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Data Presentation and Graphics
Data Presentation and Graphics
7.1 Introduction

This chapter takes a break from some of the mathematical and statistical intricacies of earlier chapters and gives attention to the visual presentation of data. There are a number of excellent texts on this subject, notably Darrell Huff’s classic How to Lie with Statistics (1991 [1954]), the various works of the statistician and artist, Edward Tufte, including The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (2001) and Envisioning Information (1990), William Cleveland’s Visualizing Data (1993), David McCandless’s Information is Beautiful (2012) and Knowledge is Beautiful (2014), and Stephen Few’s Show Me the Numbers (2012). These books differ in their approach and focus but have in common a desire to present data effectively in ways that support the cognitive ...

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