Archive for April 2007

Presentation vs. Exploration

Giving a clear separation between presentation graphics and graphics for data exploration is not always easy, because many aspects of the graphics are shared by both types. I very much liked the distinction Antony Unwin gave during one of his latest talks. The difference is quite obvious when you look at the ratio of graphics […]

Yet another pie chart …

Pie charts are as popular as entertaining. The latest highlight of chartjunk is here: The pie chart was created by a java code profiling utility which is called checkstyle. I think I can leave it to the reader to find all the points, which go wrong here … the use of transparency is clearly hard to top. Thanks to […]