Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten

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Analytics Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 265 pages
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Tables and graphs can more adequately communicate important business information when they reflect the good design practices discussed in this practical guide to effective table and graph design. Information is provided on the fundamental concepts of table and graph design, the numbers and knowledge most suitable for display in a graphic form, the best tabular means to communicate certain ideas, and the component-level aspects of design. Analysts, technicians, and managers will appreciate the solid theory behind this outline for ensuring that tables and graphs present quantitative business information in a truthful, attractive format that facilitates better decision making.

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User Review  - Ji - Goodreads

For a beginner like me on data visualization, this book is opening a door for me. Everything makes perfect sense, and is put together in a logical way. Highly recommendable as a introduction book to data visualization - or simply for fun! Read full review

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User Review  - Percy M. Cannon - Goodreads

Good tips on how to simplify tables and graphs. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Stephen Few is the founder of the consulting firm Perceptual Edge. He has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and educator in the fields of data warehousing and information design. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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