358 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, colour & b/w maps
Data doesn't decrease; it is ever-increasing and can be overwhelming to organize in a way that makes sense to its intended audience. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could actually visualize data in such a way that we could maximize its potential and tell a story in a clear, concise manner? Thanks to the creative genius of Nathan Yau, we can. With this full-color book, data visualization guru and author Nathan Yau uses step-by-step tutorials to show you how to visualize and tell stories with data. He explains how to gather, parse, and format data and then design high quality graphics that help you explore and present patterns, outliers, and relationships.
1 Telling Stories with Data
2 Handling Data
3 Choosing Tools to Visualize Data
4 Visualizing Patterns over Time
5 Visualizing Proportions
6 Visualizing Relationships
7 Spotting Differences
8 Visualizing Spatial Relationships
9 Designing with a Purpose
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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.