Archive for December 2011

Happy Holidays …

… which is usually Merry Christmas around here and some (still too few) Happy Chanukah. I had a good laugh when I saw Andrew’s reference to this barchart. Maybe this is the right way to teach upper management the concept of uncertainty via confidence intervals, as the concept of mistrust is surely well known in […]

EU Debt Crisis – What Crisis?

Following the news and trying to understand what is going on in the “EU debt crisis” is a hard job and maybe a good visualization can help. At first sight the BBC did it. Eurozone debt web: Who owes what to whom?¬†shows nicely how the relation between the most “interesting” debtors and creditors in the […]

We know what you like – do you?

It’s been a while since Georgios sent me the link to this interesting “psychogram” of iOS users vs. Android users. In the first place I thought the really bad thing (but maybe also amusing thing) of this “analysis” is the fact that some sample has been pushed through some multivariate statistical procedure and generated some […]

The Good & the Bad [12/2011]

This was not meant to be a Good & Bad, but it turned out, that the argument is most effective, when it goes beyond pure criticism and actually offers alternative – so we need a Good. We find this nice illustration of German energy data at the GE visualization site: This kind of visualization is […]