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The Grammar of Graphics / Edition 2
     

The Grammar of Graphics / Edition 2

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by Leland Wilkinson, D. Wills, D. Rope, A. Norton, R. Dubbs
 

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ISBN-10: 1441920331

ISBN-13: 9781441920331

Pub. Date: 07/31/2013

Publisher: Springer New York

This book was written for statisticians, computer scientists, geographers, researchers, and others interested in visualizing data. It presents a unique foundation for producing almost every quantitative graphic found in scientific journals, newspapers, statistical packages, and data visualization systems. While the tangible results of this work have been several

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This book was written for statisticians, computer scientists, geographers, researchers, and others interested in visualizing data. It presents a unique foundation for producing almost every quantitative graphic found in scientific journals, newspapers, statistical packages, and data visualization systems. While the tangible results of this work have been several visualization software libraries, this book focuses on the deep structures involved in producing quantitative graphics from data. What are the rules that underlie the production of pie charts, bar charts, scatterplots, function plots, maps, mosaics, and radar charts? Those less interested in the theoretical and mathematical foundations can still get a sense of the richness and structure of the system by examining the numerous and often unique color graphics it can produce. The second edition is almost twice the size of the original, with six new chapters and substantial revision. Much of the added material makes this book suitable for survey courses in visualization and statistical graphics.

From reviews of the first edition:

"Destined to become a landmark in statistical graphics, this book provides a formal description of graphics, particularly static graphics, playing much the same role for graphics as probability theory played for statistics."

Journal of the American Statistical Association

"Wilkinson’s careful scholarship shows around every corner. This is a tour de force of the highest order."

Psychometrika

"All geography and map libraries should add this book to their collections; the serious scholar of quantitative data graphics will place this book on the same shelf with those by Edward Tufte, and volumes by Cleveland, Bertin, Monmonier, MacEachren, among others, and continue the unending task of proselytizing for the best in statistical data presentation by example and through scholarship like that of Leland Wilkinson."

Cartographic Perspectives

"In summary, this is certainly a remarkable book and a new ambitious step for the development and application of statistical graphics."

Computational Statistics and Data Analysis

About the author:

Leland Wilkinson is Senior VP, SPSS Inc. and Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Northwestern University. He is also affiliated with the Computer Science department at The University of Illinois at Chicago. He wrote the SYSTAT statistical package and founded SYSTAT Inc. in 1984. Wilkinson joined SPSS in a 1994 acquisition and now works on research and development of visual analytics and statistics. He is a Fellow of the ASA. In addition to journal articles and the original SYSTAT computer program and manuals, Wilkinson is the author (with Grant Blank and Chris Gruber) of Desktop Data Analysis with SYSTAT.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441920331
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
07/31/2013
Series:
Statistics and Computing Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2005
Pages:
691
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Introduction.- How to Make a Pie.- Data.- Variables.- Algebra.- Scales.- Statistics.- Geometry.- Coordinates.- Aesthetics.- Facets.- Guides.- Space.- Time.- Uncertainty.- Analysis.- Control.- Automation.- Reader.- Coda.

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The Grammar of Graphics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bible for anyone researching or using graphics for data visualization. Helped me greatly in my research on Advanced Data Visualization. Boris Evelson, Business Intelligece analyst, Forrester Research.