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Design, Problem Solving, and Good Taste

I ran across this essay recently on the role of design standards for scientific data visualization. The author, Jure Triglav, draws his inspiration from the creation and continued use of the NYCTA Graphics Standards, which were instituted in the late 1960s to unify the signage for the New York City subway system. As the author […]

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Exploring Graphical Perception in ggplot2

A new article that I’ve posted to the Win-Vector blog, on applying principles from William Cleveland’s The Elements of Graphing Data in ggplot2. I was flipping through my copy of William Cleveland’s The Elements of Graphing Data the other day; it’s a book worth revisiting. I’ve always liked Cleveland’s approach to visualization as statistical analysis. […]