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Readers: This was something I saw in kdnuggets.com. It is from Dr. Michael L. Brodie (CSAIL, MIT) and was originally published in June 2014. Dr. Brodie discusses the first law of data science, the role of data curation in Big Data analysis, and Thomas Piketty economic theories. This excerpt is from the forthcoming article by… Continue Reading
Retreat! Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s retreat in detail.  Retreat from Moscow, October 18, 1812  After Napoleon’s victory at Borodino led to the French capture of Moscow, Prince Mikhail Kutuzov’s Russian army retreated to Tarutino, south and slightly… Continue Reading
DataViz History: Edward Tufte, Charles Minard, Napoleon and The Russian Campaign of 1812 – Part 5 Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 The chart above also tells the story of a war: Napoleon’s Russian campaign of 1812. It was drawn half a century afterwards by Charles Joseph Minard, a French civil engineer… Continue Reading