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Beautiful Evidence

Beautiful Evidence

If you are following this blog, in some form or another your must be faced with presenting data to people.  Edward Tufte is a Yale professor that gives seminars on presenting data and information.  My boss was an enthusiastic fan of Professor Tufte and encouraged me to attend the training.   Take this course!  It was fantastic.  No CE but well worth it on many levels. See:  for seminar schedule and great essays. 

The New York Times called him the "Leonardo da Vinci of data" and the "Galileo of graphics".  This is not hyperbole.  It is that good.  In a couple of breathtaking segments Prof Tufte spent some time on the representations of Galileo.  He even showed around a 400 year old book by the master himself (goosebumps).

On a practical level, he rails against Power Point and outlines some principles to use in lieu of this format.  While you can not always avoid ppt, my use of it will dramatically change based on this seminar.  Enjoy and let us all know if you attend and what you thought and learned.

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