April 2, 2014

Why barcharts must start at zero

From Fox News last week (via)

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My edit based on what ended up happening

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If the magnitudes don’t matter, the graph can’t be worth the pixels it’s printed on.

 

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Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. He also blogs at Biased and Inefficient See all posts by Thomas Lumley »

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