I'm a bit of a feed addict subscribing to just about anything with a chart or a mention of statistics on it (and naturally have to do some feed-cleaning every now and then). In a follow up to my short list last year, here are the data-ish blogs, some old and some new, that continue to post interesting stuff. Data and Statistics By the Numbers - Column from The New York Times visual Op-ed columnist, Charles Blow, who also used to be NYT's graphics director.Data Mining - Matthew Hurst, scientist at Microsoft's MSN, also the co-creator of BlogPulse.Statistical Modeling - We might disagree on certain things, but Andrew's blog is one of the few active pure statistics blogs.The Numbers Guy - Data-minded reporting from Carl Bialik of the Wall Street Journal.Basketball Geek - Like statistical analysis and basketball? Statistical/Analytical Visualization Maps Design & Infographics Others Worth Noting. Max Kiesler – Designer.
Ideas, issues, concepts, subjects - v. Information aesthetics. Visualizing Music. Edward Tufte. Topics covered in this one-day course include: A new, widely-adopted method for presentations: meetings are smarter, more effective, 20% shorter.
Fundamental design strategies for all information displays: sentences, tables, diagrams, maps, charts, images, video, data visualizations, and randomized displays for making graphical statistical inferences. New ideas on spectatorship, consuming reports. How to assess the credibility of a presentation and its presenter, how to detect cherry-picking, how to reason about alternative explanations. Standards of comparison for workaday and for cutting edge visualizations.
The future of information displays: 4K, 6K, 8K video maps moving in time. Practical examples are from everywhere: science, social science, music, business, finance, sports, art, medicine, architecture, NASA, government reports. Edward Tufte teaches the entire course. Each student receives all four ET books on information design: "The Leonardo da Vinci of data. " The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. "A landmark book, a wonderful book.
" FREDERICK MOSTELLER "A tour de force. " JOHN W. TUKEY "The century's best book on statistical graphics. " Visual Explanations: Quantities, Evidence. "The Leonardo da Vinci of data.
" NEW YORK TIMES "There's a book that you simply must see. Riveting ideas on how to tell compelling stories of cause and effect using numbers and images. " WASHINGTON POST "Few teachers are as accomplished as Edward Tufte when it comes to showing why good design matters in the world. "If this book were a house, it would have been designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. " Envisioning Information. "Remarkable range of examples for the idea of visual thinking with beautifully printed pages.
A real treat for all who reason and learn by means of images. " RUDOLF ARNHEIM "A magnificent sequel to Tufte's classic The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. " AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL MONTHLY. Junk Charts.