Great Charts

Posted on January 22, 2006  Comments (5)

Karl Hartig displays some excellent charts that he created (for the Wall Street Journal) on his web site. The charts seem very similar to what would result from applying Edward Tufte’s ideas. Rarely do I see charts that do such a good job of visually displaying data. The lack of such effective visual display of information is another example of how much improvement could be made just by applying ideas that are already published.

The Energy production consumption chart is especially well done I think – pdf version of the energy chart.

Via, The best charts I’ve ever seen.

Edward Tufte’s books are great:

An Interview with Edward R. Tufte by Mark Zachry and Charlotte Thralls
Edward Tufte’s web site

5 Responses to “Great Charts”

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    June 21st, 2006 @ 11:21 pm

    Beautiful is the right word. Tufte’s books are an example of what can be created when someone truly loves what they do and takes pride in every detail of their work. His books are excellent…

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