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D. DingTransitioning to Microsoft Power Platformhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-9239-6_4

4. Data Visualization

David Ding1  
Sydney, NSW, Australia
When thinking about data visualization, it is easy to associate it with modern computing and data processing. It might be surprising to most people that the first chart was created in 1765 by Joseph Priestley, and the bar, line, and pie charts were all invented around 1800. One of the best data visualizations was produced in 1869 by Charles Minard, a map of Napoleon’s disastrous Russian campaign of 1812, as shown in Figure 4-1.

A chronological timeline map in a foreign language.

Figure 4-1

Map of Napoleon’s ...

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