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Why visualise data? - Seeing Data

Chris McDowall Sep 03, 2010

Why visualise data? In the introduction to his classic text, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Edward Tufte answers this question in three words. “Graphics reveal data”. To illustrate his point Tufte asks the reader to examine four datasets of eleven (x, y) datapoints, collectively known as Anscombe’s quartet. I’ve reproduced them in the … Read More