Edward R. Tufte


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Edward Rolf Tufte (born 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri to Virginia and Edward E. Tufte), a professor emeritus of statistics, graphic design, and political economy at Yale University has been described by The New York Times as "the Leonardo da Vinci of Data". He is an expert in the presentation of informational graphics such as charts and diagrams, and is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. Tufte has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences.

Tufte currently resides in Cheshire, Connecticut. He periodically travels around the United States to offer one-day workshops on data presentation and information graphics.

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Envisioning Information

4.22 avg rating — 7,103 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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The Visual Display of Quant...

4.41 avg rating — 6,834 ratings — published 1983 — 4 editions
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Visual Explanations

4.29 avg rating — 2,735 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Beautiful Evidence

4.14 avg rating — 2,042 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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The Cognitive Style of Powe...

4.07 avg rating — 989 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Visual and Statistical Thin...

4.19 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 1997
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Data Analysis for Politics ...

3.88 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1974 — 2 editions
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Political Control of the Ec...

3.69 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Edward Tufte

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The Quantitative Analysis o...

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“Design cannot rescue failed content.”
Edward R. Tufte

“Above all else show the data.”
Edward R. Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

“What about confusing clutter? Information overload? Doesn't data have to be "boiled down" and "simplified"? These common questions miss the point, for the quantity of detail is an issue completely separate from the difficulty of reading. Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information.”
Edward R. Tufte, Envisioning Information

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