Comments on Chapter 10

June 24th, 2009 by marti | 2 Comments »

Comments on and discussion of Chapter 10 should be placed here.

2 Comments

  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 http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_articles.cgi?bookid=IDJ%2015%3A2&artid=819109913) 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: http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0001OR&topic_id=1.

    Best regards,
    Paul.

  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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