By F. Knight
This lavish number of royalty-free engravings by way of the distinguished 19th-century artist F. Knight — reproduced at once from a unprecedented unique version — comprises complicated wall work of art with trompe-l’oeil results; scenes of hunters, flanked by means of mythological figures; idealized damsels in rustic settings; and diverse different florid motifs.
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Light, Bucknam McPeek, Frederick Mosteller, and Michael Stoto, Data for Decisions: Information Strategies for Policymakers (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982). ”ﬁ⁄ In our cases here, the inferences made from the data faced exacting reality tests: the cholera epidemic ends or persists, the shuttle flies or fails. Those inferences and the resulting decisions and actions were based on various visual representations (maps, graphs, tables) of the evidence. The quality of these representations diVered enormously, and in ways that governed the ultimate consequences.
Clear and precise seeing becomes as one with clear and precise thinking. For example, the scientific principle, make controlled comparisons, also guides the construction of data displays, prescribing that the ink or pixels of graphics should be arranged so as to depict comparisons and contexts. Display architecture recapitulates quantitative thinking; design quality grows from intellectual quality. Such dual principles—both for reasoning about statistical evidence and for the design of statistical graphics—include (1) documenting the sources and characteristics of the data, (2) insistently enforcing appropriate comparisons, (3) demonstrating mechanisms of cause and effect, (4) expressing those mechanisms quantitatively, (5) recognizing the inherently multivariate nature of analytic problems, and (6) inspecting and evaluating alternative explanations.
Galileo Galilei, letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany, 1615, in The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History, edited and translated by Maurice A. Finocchiaro (Berkeley, 1989), 101.