E.R. Tufte's scientific contributions

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This book contains several hundred displays of complex data. Suggestions and examples are given for methods of enhancing dimensionality and density for portrayal of information. The first chapter outlines methods of moving away from single dimensional layout. Through the use of multi-dimensional images, greater clarity can be achieved and amount of...

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... The use of such thematic maps to monitor, explain, and predict patterns of disease spread as part of epidemiological reasoning dates back at least to the late 18th century [22]. The best known example of this type of disease mapping is the study of the cholera epidemic in London in 1845, in which John Snow used a map to argue that the majority of cholera deaths occurred near a water pump in the Broad Street neighbourhood of Soho, and therefore proposed that cholera was likely to be a water-borne disease [22][23][24]. ...