By Naomi B. Robbins

ISBN-10: 0471698172

ISBN-13: 9780471698173

Publish yr note: First released December 1st 2004

Creating greater Graphs bargains a quick, easy seminar on developing greater charts and graphs to be used in any context--from media to company to academia. via a chain of questions about the best way readers use those crucial visible instruments, the publication offers a transparent standpoint at the boundaries of some of the universal graphs and charts. It highlights the profound impact that the alternative of a graph or chart shape has on viewers' knowing of the knowledge.

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S. GOVERNMENT SECURITIES AMOUNT OUTSTANDING: END OF YEAR. 1950-51: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED, END OF QUARTER. 1952. S. ^-4t The last question appeared to be easy, but actually the two curves differ by a constant amount. 6 higher than the other. S. ), 1989]. If interested in how a specific group, say commercial banks, changed over time, I would perform the subtraction and plot that group over time as we did with the exports and imports in the Playfair example. A :p:-HJ^-JII-^S Fig. 18 is another plot based on data of Playfair (Playfair, 1801); this one shows the population of cities at the end of the eighteenth century.

5 is certainly an improvement over the three-dimensional version. 6 are ubiquitous. Take your pencil and paper and write down the heights of the bars. 6, are frequently called pseudo-threedimensional bar charts. Common terminology is used here since bar charts with three variables are not discussed. £:iJS'RÄPH:Sr Fig. 7 Three-Dimensional Bar Data: Two-Dimensional Bar Chart Fig. 7). Do you still agree with the numbers you wrote down? 8 is that virtually no one knows how to read them. Do you read from the front of die bar, as shown by the arrow on bar 2, or from the back of the bar, as shown by the arrow on bar 3?

0 -i Did you notice the hump after 1760? We miss it because our eyes look at the closest point rather than the vertical distance. It is important to remember to plot the variable of interest. If interested in the balance of trade, plot the difference rather than just the imports and exports. If we have before and after data and are interested in improvement, we plot the improvement, not just the before and after data. £^^Α;ΕΗ^ Fig. 16. For what values of x are they closest together and also, farthest apart?

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