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Data Visualization Guide

This guide is intended to provide a starting point for learning about data visualization.


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Erin Owens
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What is Data Visualization?

Data visualization is the representation of information in a graphical form, such as a chart, diagram, infographic, picture, or video, which can make patterns or insights easier to discover.

Humans quickly comprehend visual information. Effective data visualization can lead to faster, more effective decision-making.

Famous 1869 Information Graphic by Charles Joseph Minard

By Charles Minard, 1869, Public Domain


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