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Author Wainer, Howard.

Title Graphic discovery : a trout in the milk and other visual adventures / Howard Wainer.

Publication Info. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2005]


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (209 pages) : illustrations, maps
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-184) and index.
Contents I: William Playfair and the origins of graphical display -- Why playfair? -- Who was playfair? / Ian Spence and Howard Wainer -- William Playfair: a daring worthless fellow / Ian Spence and Howard Wainer -- Scaling the heights (and widths) -- A priestley view of international currency exchanges -- Tom's veggies and the American way -- The graphical inventions of Dubourg and Ferguson: two precursors to William Playfair -- Winds across Europe: Francis Galton and the graphic discovery of weather patterns -- II: Using graphical displays to understand the modern world -- A graphical investigation of the scourge of Vietnam -- Two mind-bending statistical paradoxes -- Order in the court -- No order in the court -- Like a trout in the milk -- Scaling the market -- Sex, smoking, and life insurance: a graphical view -- There they go again ! -- Sex and sports: how quickly are women gaining? -- Clear thinking made visible: redesigning score reports for students -- III: Graphical displays in the twenty-first century -- John Wilder Tukey: the father of twenty-first-century graphical display -- Graphical tools for the twenty-first century: I. Spinning and slicing -- Graphical tools for the twenty-first century: II. Nearness and smoothing engines -- A selection of anomalies -- Dramatis personae.
Note Description based on print version record.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Playfair, William, 1759-1823.
Mathematical statistics -- Graphic methods.
Mathematical statistics -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Wainer, Howard. Graphic discovery : a trout in the milk and other visual adventures. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2005] xvi, 192 pages ; 27 cm. 9780691134055 (OCoLC)ocm53926612 (DLC) 2003066083
ISBN 0691103011 (cloth : acid-free paper)
9781400849277 (e-book)

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