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Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and throughout the day we will be posting a thread about her influence on the world of statistics. #Nightingale2020
She is credited with developing a form of the pie chart now known as the polar area diagram, also known as the Nightingale Rose, which made multiple comparisons on one diagram possible.
Nightingale's most famous two graphics included an illustration of what she called the "loss of an army" in Crimea, as well a comprehensive statistical study of sanitation in Indian rural life. #Nightingale2020 #FlorenceNightingale
Nightingale’s graphics were presented to MPs and Civil Servants to report on conditions.

They conveyed a call to action - they were prescriptive rather than descriptive. She used data to help the Government to make better decisions. #Nightingale2020 #FlorenceNightingale
She knew she could have greater impact in improving conditions for soldiers in the Crimea by using data presented in a way which people could easily understand.

The principles she held still ring true for the statistical system today. #Nightingale2020 #FlorenceNightingale
In 1859 Florence Nightingale was elected as the first female member of the @royalstatsoc

Today 200 years after her birth her legacy and name live on.

Learn more about Florence Nightingale, her life and her work at the @florencemuseum

#Nightingale2020 #FlorenceNightingale
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