Archive for June 2006

Le Tour 2006

That’s it for this year. Au revoir 2007!. Stage Results cumulative Time Ranks (click on the images to enlarge) Prolog: Did anyone have Thor HUSHOVD on his list? Stage 01: Except for 5, all arrived in the peleton Stage 02: MC EWEN already on 3. Stage 03: First drop outs Stage 04: BOONEN still keeps […]

Chart Junk

Here is an example of the so called “Sectioned Density Plot”, which was recently published in “The American Statistician” (Vol 60, No. 2, 167-174). Using a simple histogram, maybe with an added density estimator, and/or a simple standard boxplot for group comparison does the job here. No need to “invent” a new plot, which introduces […]

The Good & the Bad [6/2006]

Haven’t we been preaching against 3-d barcharts and the like for a long time? Here is what we didn’t think of in our wildest dreams: an animated 3-d barchart! As you might guess, this is the usage statistics from this blog over the last week. It is not hard to draw “The Good” (far less […]

Tour de France 2005 Update

Well, the Tour de France 2006 is only a few weeks ahead, probably still time to give an update on the 2005 data. We now have the data recompiled with drop outs (thanks to Sergej). Interesting to see that almost half of the cyclists categorized as “sprinter” don’t make it to the Champs-Elysees. Looking at […]

MS Chart Junk

For those of you who do not stop by at JunkCharts regularly, here is what John S. found: Probably one of the best example of “featurism”; computer scientists set free with no idea of application …