## The elements of graphing data |

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User Review - lorin - LibraryThingWhere Tufte gives you a good high-level view about displaying info through graphics, Cleveland gets into the nuts and bolts of the issue. This work is actually more useful than Tufte's book, as it ... Read full review

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This book has lots of great ideas and tips for creating graphs. I prefer it over the books by Tufte. Note that there is a newer edition of this book.

### Contents

PREFACE | 1 |

PRINCIPLES OF GRAPH CONSTRUCTION 21 | 3 |

GRAPHICAL METHODS | 103 |

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