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?
Edward Tufte. Edward Tufte is a statistician and artist, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University.
He wrote, designed, and self-published 4 classic books on data visualization. The New York Times described ET as the "Leonardo da Vinci of data," and Business Week as the "Galileo of graphics. " He is now writing a book/film The Thinking Eye and constructing a 234-acre tree farm and sculpture park in northwest Connecticut, which will show his artworks and remain open space in perpetuity. He founded Graphics Press, ET Modern gallery/studio, and Hogpen Hill Farms LLC. Visual Display of Quantitative Information 200 pages Envisioning Information 128 pages Visual Explanations 160 pages Beautiful Evidence 214 pages Same paper and printing as in original clothbound editions. All 4 clothbound books, autographed by author $150 Available directly from Graphics Press.
La représentation de l'information quantitative, (200 pages) $12 《量化資訊的視覺顯示》（200 頁）12 美元. 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. Junk Charts.