We’ve all seen blog posts in which the author criticizes a chart or graph and then shows an alternative way of presenting the data. To vary things a bit, in this post I am going to present a graph and a table and ask you, the reader, to present the alternatives. You can makeover just one or both. It’s up to you. You may use any software you choose or just pencil and paper.
Our first example is a pair of pie/donut charts. Can you think of another way to plot these data?
The second example is a table that we’d like to visualize. Do not suggest a rearrangement of the table but rather a graphical representation of the data it contains.
- Figure 2. http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-1/pdf/a-comparison-of-25-years-of-consumer-expenditures-by-homeowners-and-renters.pdf
Please either email your entries to naomi at nbr-graphs.com as attachments or link to a site containing the figure by Sunday, December 9th. The fine print: submitting an entry gives me permission to feature it in a future post as long as I give credit to you. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Please comment on the article here: Effective Graphs