06 July 2010

Revisiting Tufte

Edward Tufte's web site deserves a re-visit every now and then. I have highlighted two pages here but the entire site is always a rewarding tour. All Tufte books are worth putting on your bookshelf; the best way to collect them is at Tufte's one-day course in Presenting Data and Information. The books are bundled into the cost of the seminar. (I've been twice. Years afterward, I still carry sharp memories of certain parts of Tufte's presentation.)

Tufte gets a gallery. It's in Manhattan. See photos on this web page for ET Modern.

Tufte doesn't get a royalty for a special element in the new Excel—but the web page on sparklines makes for interesting reading.

If you have not yet used sparklines in representing data in a report, make it your 2010 new technique. (You don't have to have the new Excel to create sparklines. Lots of free generators on the web, including several links from Tufte's web site.)

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