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The Dispassionate Statistician

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 06, 2003

Jessica Helfand takes the piss out of Edward Tufte in The Dispassionate Statistician.

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MJNov 06, 2003 at 10:27AM

It’s about time someone did. I’ve attended two of his seminars and read his books, and he does leave much to be desired in many aspects of his theories. At least, to me he does.

craigNov 06, 2003 at 10:52AM

It’s not just you; his books are OK, but his seminar is a complete waste of money.

WendyNov 07, 2003 at 1:10PM

Yeah, but does anyone else find her critique of David Bryne to be, ummm — WRONG? I mean come on! David Byrne does not deserve to be lumped in with the likes of Tufte and dismissed.

Peterson Lee Feb 27, 2004 at 11:52PM

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

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