Monthly Archives: May 2014

Verse 9 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

Pareto beats out Playfair’s pie charts The Pareto (80/20) graph helps us analyze the distribution of sales with a category. We use bar charts to take the guessing out of which category has more sales. Though not the top seller,

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Merriam-Webster dictionary adds “big data”

So, for everyone who has been wondering/ debating/ frustrated about how to define big data, here you go: “big data (noun) : an accumulation of data that is too large and complex for processing by traditional database management tools” What’s

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Verse 8 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

SET THE AXIS DUAL MICHAEL {CRISTIANI} The Treachery of Averages™ is another of our 3 Villains of Data Visualization™ CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE 3 VILLAINS WEBINAR This shifts the analysis focus to average sales, while retaining sales from the pie

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Example of big data company ruining visualization

I am really busy this morning, but had to address the horrible visual. A few things that bothered me… Bars are much better than this “pie chart” Hard to see trends Small circle forced using smaller font  Before After http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/newswire/2014/changing-channels-americans-view-just-17-channels-despite-record-number-to-choose-from.html

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