All the data you can eat

A brief history of data science

Jason Norwood-Young
Jason Norwood-Young

Richard Farnworth takes us through a short, definitely incomplete, but very entertaining history of data viz. His description of William Playfair is particularly good:

[Playfair] … ran a currency counterfeiting operation to collapse the French currency and took part in the storming of the Bastille. A bit of a rogue and a scoundrel he also ended up in debtors’ prison after several failed businesses.

Richard Farnworth, A Short History of Data Visualisation

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Jason Norwood-Young
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