Designing Data Visualizations

Errata for Designing Data Visualizations

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date submitted Date corrected
Other Digital Version

Don't know where else to submit this - it is not an issue with the book but with the web page for the book. After purchase there were options to download the color plates as well as the sample code. However the sample code FTP page contains the PDF for the color plates instead of a zip file for the code.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Can we remove the download code link?

DaveMishler  Dec 08, 2011 
Other Digital Version
see description

This error is not actually in the book - it is on the download page.

The link to the example code:

actually goes to the same link as the that goes to this pdf:


Note from the Author or Editor:
This is a piece of boilerplate that doesn't really apply to this book, since this book doesn't really contain any example code. This line can simply be removed from the text.

Rick Falck  Aug 13, 2012 
Page 42
Top of page

The transition to the top of page 42 was like a serious encounter with air turbulence on a plane at 32,000 feet. Perhaps because the foot of page 41 was oddly composed, I suspected that an intro line or paragraph was omitted before the authors introduced the concept of the ring graph.

Please advise.

Note from the Author or Editor:
The figure on page 41 should be resized (it's currently just scaled to the width of the page, but it really doesn't need to be that large). This will help with the odd formatting and text flow from page 41 to 42. We will also re-examine the text and add a better transition if one is missing.

Anonymous  Nov 17, 2012 
Page 52
1st paragraph

'For this reason, you don?t look at a
zebra and perceive, for instance, 43 vertical lines of about one arm?s length each, at
varying positions?you just see ?stripes.?'

I cannot understand what this sentence means. Chould you be more specific? Or some "visualization" might help.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Another way to say this is: "Your brain does not differentiate each individual line on a zebra (for instance), counting and measuring them descriptively. Instead, it sees them as one cohesive pattern?stripes?and describes them this way." We are currently updating the book and will restate this sentence in a way we hope will be less confusing.

Anonymous  Mar 02, 2012