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Good Charts

Good Charts
  • Author : Scott Berinato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-26
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 1633690717
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Summary : Dataviz—the new language of business A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time “dataviz” was left to specialists—data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. What’s more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers. If you’re not doing it, other managers are, and they’re getting noticed for it and getting credit for contributing to your company’s success. In Good Charts, dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. Dataviz today is where spreadsheets and word processors were in the early 1980s—on the cusp of changing how we work. Berinato lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping. This book is much more than a set of static rules for making visualizations. It taps into both well-established and cutting-edge research in visual perception and neuroscience, as well as the emerging field of visualization science, to explore why good charts (and bad ones) create “feelings behind our eyes.” Along the way, Berinato also includes many engaging vignettes of dataviz pros, illustrating the ideas in practice. Good Charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas.

Good Charts Workbook

Good Charts Workbook
  • Author : Scott Berinato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-01
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1633696189
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Summary : Talk. Sketch. Prototype. Repeat. You know right away when you see an effective chart or graphic. It hits you with an immediate sense of its meaning and impact. But what actually makes it clearer, sharper, and more effective? If you're ready to create your own "good charts"--data visualizations that powerfully communicate your ideas and research and that advance your career--the Good Charts Workbook is the hands-on guide you've been looking for. The original Good Charts changed the landscape by helping readers understand how to think visually and by laying out a process for creating powerful data visualizations. Now, the Good Charts Workbook provides tools, exercises, and practical insights to help people in all kinds of enterprises gain the skills they need to get started. Harvard Business Review Senior Editor and dataviz expert Scott Berinato leads you, step-by-step, through the key challenges in creating good charts--controlling color, crafting for clarity, choosing chart types, practicing persuasion, capturing concepts--with warm-up exercises and mini-challenges for each. The Workbook includes helpful prompts and reminders throughout, as well as white space for users to practice the Good Charts talk-sketch-prototype process. Good Charts Workbook is the must-have manual for better understanding the dataviz around you and for creating better charts to make your case more effectively.

Good Charts Workbook

Good Charts Workbook
  • Author : Scott Berinato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-01
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1633696189
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Summary : Talk. Sketch. Prototype. Repeat. You know right away when you see an effective chart or graphic. It hits you with an immediate sense of its meaning and impact. But what actually makes it clearer, sharper, and more effective? If you're ready to create your own "good charts"--data visualizations that powerfully communicate your ideas and research and that advance your career--the Good Charts Workbook is the hands-on guide you've been looking for. The original Good Charts changed the landscape by helping readers understand how to think visually and by laying out a process for creating powerful data visualizations. Now, the Good Charts Workbook provides tools, exercises, and practical insights to help people in all kinds of enterprises gain the skills they need to get started. Harvard Business Review Senior Editor and dataviz expert Scott Berinato leads you, step-by-step, through the key challenges in creating good charts--controlling color, crafting for clarity, choosing chart types, practicing persuasion, capturing concepts--with warm-up exercises and mini-challenges for each. The Workbook includes helpful prompts and reminders throughout, as well as white space for users to practice the Good Charts talk-sketch-prototype process. Good Charts Workbook is the must-have manual for better understanding the dataviz around you and for creating better charts to make your case more effectively.

The Harvard Business Review Good Charts Collection

The Harvard Business Review Good Charts Collection
  • Author : Scott Berinato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-29
  • Total pages :488
  • ISBN : 1633697304
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Summary : A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time, "dataviz" was left to specialists--data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. The Harvard Business Review Good Charts Collection brings together two popular books to help you become more sophisticated in understanding and using dataviz to communicate your ideas and advance your career. In Good Charts, dataviz maven and Harvard Business Review editor Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. He lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping. In Good Charts Workbook, Berinato extends the usefulness of Good Charts by putting theory into practice. He leads readers step-by-step through several example datasets and basic charts, providing space to practice the Good Charts talk-sketch-prototype process for improving those charts. Examples include a "Discussion Key" showing how to approach the challenge and why. Each challenge focuses on a different, common visualization problem such as simplification, storytelling, creating conceptual charts, and many others. The Harvard Business Review Good Charts Collection is your go-to resource for turning plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas.

