PUBLICATIONS: WILLIAM PLAYFAIR

Symanzik, J., Fischetti, W., & Spence, I. (2009). Commemorating William Playfair's 250th birthday. Computational Statistics, 24, 551-566.PDF file (1.2 Mb)

Spence, I. (2006). William Playfair and the psychology of graphs. Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Section on Statistical Graphics. Alexandria VA: American Statistical Association, pp. 2426-2436.PDF file (2.9 Mb)

Spence, I. (2006). William Playfair and the psychology of graphs. Presented at JSM 2006, Seattle, WA, 6 August 2006. PDF file (2.3 Mb)

Wainer, H., & Spence, I. (eds.) (2005). Playfair's Commercial and political atlas and Statistical breviary. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Click here for errata to above.PDF file (0.8 Mb)

Spence, I., & Wainer, H. (2005). William Playfair. In Kempf-Leonard, K. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Social Measurement, Vol. 3, 71 - 79. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. PDF file (0.8 Mb)

Spence, I. (2004). William Playfair. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. PDF file (0.1 Mb)

Spence, I. & Wainer, H (2004a). Who was Playfair? Chapter 2, In H. Wainer, Graphic discovery: A trout in the milk, and other tales. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (in press).

Spence, I. & Wainer, H (2004b) William Playfair: A daring worthless fellow, Chapter 3, In H. Wainer, Graphic discovery: A trout in the milk. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (in press).

Spence, I. & Wainer, H (2001) William Playfair (1759-1823) : Inventor and ardent advocate of statistical graphics. In C. C. Heyde, ed, Statisticians of the Centuries. Voorburg, Netherlands: International Statistical Institute, pp. 105-110.

Spence, I. (2000). The invention and use of statistical charts. Journal de la Société Francaise de Statistique, 141, 77-81. PDF file (0.9 Mb)

Spence, I. (2000). Le camembert depuis 200 ans: Playfair, Minard, et les autres. In Blasius, J. (Ed.), Fifth International Conference on Social Science Methodology.

Spence, I. & Wainer, H (1997) William Playfair: A daring worthless fellow. Chance, 10, 31-34. PDF file (0.8 Mb)

Spence, I. & Wainer, H (1997) Who was Playfair? Chance, 10, 35-37. PDF file (0.7 Mb)

Spence, I. & Wainer, H (1996) William Playfair. Research Memorandum RM-96-11, Princeton, N.J.: Educational Testing Service

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