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Pie chart fail

November 27, 2009

Via FlowingData, I found this amusing pie chart from a local Fox News broadcast: The survey plainly allowed people to give more than one answer, resulting in responses that were not mutually exclusive. It's tiresome but bears repeating: pie charts are only suited to data which adds up to 100% (and then, only if there […]

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June 2, 2009

An article in Friday's NYT called "Let the Kid Be" was accompanied by this graphic: I don't like this presentation because I think it is misleading. But first, a little history: You may remember last year a JP Morgan chart was circulated which showed the deterioration of bank's market values. The old and new market […]

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