• Leland Wilkinson
Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)


Grammar gives language rules. The word stems from the Greek noun for letter or mark (αράμμα). And that derives from the Greek verb for writing (αράφω), which is the source of our English word graph. Grammar means, more generally, rules for art and science, as in the title of a book in my artist father’s library, The Grammar of Ornament (Jones, 1856).


Formal System Statistical Graphic Military Expenditure Aesthetic Attribute Scientific Visualization 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leland Wilkinson
    • 1
  1. 1.SPSS Inc.ChicagoUSA

Personalised recommendations