I have been a fan of Alberto Cairo for a while, and am slowly working my way through his great book, The Functional Art, which I will review soon.
Thanks to the folks at JMP, the two of us will be appearing together in the Analytically Speaking webcast, on Friday, 1-2 pm EST. Sign up here. We are both opinionated people, so the discussion will be lively. Come and ask us questions.
Imagine Magazine, a youth-focused journal by Johns Hopkins's Center of Talented Youth, invited me to contribute an article in celebration of statistics. I try to convey the fun and joy of working with numbers and charts.
You can read it here, starting on p. 22. While you're at it, the rest of the magazine is really great too, and I hope we're able to influence at least a few youngsters to take up math-stats as a career.
I will be the luncheon speaker at INFORMS NYC on Wednesday in NYC. The talk will provide some context for my new book Numbersense (link), and discuss a few examples from the book. You can pre-register here.
INFORMS is the professional society for Operations Research and Management Science people. For some years, I have attended these regularly and learned a lot from other industry speakers.
If you decide at the last minute, you can pay the $5 extra fee on the day of the talk. Or register now.
I will be at Book Expo this Friday signing books at the McGraw-Hill
booth. If you're in NYC, drop by and say hi between 11 and 12.
Yes, it's a new book! The title is Numbersense: How to Use Big Data to Your Advantage (link).
If you read my blogs, you already know where I'm going with this. How
can we be smart consumers of data analyses in a world overflowing with
data? It will be in stores in July. Between now and then, you can come
back here to learn more.
Also, at 12:30, I'll be interviewed at the Shindig event by Peggy Sanservieri, who blogs at Huffington Post on book marketing. This is an online live chat event. Go to their site to register, and you'd have the opportunity to ask me questions.
The New York Public Library is organizing a panel on "What makes a good data visualization?". This is happening on April 4 in New York City. I'll be on the panel. There are panelists from many different disciplines so I expect a lively dialogue.