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JMM 622: The Functional Art (Ch. 1 & 2)

Chapter 1 of The Functional Art by Alberto Cairo (Why Visualize: From Information to Wisdom) is a reminder that simple visualizations are useful, but they are not great when they are insufficient.

In the following graph created by Matt Ridley, we can see the insufficient graph which shows that there is a decline in world population (1950’s to 2005), but it really does not show much else.

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