Tufte Tweet Follow-up; Visualization Tools and Resources Roundup for December 2018

December 20, 2018

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Edward Tufte criticized R for not being able to do some things typographically. It came in a tweet and was likely misunderstood. Sort of. I got a clarification from the man himself.

Also, each month I gather new resources and tools for data and visualization. Usually this comes on the last Thursday of the month, but because of the holidays, the roundup comes early.

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