Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tony Hillerson on the "greatest statistical graphic ever drawn"

Edward Tufte calls it the "greatest statistical graphic ever drawn". Drawn in 1869, it shows Napolean's France, well before the "cheese eating surrender monkey" phase, discovering an axiom employed many years later by a man named Vizzini. It employs six data points, precision, and cold hard facts to show how silly the whole plan turned out to be, and how costly. 5 minutes and 20 slides will show you why this graphic deserves the title "The Greatest Statistical Graphic Ever".

I can't argue with the title, it seems well deserved to me! That graphic is nuts!

Don't miss Tony's talk on this crazy data packed image!

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