|Date: ||Wed, 3 Nov 2004 08:16:38 -0800|
|Reply-To: ||"Choate, Paul@DDS" <pchoate@DDS.CA.GOV>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Choate, Paul@DDS" <pchoate@DDS.CA.GOV>|
|Subject: ||OT: RE: Election results|
This brings to mind Edward Tufte's work. He has a fairly new humorous
critique of Microsoft PowerPoint and the dumbing down of information
"The rate of information transfer is asymptotically approaching zero."
Here are some interesting articles on Tufte's paper.
DDS Data Extraction
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jack
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 6:09 PM
Subject: Election results
I don't know what they are yet, of course, and even though I'm not
planning to watch TV tonight, I hope that the networks at least
occasionally use cartograms (maps with state areas proportional to
population) rather than standard maps.
SAS/Graph can't produce them automatically, alas. They're not trivial,
either computationally or esthetically.
There's some info about cartograms at
the page is about 2 years ago, and perhaps there are new features in
ESRI software to create cartograms.
I have gotten the impression, by the way, that SAS Institute is
de-emphasizing SAS/GIS in favor of their partnership with ESRI. That's
probably a wise move.
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Metrics Department, First Health
West Sacramento, California USA