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Charts and Graphs: Microsoft by Bill Jelen

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9. Using Sparklines, Data Visualizations, and Other Nonchart Methods

Edward Tufte wrote about small, intense, simple data words in his 2006 book, Beautiful Evidence. Tufte called them sparklines and produced several examples where you could fit dozens of points of data in the space of a word. Six months later, the Excel team began planning for Excel 2010 and Tufte’s concepts made it into Excel 2010.

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