Revistes Publicacions URV: SORT - Statistics and Operations Research Transactions> 2021

The radiant diagrams of Florence Nightingale

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    Identifier: RP:4686
  • Authors:

    Andrews, Raymond
    Friendly, Michael
  • Others:

    Author, as appears in the article.: Andrews, Raymond Friendly, Michael
    Keywords: Data visualization
    Abstract: This article is a tribute to the contributions of Florence Nightingale to statistics and statistical graphics on her bicentennial. We start with her most famous “rose” diagram and describe how she came to this graphic, designed to influence medical practice in the British army. But this study takes us backward in time to consider where and when the ideas of radial diagrams arose, why they were useful, and why we call these her “radiant diagrams.”
    Journal publication year: 2021
    Publication Type: Invited article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion info:eu-repo/semantics/article