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Data Visualization

Charts, Maps, and Interactive Graphics

By Robert Grant

Chapman and Hall/CRC

210 pages | 124 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9781138707603
pub: 2018-09-19
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There has been huge growth in innovative data visualisations in recent years, and there is a lot of interest in this topic among academics, the general public, journalists and business people. This book provides an introduction to the general principles of data visualization, with a focus on practical considerations for people who want to understand them or start making their own. It does not cover tools, which are varied and constantly changing, but focusses on the thought process of choosing the right format and design to best serve the data and the message. Naturally, the book will have lots of full colour examples of good and bad data visualizations.



Andrew Gelman

Table of Contents

Why visualise?

Translating numbers to images

Continuous and discrete numbers

Percentages and risks

Showing data or statistics

Differences, ratios, correlations

Visual perception and the brain

Showing uncertainty

Time trends

Statistical predictive models

Machine learning techniques

Many variables

Maps and networks


Big data

Visualisation as part of a bigger package

Some overarching ideas

About the Author

Robert Grant is a British statistician specialising in data visualisation and Bayesian models. He worked in biomedical research and taught statistics at St George's Medical School, Kingston University, the Royal College of Physicians of London, and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence before launching his own training and coaching business, BayesCamp, in 2017.

About the Series

ASA-CRC Series on Statistical Reasoning in Science and Society

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Computer Graphics
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General