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From |
Joerg Luedicke <joerg.luedicke@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: create pretty charts |

Date |
Thu, 6 Sep 2012 14:13:46 -0500 |

Perhaps I should take back my earlier comments. I just stumbled upon the "Magical Data Enhancer": http://www.r-bloggers.com/amazing-fmri-plots-for-everybody/ Ships for only $12,998 and will probably make a great Christmas present! :-) On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 10:21 AM, tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com> wrote: > I agree. I myself is a big time proponent of a simple graph which tells the necessary information just by looking at it, not by digging it. Graphs shouldn't be complex and intimidating. Thanks guys. > > Tashi > ---------------------------------------- >> Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2012 10:05:57 -0500 >> Subject: Re: st: create pretty charts >> From: joerg.luedicke@gmail.com >> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >> >> If you have a 2d plot which shows exactly the information you want it >> to show, then coercing this plot into 3d has the consequence that you >> add visual information to the picture -- with no correspondence to the >> ('real') information that is supposed to be shown. What happens then >> is that a viewer of that plot has to figure out that the additional >> visual information that comes with the 3d plot actually does not bear >> any real information. Once (s)he figured that out (s)he essentially >> translated the 3d plot into a 2d plot in order to then process the >> relevant real information. This is a source of confusion (if something >> went wrong during the translation, for example) and a waste of time. >> So the question is: why do you want to confuse your readers and waste >> their time? That might make sense in some fields like journalism where >> this can be regarded as some kind of collateral damage which may be >> unavoidable in order to catch a reader's attention in the first place. >> However, in the game of science, these kind of shenanigans should be >> unnecessary. >> >> J. >> >> On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 9:43 AM, tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com> wrote: >> > >> > Hello all, >> > I think Stata does heck of a job creating great graphs/charts. My supervisor is not quite bought on that and wants pretty looking, visually appealing 3D graphs/charts. Does anyone know any intermediary software that takes my charts/graphs created by stata and produces prettier looking charts, say for instance 3D charts? Any help or hint would be highly appreciated. >> > >> > Thanks, >> > Tashi >> > * >> > * For searches and help try: >> > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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**RE: st: create pretty charts***From:*tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com>

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