Theory and Practice of Visualization Exercise 1


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from IPython.display import Image

Graphical excellence and integrity

Find a data-focused visualization on one of the following websites that is a positive example of the principles that Tufte describes in The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.

Upload the image for the visualization to this directory and display the image inline in this notebook.

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# Add your filename and uncomment the following line


Describe in detail the ways in which the visualization exhibits graphical integrity and excellence:

YOUR ANSWER HERE: At first glance, the graph's title gives great context for what is being represented. Instead of using axis labels, the graph's units are labeled ($, '98), which reduces clutter but still allows the viewer to understand what is going on. The actual data is divided into two parts (before and after taxes), and the two shades of red make it very easy to distinguish between the two. Lastly, the graphical representation of the costs are visually proportional to the numerical quantities.