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11.1: Figures

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  • Our goal for this session is to understand what makes a good figure. Below is an excerpt from Graphical Excellence:

    According to Tufte, a figure or graphic is a well-designed presentation of interesting data that consists of complex ideas communicated with clarity (no ambiguity or confusion), precision (truthful results with no distortions), and efficiency (minimal “chart junk”).1 It gives the viewer the greatest number of ideas in the shortest time with the least ink in the smallest space.

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