ISBN-10:
0470944889
ISBN-13:
9780470944882
Pub. Date:
07/19/2011
Publisher:
Wiley
Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics / Edition 1

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

by Nathan Yau
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ISBN-13: 9780470944882
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/19/2011
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 293,879
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Nathan Yau is a PhD candidate in Statistics at UCLA and a lifelong data junkie. His goal is to make data available and useful to those who aren't necessarily data experts, and he focuses on data visualization and personal data collection. You can follow his visualization experiments at http://flowingdata.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xv

1 Telling Stories with Data 1

More Than Numbers 2

What to Look For 8

Design 13

Wrapping Up 20

2 Handling Data 21

Gather Data 22

Formatting Data 38

Wrapping Up 52

3 Choosing Tools to Visualize Data 53

Out-of-the-Box Visualization 54

Programming 62

Illustration 76

Mapping 80

Survey Your Options 88

Wrapping Up 89

4 Visualizing Patterns over Time 91

What to Look for over Time 92

Discrete Points in Time 93

Continuous Data 118

Wrapping Up 132

5 Visualizing Proportions 135

What to Look for in Proportions 136

Parts of a Whole 136

Proportions over Time 161

Wrapping Up 178

6 Visualizing Relationships 179

What Relationships to Look For 180

Correlation 180

Distribution 200

Comparison 213

Wrapping Up 226

7 Spotting Differences 227

What to Look For 228

Comparing across Multiple Variables 228

Reducing Dimensions 258

Searching for Outliers 265

Wrapping Up 269

8 Visualizing Spatial Relationships 271

What to Look For 272

Specific Locations 272

Regions 285

Over Space and Time 302

Wrapping Up 325

9 Designing with a Purpose 327

Prepare Yourself 328

Prepare Your Readers 330

Visual Cues 334

Good Visualization 340

Wrapping Up 341

Index 343

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Visualize This: The Flowing Data Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
chsbellboy on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Nice book on data visualization, but could have been much shorter, and contained much less code. We need a book written like this book that shares less about the how to the obtain the data and more on the thinking about and visualizing the data.
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