The Harvard Business Review Good Charts Collection: Tips, Tools, and Exercises for Creating Powerful Data Visualizations

The Harvard Business Review Good Charts Collection: Tips, Tools, and Exercises for Creating Powerful Data Visualizations
  • Author : Scott Berinato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-02-19
  • Total pages :488
  • ISBN : 9781633697294
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How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information

How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information
  • Author : Alberto Cairo
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-10-15
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 1324001577
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Summary : A leading data visualization expert explores the negative—and positive—influences that charts have on our perception of truth. We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics, and diagrams ubiquitous—and easier to share than ever. We associate charts with science and reason; the flashy visuals are both appealing and persuasive. Pie charts, maps, bar and line graphs, and scatter plots (to name a few) can better inform us, revealing patterns and trends hidden behind the numbers we encounter in our lives. In short, good charts make us smarter—if we know how to read them. However, they can also lead us astray. Charts lie in a variety of ways—displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns, and concealing uncertainty—or are frequently misunderstood, such as the confusing cone of uncertainty maps shown on TV every hurricane season. To make matters worse, many of us are ill-equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even our employers present each day, enabling bad actors to easily manipulate them to promote their own agendas. In How Charts Lie, data visualization expert Alberto Cairo teaches us to not only spot the lies in deceptive visuals, but also to take advantage of good ones to understand complex stories. Public conversations are increasingly propelled by numbers, and to make sense of them we must be able to decode and use visual information. By examining contemporary examples ranging from election-result infographics to global GDP maps and box-office record charts, How Charts Lie demystifies an essential new literacy, one that will make us better equipped to navigate our data-driven world.

Great Companies, Great Charts

Great Companies, Great Charts
  • Author : Andy Dunn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-05
  • Total pages :132
  • ISBN : 0595312756
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Summary : Investment Stock Trading Screen For Winners, Hold Them Longer, Realize Higher Returns Great Companies, Great Charts Great Companies, Great Charts is a simple and logical approach to stock trading that can help you beat the indexes and achieve great returns. Andy Dunn teaches you his trend-following, self-disciplined trading style. Dunn uses online stock-screening tools to find fundamentally excellent companies with technically attractive charts. This double-barreled approach identifies stocks that are more likely to grow at a faster rate than the market. Great Companies, Great Charts covers the investment process, including how to: Scan for the best stocks Enter trades with buy stops Exit trades with sell stops Protect equity with trailing stops Adjust for volatility with the trading range Reduce risk with portfolio allocation

Effective Data Visualization

Effective Data Visualization
  • Author : Stephanie D. H. Evergreen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-04-03
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 1544350872
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Summary : Written by sought-after speaker, designer, and researcher Stephanie D. H. Evergreen, Effective Data Visualization shows readers how to create Excel charts and graphs that best communicate data findings. This comprehensive how-to guide functions as a set of blueprints—supported by research and the author’s extensive experience with clients in industries all over the world—for conveying data in an impactful way. Delivered in Evergreen’s humorous and approachable style, the book covers the spectrum of graph types available beyond the default options, how to determine which one most appropriately fits specific data stories, and easy steps for making the chosen graph in Excel. New to the Second Edition is a completely re-written chapter on qualitative data; inclusion of 9 new quantitative graph types; new shortcuts in Excel; and entirely new chapter on Sharing Your Data with the World which includes advice on using dashboards; and lots of new examples throughout. The Second Edition is also presented in full color.

Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines

Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines
  • Author : Rose Publishing (Torrance, Calif.)
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1596360224
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Summary : ROSE BOOK OF BIBLE CHARTS, MAPS and TIME LINES. The 2007 #1 Bible Reference book according in the CBA Core InventoryNow you can have 180 pages of fantastic full-color Bible charts, maps, and time lines in one spiral bound book. Reproducible. If you bought all of these charts separately, you would pay more than $250.

Spurious Correlations

Spurious Correlations
  • Author : Tyler Vigen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-05-12
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 0316339458
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Summary : "Spurious Correlations ... is the most fun you'll ever have with graphs."--Bustle Military intelligence analyst and Harvard Law student Tyler Vigen illustrates the golden rule that "correlation does not equal causation" through hilarious graphs inspired by his viral website. Is there a correlation between Nic Cage films and swimming pool accidents? What about beef consumption and people getting struck by lightning? Absolutely not. But that hasn't stopped millions of people from going to tylervigen.com and asking, "Wait, what?" Vigen has designed software that scours enormous data sets to find unlikely statistical correlations. He began pulling the funniest ones for his website and has since gained millions of views, hundreds of thousands of likes, and tons of media coverage. Subversive and clever, Spurious Correlations is geek humor at its finest, nailing our obsession with data and conspiracy theory.

