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Graphic Discovery [electronic resource]: A Trout in the Milk and Other Visual Adventures

Howard Wainer
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, c2005.
Language
English
ISBN
0691103011 (cloth : acid-free paper)
Contents
  • I: William Playfair and the origins of graphical display
  • Why playfair?
  • Who was playfair? / Ian Spence and Howard Wainer
  • William Playfair: a daring worthless fellow / Ian Spence and Howard Wainer
  • Scaling the heights (and widths)
  • A priestley view of international currency exchanges
  • Tom's veggies and the American way
  • The graphical inventions of Dubourg and Ferguson: two precursors to William Playfair
  • Winds across Europe: Francis Galton and the graphic discovery of weather patterns
  • II: Using graphical displays to understand the modern world
  • A graphical investigation of the scourge of Vietnam
  • Two mind-bending statistical paradoxes
  • Order in the court
  • No order in the court
  • Like a trout in the milk
  • Scaling the market
  • Sex, smoking, and life insurance: a graphical view
  • There they go again !
  • Sex and sports: how quickly are women gaining?
  • Clear thinking made visible: redesigning score reports for students
  • III: Graphical displays in the twenty-first century
  • John Wilder Tukey: the father of twenty-first-century graphical display
  • Graphical tools for the twenty-first century: I. Spinning and slicing
  • Graphical tools for the twenty-first century: II. Nearness and smoothing engines
  • A selection of anomalies
  • Dramatis personae.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-184) and index.
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