A less than informative graphic

Another example of graphics gone wild. This one appeared in the print edition of the Washington Post. I linked to the online edition of the story, but someone must have realized the full graphic just did not work as it does not appear (or at least I have not found it) in the online version […]

The link between life expectancy and wealth

Last week the Washington Post published a piece “Long life, wealth go together, study says” The Post has an annoying habit by the way of changing the title of an article between the print and online editions of the paper. The online title is “Research ties economic inequality to gap in life expectancy” But what […]

Pie Chart + Stacked Bar Chart = Confusion

The three charts to the right showed up in the paper “Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010.” They were part of one figure in the paper( figure 2). It is well worth viewing […]

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