ISBN 9788126550838,Visualize This : The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization and Statistics

Visualize This : The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization and Statistics


Nathan Yau



Wiley India Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788126550838

ISBN-10 812655083X


Number of Pages 552 Pages
Language (English)

Computer programming

Visualize This is a guide on how to visualize and tell stories with data, providing practical design tips complemented with step-by-step tutorials. It begins with a description of the huge growth of data and visualization in industry, news and gov't and opportunities for those who tell stories with data. Logically it moves on to actual stories in data-statistical ones with trends and human stories. the technical part comes up quickly with how to gather, parse and format data with Python, R, Excel, Google docs, etc and details tools to visualize data-native graphics for the Web like ActionScript, Flash libraries, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML. Every chapter provides an example as well. Patterns over time and kinds of data charts are followed by proportions, chart types and examples. Telling Stories with Data Handling Data Choosing Tools to Visualize Data Visualizing Patterns over Time Visualizing Proportions Visualizing Relationships Spotting Differences Visualizing Spatial Relationships Designing with a Purpose