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Collection of Points of View columns FREE during month of August

As of July 30, 2013 Nature Methods has published 35 Points of View columns written by Bang Wong, Martin Krzywinski and their co-authors: Nils Gehlenborg, Cydney Nielsen, Noam Shoresh, Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard, Erica Savig and Alberto Cairo. As we prepare to launch a new column in our September issue we felt this would be a good time to collect and organize links to all the Points of View columns together in one place to make it easier to navigate this wonderful resource that the authors have provided us. For the month of August we will be making all the columns free to access so everyone can benefit from this practical advice on data visualization.

Points of View is a monthly column published by Nature Methods that deals with the fundamental aspects of visual presentation applicable to anyone who works with visual representation of data. The column author, Bang Wong, is an AMI member and the creative director at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Each month he focuses on a particular aspect of data presentation or visualization and provides easy-to-apply tips on how to create effective presentations. Through special arrangements with Nature Publishing Group, the current column of each month will be made freely accessible for a period of one month.

Current Column:

August 2013: Storytelling
A recent column made the analogy between creating figures and writing. These are similar processes that benefit equally from clarity, precision and restraint1. Just as writing is made more compelling by a strong narrative, this principle also applies to the accompanying figures. Read more…

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