Gallery of Data Visualization
This page is dedicated to
John W. Tukey, who taught us all
that seeing may be believing or disbelieving,
but above all, data analysis involves visual, as well as statistical, understanding.
Statistical Consulting Service and Psychology Department
This Gallery of Data Visualization displays some examples of the
Best and Worst of Statistical
Graphics, with the view that the contrast may be useful,
inform current practice, and provide some pointers to both historical and current work.
We go from what is arguably
the best statistical graphic ever drawn,
to the current record-holder for the worst.
Do you know of other examples of the Best or Worst in Statistical Graphics on the Web? Send me an email with the URL and a brief description.
The page is organized as a collection of images, along with a few of the 1000 words each may be worth and some links to original sources. To reduce transmission time, most of the images are presented as thumbnails, with links to larger originals. Click on the thumnail image or on the words "Full size".
|Historical milestones||The Lie Factor|
|Bright ideas||Goosed-Up Graphics|
|Graphical Excellence||Missed Opportunities|
|Visual explanation||Context: Compared to What?|
|Visual delights||Have Something to Say|