Edward Tufte data–ink ratio

‘Tufte defines the data-ink ratio as the amount of data-ink divided by the total ink required to print the graphic’ … He puts forward the following five principles related to data-ink:

  • Above all else, show data
  • Maximize the data-ink ratio
  • Erase non-data-ink
  • Erase redundant data-ink
  • Revise and edit

From https://towardsdatascience.com/little-known-ways-to-make-your-data-visualization-awesome-890d71b6e365

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