Archive for November 2009

Fundamentals: Scales imply Patterns

When it comes to graphing data in a chart, the scale of the data is the most important factor to determine which graphical representation might be useful. Please pardon me for the examples using the “Iris Data” and the “Titanic Data”; but these data sets are prototypes for multivariate continuous data and multivariate categorical data […]

The Good and the Bad: chicken and egg problem

Robert has a very long and profound post on this chart: The whole interactive thing can be found here on the GE site. It seems to be a bit of a provocation that Ben Fry’s company uses a tattered pie chart to visualize the data, which is definitely better visualized in a line-chart (i.e., a […]