Tufte’s “Data Analysis for Politics and Policy” Available Online for Free

Cover of Tufte's Data Analysis for Politics and Policy

I had no idea that Edward Tufte’s 1974 classic, Data Analysis for Politics and Policy, was available for download for free on his site. Almost 40 years have passed since it was published, and not only is the math still valid, but in this age of open data, readily-available computing power, tools like the R programming language and a polarized political atmosphere that needs less party line and more data, this book may be even more useful today.