Re: [NTG-context] Charts, Graphs, Tufte, and ConTeXt

2006-07-27 Thread Nicolas Grilly
Karl Ove Hufthammer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes! R (especially using the new grid and lattice framework) produces excellent charts and graphs, with very sensible default options (much of it based on Cleveland's research). What is Cleveland's research? Can you provide references on the web?

Re: [NTG-context] Charts, Graphs, Tufte, and ConTeXt

2006-07-27 Thread Karl Ove Hufthammer
Nicolas Grilly skreiv: Karl Ove Hufthammer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes! R (especially using the new grid and lattice framework) produces excellent charts and graphs, with very sensible default options (much of it based on Cleveland's research). What is Cleveland's research? Can you

Re: [NTG-context] Charts, Graphs, Tufte, and ConTeXt

2006-07-25 Thread Karl Ove Hufthammer
David Wooten wrote: Thus I'm curious as to what others use... is R an efficient method to produce elegant charts? Yes! R (especially using the new grid and lattice framework) produces excellent charts and graphs, with very sensible default options (much of it based on Cleveland’s research).

Re: [NTG-context] Charts, Graphs, Tufte, and ConTeXt

2006-07-25 Thread Sanjoy Mahajan
http://www.nieuwarchief.nl/serie5/index.php Thanks, lots of elegant layouts there, and enjoyable mathematics! -Sanjoy `Never underestimate the evil of which men of power are capable.' --Bertrand Russell, _War Crimes in Vietnam_, chapter 1.

Re: [NTG-context] Charts, Graphs, Tufte, and ConTeXt

2006-07-24 Thread Hans Hagen
Sanjoy Mahajan wrote: But where you put one figure will affect the placement of later figures. And maybe you paint yourself into a corner, and would like to backtrack and sacrifice excellent earlier placements in order to minimize terrible placements now...

Re: [NTG-context] Charts, Graphs, Tufte, and ConTeXt

2006-07-23 Thread Sanjoy Mahajan
Hans writes: fyi: there is a new tufte book (don't have it yet but i'm told that it's nice too) It's _Beautiful Evidence_ (2006) and it is beautiful. I think it was typeset in Quark. A few pages from the book, as well some of Tufte's updates on the book's production, are here:

Re: [NTG-context] Charts, Graphs, Tufte, and ConTeXt

2006-07-23 Thread Idris Samawi Hamid
Hi Sanjoy, On Sun, 23 Jul 2006 11:48:07 -0600, Sanjoy Mahajan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It's _Beautiful Evidence_ (2006) and it is beautiful. I think it was typeset in Quark. A few pages from the book, as well some of Tufte's updates on the book's production, are here:

Re: [NTG-context] Charts, Graphs, Tufte, and ConTeXt

2006-07-23 Thread Sanjoy Mahajan
Can TeX/LaTeX/ConTexT-based typesetting can look as good? Perhaps! I'm curious: What is preventing ConTeXt in particular from looking this good? What is the basis of your Perhaps!? What's missing? Mostly my lack of skill with ConTeXt, but the experts could say for sure. A likely trouble

Re: [NTG-context] Charts, Graphs, Tufte, and ConTeXt

2006-07-22 Thread John R. Culleton
On Friday 21 July 2006 15:22, David Wooten wrote: Mojca Miklavec wrote: Thus I'm curious as to what others use... is R an efficient method to produce elegant charts? Is straight MetaPost preferable? With metapost you can surely achive most beautiful results and it is not as difficult to

Re: [NTG-context] Charts, Graphs, Tufte, and ConTeXt

2006-07-22 Thread Hans Hagen
David Wooten wrote: There is a special (albeit not well furnished) place in my heart for Tufte's /Visual Display of Quantitative Information/, so I suppose I fyi: there is a new tufte book (don't have it yet but i'm told that it's nice too) Hans

[NTG-context] Charts, Graphs, Tufte, and ConTeXt

2006-07-21 Thread David Wooten
Greetings all, I've been itching to stop using Illustrator and other programs to make the charts and graphs I wish to include in my ConTeXt-generated documents, and would like to get some advice on the matter. There is a special (albeit not well furnished) place in my heart for Tufte's

Re: [NTG-context] Charts, Graphs, Tufte, and ConTeXt

2006-07-21 Thread David Wooten
Mojca Miklavec wrote: Thus I'm curious as to what others use... is R an efficient method to produce elegant charts? Is straight MetaPost preferable? With metapost you can surely achive most beautiful results and it is not as difficult to learn as TeX-programming. Of course you might