Category Archives: Visualization

Data plotting, three (or four) ways, part I

There are a large number of tools one can use to visualize data. I'm comfortable using a few of them, and there are a few more I could use if pressed. I generally separate visualization tools into three categories, based on how close they are to the source of the data we're trying to plot:

How not to present data

One of my students presented some data in our research meeting today, and it did not go well. It was essentially my fault, so I thought I'd take a look at the situation after the fact and try to see how to rehabilitate the presentation. The problem First, the graphs as they were presented: Looking