how charts lie by alberto cairo

picked this book up from a youtube video of all places. not that youtube is not a place where valuable information can be found, but i rarely open it expecting to update to-read list.

the timing was really fortunate – i was in the middle of data course, and getting hands on a well edited book about data visualisation was useful. i might be nearly perfect reader for ‘how charts lie’, as someone working with graphs, but on a data scientist or analyst level.

cairo’s style is good balance between informative without being dry, entertaining without going off topic, and easily understandable without being watered down (that’s my most frequent complaint about non-fiction).

check this book out if you want sensible advice on how to improve your charts for work, studies, and personal nerdery. and also if you want to get minor 🤯 upon seeing connected scatter plot.