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The Grammar of Graphics

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Preface to First Edition Before writing the graphics for SYSTAT in the 1980 s, I began by teaching a seminar in statistical graphics and collecting as many different quantitative graphics as I could find. I was determined to produce a package that could draw every statistical graphic I had ever seen. The structure of the program was a collection of procedures named after t ...more
Hardcover, 691 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Springer (first published August 19th 1999)
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Re-reading this book again. Realized that the taxonomy of graphics is indeed a big topic. Given that lots, if not most, of impacts a data scientist can deliver lies in the data charts, I find it extremely challenging and refreshing to gain insights of visualization from a book as classic as this one. I'll revisit it soon, and often.
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