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This style guide covers the elements of writing about statistics. It aims to make statistical content more open and understandable, based on editorial research and best practice. The standards also replace any previous standards on the intranet or in print. Originally created for the Office for National Statistics, we have worked with Government Digital Service (GDS) to produce these for all members of the Government Statistical Service (GSS). These will be reviewed regularly, and updated when new research and user feedback indicates changes need to be made.
writing  style  guide  statistics  ons 
february 2015 by coldbrain
Style Guide Generator Roundup · An A List Apart Blog Post
Ready to use a style guide generator for your next project? Susan Robertson did the research and shares a number of options to try out, depending on your workflow. If you haven't created a style guide before, hopefully one of these tools will make generating your first one just a bit easier.
technique  internet  style  guide  tools 
february 2015 by coldbrain
Google's R Style Guide
R is a high-level programming language used primarily for statistical computing and graphics. The goal of the R Programming Style Guide is to make our R code easier to read, share, and verify. The rules below were designed in collaboration with the entire R user community at Google.
google  programming  reference  style  r  guide 
january 2013 by coldbrain
Red Sweater Blog – Elements Of Twitter Style
[Thought I already had this bookmarked. Some good ideas]

> I have strong opinions about what works well on Twitter, and what doesn’t. I decided I would start writing down these opinions so that I can easily reference them in the future. This advice is as much a memorandum to myself as to any readers who might feel that I am preaching to them. I violate most of these recommendations on a regular basis, but I hope that writing this guide helps me to do so less often.
guide  reference  style  writing  rules 
may 2011 by coldbrain
Steve Heller hunts down a Nazi graphics standards manual : Observatory: Design Observer
Published in 1936, The Organizationsbuch der NSDAP (with subsequent annual editions), detailed all aspects of party bureaucracy, typeset tightly in German Blackletter. What interested me, however, were the over 70 full-page, full-color plates (on heavy paper) that provide examples of virtually every Nazi flag, insignia, patterns for official Nazi Party office signs, special armbands for the Reichsparteitag (Reichs Party Day), and Honor Badges. The book “over-explains the obvious” and leaves no Nazi Party organization question, regardless of how minute, unanswered.
design  history  typography  nazi  1936  style  guide  from delicious
february 2011 by coldbrain
The Book Bench: A “Chicago” Manual for the Internet Age : The New Yorker
The Sixteenth Edition of “The Chicago Manual of Style” is here, and it's hard for some of us to contain our excitement. What should we read first? The new section on parallel structure, or the expanded guide for achieving bias-free language? And did you see that sleek, new, toothpaste-blue jacket? Farewell, older orange editions: this is a style guide for a new era!
style  technology  publishing  internet  writing  chicago  manual  guide 
august 2010 by coldbrain

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