The Joy of Stats, and some less joyous stats

Mike Steedle
December 30, 2010
Miscellany, Reading, Visualization

Hans Rosling‘s The Joy of Stats is now available in its entirety on YouTube, via FlowingData: httpvh:// You may recognize Rosling from his 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes video, which has gotten a lot of press – on the Internet, at least. This dovetails nicely with the classic How to Lie with Statistics, which… continue reading

Book Review: Now You See It

Mike Steedle
November 2, 2009
Business Intelligence, QlikView, Reading

At the beginning of June, Stephen Few released Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis, his first book since 2006’s Information Dashboard Design. Divorced from the strict context of dashboards, it focuses on fundamental techniques for presenting data for analysis. Here is his description from the book cover: Before you can present… continue reading