Visualize This: The Flowing Data Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics / Edition 1

Visualize This: The Flowing Data Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics / Edition 1

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by Nathan Yau
     
 

See your data in new ways

Our world is awash in data. To mean anything, it must be presented in a way that enables us to interpret, analyze, and apply the information. One of the best ways to do that is visually.

Nathan Yau is a pioneer of this innovative approach. In this book, he offers you dozens of ideas for telling your story with data presented in

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Overview

See your data in new ways

Our world is awash in data. To mean anything, it must be presented in a way that enables us to interpret, analyze, and apply the information. One of the best ways to do that is visually.

Nathan Yau is a pioneer of this innovative approach. In this book, he offers you dozens of ideas for telling your story with data presented in creative, visual ways. Open the book, open your mind, and discover an almost endless variety of ways to give your data new dimensions.

  • Learn to present data with visual representations that allow your audience to see the unexpected
  • Find the stories your data can tell
  • Explore different data sources and determine effective formats for presentation
  • Experiment with and compare different visualization tools
  • Look for trends and patterns in your data and select appropriate ways to chart them
  • Establish clear goals to guide your visualizations

Visit the companion web site at www.wiley.com/go/visualizethis for code samples, data files you can download, and interactive examples to show you how visualization works

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470944882
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
222,766
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1 Telling Stories with Data.

More Than Numbers.

What to Look For.

Design.

Wrapping Up.

2 Handling Data.

Gather Data.

Formatting Data.

Wrapping Up.

3 Choosing Tools to Visualize Data.

Out-of-the-Box Visualization.

Programming.

Illustration.

Mapping.

Survey Your Options.

Wrapping Up.

4 Visualizing Patterns over Time.

What to Look for over Time.

Discrete Points in Time.

Continuous Data.

Wrapping Up.

5 Visualizing Proportions.

What to Look for in Proportions.

Parts of a Whole.

Proportions over Time.

Wrapping Up.

6 Visualizing Relationships.

What Relationships to Look For.

Correlation.

Distribution.

Comparison.

Wrapping Up.

7 Spotting Differences.

What to Look For.

Comparing across Multiple Variables.

Reducing Dimensions.

Searching for Outliers.

Wrapping Up.

8 Visualizing Spatial Relationships.

What to Look For.

Specific Locations.

Regions.

Over Space and Time.

Wrapping Up.

9 Designing with a Purpose.

Prepare Yourself.

Prepare Your Readers.

Visual Cues.

Good Visualization.

Wrapping Up.

Index.

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