from 14 minutes on – napolians march
the importance of historgrams in showing more data, and of how well people can see the “shoulder” curves
“Graphical excellence is that which gives to the viewer the greatest number of ideas in the shortest time with the least ink in the smallest space.”
If you’re not looking at you data, in its rawest form, you don’t understand your business and you dont understand your customers.
Step 0: Figure out what I’m trying to do with the data
Step 1: Learn about the elephant
Step 2: Clean/organize
Step 3: Plot. That. Stuff.
Step 4: Get a quick and dirty answer to the question from Step 1