It’s hard to believe that I have completed my first year of blogging. I’ve been posting approximately once a week and this is my 53rd post. It’s a good time to see where we’ve been and decide where we should be going.
I just categorized the posts to date. The categories I used are methods, principles, criticisms, tables, announcements, and miscellaneous. These categories are not mutually exclusive and many of the posts could have been placed in a different category. I frequently criticized a graph form such as multiple pie charts and then showed an alternative presentation of the data such as in Arrow Charts and Other Alternatives to Multiple Pie Charts. I placed that post in methods since it was intended to show an alternative to many pairs of pie charts rather than criticizing a specific chart. Figure 1 shows the number of posts in each category.
Here are links to the posts in each category:
A Histogram is NOT a Bar Chart
Arrow Charts and Other Alternatives to Multiple Pie Charts
Comparing Distributions with Box Plots
How Should I Label Log Scales in Charts and Graphs?
Linked Micromaps for Geographically Referenced Data
Thinking Outside the Chart Menu
Thinking Outside the Chart Menu: Part 2
Trellis Plot Alternatives to Three-dimensional Bar Charts
Two Opinions on the Usefulness of Pictograms
Visualizing Stop and Frisk and Murder Rates in New York City
When Should I Use Logarithmic Scales in My Charts and Graphs?
Please comment on the article here: Effective Graphs