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RE: st: RE: What is this plot type?

From   "Nick Cox" <>
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Subject   RE: st: RE: What is this plot type?
Date   Mon, 20 Apr 2009 21:12:05 +0100

Yes; I did mean that. 

I agree strongly with your general point. 


Sorry Nick. I thought you commented on not getting the interactive part to work. I am just talking about the display as a display, not the interactive portion. "Can't get it to work" refers to the interactive part of the WSJ page. 

To your question: is it better or as good as? My answer: I don't know but I like to know what's out there and play around with different visualizations. I actually do pretty clean, clear visualizations but I think they get better the more I experiment. I like the WSJ because I find little design nuggets. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. How better to learn which than to see them with your own data? I'm also in the private sector so I have the issues with marketing versus being a purist.

Thank you to Martin for the alternative suggestions.

Nick Cox <>

>I don't know what you mean by "either" here. I think the display works as intended, but the key question is: Does it really impart understanding of the data? Or better understanding than other graph forms?

I can't get the interactive part to work either. I know there are more ways to skin this cat, I was just curious where it came from. I don't know that it was from Stata only that it appears other WSJ graphs may come from Stata. 

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