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Florence Nightingale was a master in visualising statistics - see how she did it. Florence Nightingale's 'coxcomb' diagram on mortality in the army. Click on the image to get a bigger image of her first version - her "bats wing" which she later revised

Florence Nightingale and statistics - it turns out the two are intimately connected. Graphics are terribly trendy at the moment - and as data floods onto the web, this is a trend we heartily applaud, here at the datablog. But sometimes it's good to know that it's not entirely new.

Source: The Guardian

Views: 5,098
Added: 11 years ago.
Topic: History of Math



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casandra fraire wrote 10 years ago.
wow florence nightingale had quite an intelligent mind!!

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