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Re-Visions of Minard

  title={Re-Visions of Minard},
  author={Michael Friendly},
Readers of Tufte (1983) and Wainer (1997) have become acquainted with some early developments in the history of statistical graphics by Playfair, Florence Nightingale, and others. The “others” include Charles Joseph Minard, whose “Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l’Armee Francais dans la campagne de Russe 1812-1813” (or the “Napoleon’s March on Moscow” graphic) is, as some have claimed, “the best graphic ever produced” (Tufte, 1983). This graph (Figure 1) shows the… 

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