How to Lie with Charts

How to Lie with Charts
  • Author : Gerald Everett Jones
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-07
  • Total pages :402
  • ISBN : 9780996543866
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Summary : This is the new edition of the definitive textbook on data visualization. There's added material on fake news and social media disinformation, misinterpretation of metadata, and the uses and abuses of Big Data. If you're using a computer to generate charts for meetings and reports, you don't have to be taught how to lie - you're already doing it. You probably don't know your charts are unreliable, and neither does your audience. So you're getting away with it - until a manager or a sales prospect or an investor makes a bad decision based on the information that you were so helpful to provide. The main focus of How to Lie with Charts is on the principles of persuasive - and undistorted - visual communication. It's about careful thinking and clear expression. So don't blame the computers. People are running the show.

A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics, Second Edition

A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics, Second Edition
  • Author : Michael N. Mitchell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-06-04
  • Total pages :471
  • ISBN : 1597180394
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Summary : Whether you are new to Stata graphics or a seasoned veteran, A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics, Second Edition will teach you how to use Stata to make publication-quality graphs that will stand out and enhance your statistical results. With over 900 illustrated examples and quick-reference tabs, this book quickly guides you to the information you need for creating and customizing high-quality graphs for any types of statistical data.

Smarter Charts, K-2

Smarter Charts, K-2
  • Author : Marjorie Martinelli,Kristine Mraz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :100
  • ISBN : 9780325043425
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Summary : "Your charts don't need to be perfect, just thoughtful. You don't even have to be able to draw. Just put the child before the chart." - Marjorie Martinelli and Kristine Mraz Listen to an interview with Marjorie and Kristi, the Chartchums, on Education Talk Radio. Commercially available charts leave you hanging? Want the secret to jump-off-the-wall charts that stick with kids? Trust Smarter Charts. Did you ever want to know: What do great charts look like? How many is too many? Where are the best places for them in my classroom? How long do I keep them? How do I know if they are working? Then you'll want to meet Marjorie Martinelli and Kristine Mraz, the Chartchums. They struggled with the same questions, and Smarter Charts shares not only the answers, but the best practices they've discovered as well. Amp up the power of your charts with tips on design and language, instructional use, and self-assessment. Even better, discover surprising strategies that deepen engagement, strengthen retention, and heighten independence-all by involving students in chart making. Packed with full-color sample charts from real classrooms, Smarter Charts shares simple, brain-based strategies proven to make your classroom an even more active, effective space for literacy instruction and classroom management.

Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N. Bosworth assisted by other gentlemen of eminence

Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N. Bosworth assisted by other gentlemen of eminence
  • Author : John Mason Good
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1819
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Excel Charts

Excel Charts
  • Author : John Walkenbach
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-11-29
  • Total pages :552
  • ISBN : 9780764517648
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Summary : * One of the world's best-known Excel experts shows how to master the charting features in Excel 2000 and 2002 to create compelling graphic representations of data * Covers basic and advanced features, focusing on the new charting featuresprovided in version 2002 * Explains how to select charts for different categories of data, modify data in a chart, deal with missing data, format charts, customize shapes, and give charts a professional look

Data at Work

Data at Work
  • Author : Jorge Camões
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-08
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 0134268784
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Summary : Information visualization is a language. Like any language, it can be used for multiple purposes. A poem, a novel, and an essay all share the same language, but each one has its own set of rules. The same is true with information visualization: a product manager, statistician, and graphic designer each approach visualization from different perspectives. Data at Work was written with you, the spreadsheet user, in mind. This book will teach you how to think about and organize data in ways that directly relate to your work, using the skills you already have. In other words, you don’t need to be a graphic designer to create functional, elegant charts: this book will show you how. Although all of the examples in this book were created in Microsoft Excel, this is not a book about how to use Excel. Data at Work will help you to know which type of chart to use and how to format it, regardless of which spreadsheet application you use and whether or not you have any design experience. In this book, you’ll learn how to extract, clean, and transform data; sort data points to identify patterns and detect outliers; and understand how and when to use a variety of data visualizations including bar charts, slope charts, strip charts, scatter plots, bubble charts, boxplots, and more. Because this book is not a manual, it never specifies the steps required to make a chart, but the relevant charts will be available online for you to download, with brief explanations of how they were created.

Designing Business Charts with Excel based on the standards of HICHERT®SUCCESS

Designing Business Charts with Excel based on the standards of HICHERT®SUCCESS
  • Author : Holger Gerths,Rolf Hichert
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-02
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 3648046950
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Summary : This e-book offers a comprehensive range of knowledge for creating professional business charts based on the concept of HICHERT®SUCCESS. Given this knowledge, the SUCCESS rules of designing good business charts can be followed easily. This training is based on one complex example. The tips and trick learned can be transferred to other Excel chart types easily. Contents: Introduction to the HICHERT®SUCCESS design rules. Tips and tricks for Excel 2003 and 2007/2010. Comprehensive training example in 30 steps. Ready-to-use templates available for download.

