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Review: The Functional Art

Alberto Cairo's newly translated book on information graphics, The Functional Art, is a healthy mix of theory and how it applies in practice, and much…

Book: The Art of R Programming

R, the favorite computing language of a growing number of statisticians, is friendly enough that you can get a lot done without being an expert…

Review: R Cookbook from O’Reilly

R can be confusing when you're first starting out, especially when you don't have any experience in programming. There's a lot of documentation online, and…

Review: Beautiful Visualization – Looking at Data through the Eyes of Experts

I finally got a chance to take a closer look at O'Reilly's most recent edition to their "Beautiful" series, Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data through…

Review: Atlas of Science, Visualizing What We Know

Katy Börner, professor of information science, catalogs visualization and science in Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know. Cartographic maps have guided our explorations for…

Review: Data Flow 2, Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

Note: The review copy I received is in French. Unfortunately, I only understand English. So this review is actually my impression of Data Flow: Design…

Review: indiemapper makes thematic mapping easy

It's finally here. Indiemapper brings easy and flexible thematic mapping online. I've been looking forward to this app ever since I got a glimpse of…

Review: We Feel Fine (the book) by Kamvar and Harris

We Feel Fine, by Sep Kamvar and Jonathan Harris, is a selection of some of the best entries from the database of 12 million emotions, along with some insights into the growing dataset.

Review: The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics

Add another book to the growing library of guides on how to make information graphics the right way. Dona M. Wong provides the dos and don'ts of data presentation.

Review: RoamBi, Seeing Your Data on the iPhone

This is a guest review by Peter Robinet of Bubble Foundry, a web design company that specializes in building websites for Web startups. What It…

Review: Beginning Python Visualization

Python is a powerful programming language that's good for a lot of things. I mainly use it for data scraping, parsing, munging, etc, and more…

Review: Data Flow, Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

Data Flow: Visualizing Information in Graphic Design isn't an Edward Tufte book. It's not an instruction manual nor is it a guide to analytical and…

Get a Good Night’s Sleep with SleepTracker Pro [Review]

I've had sleep troubles for as long as I can remember. When I was in grade school, I used to stay up late (well past…

Putting Analysis Online With StatCrunch and Covariable [Review]

Are online statistical tools sufficient to analyze our complex datasets?