Comments on Chapter 10

June 24th, 2009 by marti | 2 Comments »

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  1. Paul says:

    I would like to suggest to clarify the citation of Tufte, 2007 in the final paragraph of part 10.2. In this a book review of Tufte’s work by Yuri Engelhardt is referenced (see not the original work from 2006. There is an entire chapter dedicated to sparklines, starting on page 46. The application of sparklines in practice is further discussed on this page:

    Best regards,

  2. Marti says:

    Paul, thanks for posting the correction to my citation of Tufte’s book, and for the additional information about sparklines.

    For those who are curious, here is a more accessible url for the first reference that Paul mentions, a critical review of Tufte’s Beautiful Evidence by Yuri Engelhardt.

    I do like how Engelhardt defines sparklines:

    “A sparkline usually consists of either a fluctuating line like in a line chart, or of a string of very tiny bars. It is usually longer than high, and is not accompanied by an x- or y-axis or other scale. A sparkline enables the visual display of a large amount of data in a tiny space. In addition, sparklines are often presented in a set, enabling comparisons between the data in different sparklines.”

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