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    DescriptionA fresh look at visualization from the author of Visualize This Whether it's statistical charts, geographic maps, or the snappy graphical statistics you see on your favorite news sites, the art of data graphics or visualization is fast becoming a movement of its own. In Data Points: Visualization That Means Something, author Nathan Yau presents an intriguing complement to his bestseller Visualize This, this time focusing on the graphics side of data analysis. Using examples from art, design, business, statistics, cartography, and online media, he explores both standard-and not so standard-concepts and ideas about illustrating data. Intriguing ideas from Nathan Yau, author of Visualize This and creator of flowingdata.com, with over 66,000 subscribers Focuses on visualization, data graphics that help viewers see trends and patterns they might not otherwise see in a table Includes examples from the author's own illustrations, as well as from professionals in statistics, art, design, business, computer science, cartography, and more Examines standard rules across all visualization applications, then explores when and where you can break those rules Create visualizations that register at all levels, with Data Points: Visualization That Means Something .


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    Title
    Data Points: Visualization That Means Something
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nathan Yau
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781118462195
    ISBN 10: 111846219X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AKC
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: UG
    B&T General Subject: 229
    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16280
    Ingram Subject Code: XX
    DC22: 001.4/226
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: COM077000
    DC22: 001.4226
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ANAL6030, DATE5100
    DC23: 006.6
    LC classification: QA276.3 .Y17 2013
    Illustrations note
    black & white tables, maps, figures
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    15 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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 FlowingData.com, and is the author of Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics , also published by Wiley.
    Review quote
    '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)
    Back cover copy
    Reveal the story your data has to tellTo create effective data visualizations, you must be part statistician, part designer, and part storyteller. In his bestselling book "Visualize This," Nathan Yau introduced you to the tools and programming techniques for visualization. Now, in "Data Points," he explores the thinking process that helps you create original, meaningful visualizations that your audience will both understand and remember. Here's how to make your data mean something.Discover what data is and what you can learn from itLearn how to explore your data, find the story, and bring it to lifeUnderstand visualization as a medium that lets you present and express meaning in dataTap into your creative side and determine the most effective way to tell your storyCompare tools for exploration and analysisAllow data, the story, and your goals to dictate visualization techniques with geometry, traditional charts, maps, color, art, and even humor
    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