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By Lukas Biewald, August 9, 2009

Beautiful Data

Brendan and I wrote a chapter for an O’Reilly book called Beautiful Data. We took a lot of the analysis from earlier blog posts and distilled it into a longer book chapter about exploring a large data set and turning the messy data into beautiful, compelling graphs. We tried to highlight the tools and techniques that don’t make it into textbooks and are instead passed along by word-of-mouth among people in the field.

You can check out a version of our chapter, and if you like it, we recommend you buy the book which is full of authors I admire: Jeff Hammerbacher, Toby Segaran, Aaron Koblin, Nathan Yau, Mike Migurski, Peter Norvig, Andrew Gelman and many more.