Storytelling with Data was a surprise for me. Working on YASIV I often find myself testing it with the same test queries. I've been using "data visualization" as a test query for couple years, and the graph landscape didn't change too much.
Not until recently. The "Storytelling with Data" appeared on this search, and took top ranks on multiple scores:
- Popularity - this score shows how many other books list "Storytelling with Data" among their "Customers also bought" list.
- PageRank - this score shows probability that a reader will open "Storytelling with Data" if she randomly walks from one "also bought" book to another (assuming she only explores a graph below).
I'm currently half way through the book and deeply enjoy it. I'll let you decide whether you like this book or not yourself.
Today I just wanted to share YASIV's graph of this book, analyze major clusters and see if we can find any opportunities for new books. Let's go!
Here is a snapshot of "Storytelling with Data" book graph (April 2016):
As usual, a link between two products A → B means that customers who bought A also bought B.
While the graph above shows all product images, it is very hard to see existing clusters behind images. The "Storytelling with Data" describes this problem as a "lack of clear contrast". Let's fix it by temporary replacing product images with circles, and assign color for each cluster:
What follows is my interpretation of major clusters.
Data Science for Business
Ideas for new books
There are two clusters on this graph, separated by a chasm:
[ ... chasm ... ]Bottom right
In the top left corner we have books about programming and data science. Bottom right is taken by classic works of Edward R. Tufte
Or, maybe a book about how to explain complex software projects by visual means? Oh I would love that book! Can you write a book like this? Please?