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Scientific American - Science Maps Explore New Ways of Displaying Information

Data visualization is something of a cottage industry these days—witness Edward Tufte, an emeritus professor of political science at Yale University, who has built a mini empire founded on his well-received books, which bear titles like Visual Explanations; Envisioning Information; and The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. In addition to leading one-day courses and securing a recent presidential appointmentto an advisory panel relating to accountability in the economic recovery package, Tufte is, according to his Web site, opening a gallery, ET Modern, in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood.

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Posted date: 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010