She's an expert in visualization, and you can check her website at www.nbr-graphs.com.

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How to Position Y-Axis Labels in Graphs

This post is motivated by a comment on my blog post Line Charts Are Not Always the Best Way to Show Time Series. The comment by Meic Goodyear said, “A small point, but you could improve your Figure 2 chart by aligning the label on the vertical axis horizontally to make it more legible.” Here I will state my position on the placement of labels on [...]

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I received one more revised graph from Ramon Martinez in response to my offer in Visualizing the Table of the Graph Makeover Contest. I had said, “I’d be happy to post

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Newspapers are expected to check facts and report accurately. Why, then, should they not also be expected to check their charts and graphs and ensure that they are accurate. Figure 1 appears on page 13 of the February 4, 2013 issue of NJBIZ.

My measurements show that the green square is about 9% of the total square and the blue [...]

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Kristian Pedersen also submitted a revised graph in response to my offer in Visualizing the Table of the Graph Makeover Contest. I had said, “I’d be happy to post

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I recently saw the infographic in Figure 1 and thought to myself, “Another application of bubbles in infographics.” After all, I criticized circles and bubbles in Misleading Graphs: Figures Not Drawn to Scale. In The Functional Art, Alberto Cairo wrote “No fashion plague is more prevalent as I write this book than the bubble.” I didn’t study [...]

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In Visualizing the Table of the Graph Makeover Contest I said, “I’d be happy to post

There are [...]

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There was a discussion in the comments to the Graph Makeover Contest concerning the use of slope plots and parallel coordinate plots when we are not plotting against time. I wrote to Alfred Inselberg, author of the book

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I came across the graph in Figure 1 while making my year end contributions. The source is a non-profit organization that provides invaluable services to our society, so I’d rather not name it here.

Please look at the wedge labeled Management & General 7% and then Development 10%. Need I say more?

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Line Charts Are Not Always the Best Way to Show Time Series

I bought a personal mobile hotspot recently when I found myself in an apartment with internet that was so slow it was useless. I was counting on access to the internet to get necessary work done and to provide telephone service. The mifi unit saved my trip. I only wish their graphic monitoring my usage was as good as their product. Figure 1 [...]

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