On visualising data

Data visualisation is an increasingly important tool to explain what data is acually telling us. After all, seeing is believing. But what you want to get across is often linked to how you present it, and data is no different.

“Let the data speak” they say. But what happens when the data rambles on and on?

Source: One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways | FlowingData

Nathan Yau presents a single dataset in 25 different ways and lays down some basics along the way in how to make data visualisation work.

Keep it in mind whenever these charts pop up in the media.