Gallery of Data Visualization
This page is dedicated to
John W. Tukey, who taught us all
that seeing may be believing or disbelieving,
but above all, data analysis involves visual, as well as statistical, understanding.
- Like good writing, good graphical displays of data communicate ideas with clarity, precision, and efficiency.
- Like poor writing, bad graphical displays distort or obscure the data, make it harder to understand or compare, or otherwise thwart the communicative effect which the graph should convey.
Do you know of other examples of the Best or Worst in Statistical Graphics on the Web? Send me an email with the URL and a brief description.
These pages are organized as a collection of images, along with a few of the 1000 words each may be worth and some links to original sources. To reduce transmission time, most of the images are presented as thumbnails, with links to larger originals. Click on the thumnail image or on the words "Full size".
|Historical milestones||The Lie Factor|
|Bright ideas||Goosed-Up Graphics|
|Graphical Excellence||Missed Opportunities|
|Visual explanation||Context: Compared to What?|
|Visual delights||Have Something to Say|
- Related links
- ACCENT: Principles for effective graphical display - A six-letter acronym for better graphical communication
- Re-Visions of Minard- A challenge to reproduce or improve on the the best statistical graphic ever drawn
- Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics and Data Visualization - The entire history of data visualization at your finger tips
- Timelines and Visual Histories - A gallery of ideas for visualizing historical topics
- The First (Known) Statistical Graph: Michael Florent van Langren and the "Secret" of Longitude - Supplementary materials
- Florence Nightingale - Statistical Links
- Statistical animations - A few examples of animating statistical concepts and methods.