Fundamentals of Data Visualization

A Primer on Making Informative and Compelling Figures,
by Claus Wilke, O’Reilly, 2019

More people are working with data than ever before, and there is more need to understand the data using visualisations. But what type of graphic helps you understand the nature of the data? Bar or pie charts? Graphs or maps? Other plots? This book is a great introduction to graphic design, so you can make a pleasing figure which clarifies the trends and clusters hiding within data.

This book is not about the new tools we have for creating graphics; it is all about design.

The book is well written and has been edited to O’Reilly’s high standards, so it is a favourite book.


R for Data

R for Data Science
By Grolemund, Garrett
Book – 2017