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Data Visualization For Dummies by Stephanie Diamond, Mico Yuk

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Chapter 2

Exploring Common Types of Data Visualizations

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding interactive graphics

arrow Selecting content for visualizations

arrow Looking at how different fields use visualizations

arrow Using cool infographics

We've all seen impressive visualizations that make us feel humble. You may ask, “Could I do something like that?” Chances are that if you're creating a data visualization for the first time, the answer may be “not yet.” Creating data visualizations, like anything else, requires you to acquire some basic information and build your knowledge over time.

This chapter presents different types of visualizations so that you can familiarize yourself with the many options you have for creating data visualizations of your own.

Understanding the Difference between Data Visualization and Infographics

To simplify the process of understanding visualizations, we focus on the two most popular types: data visualizations and infographics. Because the use of graphical data visualizations ...

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