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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 >>> > * >>> > * 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/ -- ---- Pablo Bonilla * * 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: create pretty charts***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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

**Re: st: create pretty charts***From:*Joerg Luedicke <joerg.luedicke@gmail.com>

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