-Grammar of Graphics

Wilkinson, a statistician who has held positions in industry and academia, wrote this detailed guide to data visualization for scientists, statisticians, geographers, and others charged with producing graphical representations of information. In it, he develops a formal framework for graphical methods, exploring the technical foundation of pie charts, bar graphs, maps, and other visualizations, drawing upon the work of Bertin and Tufte, among others.

Leland Wilkinson.
The Grammar of Graphics.
New York: Springer, c1999.