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Beautiful Evidence by Edward R. Tufte
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Jul 30, 2010

really liked it

Once again Edward Tufte proves as he suggests: "that making an evidence presentation is a moral act as well as an intellectual activity." Beautiful Evidence is about looking, seeing from statistical data and how that seeing might turn into a theater of showing and questioning... as he says upfront as you might look at Galileo's hand drawings of sunspots they will delight you and give rise to wonder... as the designer Eric Gill once said, If you first look after truth and goodness, then Beauty looks after herself... and this is a beautiful evidence. Somebody said of his latest book,"if it were a house, it would have been designed by FLWright... so true!

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