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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

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Editor: Edward R. Tufte
Publisher: Graphics Press, Connecticut
Publication: 1985, Fifth Edition
Binding: Hardcover, section sewn
Pages: 196
Size: 230 x 275
Text: English

(Preface) 'Data graphics visually display measured quantities by means of the combined use of points, lines, a coordinate system, numbers, symbols, words, shading, and color.

The use of abstract, non-representational pictures to show numbers is a surprisingly recent invention, perhaps because of the diversity of skills required-the visual-artistic, empirical-statistical, and mathematical. It was not until 1750-1800 that statistical graphics- length and area to show quantity, time-series, scatterplots, and multivariate displays-were invented, long after such triumphs of mathematical ingenuity as logarithms, Cartesian coordinates, the calculus, and the basics of probability theory. The remarkable William Playfair (1759-1823) developed or improved upon nearly all the fundamental graphical designs, seeking to replace conven- tional tables of numbers with the systematic visual representations of his "linear arithmetic"...'

Condition: Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing, tanning and foxing to dust jacket. Light tanning and occasional foxing to interior pages.

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