classic reference. The overall intention and power of the book is stunning." Optical Engineering

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"The da Vinci of data." The New York Times

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"A visual Strunk and White." The Boston Globe

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The first edition of Tufte's now classic text on the design of statistical graphics was published in 1983. Tufte published it himself with the help of a second mortgage in order to have complete control over the book's design, which he wanted to reflect the intellectual principles put forth in its contents. That edition saw 17 reprintings. This second edition provides high-resolution color reproduction of William Playfair's many graphics, adds color to other images, and includes all the changes and corrections accumulated since the first edition publication.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information contains 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical charts, graphics, and tables, with a detailed analysis of how to display quantitative data for precise, quick, effective analysis. Highest quality book design and production throughout.

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Caroline Bryan, January 28, 2014 (view all comments by Caroline Bryan)
I came across this book many years ago completely by accident, and it was very helpful in graphing data in the course of my job. Now I use techniques from it to track my investments, and very handy those techniques are, too, to impress the *#* out of my financial advisor. Clear explanations and examples make this an excellent book to add to any course in statistics or accounting. I expect Powell's to run out of it really fast as it's mentioned in Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore!
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Robin Lake, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Robin Lake)
The most useful book of the decade for me!
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Ian Craig, November 24, 2006 (view all comments by Ian Craig)
This book is indispensable for anyone who has to present numerical information to other people (scientists, business people, journalists, etc.) Tufte beautifully lays out how to (and how not to) communicate numbers through graphs, charts, maps, tables, etc. for maximum visual impact, understandability, and information density.

He does this in a way that turns what might be a textbook or how-to manual into a coffee table art book. Two of my favorites are the chart depicting a 24 hour train schedule (which appears on the cover) and a map showing Napoleon's drive to Moscow, with the line width proportional to the number of troops left. Both simply and effectively convey a maximum amount of information with a minimum amount of ink in a visually appealing way.

His other two books, Envisioning Information (which, as Tufte describes it, deals with visualizing nouns) and Visual Explanations (visualization of verbs) are similarly beautiful and highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780961392147
Author:
Tufte, Edward R
Publisher:
Graphics Press
Author:
Tufte, Edward R.
Location:
Cheshire, Conn.
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Graphic Methods
Subject:
Research -- Methodology.
Subject:
Statistique
Subject:
Graphics
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
Economics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
no. 41
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
197
Dimensions:
10.80x8.84x.81 in. 2.28 lbs.

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Product details 197 pages GRAPHICS PRESS - English 9780961392147 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of the best books you will ever see."
"Review" by , "A tour de force."
"Review" by , "The century's best book on statistical graphics."
"Review" by , "A landmark book, a wonderful book."
"Review" by , "Original, beautifully presented, sharp and learned, this book is a work of art. The art here is cognitive art, the graphic display of relations and empirical data, now an indispensable tool of science and engineering."
"Review" by , "This beautifully typeset, illustrated, and printed large-format volume is an accurate, funny, and downright rude short course in the history and practice of statistical graphics. A touchstone of style."
"Review" by , "A classic reference. The overall intention and power of the book is stunning."
"Review" by , "The da Vinci of data."
"Review" by , "A visual Strunk and White."
"Synopsis" by , The Visual Display of Quantitative Information contains 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical charts, graphics, and tables, with a detailed analysis of how to display quantitative data for precise, quick, effective analysis. Highest quality book design and production throughout.
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