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Speakers and authors in science seeking guidance in how to prepare graphs for lectures and papers have not lacked useful sources. Among the best for biomedical authors published within the past 10 years have been Charts & Graphs: Guidelines for the Visual Presentation of StatisticalData in the Life Sciences (MTP Press Limited) and Graphics Simplified (University of Toronto Press). A notably elegant guide, published more recently, is Tufte's The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (Graphics Press). None of these books gives as much attention to basic principles that should guide the choice of a graphic method as they do to
The Elements of Graphing Data.. Ann Intern Med. ;104:292. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-2-292_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(2):292.
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