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wasoxygen  ·  705 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Calling Bullshit

The item on data visualization is pretty good too. veen loves this stuff.

veen  ·  705 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hah! That's just perfect.

A while ago I thought there was a good and a bad way to represent data. Over the years and through some experience I've come to understand that just like any other form of communication, data visualizations tell a story first and foremost. Sure, there are plenty of bad ways to tell a story but there is not a good way to graph any phenomenon. The key to calling bullshit I think is to see the discrepancies between what the data says and what story its graph says.