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers
  • Author : John Walkenbach
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-06-10
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1118642325
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Summary : Get the most out of Excel 2013 with this exceptional advice from Mr. Spreadsheet himself! Excel 2013 is excellent, but there's lots to learn to truly excel at Excel! In this latest addition to his popular Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf series, John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," shares new and exciting ways to accomplish and master all of your spreadsheet tasks. From taming the Ribbon bar to testing and tables, creating custom functions, and overcoming "impossible" charts, mixing nesting limits, and more, 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers will save you time and help you avoid common spreadsheet stumbling blocks. Reveals ways to maximize the power of Excel to create robust applications Draws on John Walkenbach's years of experience using Excel and writing more than 50 books Shares tips and tricks for dealing with function arguments, creating add-ins, using UserForms, working with dynamic chart data, and changing data entry orientation Provides shortcuts and helpful techniques for sorting more than three columns, entering fake data for testing purposes, and setting up powerful pivot tables 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers is packed with information that you need to know in order to confidently and seamlessly master the challenges that come with using Excel!

Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk
  • Author : Carolyn Taylor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-24
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 1473535859
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Summary : A new, fully revised edition. The culture of an organisation can mean the difference between success and failure. Leaders cast long shadows, and if you want to change the culture you have to walk the talk. This book shows you how. Walking the Talk covers everything from measuring corporate culture to changing people's behaviour (including your own) and describes in detail six archetypes of company culture: Achievement, Customer-Centric, One-Team, Innovative, People-First and Greater-Good. Packed with fascinating examples and case histories, and drawing extensively on Carolyn Taylor's twenty years' experience of building great cultures, it will give you the confidence to build a culture of success in your own organisation.

The Truthful Art

The Truthful Art
  • Author : Alberto Cairo
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-02-08
  • Total pages :99998
  • ISBN : 0133440532
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Summary : No matter what your actual job title, you are—or soon will be—a data worker. Every day, at work, home, and school, we are bombarded with vast amounts of free data collected and shared by everyone and everything from our co-workers to our calorie counters. In this highly anticipated follow-up to The Functional Art—Alberto Cairo’s foundational guide to understanding information graphics and visualization—the respected data visualization professor explains in clear terms how to work with data, discover the stories hidden within, and share those stories with the world in the form of charts, maps, and infographics. In The Truthful Art, Cairo transforms elementary principles of data and scientific reasoning into tools that you can use in daily life to interpret data sets and extract stories from them. The Truthful Art explains: • The role infographics and data visualization play in our world • Basic principles of data and scientific reasoning that anyone can master • How to become a better critical thinker • Step-by-step processes that will help you evaluate any data visualization (including your own) • How to create and use effective charts, graphs, and data maps to explain data to any audience The Truthful Art is also packed with inspirational and educational real-world examples of data visualizations from such leading publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Estado de São Paulo (Brazil), Berliner Morgenpost (Germany), and many more.

Excel 2013 Charts and Graphs

Excel 2013 Charts and Graphs
  • Author : Bill Jelen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-02-20
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 013325951X
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Summary : Use Excel 2013’s radically revamped charting and graphing tools to communicate more clearly, powerfully, and quickly… so you drive your message home, and get the decisions and actions you’re looking for! This book reveals data visualization techniques you won’t find anywhere else and shows you how to use Excel 2013 to create designer-quality charts and graphs that stand out from the crowd. It will help you make the most of new features ranging from Power View to Recommended Charts, and instantly share your insights with anyone, anywhere–even on the Web and social networks. Learning advanced Excel techniques has never been easier. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world examples and case studies, and more than a dozen YouTube videos, straight from MrExcel! • Create stunning data visualizations instantly with Excel 2013’s new Recommended Charts • Use charts to instantly reveal trends, differences, and relationships • Map your data with Excel 2013, MapPoint, and the new GeoFlow add-in • Quickly generate combo charts that once required complex, frustrating procedures • Use sparklines to imbue worksheets with more context and insight • Highlight and clarify the meaning of data with DataBars, color scales, icon sets, and other conditional formatting tools • Post charts to Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, directly from Excel • Build stock charts that help you make smarter investments • Solve “non-standard” problems such as noncontiguous data or custom data sequences • Generate new charts automatically with Excel VBA • Uncover visual tricks that people use to lie with Excel About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will: • Dramatically increase your productivity–saving you 50 hours a year or more • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make