Welcome to issue #189 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m thinking about purpose — the purpose of a chart, the purpose of a data point, and the purpose of what we do. Without purpose, there isn’t a whole lot to grasp on.
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