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Archive for March 2013

John Snow, data journalist

First published on the Guardian Datablog How often does a map change the world? In 1854, one produced by Doctor John Snow, altered it forever. In the world of the 1850s, cholera was believed to be spread by miasma in the air, germs were not yet understood and the sudden and serious outbreak of cholera … Continue reading

A conversation with Stephen Few about data visualisation. Kind of

UPDATED WITH LATEST DISCUSSION – scroll down to see them Stephen Few is a bit of a hero to those interested in data visualisation and his blog, Perceptual Edge is required reading for anyone interested in the field. Yesterday he published a cogent and fascinating piece about the latest version of Tableau, Tableau Veers from … Continue reading

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Data journalist, writer, speaker. Author of 'Facts are Sacred', published by Faber & Faber and a new range of infographics for children books from Candlewick. Data editor at Twitter, San Francisco. Created the Guardian Datablog. All opinions on this site are mine, not my employers'. Read more >>

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