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Table of Contents

Introduction xi 1 Understanding Data 1 2 Visualization: The Medium 43 3 Representing Data 91 4 Exploring Data Visually 135 5 Visualizing with Clarity 201 6 Designing for an Audience 241 7 Where to Go from Here 277 Index 291

About the Author

Nathan Yau has a PhD in statistics and is a statistical consultant who helps clients make use of their data through visualization. He created the popular site, and is the author of Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics , also published by Wiley.


'A detailed handbook, Data Points is espe-cially useful for those working on scientific data visualization, guiding the reader through fascinat-ing examples of data, graph-ics, context, presentation and analytics. But this is more than a mere how-to manual. Yau reminds us that the real purpose of most visualiza-tion work is to communicate data to pragmatic ends.' (Nature, May 2013) 'Ultimately, I would recommend this book for anyone interested in the process of design and analysis. It is about making sense of data and that is becoming a crucial skill in this digital age.' (Madia Information & Technology Journal, August 2013) "Data Points opens an exciting view of information blending data analysis, visual interaction, and digital storytelling...the visuals are stunning." (Managing Information, October 2013)

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