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RE: Napoleon

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg26925] RE: [mg26888] Napoleon
  • From: "Harvey P. Dale" <hpd1 at is2.nyu.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 23:30:03 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Mike:
	Although I don't recall the original source of the graphic, I
believe it is discussed and analyzed in Edward R. Tufte, The Visual Display
of Quantitative Information (Feb. 1992), ISBN: 096139210X.  If I'm wrong, it
is certainly discussed in one of Tufte's other books.
	Best,
	Harvey

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Mike [mailto:m.honeychurch at sci.monash.edu.au] 
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
Sent:	Friday, January 26, 2001 1:28 AM
To:	mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
Subject:	[mg26888] Napoleon

Hi,

At some time over the last couple of years I remember coming across a
notebook with a graphic which showed Napoleons march toward moscow (?). From
memory the objective of the notebook may have been to demonstrate the use of
graphics primitives. I can't remember where I saw this (mathsource?,
resource library? etc).

Can anyone help me out?

cheers

Mike



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