Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics
Data doesn?t decrease; it is ever-increasing and can be overwhelming to organize in a way that makes sense to its intended audience. Wouldn?t it be wonderful if we could actually visualize data in such a way that we could maximize its potential and tell a story in a clear, concise manner? Thanks t...more
- Very practical, with a lot of code
- Good combination of statistics and design practice
- Online examples
- Clear writing style
- Useful design tips
- Lacks subtlety and depth in terms of both science and art
- Lacks materials about animation and inter...more
Note: Some of the software/frameworks cited are out of date: Protovis is now D3.js, and Flex Builder is now Flash Builder (and most folks are movi...more
In some sense, though, the book tries to do too much in too small a space. Aside from the core content revolving around data viz, yo...more
My main issue is that it's pretty much a workbook - you're meant to use apps and write programs as you read the book and information about how to better display different types of information is sprinkled through that. I would've liked that information to be more separate from the actual "exercises". This made it hard to read on the train.
09-18-2011: This book has been a nice surprise: I was expecting another boring recount of graphics and enless tables; but this one is really well written and entertaining. I have been reading it with real attention and I have...more
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