Flaws and Fallacies in Statistical Thinking…

Part 2. 5/ Cheating Charts · It’s going to be quite hard to write about charts without actually drawing them, but I’ll try. · Charts are the #1 tool to fool readers. Grids make an enormous difference when showing data. Vertical axis can be displayed arithmetically (the usual way) or logarithmically (showing the changes in the dependent variable). If one company grows faster than the other – the best way to emphasize it is through a logarithmic grid.

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