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Publication: E. R. Tufte [2001[1983]]: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information isbn:978-0-9613921-4-7

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Title The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Authors
  1. Tufte, Edward R.
Year 2001[1983]
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ISBN 978-0-9613921-4-7
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 title = {The Visual Display of Quantitative Information},
 author = {Tufte, Edward R.},
 year = {2001[1983]},
 editor = {},
 isbn = {978-0-9613921-4-7},
 publisher = {Graphics Press},
 sortyear = {1983}
}

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Visual entities are homogeneous (+) Positive One or more sentences pp. 46 «This meant, quite simply but quite profoundly, that any variable quantity could be placed in relation to any other variable quantity, measured for the same units of observation.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visualizations aid in communication / presentation (+) Positive One or more sentences Introduction «Furthermore,, of all methods for analyzing and communicating statistical information, well-designed data graphics are usually the simplest and at the same time the most powerful.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visualizations are combined with language (+) Positive One or more subsections pp. 180ff «Words and pictures belong together. Viewers need the help that words can provide.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visualizations are compact (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 16 «Only a picture can carry such a volume of data in such a small space.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visualizations are discrete (+) Positive One or more chapters (books only) Ch. 6 «Data-ink maximization and graphical design» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visualizations are (partially) redundant (+-) Ambivalent One or more paragraphs p. 96-99 «Redundant data-ink depicts the same number over and over. … That is more ways than are needed. … Redundancy, upon occasion, has its uses: giving a context and order of complexity, facilitating comparisons over various parts of the data, perhaps creating an aesthetic balance.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visualizations are precise (i.e., verbose) (+) Positive One or more paragraphs p. 13 «Indeed graphics can be more precise and revealing than conventional statistical computations.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visualizations drive attention (+-) Ambivalent One or more sentences p. 20 «Note how quickly and naturally our attention has been directed toward exploring the substantive content of the data rather than toward questions of methodology and technique. Nonetheless the maps do have their flaws.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visualizations enable flexible usage (+) Positive One or more paragraphs p. 16 «Furthermore, all the data, thanks to the graphic, can be thought about in many different ways at many different levels of analysis…» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visualizations enable to work on more complex conceptual structures (+) Positive One or more paragraphs p. 30 «Instead, graphics should be reserved for the richer more complex, more difficult statistical material.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visualizations group information (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 30 «This distinguished graphic successfully organizes a large collection of numbers, makes comparisons between different parts of the data, and tells a story.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visualizations make data accessible (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 13 «Graphics reveal data.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visualizations make data accessible (+) Positive One or more sentences Introduction «Often the most effective way to describe, explore, and summarize a set of numbers—even a very large set—is to look at pictures of those numbers.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visualizations use analogies (*) Mentioned without valuation One or more sentences p. 163 «The visual metaphor corresponds more approximately to the data if the image is reversed, so that the light areas are the times when the sun shines:» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visual perception has high bandwidth (+) Positive One or more chapters (books only) ch. 8 Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visual perception has high bandwidth (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 26 «…place millions of bits of information on a single page before our eyes. No other method for the display of statistical information is so powerful.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visual statements carry multiple meanings (+) Positive One or more chapters (books only) ch. 7 «The same ink should often serve more than one graphical purpose.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
Visual statements show invisibles (+) Positive One or more subsections pp. 43ff Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
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(Visualizations are precise (i.e., verbose) --builds on-> Visualizations make data accessible) (*) Mentinoed One or more sentences p. 13 Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
(Visualizations enable flexible usage --builds on-> Visualizations make data accessible) (*) Mentinoed One or more sentences p. 16 «Furthermore, all the data, thanks to the graphic, can be thought about in many different ways at many different levels of analysis…» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
(Visualizations enable to work on more complex conceptual structures --builds on-> Visualizations are precise (i.e., verbose)) (*) Mentinoed One or more sentences p. 30 «Why waste the power of data graphics on simple linear changes, which can be better summarized in on or two numbers? Instead, graphics should be reserved for the richer more complex, more difficult statistical material.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
(Visualizations provide context --builds on-> Visualizations are (partially) redundant) (*) Mentinoed One or more sentences p. 98 «Redundancy, upon occasion, has its uses: giving a context and order of complexity…» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
(Visualizations reveal false assumptions --builds on-> Visualizations are precise (i.e., verbose)) (*) Mentinoed One or more sentences pp. 13-14 «Indeed graphics can be more precise and revealing than conventional statistical computations.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 5, 2018
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