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Re: st: create pretty charts


From   Pablo Bonilla <pablo.bonilla1234@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: create pretty charts
Date   Thu, 6 Sep 2012 15:47:53 -0400

I highly recommend Miguel's idea: Try tableau software. Stata and
Tableau are my two essential tools for analysis, computation and
visualization.

http://www.tableausoftware.com/

Best,


On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Joerg Luedicke <joerg.luedicke@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
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