Edward Tufte was a statistician and artist, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University.
He wrote, designed, and self-published 4 classic books on data visualization. Tufte was described by The New York Times as the "Leonardo da Vinci of data," and Bloomberg as the "Galileo of graphics." Known for his firm opinions, he is important in the fields of information design and visual literacy.
Even though his views were polarizing at the time, his work continues to influence and inform all fields related to data visualization and information design.
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